Monday, November 10, 2014

An Amish Christmas Quilt by Charlotte Hubbard, Kelly Long and Jennifer Beckstrand ♥ Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Inspirational Romance)

A Willow Ridge Christmas Pageant

Seth Brenneman didn’t expect his holiday would include rescuing pregnant young Mary Kaffman and her two children…or having unexpected feelings for the still-grieving widow. But when they must play the leads in an impromptu live Nativity pageant to help his Amish community, will their roles reveal their hearts—and work a miracle for a lifetime?

A Perfect Amish Christmas

Anna and Felty Helmuth’s grandson, Gideon, plans to spend Christmas on a beach in sunny Mexico. But Anna is quite sure he’d rather be with them, snowshoeing, ice fishing—falling in love. And she knows the perfect girl. Not only is Dottie Schrock an excellent quilter and baker, she’s having a party. There’s just one complication—Gideon is not invited. Dottie has her reasons, but Anna trusts that the spirit of Christmas—and true love-will change her mind, and her future …
A Perfect Amish Christmas

Dottie walked down the hallway to the front entryway and stopped in her tracks. Her stomach fell to her toes and shot back up again as if she were riding an unpleasant roller coaster.

Hat in hand, Gid Stutzman leaned against the doorjamb, his brow cocked and his mouth twisted into a wry grin. His loose brown curls fell across his forehead and his dark eyes flashed with a mixture of amusement and annoyance.

He wasn’t supposed to be here. He should have received Ada’s letter a week ago.

Dottie’s stomach did a double back flip and three somersaults. It had been two years since she had seen Gideon Stutzman and he’d definitely grown up. His shoulders and arms had filled out nicely, and that square jaw and tan face made her heart flutter even as her stomach kept bouncing. But his appearance didn’t matter. She’d always think of him as Junior’s annoying teenage cousin who never stopped teasing her and made a point to make a pest of himself.

He’d sure enough received Ada’s letter, because it dangled casually in his fingers like a used tissue. She swallowed hard. Oh, he was annoyed all right. And it was a good guess the letter had something to do with it.

“Dottie Schrock, I would have a word with you about this letter.”

Her stomach stopped its roller coaster ride and lodged in her throat. “I’m wonderful busy right now,” she managed to squeeze out.

He nodded. “Oh, I’m sure you are.” His other brow rose to meet the first one. “Getting ready for the party I’m not invited to.”
Jennifer Beckstrand
Jennifer Beckstrand is the bestselling author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and the Forever After in Apple Lake series, set in two Amish communities in beautiful Wisconsin. She has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth, the two scheming Amish grandparents who try to help their grandchildren find suitable mates in Huckleberry Hill. Who would ever suspect two elderly Amish folks of mischief?

Jennifer has a degree in mathematics, which comes in handy when one of her six children needs help with algebra. After twenty-five years of being a chauffeur, cook, maid, and nurse, she embarked on a writing career. Jennifer is a member of Romance Writers of America and is represented by Mary Sue Seymour of The Seymour Agency.

She and her husband have been married for thirty years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and two adorable grandsons, whom she spoils rotten.

You can find out more about Jennifer and her books by going to her website: jenniferbeckstrand.com or visiting her Facebook page: Jennifer Beckstrand Fans.

Charlotte Hubbard
  
 
Many moons ago—like, in 1983 while I was still a school librarian—I sold my first story to True Story magazine. This launched me into writing about seventy of those “true confessions” stories over the years, and I’ve been a slave to my overactive imagination ever since. My stories invariably take on a life of their own, different from the way I’ve proposed them: I love it when unforeseen characters and plot twists come along, because they keep me guessing right along with my readers!

I love touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with my border collie Ramona—although it’s humbling, having a dog smarter than I am! I’m an ordained Presbyterian deacon, and I devote a lot of time to singing in my church choir and to practicing/performing with our percussion ensemble. I’m celebrating more than thirty-five years with my husband, who—bless him—has never once suggested I get a real job!

Kelly Long
  

Kelly Long was born and raised in North Central Pennsylvania. There was an Amish hitching post at the small grocery store in her town. She loves to write Amish romance and is the author of novel, Sarah's Garden, the novella Amish Christmas Expanded Edition with some other great Amish authors, Amish Love with Beth Wiseman and Kathy Fuller, and Lilly's Wedding Quilt--the sequel to Sarah's Garden. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and children.
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26 comments :

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    1. Mary, thanks for stopping by again today! I see we're up over a thousand entries now!

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    2. Thanks, Mary. I hope it gives the sense that Dottie and Gid are in for a wild ride, Amish style. :)

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting and posting our book today! Here in St. Paul, where I live, we are looking much like the cover of our book--BIG snow coming in today! Thanks to all of you who stop by!

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    1. Oh my gosh I saw that on my local news this morning in Cleveland! Your state is the "talk of the town" today with the expected snowfall. I'll be thinking of you while enjoying my balmy 50° ;) Thank you for stopping by today, and it was truly a pleasure to learn about you and your books!

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    2. Thanks for your thoughts, Lauren! Turns out we've been down-scaled from a Winter Storm Warning to an alert...maybe 2" on the ground. No big deal for us!

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  3. Thank for having us here today! We are so excited to share our book with you.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I've always been intrigued by the Amish (not enough to convert, mind you [I love watching Judge Judy too much to give it up!]), but thanks to authors like you, people all over the world can get a taste of that fascinating culture!

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    2. The Amish ARE an intriguing people--and not many of us could—or want to—convert! But their lifestyle makes for some interesting research and storytelling.

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    1. You're welcome, Rita, and thanks for reading it! We think this is a great way for readers to meet up with new authors!

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    2. I'm glad you liked it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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  5. I hope to read this book.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
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    1. We're glad you stopped by, Valerie! We hope you'll enjoy our Christmas stories!

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    2. Yes, and have a blanket handy. Just writing about the snow made me cold. :)

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt. Can't wait to read this book. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for reading the excerpt, Karen! Wanted to let you know, however, that your entry goes toward a $25 Amazon gift card rather than a copy of the book--worth more than one mere book! And we're happy you want to read our book!

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  7. I love reading anything about An Amish Christmas Quilt. I read the novella collection and loved it. I reviewed it too! 5 stars~! Rhonda

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  8. thanks for the except and hosting the giveaway

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  9. Thank you for the excerpt AND the opportunity for the gift card!

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  10. I loved the excerpt! very Christmas "E"

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  11. I am a fan of Amish novels. I like meeting new authors, and having the links to follow them.

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