Spotlight on Julie Arduini

About the book:  Holly Christmas left Geneseo Valley and her family’s holiday tourist attraction, The Christmas Mansion, as soon as she graduated.  Now both her parents have passed, and Holly returns when her uncle’s requests that he needs her help running the mansion. On Holly’s first day back, a blunt middle-schooler proclaims Holly hates Christmas. […]

Spotlight on Liz Tolsma

About the Book: Natia has a secret—and she’s hiding him right beneath her captor’s nose. In 1943 Poland, the Nazis have forced Natia and Teodor from their peaceful farm to the harsh confines of a labor camp. When the couple is separated, Natia is chosen to be the housekeeper for the camp’s overseer, and Teodor […]

Spotlight on Regina Merrick

About the book:  She’s always gotten everything she’s wanted. He thinks he has to give up everything. Her best friend’s wedding is foremost on Lucy Dixon’s radar. Her biggest concern is once again meeting Tom Livingston, who has ignored her since an idyllic date on the boardwalk of Myrtle Beach the previous summer. At least, […]

Spotlight Shining on Ada Brownell

Rather than a work of fiction, this week my spotlight author shares true testimonies of events where God intervened, inspirational stories that will encourage and lift you up.   About the book: Irene Hoselton found her kidnapped children after 38 years. Ennis Surratt, known as the “meanest man in town,” changed in a moment. John […]

Spotlight Shining on Donna Schlachter

About the book: Join the race from Missouri, across the plains and mountains to California and back again as brave Pony Express riders and their supporters along the route work to get mail across country in just ten days. It is an outstanding task in the years 1860 to 1861, and only a few are […]

Spotlight Shining on James R. Callan

About the book:  Crystal Moore’s close friend Ron Drake is a shoo-in to win the governor’s race. Two workers in his opponent’s camp think that can be changed. A little dirty trick might swing votes away from Drake. But when no questionable activities by Drake can be found, the two workers create one. And what […]

Spotlight Shining on Author Jennifer Slattery

About the book:  On the verge of college graduation, Loni Parker seeks employment as a music teacher, but no one will hire her since she’s blind. Or so she thinks. To take her mind off her troubles, her roommate invites her to spring retreat at Camp Hope in the gorgeous North Carolina mountains.   Unbeknownst […]

Confession Time

I don’t know about anyone else, but I generally feel insecure about writing fiction. For one thing, a little over eight years ago, I had never heard of plotting a novel, writing compelling dialogue, keeping a scene in one character’s POV, or critique partners. I didn’t pen my first fictional word until 2010, and I […]

Spotlight Shining on Cindy Huff

About the book:  Isabella Melinda Wilson has been squeezed into the music ministry model of her controlling husband’s making. Before she can leave him, he leaves her a guilt ridden widow. Her mother-in-law is no comfort and presses the guilt button at every turn. Isabella flees to her sister’s home in search of her own […]

Welcome, Author Laura Hilton

About the book: After her fiancé dies in a buggy accident, Lydia Hershberger is invited to Jamesport to manage her Mennonite aunt’s gift store while her aunt and uncle are on a mission trip. While there, Lydia gets acquainted with her aentie’s best friend, Bethel Bontrager, and her grown son, Caleb. Lydia is surprised to […]