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51 comments posted.

Re: Murder at the Arts and Crafts Festival (12:53pm January 18, 2020):

Arts and Crafts festivals open my eyes to see how many
talented artisans we have in our area. I love to see how
they turn ideas into beautiful creations. Beach themed items
are my favorite.

Re: A Christmas Home (1:25pm October 11, 2019):

They are all great recipes. My family would enjoy the beef
stew, macaroni and cheese and the butterscotch beans the

Re: Always Look Twice (8:53pm October 7, 2019):

Mac and cheese is great comfort food. I love the beautiful
color changing leaves in the fall. Harper and Heath sound
like great characters.

Re: Love at First Bark (11:44pm July 30, 2019):

I love books which include dogs. We have two grand puppies
who are fun to be with

Re: The Sweetest Things (11:27pm July 26, 2019):

Christmas - We go to the Candlelight Christmas Eve service
and look at Christmas lights on the way home. Christmas day
we enjoy spending time with family and having a meal
together. Always lots of fun.

Re: Cold Aim (5:54pm July 3, 2019):

I recharge by reading and chocolate helps too!

Re: Where Dandelions Bloom (5:45pm July 3, 2019):

I am inspired by a young lady from my church who survived a
bone marrow transplant, a heart transplant, a hip
replacement and 2 brain tumors. She is getting married this

Re: Beneath the Surface (1:00pm March 13, 2018):

My favorite cake is Banana Split Cake. It's simple to make
and tastes great!

Re: The Lacemaker (4:23pm January 18, 2018):

I enjoy the fashions and dresses from the Revolutionary War
period of history.

Re: The Amish Christmas Candle (3:01pm September 27, 2017):

My aunt's apple spice cake is so delicious, so I would bake

Re: Muffin to Fear (5:04pm August 29, 2017):

My favorite muffin is blueberry!

Re: Chime and Punishment (8:14pm August 7, 2017):

This sounds like a wonderful book and series I would enjoy
reading. I love the aspect of a talented woman clockmaker.
Antique clocks are so fascinating.

Re: Last Chance Cowboys: The Outlaw (12:48pm July 10, 2017):

I have always loved James Bond and the characters from the
Mission Impossible tv series

Re: Sleigh Bells Ring (11:10am December 19, 2016):

Reading Christmas stories is a wonderful way to add to the
holiday spirit. This books sounds like an enjoyable holiday

Re: A Family Under the Christmas Tree (4:30pm October 28, 2016):

My favorite memory is all the Christmas cookies my sister
used to bake. Sometimes there were up to fifteen different
kinds. She put so much love into them and shared them with
family and friends. Miss her and those cookies so much!

Re: Silent Night Shadows (1:29pm October 10, 2016):

I have always been a play it safe person. Risk taking is
not for me. I don't think I have ever been the truly
adventurous type. My riskiness lately would be trying
different genres of books to read and trying a new recipe!

Re: Grilling the Subject (3:36pm August 1, 2016):

Your new book sounds wonderful Daryl. Chocolate and reading
books is the perfect combination for summer, or really

Re: His Prairie Sweetheart (3:31pm August 1, 2016):

I love cowboys heroes and gosh, its so hard to pick between
those two great cowboys! I will pick Clint but really its a
virtual tie in my book with these two!

Re: Almost Like Being in Love (4:20pm June 28, 2016):

If you open your heart then the most romantic moments can
be totally spontaneous. Since we live near the beach, I
will have to say the beach. There is just something about
those beautiful breath taking sunsets, salty air and
soaring seagulls.

Re: Vendetta (12:53pm June 13, 2016):

This book sounds like a great page turner for summer
reading. New series are always so exciting to start and the
Smoky Mountains sounds like an interesting venue.

Re: Murder at Lambswool Farm (2:21pm May 11, 2016):

My biggest fear is wondering if my cancer will ever come
back or if a new type will develop

Re: Tide And Tempest (12:56pm April 5, 2016):

My dream vacation trip would be a road trip to see all the
National Parks. There is so much beauty in our country that
I have yet to see!

Re: Shadowed By Grace (4:46pm March 12, 2016):

I am old fashioned and love paper books the best. There is
just something about holding them in your hands, turning
the pages and I admit I sometimes peek ahead many chapters.

Re: Island Hope (2:25pm March 7, 2016):

My favorite heroes are strong, yet they allow you a glimpse
into their hearts at the right time. I like when they also
have a sense of humor.

Re: A Father's Second Chance (2:23pm March 7, 2016):

I love reading sweet clean romances. I love to read how the
characters find their way to love and their happy ever
after. I like that I don't have to read all the unecessary
detailed love scenes. I do enjoy the Love Inspired line of

Re: An Amish Market (11:44am February 26, 2016):

I think faithfulness, a good sense of humor and
communication are important. My husband has had to hold
my hand when I was in a coma for 2 days and has changed
my bandages over 300 times,yes I counted and got him a
nice steak dinner to celebrate the end of that. Your Tim
is a real keeper Kelly.

Re: An Amish Market (10:17am February 23, 2016):

Thank you for your wonderful insights Vannetta. I
especially love the sprinkling of clues in a mystery book
and I like how you pair the sleuth with someone opposite of
them. I would love to read An Amish Market.

Re: An Amish Market (10:09am February 23, 2016):

What wonderful advice to those who have a story in their
hearts that they want to share with others. I love the
don't give up advice! Amish fiction is my favorite and The
Amish Market looks like a great book.

Re: The Cowboy's Bride Collection (12:23pm February 12, 2016):

I was a real tomboy growing up so my heroes were Batman,
Superman, Zorro and James Bond! My cowboy heroes were on
Gunsmoke. I would watch the show with my dad.

Re: Thin Ice (12:19pm February 12, 2016):

My husband shares a love of reading and fishing with me. He
is a good sport and puts up with my love of all things

Re: A Father's Second Chance (12:13pm February 12, 2016):

I am passionate about my family and encouraging others. I
nurture that passion by doing the shut in card ministry at
our church. I encourage them by sharing kind words and
thoughts in a monthly card.

Re: Hannah's Choice (2:54pm January 29, 2016):

Your new book sounds wonderful. I love the time period
involved and also the theme of the book. We have visited
Lancaster, Penn. and I know there are many from of all
the different groups you have mentioned who all love and
worship God. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read
and Hannahs' story sounds wonderful. Thanks for the
lovely interview.

Re: Welcome to Hickville High (11:49pm October 17, 2015):

I have been to the Dallas area and the San Antonio area. I
like the Riverwalk, Alamo and the rich cultural history of
the area with the missions, art and local food. Also love
seeing the bluebonnets along I35.

Re: Keeping Christmas (2:15pm October 11, 2015):

I mostly read Christian Fiction. I don't like to stay with
one certain genre but Amish fiction is my favorite, but I
enjoy reading christian contemporary fiction, historical
fiction and christian suspense.
I have also started spreading my reading wings by reading
cozy mysteries.
I do like to read other genres other than what a writer
normally writes. Its interesting to read another side of
their creativity.

Re: Ties That Bind (12:25pm September 21, 2015):

No, I am not a writer. I really do appreciate all the hard
work that writers put into each book with their character
development and research into time periods and location
settings among other things. Amish fiction is my favorite
genre to read.

Re: Torrents of Destruction (7:44pm August 2, 2015):

My favorite genre lately is amish fiction, but I dont want to
get stuck in a reading rut so I like to switch it up with
suspense, as long as its not too scary, some christian
historical fiction and some christian romance.

Re: No Safe Harbor (4:07pm July 25, 2015):

No I have never been to a handfasting. The closest thing was
as you mentioned that the tradition has its roots in Greece,
I went to an Armenian wedding and the couple each had crowns
on with cords/ribbons attached that were transferred.
I also find it interesting that William and Kate
incorporated the custom into their wedding ceremony.

Re: The Rescued (8:17pm July 11, 2015):

My two favorite pies are blueberry and cherry, with a scoop
of vanilla ice cream on the side!

Re: Hope Harbor (8:16pm July 11, 2015):

Its hard for me to say goodbye to characters when a series
ends. I am reading the Barrett's Mills series by Mia Rose and
its the 4th book, so it will be hard to say goodbye.

Re: London Tides (4:21pm June 14, 2015):

I love reading fiction because I get to visit places I could
only dream about visiting and read about people who have
very interesting situations, be it fun, dangerous or heart
breaking. Also I love reading historical fiction too. As a
reader we can be brought back to a time and place we have
only read about in a history book, but an author makes it
come alive.

Re: Murder Freshly Baked (11:50am June 12, 2015):

The ingredients that I like in a cozy mystery are quirky
characters, lots of twists and turns to keep me turning the
pages so I can keep trying to figure out who committed the
crime and a fun setting - a place I would like to visit and

Re: The Choosing (4:07pm May 23, 2015):

My dad always taught me to always be strong and sometimes
life is really hard and you just take it day by day and deal
with it. I was pretty sick growing up so he always helped me
to focus on the positive. He also taught me how to fish.
I would love to read your book Rachelle.

Re: Shadowed By Grace (4:00pm May 23, 2015):

My faith in God brings me hope. When things may seen
hopeless with no answer or no end in sight I know there is a
rock and an anchor I can cling to. A lighthouse who's Light
shines brightly. During my cancer journey I always liked
seeing babies and the cute little ones and toddlers.They are
just so life affirming and full of so much joy!

Re: The Art of Losing Yourself (7:32pm April 24, 2015):

Sometimes I ask what if??? I think I did it most when I was
on my cancer journey and wondered what if my sister and mom
had not passed away but they were here and that they could
help and encourage me. But then reality sets in and you just
have to deal with what life sends your way. My faith does
help a lot so I try to trust more and stop wondering what

Re: Double Cross (7:17pm April 17, 2015):

This books sounds intriguing and suspenseful. I like the
actors who you would pick to portray the
characters,especially the grandparents!

Re: On Shifting Sand (11:09pm April 5, 2015):

My favorite food combinations are cream of tomato soup with a
tuna sandwich on white toast and a BLT on white toast. I am
not an adventurous eater.

Re: A Stitch in Crime (1:38am February 4, 2015):

I love your beautiful comparisons of creating a wonderful
treasure crafted in a quilt and also with a book. They are
both so artistic and unique in nature. I would love to read
this book. I have just discovered this series.

Re: Promise to Cherish (12:13pm October 26, 2014):

Elizabeth, thank you for sharing a little of your family
background wit us. I love reading Amish fiction and
historicals too. Eli and Christine's story sounds like a good
one that I would love to read.

Re: The Midwife (2:32pm June 20, 2014):

What a bittersweet heart touching story. My heart goes out
to the precious young lady. Sometimes motherhood is not so
black and white. Hearts and emotions come into play. I hope
also the young lady you mentioned will find peace in her
life. Your book tells a very interesting story that I would
love to read.

Re: Their Unexpected Love (12:35pm June 7, 2014):

We live by the beach so my beach reads range from romance,
suspense, western, historical and lots of amish books. I love
your book cover!

Re: The Midwife (4:29pm June 2, 2014):

I love the cover of your book Jolina. Keep using the
wonderful gift of writing that God has given to you.So
encouraging to read that you are living your dream. You sound
very content! Many blessings with your new little one too.

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