Hi, so glad you dropped by. I have so much fun talking books with you. Feel free to poke around to check out my books and my world and then click on my e-mail link (or copy and paste my address on your e-mail) to let me know how things are at your place. You can also head over to my Facebook page or Twitter to keep the conversation going.
A new Rosey Corner book, Love Comes Home, is now available at your favorite bookstores or on-line book retailers. I can't wait for readers to take another trip back to Rosey Corner to see how the Merritt sisters are doing as they begin life after the boys come home from World War II.
Publisher's Weekly gave the story a starred review. That's a wow. Here's a bit of the review. "…a written love story about sisters everywhere, resulting in a novel tailor made for book clubs that can be treasured and shared with all who appreciate the beauty of love and family and the value of struggle."
You can read the rest of the review along with more about the story and sample the first chapter on my Rosey Corner link. If you are part of a book club, you can find discussion questions there too. You can also read about my first two Rosey Corner books – Angel Sister and Small Town Girl. The Rosey Corner books can be read as stand-alone stories, but I'm hoping if you visit Rosey Corner once, you'll want to go back to find out the "rest of the story."
The Heart of Hollyhill series back in print has been such fun. Right now, Scent of Lilacs, the first title in my Heart of the Hollyhill series, is a free e-book download from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Christianbook.com. So it's been easy for readers to get to know my Hollyhill characters. Most readers seem to enjoy the visit since the story has over 250 five star reviews on Amazon. A few say the story made them "laugh and cry." I've always wanted to write stories that make people feel such a part of the story that they laugh and cry along with the characters. Orchard of Hope and Summer of Joy finish out my Small Town, America stories set in the 1960's. To know more, click the Heart of Hollyhill link. Want more Hollyhill news? Then you might enjoy Jocie's reports about what's going on in Hollyhill on the Heart of Hollyhill blog.
If you like my Shaker series, you can head over to the Shaker Books link. While those books are all set in my Shaker village of Harmony Hill, they are stand-alone stories that can be read in any order. And good news! Next year I will be returning to Harmony Hill for a new Shaker story, The Innocent, with a release date of July 2015.
My books are available at your favorite bookstores or on-line at sites like Christianbook.com, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble. My News and Events page lets you know where I will be appearing in person or on the web. New giveaways and past winners are posted there too. Keep up with what's going on down here on the farm along with new giveaways by signing up for Ann's News. Or check out what's happening on Facebook or Twitter. You can also follow my blog, One Writer's Journal. You never know what you might read there, but you can get a hint in the square below. And if you are part of a book club, I'd be glad to visit with you–in person if the club is in my area or by phone or Skype if you’re farther away.
I do appreciate those of you who have gone with me on my story trails from Hollyhill to Harmony Hill to Louisville and now back to Rosey Corner. You're the best! Who knows where we might head next?
"Books are delightful society. If you go into a room and find
Christmas at Harmony Hill
Scent Of Lilacs
Orchard Of Hope
Summer Of Joy
Small Town Girl
Love Comes Home