Thursday, August 21, 2014

Amish Author Kelly Irvin



Another Winner by Kelly Irvin ~~ Review



Leave a comment on THIS post by 6 p.m. CT Tuesday, August 26, 2014 to be entered in the DRAWING for a copy of the book below. If you mention in your comment that you’re a follower (see in the left sidebar “Join This Site” and “Follow by Email”), I'll add your name a second time in the drawing. U.S. mailing address required to receive a paper book. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. Please leave your email address. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 




A PLAIN LOVE SONG by Kelly Irvin



Kelly Irvin is a Kansas native and has been writing professionally for 30 years. She and her husband, Tim, make their home in Texas. They have two children, three cats, and a thankful of fish. A public relations professional, Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels and writes short stories in her spare time. To learn more about Kelly visit website.  



From the back cover

She had to find her way to him … but first she had to find her way to God.



Adah Knepp wants nothing more than to make music. It’s all she ever desired—to sing and play the guitar and write her own songs. That’s a dream that will never come true in the confines of her strict Amish community. But then she meets Jackson Hart, and suddenly sees the chance for a different kind of life … a real stage, a real guitar, and a real opportunity to sing her songs to a real audience!



But pursuing her dreams means turning her back on her faith, her family, and her community—and saying goodbye to Matthew, the gentle Amish farmer she can’t get out of her mind. Is it worth giving up the only home she’s ever known to pursue her dreams?



From Jo

Adah Knepp writes her song lyrics without music. Until she meets Jackson Hart. He introduces Adah to the guitar and teaches her how to play it. She sees the possibility to reach her dream with Jackson. But she can’t keep one foot in her Amish community and be with Matthew, her Amish suitor, and also keep the other foot in her dream world. She must choose and that choice will keep you reading until the end of the book. Excellent characterization for the hero and heroine as well as secondary characters. Kelly Irvin writes superb Amish stories.



The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of Spirit Bridge by James L. Rubart is Diane A. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.



Till next time … keep on smiling.




38 comments:

  1. This looks like a sweet book. I would share it with my 82 year old aunt who loves Amish stories.

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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  2. A Plain Love Song sounds like a winner to me Jo! Thank you for the giveaway and you know I love coming to your blog!!!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  3. This looks like another great story! thanks for a chance to win a copy.
    d_stevens310 at live.com

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  4. :-) signed up to follow by email
    d_stevens310 @ live.com

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  5. Would love to win a copy of this wonderful sounding book. I followed in every way. Thereadmaster@me.com

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  6. This sounds so interesting. Kelly is such a good writer, would love to win the book. pat at ptbradley dot com

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  7. Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win Kelly's book. We have her books in the church library. I am a follower by email.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. I enjoy Amish stories, but have not read Kelly Irvin yet. I am adding her to my TBR list! Thank you for sharing your lovely review and giveaway, Jo.

    I am an email follower.
    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Britney, glad you want to read Kelly's books. She's a great Amish storyteller. I appreciate you following my blog!

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  9. My comment disappeared so I'll try again. This looks like a good book, my kind of story. I've been reading Amish for about 22 years. I''ve been a follower for a long time. Ann
    annknowles03@aol.com

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    1. Ann, I'm glad your comment didn't disappear and you were able to leave it. This is a good book. Thanks for following my blog!

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  10. I have read several Kelly Irvin books and enjoyed them all. It is so much fun to get to know Christian authors on Facebook. Would love to read this new book!
    joan_kurth@yahoo.com

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  11. Sounds like another great book by Kelly. Would love a chance to win a copy of her book. Thank you.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  12. I'm a follower via email and GFC
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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  13. Hello Jo. Thanks for this good review. I know Kelly is a good author. Sounds like this girl has a problem. (Or as my mother used to say) you have got yourself in a pickle. I am a follower of yours and would love to win Kelly's new book. Thanks for this give-away. > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  14. REALLY want to read and review this one! :D Thank you for the chance to win it!!! I'm a follower!

    Blessings,
    Amada (pronounced: a.m.a.th.a)
    amada_chavez(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  15. Book looks great! I love Kelly's books. I am a follower.
    Blessings
    Diana

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  16. Would love this book. I have enjoyed her others and I follow!

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  17. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful novel, jo
    I'm a follower, too :)

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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  18. I hope my name is picked as i love your books
    Shirley Blanchard jcisforme@aol.com

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