Thursday, October 5, 2017

Kelly Irvin, Amish Romance Novel


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Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, October 10, 2017 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. I may or may not have read books offered for giveaways. The mention and giveaway of books on my blog does not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To provide you security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 



UPON A SPRING BREEZE
by Kelly Irvin


Kelly Irvin
Kelly Irvin is the author of several Amish series including the Bliss Creek Amish series, the New Hope Amish series, and the Amish of Bee County series. She has also penned two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine. The Kansas native is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Journalism. She has been writing nonfiction professionally for more than thirty years, including ten years as a newspaper reporter, mostly in Texas-Mexico border towns. A retired public relations professional, Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-nine years. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories and read books by her favorite authors.


From the Book’s Back Cover:
After a devastating winter, a spring breeze promises more than new flowers…It promises a new chance at love.

Bess Weaver, twenty and expecting her first child, is in the kitchen making stew for her beloved mann, Caleb, one minute, and the next she’s burying him after a tragic accident. Facing life as a young widow, Bess finds comfort only in tending the garden at an Englisch-owned bed and breakfast—even as she doubts that new growth could ever come after such a long winter.

Aidan tries to repress his guilt over his best friend Caleb’s death and his long-standing feelings for Bess by working harder than ever. But as he spends time with the young son his friend left behind, he seems to be growing closer to the boy’s beautiful mother as well.

When a close-knit group of widows in her Amish community step in to help Bess find her way back to hope, she begins to wonder if Gott has a future for her after all. Will she ever believe that life can still hold joy and the possibility of love?

From Jo:
Kelly Irvin touches the very core of human frailty in this Amish story of Bess Weaver and Aidan Graber. Bess, a young widow and mother of an infant son, wonders if she will have joy and love again. A group of widows in her community offers their support and encouragement. Aidan has loved Bess forever, but he waits for her to accept him to step into the place vacated by the death of her son’s father. Great characterizations and scene descriptions! Beautiful love story! 

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through October 10, 2017 and remember to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner.


The winner of last Thursday’s blog post for a copy of When Tides Turn by Sarah Sundin is Shelia. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

My latest book has released – Betty’s Blessing, a novella, book #2 in the California Bound series. (Book #1 in the series is Donna’s Detour.) Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here


51 comments:

  1. I am a follower
    this sounds great. I love the amish, and I love when a book shares the realities of life and how one can get through them with faith.
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  2. I am a follower. What a beautiful and compelling cover (of course, I love my perennial garden!). I always enjoy Amish fiction. dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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  3. I am such a fan of Kelly Irvin! Her book are fantastic!

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  4. Yes, I am a follower. I would love to read the new book by Kelly Irvin and to read your latest book, too. ahenderson312ATgmailDOTcom

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  5. Love Kelly's books. Love to read this one. I am a follower and love your blog, and meeting new authors.
    Blessings
    Diana
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  6. I haven't read Kelly Irvin's writing before, but I love Amish stories! I'd love to win this one for reading later this winter. I'm a long-time follower, Jo. annknowles03ATaolDOTcom

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  7. This sounds like a great story. I would love to win a copy. Thank you for the giveaway offer.
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  8. This looks like a great book. I would love to enter.

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  9. I love reading about the Amish.
    I am a follower.
    Thank you for this opportunity.
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  10. I love Kelly's books. Again this one sounds great.
    I am a follower.
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  11. sounds like another winner to me!I'm also a follower! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  12. I would love to read, as she would be a new author for me. New authors are always good. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
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  13. I am a follower. Love Kelly's books. Thanks for the chance to win. dhazeltonATmyfairpointDOTnet

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  14. Kelly is a new to me author...YAY!!! Beautiful cover & story line! I follow & enjoy your blog! Thank you for sharing! RW620ATaolDOTcom

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  15. Love Kelly's Amish works. Excellent author and would love to read this! sonja dot Nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  16. We have Kelly's books in the church library.
    I too, am a follower of your blog.
    Janet E.
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  17. Love to read this. I am a follower. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  18. Thanks for sharing your review and a giveaway!

    So young for Bess to be a widow. I look forward to reading about her journey.

    I follow via email.

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  19. I am a follower.
    After becoming a widow last year I have been drawn to stories featuring widows.
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  20. I am a follower. This sounds like a great story! Thanks for this giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  21. I am a follower.
    Bess, overcoming her husband's demise, makes the best of her life with her son. A friend, Aidan, is getting closer to the son and the mother. I hope that they can see that they can find love and live a full and happy life.
    I love Amish books. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  22. I love Amish stories. I follow by email. Patty Wright. Patty.wright1958@gmail.com

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  23. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  24. I have not yet had the pleasure of reading Kelly's books, but I have heard a lot of great things! Thanks for the giveaway chance Jo.

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com
    I am also a follower! :-)

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  25. Oh Jo, this book sounds like one not to be missed. Thank you for the opportunity.
    I am a follower.
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