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BENEATH THE SUMMER SUN
by Kelly Irvin
Welcome, Kelly. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be? Or would you return to somewhere you’ve already been?
When I was in college I spent 3 semesters in Costa Rica at the University of Costa Rica in San Jose. I saw the ocean (both the Atlantic and the Pacific) for the first time and mountains for the first time. It was an amazing time. I’ve never been back. I’d love to go again to see how it’s changed.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three things would you absolutely want to have with you?
An endless supply of books, an endless supply of paper & pencils; my husband’s homemade pizza.
Are you a fast writer or a slow writer?
I’m a fast writer and I’m a sit-of-the-pants writer, which means I don’t outline. For those reasons, I do a lot of editing and rewriting, but I like my process. It’s the most creative for me and allows for the most surprises along the way.
Vacation: Beach or Mountains? Beaches
Y’all or You Guys? Y’all
Biscuits or Dinner Roll? Dinner roll
Spring, summer, winter, or fall? fall
Laptop or Desktop? desktop
Mug or teacup? mug
Please tell us a little about your novel, Beneath the Summer Sun.
Jennie Troyer knows it’s time to remarry.
Can she overcome a painful secret and
open her heart to love?
It’s been four years since Jennie’s husband died in a farming accident. Long enough that the elders in her Amish community think it’s time to marry again for the sake of her seven children. What they don’t know is that grief isn’t holding her back from a new relationship. Fear is. A terrible secret in her past keeps her from moving forward.
Mennonite book salesman Nathan Walker stops by Jennie’s farm whenever he’s in the area. Despite years of conversation and dinners together, she never seems to relax around him. He knows he should move on, but something about her keeps drawing him back.
Meanwhile, Leo Graber nurtures a decades-long love for Jennie, but guilt plagues him—guilt for letting Jennie marry someone else and guilt for his father’s death on a hunting trip many years ago. How could anyone love him again—and how could he ever take a chance to love in return?
In this second book in the Every Amish Season series, three hearts try to discern God’s plan for the future—and find peace beneath the summer sun.
Where can readers find you online?
Where can readers purchase Beneath the Summer Sun?
Barnes and Noble
Any parting comment?
My thanks to the readers who make it possible for me to continue to publish my stories. I truly appreciate y’all!
Leave a question you’d like readers to answer. (Commenters not required to answer question to be entered in the book drawing.)
What is it that draws you to read Amish romances?
Kelly, thanks for visiting with my readers and me. Kelly is offering a paperback copy of Beneath the Summer Sun to one commenter to this blog post.
Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through February 20, 2018 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 To Gain a Valentine by Tanya Eavenson is Shelia Hol... I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.
Till next time … keep on smiling.
My latest book is out – Friendly Persuasion, a novella. Here is the cover, and you can read more about the book and the first chapter here.