Thursday, February 15, 2018

Kelly Irvin, Amish Romance


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BENEATH THE SUMMER SUN
by Kelly Irvin



Kelly Irvin
Two-time ACFW Carol Award finalist Kelly Irvin is the author of the critically acclaimed Amish of Bee County, Bliss Creek Amish, and New Hope Amish series. Her newest release is Beneath the Summer Sun, the second novel in the four-book series Every Amish Season from Zondervan Publishing. Her work has also appeared in four Amish anthologies, An Amish Market, An Amish Summer, An Amish Christmas Love, and An Amish Christmas. She is also the author of two romantic suspense novels with a third scheduled for publication in 2019. Kelly is a retired newspaper reporter and public relations professional who lives with her husband in Texas. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two ornery cats.

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.

Lighting Round:
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?
Website
Twitter
Facebook

Where can readers purchase Beneath the Summer Sun?
Amazon 
Barnes and Noble  
Books-A-Million

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




39 comments:

  1. I love Amish stories! I would love to win the book.
    michellestagg2016@gmail.com

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  2. Thank you for hosting Kelly and her book. I enjoy Amish love stories especially when there is angst and struggles to overcome. anne at rightler dot com

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  3. I enjoy Amish romances because their lifestyle is so different from ours. I am a follower and thank you for the giveaway opportunity.
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    Perrianne

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  4. I love the simple lifestyle and peaceful settings.

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  5. Thanks for stopping by ladies. I'm so glad you enjoy reading Amish romances. I have great fun writing them!

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  6. I would love a copy of Kelly's book, thank you for the opportunity. I love Amish books. Lucynix@ellijay.com

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  7. Thanks for a chance to win :)
    4conti@oh.rr.com

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  8. sounds like an interesting book! I am a follower... 97countrygalATgmailDOTcom

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  9. I agree-if stranded on an Island I would need a pile of books, too. And Kelly's would be top of the list! sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  10. I love Amish books because of their simple way of life! Shelia Hall sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I like reading Amish fiction because of the family and community dynamics. I love their work ethics. I am a follower. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

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  12. I love Amish fiction as the characters have a great faith and simpler lifestyle.
    I follow your blog by e mail Jo.
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  13. I love Kelly's books and her posts on Facebook. I would ask what age she started writing stories?
    joan_kurth@yahoo.com

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  14. I enjoy Amish novels because they're clean and I almost always learn something new about the Amish culture. I especially like Kelly Irvin's books because the story goes deeper than just romance -- there's always a good plot that can be enjoyed by any reader (not just Christian readers.)

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  16. I love reading Amish novels because of love the simple lifestyle. Kelly is a beautiful writer. I am a follower if that makes a difference. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  17. I love reading Amish romances and anything Amish because I love their simple ways of life. The Amish fiction books are like the old Calgon commercial - "Calgon, take me away." I really get lost in them.

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  18. I love Amish books, because they are good clean stories and some places they mention in the books I have been to and it makes easier to feel like you are right there. Love Kelly Irvin's books.

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  19. I know I would enjoy this book. Thank you for the opportunity.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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