Thursday, June 28, 2018

Kelly Irvin, Amish Novel


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Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 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 right sidebar to follow), 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 do not in any way indicate any manner of my endorsement of said books. Read book giveaway details at Disclaimers. To help provide you with security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 




BENEATH THE SUMMER SUN
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:
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.

From Jo:
Kelly Irvin continues to write beautiful love stories and her latest is a compelling read. Jennie is a widow whose Amish community thinks it’s time for her to remarry for the sake of her seven children. First, she must get past her emotional scars from her first husband. She must choose between Leo, an Amish man who has loved her since she chose her late husband instead of him, and Nathan, a Mennonite book salesman. Both men also cling to emotional scars from their pasts. You’ll keep turning pages to learn Jennie’s choice.

I’m 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 July 3, 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 A Twisted Strand by Lynne Tagawa is Kathy. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling. 


CAN’T GET TO THE BEACH THIS SUMMER?

“Wow, this book starts out strong and keeps getting better. I laughed, cried, tried to warn them, rejoiced and prayed along with them.”—Amazon Reader Review

TIDEWATER SUMMER, set in 1952 on an island off the South Carolina coast. You can read more about the book here, and you can read the Prologue here.



43 comments:

  1. I always enjoy Kelly"s books. I look forward to reading this book and finding out who Jennie picks!
    I am a follower and subscriber.
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  2. Love this post! This book sounds great. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. I am a follower and subscriber.
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  3. Love her books. Sounds so good. Follower
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    Diana
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  4. Thanks for sharing Kelly's book. It sounds very intriguing. Jo, I am a follower.
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  5. Kelly's books end up on my 'favorite's' list and this one is on my wish list, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    I am a follower!

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  6. I absolutely love Amish books. She's one of my fave authors! Want this so much. Thanks for hosting her. sonja dot nishimoto at gmail dot com

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  7. Thank you for sharing this great post. I would love to read this one! mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  8. I enjoyed Upon A Spring Breeze and am looking forward to the other books in this series. They did a nice job with the covers, too. Thank you for the interesting article. I am a subscriber under my secondary email beginning with dobe. ramblingphotographer at gmail dot com

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  9. This book would be a great summer read. Amish fiction is my favorite genre.
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    Maryann

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  10. Sounds like another winner,Kelly! I'm also a follower! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  11. I love to read Amish books. patty.wright1958@gmail.com

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  12. I love Kelly's books. I have enjoyed many of them.
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  13. This sounds like it's going to be a real page turner! Thanks for sharing! Jo, I'm a follower. rw620ATaolDOTcom

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  14. Sounds like such a good book. Here’s hoping to be a winner! I am a follower too. Thank you.
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  15. Kelli is a new writer for me. I love Amish stories though and this one sounds really intriguing. I am a follower of many years.
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  16. I love reading Amish books and this one sounds very interesting. I would love to win.

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  17. I would enjoy reading this book as I love Amish fiction and Have read a couple of Kelly's book. Good writer! Vivian Furbay jtandviv(at)q(dot)com

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  18. Kelly's books are a joy to read.

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  19. Kelly is a beautiful writer. Thank you. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet
    I am a follower but not sure you are counting that.

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  20. I don't think I've read any of Kelly's Amish books. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

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  21. This book sounds so good. Adding it to my To Read Wish List. Thank you for the chance to win a copy. I am a follower of your blog. Have a wunderbar 4th of July.
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