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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Kelly Irvin, Amish novel


Leave a comment on THIS post through Tuesday, November 20, 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 security, please leave your email address like this: johnATyahooDOTcom. Winner announced in next Thursday's blog post. 


Kelly Irvin
Kelly Irvin is the author of the Every Amish Season and Amish of Bee County series. The Beekeeper’s Son received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly, who called it “a beautifully woven masterpiece.” A former newspaper reporter and retired public relations professional, Kelly lives in Texas with her husband, photographer Tim Irvin. They have two children, two grandchildren, and two cats. In her spare time, she likes to read books by her favorite authors. Visit Kelly online at her website

From the book’s back cover:
The past filled her mind even as her heart yearned for stories yet to be told.

The mother of ten and a widow of seven years, Mary Katherine is a bundle of energy, always willing to step in and help her friends around her Amish community. Now that her last child is married, she pours her abundant creative spirit into writing stories, even as she speaks aloud to her late husband every day. Her dream is to open a bookstore with an English friend, but the church elders want this wayward widow to work in an Amish-owned store instead. When her old school friend, Ezekiel, offers her a position as a cook in the restaurant he opened after his wife died, she knows she should accept. But does she really want to spend her time working over a hot stove?

When a mysterious English stranger breaks into her house to make himself a sandwich one autumn night, Mary Katherine doesn’t call the sheriff. She turns to Ezekiel. They both see that Burke is in need of more than a meal, and Ezekiel offers him the job at the restaurant.

As they set out to care for their new friend, Mary Katherine and Ezekiel find themselves often working together. Mary Katherine is drawn to Ezekiel, but she remembers the terrible risk of giving her heart to someone. Can two people in the autumns of their lives and so well-versed in the pain of loss put the past behind them and trust in the hope that comes with each new season?

I’m offering a print copy of Through the Autumn Air to one commenter to this blog post.

Commenters, to enter the book drawing please leave your comment on this post through November 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 The Shenandoah Road by Lynne Tagawa is Linda. I’ll email you. Thanks all for commenting. Watch for more book giveaways.

Till next time … keep on smiling.

NEW RELEASE! Mary Ann’s Miracle, Book #3 in the California Bound series. This sweet romance novella is set in the 1950s and is out in eBook. Available at Amazon.

From the back cover: When Mary Ann Williams was a teenager, her daddy fell from the lofty pedestal on which she had placed him. It will take a miracle to restore her trust in him and all men…

You can read more about the book here and you can read the first chapter here.


  1. This sound like a a great read. I like books like this. I hope I win.
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  2. sounds like another winner! I am a follower! Shelia sheliarha64(at)yahoo(dot)com

  3. I am a widow who talks to my husband so I can understand her dilemma. I would love to read this book. I am a follower. fishingjanATaolDOTcom

  4. I love Kelly's books. This sounds like another great one. We don't find many books about women of this age starting over again.
    I am a follower

  5. I love Kelly's books. Sounds like another good one.

  6. I would love to win!

  7. I like reading Amish fiction and this sounds like an interesting story line.
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