2021 was another challenging year for just about everyone I know. I'm grateful to be at the end of it. However at the beginning of this year, I made a commitment to post here every Friday, and I did it. Honestly, I'm surprised I kept up with it, but I have found I love sharing … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I'm so grateful for each and everyone of my readers. Have a blessed holiday from my little family to yours! Merry Christmas! Love, Amanda FEATURED BOOK OF THE WEEK Coming January 11, 2022! You can preorder the title HERE! Available everywhere books are sold! Violet Waverly sleuths a Thoreau-ly puzzling Christmastime murder in Agatha Award-winning, … Continue reading Merry Christmas!
I have noticed this holiday season, friends and acquaintances are posting on social media about missing someone during the holidays more than Decembers in the past. They might be grieving a spouse, a parent, a friend, another family member, or even a child. I just want to take a moment to tell you if grief … Continue reading Grief in Christmas
If you're like me, you're a planner and if you are hosting a party you want it to go off without a hitch. But if you're also like me, you're over-committed and the thought of party planning is a bit stressful. May I suggest making your life easier this holiday season by planning a Holiday … Continue reading #Holiday Menu Planning
Last week, I share a sneak peek of Criminally Cocoa, which appears in Amish Candy Shop Holidays, the novella collection for the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries is now available in ebook and print. This week, I have a sneak peek of the second story in the collection to share with you, Botched Butterscotch. Enjoy! Chapter … Continue reading #SneakPeek Amish Candy Shop Holidays Now Available!
Amish Candy Shop Holidays, the novella collection for the Amish Candy Shop Mysteries is now available in ebook and print. The collection includes Criminally Cocoa, Botched Butterscotch, and Candy Cane Crime. As special holiday season treat, I am sharing a few pages of Criminally Cocoa, the first novella in the collection. Enjoy! Chapter One “Cut! … Continue reading #NewBook Amish Candy Shop Holidays Now Available!
I'm celebrating the upcoming release of the 3rd Amish Quilt Shop Mystery, MURDER, SERVED SIMPLY, on December 2, 2014 by giving away an adorable 2"x3" magnet of the novel's cover to everyone who pre-orders the MURDER, SERVED SIMPLY. To get your adorable magnet pre-order the book in either print or electronic and complete the form … Continue reading Murder, Served Simply by Isabella Alan Pre-Order Giveaway!
As a special Christmas gift, my publisher is giving away free copies of Appleseed Creek #2, A Plain Scandal, before its release date on February 15, 2013! Everyone who signs up at the link below will receive a free electronic copy of A Plain Scandal! The offer ends Christmas Day. Don't miss out! Thank you … Continue reading A Christmas gift from B&H Publishing: A Plain Scandal!!
Dear Heavenly Father, During this Holy Advent season, we come to You in a time of grief and reach to You for comfort in the wake of heartbreaking loss. In this time of need, we ask for Strength where there is suffering. Bravery where there is fear. Mercy where there is brokenness. Joy where there … Continue reading A Prayer
Happy Advent! Christmas is almost here, and if you're like me, you're excited. I have a three-year-old niece and a one-year-old nephew, and it's so much fun to experience Christmas through the eyes of a child again. My niece especially is looking forward to opening her Christmas presents and has already tricked me into telling … Continue reading Amish Spotlight: Amish Christmas Facts & Amish Gift Giveaway