Trixi: I really love collections like this with various authors and stories. Who first came up with the idea of "Amish Christmas Miracles"?
Mary: I love writing about second chance romances. There’s just something about two people getting another chance at the love they thought was lost that reminds me of the forgiveness of God. No matter how many times we mess things up, God still loves us and welcomes us back.
Trixi: I know you've written for Love Inspired Suspense and have some independently published series books. What made you decide to also write Amish fiction? Can you also tell me what were some of your favorite things to learn about the Amish?
One of my favorite things about the Amish are their willingness to forgive even when they are hurt deeply. The biggest incident that comes to mind is the West Nickel Mines Amish school shooting in 2006. The grace and forgiveness they showed to the shooter was amazing.
Even though the world around them is focused on material things, the Amish live their lives with very little worldly possessions.
And some of my favorite recipes come from the Amish. Each year at the holidays, I use the Amish White Bread recipe to make rolls for the meal.
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USA Today Bestselling Author Mary Alford, loves giving her readers the un-expected, whether it be in a rugged mountain setting or a peaceful Amish community.
Her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestselling List, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling List, and have been finalists in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards.
Mary is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook
Or any social platforms listed at www.maryalford.net.
Thank you again for letting me join you today.
Amish Christmas Miracles Collection - BackCover Blurb:
Spend Christmas in Amish country.
As snow falls softly outside the window, curl up by the fire with this collection of 14 stories by your favorite Amish fiction authors. Let them transport you to Amish communities all across the country.
Travel to small towns where horses clip-clop down the road, farms dot the snow-covered landscape, and families gather to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas.
Sigh over sweet stories that touch your heart. Laugh, cry, rejoice, and smile as couples renew their faith and find their perfect soul mates.
These heartwarming tales of faith, hope, love, and Christmas miracles are a special gift to you from Kathleen Fuller, Lenora Worth, Adina Senft, Laura Bradford, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jennifer (J.E.B.) Spredemann, Rachel J. Good, Serena B. Miller, Mary Alford, Loree Lough, Dana R. Lynn, Susan Simpson, Tracy Fredrychowski, and Ashley Emma.
May you be richly blessed this holiday season!