I have a new post over at Not Quite Amish…

Check out more of my misconceptions about the Amish over at NQA. Let me know what you think!

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And the winners are…

And the winners are…

Ann B., Charis, and Karen C. are each winners of the first three novels in my Courtships of Lancaster County series. (I’ve emailed the winners!)   Thank you to everyone who participated. It was so comforting to read all the “thankful” comments. I hope they were a blessing to all.   Soon, Leslie

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3-book Courtships of Lancaster County giveaway

3-book Courtships of Lancaster County giveaway

Becoming Bea is off to the printer! Inspired by Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing,” the fourth novel in my Courtships of Lancaster County series releases October 21st.

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Rhubarb Crisp

Rhubarb Crisp

I have a post over at Amish Wisdom today that includes a recipe for rhubarb crisp and all sorts of other info about the perennial favorite. Stop by–and while you’re there enter to win a copy of Minding Molly!

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war stories

war stories

I’ve been on a research binge this summer–digging into everything from the Thirty Years War to France in 1685 to Amish dairies to the Iraq War.

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Behind the scenes: where ideas come from

Behind the scenes: where ideas come from

As I sat in Cathédrale Saint-Jean-Baptiste de Lyon in France, I thought of one of my readers, Linda Mordell Letsom. We connected over my third novel, Scrap Everything. I wrote about Linda in my e-newsletter about a year ago. You can read the account here. (She has an incredible story!)

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The doors of France

The doors of France

I’ve always been intrigued by doors–both metaphorically and physically. As I walked around France, researching the Cousins of the Dove series that Mindy Starns Clark and I are working on, I took lots of photos of doors. I won’t share all of them here, lol. Just a few from Lyon and Le Chambon-sur-Lignon. I’ll post a more in the weeks to come too, I’m sure, including from Paris. (Although I promise not to post all of them!)

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