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Love Blooms at the Apple Blossom Inn is a Sweet Treat

Love Blooms at the Apple Blossom Inn is a Sweet Treat

Here is a sneak peak into the first chapter... Maggie Fisher stood on the porch, potholders in hand looking through the glass of the wood-fired double oven. The sheltered porch did little to stop the Central Wisconsin wind from sending clouds of powdered snow up under...

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Maggie’s Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Maggie’s Blueberry Crumb Muffins

Amish Blueberry Crumb Muffins Excerpt “Love Blooms at the Apple Blossom Inn”  – Releases May 2020 The sun was just starting to light Willow Springs as Maggie walked the half of mile to the Apple Blossom Inn. Overnight, winter left four or five inches of heavy snow on...

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You’re not alone, I’m here and always will be.

You’re not alone, I’m here and always will be.

Amish Devotional - You're Never Alone Photo Credit: Jim Fisher May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Mary Bricker sat at the table, running her...

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The Amish Ice House

The Amish Ice House

Photo by Jim Fisher It continues to amaze me at how resourceful the Amish are.  I don’t think twice about going to the refrigerator and pushing my glass under the ice dispenser to fill my glass with perfect little square cubes of ice.  I don’t give it a thought on how...

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The Wedding Promise – Laura V. Hilton

The Wedding Promise – Laura V. Hilton

A New Amish Fiction Release by Laura V. Hilton A line of severe thunderstorms moved through the region during the overnight/early morning hours. Widespread straight-line wind damage resulted across much of northern Indiana and southwest lower Michigan before the...

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Secrets of Willow Springs – Book 2

Secrets of Willow Springs – Book 2

Look what’s almost finished! I think a new cover reveal is more exciting then typing “THE END”  and closing my laptop for the day. It’s been a crazy few weeks working through edit after edit, but it’s time to start talking about Book 2 of my “Secrets of Willow...

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The “Book Buddies” and Phyllis’s Sourcream Poundcake

The “Book Buddies” and Phyllis’s Sourcream Poundcake

The clock in the front room chimed eight times just as Phyllis took her famous sour cream pound cake from the oven. The sweet smell of vanilla and sugar wafted in the air for the past hour while she busied herself tidying up her home for her Saturday afternoon Book...

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Questions About the Amish

Questions About the Amish

Some of the most asked questions about the Amish I get from my readers. In today’s post, I want to set the story straight and answer a few questions about the Amish in and around Northeastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Why do they stop school in the eighth grade?...

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Rosie’s Amish Cherry Pie Bars

Rosie’s Amish Cherry Pie Bars

“Be inventive in hospitality: Romans 12:13 A crisp Autumn breeze blew through the screen door as the sweet smell of cherries lingered in the air in Rosie’s small kitchen.  Getting an early start to her day she’d been up before sunrise to be certain everything was in...

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Handmade Amish Baskets – Millersburg, Indiana

Handmade Amish Baskets – Millersburg, Indiana

Handwoven Amish Made Natural Reed Baskets We do a lot of traveling, and I'll be the first to admit I'd much rather travel the backroads of Amish Country than the traffic-filled streets of big cities.  You would think with all of our travelings I would learn to like...

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Mary’s Old-Fashioned Amish Rice Pudding

Mary’s Old-Fashioned Amish Rice Pudding

Standing at the stove, stirring the rice she had simmering over a pot of boiling water, Mary Bricker wiped her cheek on her sleeve, pushing away a tear that slipped down her cheek. It had been three months since her husband of forty years slipped away from her in his sleep.

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Amish Country Tour – Cashton & Tomah Wisconsin

Amish Country Tour – Cashton & Tomah Wisconsin

Among the marshlands filled with cranberries in central Wisconsin live over two hundred Amish families who call Monroe County home. A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of taking a ride through the backroads of this Amish community.

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