Friday, November 28, 2014

An Amish Christmas Quilt Blog Tour!+($25 Amazon Blog Tour!)

Title: An Amish Christmas Quilt!
Author:  Charlotte Hubbard, Kelly Long, Jennifer B
Series: N/A
Pages: 288
Date Published: October 28th, 2014
Publisher:  Kensington
Format: Ebook
Genre: Christmas 
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours
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A Willow Ridge Christmas Pageant
 Seth Brenneman didn’t expect his holiday would include rescuing pregnant young Mary Kaffman and her two children…or having unexpected feelings for the still-grieving widow. But when they must play the leads in an impromptu live Nativity pageant to help his Amish community, will their roles reveal their hearts—and work a miracle for a lifetime?

A Perfect Amish Christmas
 Anna and Felty Helmuth’s grandson, Gideon, plans to spend Christmas on a beach in sunny Mexico. But Anna is quite sure he’d rather be with them, snowshoeing, ice fishing—falling in love. And she knows the perfect girl. Not only is Dottie Schrock an excellent quilter and baker, she’s having a party. There’s just one complication—Gideon is not invited. Dottie has her reasons, but Anna trusts that the spirit of Christmas—and true love-will change her mind, and her future …
~Try an Excerpt!~
A Willow Ridge Christmas Pageant

Mary Kauffman clutched herself as another contraction ripped through her insides. Fresh tears sprang to her eyes as she somehow kept from screaming—somehow kept the lines in her hand while the horse and buggy continued down the unfamiliar road. Was she anywhere near Willow Ridge and Aunt Miriam’s? How much longer could she possibly keep driving, now that her water had broken?

“Are we there yet?” five-year-old Lucy whined from the back seat.

“Are we lost?” Sol asked in a testier voice. At seven, he was more acutely aware than Lucy of how their father’s death was affecting their family—and more critical of Mary, as well. “I’m pretty sure we should’ve turned left onto that last blacktop we crossed.”

Oh, but Mary wanted to scream—except Sol might be right. She was so frightened and in such excruciating pain, it was entirely possible that she’d forgotten which county road passed through Willow Ridge . . . because you’ve always been riding to Aunt Miriam’s rather than driving . . . always depended upon Dat or Elmer to get you where you needed to go.

Lucy’s two cats scuffled in the cardboard box on the seat beside Mary, and then a ginger paw poked through a breathing hole in the top of the makeshift carrier. When one of them yowled, Rowdy, their border collie, let out a disciplinary woof.

Lucy begin sniffling again. “Can I please let the kitties out to—”

“No!” Mary snapped more vehemently than she intended. “We’ll be at Aunt Miriam’s in just a few—”

“I don’t ever remember seeing those black and white cows before,” Sol remarked tersely. “We need to turn around and—Rowdy, no! You can’t get out and chase those cows!”
~Meet the Authors!~ 
Jennifer Beckstrand
 Jennifer Beckstrand is the bestselling author of The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series and the Forever After in Apple Lake series, set in two Amish communities in beautiful Wisconsin. She has always been drawn to the strong faith and the enduring family ties of the Plain people and loves writing about the antics of Anna and Felty Helmuth, the two scheming Amish grandparents who try to help their grandchildren find suitable mates in Huckleberry Hill. Who would ever suspect two elderly Amish folks of mischief?

Jennifer has a degree in mathematics, which comes in handy when one of her six children needs help with algebra. After twenty-five years of being a chauffeur, cook, maid, and nurse, she embarked on a writing career. Jennifer is a member of Romance Writers of America and is represented by Mary Sue Seymour of The Seymour Agency.

She and her husband have been married for thirty years, and she has four daughters, two sons, and two adorable grandsons, whom she spoils rotten.

You can find out more about Jennifer and her books by going to her website: or visiting her Facebook page: Jennifer Beckstrand Fans.

Charlotte Hubbard

Many moons ago—like, in 1983 while I was still a school librarian—I sold my first story to True Story magazine. This launched me into writing about seventy of those “true confessions” stories over the years, and I’ve been a slave to my overactive imagination ever since. My stories invariably take on a life of their own, different from the way I’ve proposed them: I love it when unforeseen characters and plot twists come along, because they keep me guessing right along with my readers!

I love touring historic homes, trying new recipes, crocheting, and playing with my border collie Ramona—although it’s humbling, having a dog smarter than I am! I’m an ordained Presbyterian deacon, and I devote a lot of time to singing in my church choir and to practicing/performing with our percussion ensemble. I’m celebrating more than thirty-five years with my husband, who—bless him—has never once suggested I get a real job!
The authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.


  1. I enjoyed the excerpt. I am looking forward to reading the book.

    1. Tandi, we're glad you stopped by today! We hope you'll enjoy our stories!

  2. Thanks so much for featuring our book on your blog today!

  3. Hi Charlotte...I'm also a librarian! Funny to read about your dog. My friend also has a border collie and they are REALLY smart. Mabel is crazy smart and definitely is a herder. It's funny to see her at the dog park trying to herd all the other dogs!

    I love Amish stories. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks so much for taking time to read my posts, Cathy! You're right. Ramona is "crazy-smart" and even at 11 1/2 she's checking all her daily required activities off her clipboard. I am a herded woman!

  4. Enjoyed reading the excerpt. Sounds like a wonderful read.

    1. Thanks so much for taking part in our tour, Mary Ellen! Good luck in the drawing!

  5. Thank you for sharing the excerpt. This sounds like such a fun book mixed with a bit of chaos but fun chaos which we have at out house. This came out in October and here it is almost December. I really need to read this! I love Amish books and Christmas ones make it even better. I have been trying and trying to win this . Hopefully my luck will be with me.

  6. Great excerpt! Thanks for introductions to 2 new to me authors. :-)