Patti's Porch

WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Saturday, August 26, 2017 by Patti Shene

FEATURED BOOK:  The Christmas Admirer

AUTHOR’S NAME:  Laura V. Hilton 

PUBLISHER:  Whitaker House

GENRE:  Amish / Contemporary Romance / Christmas

STAND ALONE OR SERIES:  Stand-alone

TARGET AGE:   adult 

 

IT IS MY PLEASURE TO WELCOM AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON TO PATTI’S PORCH. LAURA SHARES HOW A VISIT TO A GLASSBLOWING SHOP SPARKED THE IDEA FOR A CHRISTMAS NOVEL.

 

LAURA IS OFFERING A GIVEAWAY! SIMPLY LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW TO ENTER THE DRAWING FOR A COPY OF THE CHIRISTMAS ADMIRER.

 

GLASS BLOWING AND THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER

 

by

 

Laura V. Hilton

 

Right before my youngest son joined the Coast Guard we went on a short mini-vacation to Springfield, Missouri, actually going farther north almost to Kansas City to see another Amish community near there in Osceola. There is a cheese factory there and my son wanted to try some of their cheeses – such as a ghost pepper cheese. Too spicy for me.

 

But upon the return to Springfield, Steve read about a glass blowers shop in the downtown area. We found the address and went to visit it. It is owned by an older gentleman and his son. They had a display area set up where people could see their wares and buy them and then a work area where the son mostly worked, and talked about how the fire needed to be so hot, and showed us how he worked and made things. As we watched, he made a lovely flower, a lily, in different colors of glass, green, white, pinks.

 

It was fascinating.

 

And I got to thinking what if… 

 

So I did some more research. Asked questions. Probably drove them nuts. But when Whitaker House indicated they’d be interested in a Christmas novel, I proposed one about a glass blower.

 

The story is set in Jamesport, Missouri, and while completely stand alone, it does have some continuing characters from other books I’ve written set in Jamesport. If you are interested, the books set there are:

 

Amish Books set in Jamesport, Missouri:

 

The Snow Globe

The Postcard

The Birdhouse

The Amish Firefighter

The Amish Wanderer

The Kissing Bridge (part of Springs of Love collection)

The Christmas Admirer

Gingerbread Wishes (part of A Plain Thanksgiving collection--November 2018)

Love by the Numbers (February 2018)

 

I haven’t read any books about an Amish glass blower, but that’s not to say they aren’t out there. I haven’t read all the Amish books available. Jamesport is an area that is more tourist-oriented than the books set in Seymour / Webster County Missouri. They give buggy tours, have bed and breakfasts, open their homes for visitors to eat supper with them, and have businesses.

 

All Amish districts are different and the rules vary depending on the bishop and preachers. Some are more liberal and some more conservative. Some keep themselves distant and don’t welcome attention from non-Amish and some embrace it. While Jamesport is not as touristy as some districts in Lancaster Pennsylvania or in Ohio, it is much more so than others.

 

 

Blurb for The Christmas Admirer

Benaiah Troyer has loved Susanna King for as long as he can remember, but other than a lone summer filled with romantic buggy rides, marrying her remains an elusive dream. When his parents died in an accident a year ago, he broke up with her—for her own good. After all, they left him as the sole caregiver for his three younger sisters and his grandparents. What woman wants to step into a ready-made family like his? Still, he leaves her monthly gifts from “A Secret Admirer,” hoping she’ll know that someone loves her, even though he isn’t free to step forward.

Susanna has never gotten over losing Benaiah, and hopes he’s her secret admirer, but now the clock is ticking. Susanna’s father is remarrying in January and his wife-to-be doesn’t want to leave her Amish community and family in Iowa. So when Susanna’s daed sells his glass-blowing business to his right-hand man, Benaiah, she’s left with three options: 1) Go with Daed to his new home with a new frau and step-kinner, 2) Flush out her mysterious secret admirer, or 3) Resign herself to life as an old maid. She doesn’t want to follow Daed where his new frau is leading him. And number three isn’t happening. Marrying Benaiah is her greatest desire—but he broke her heart, and now he treats her like a pesky younger sister. Can she make him see her as a woman, one who could stand by his side as he cares for his family?

As Christmas approaches, Susanna and her friends start making gingerbread houses for select members of the community. Susanna plans for hers to go to Benaiah’s family. But while her gingerbread may find a home—will her heart?

 

Amazon buy link         

 

DON’T FORGET TO LEAVE A COMMENT TO BE PLACED IN THE DRAWING TO WIN A COPY OF THE CHRISTMAS ADMIRER BETWEEN NOW AND TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5TH AT MIDNIGHT MDT.

 

Laura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye. They currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

Connect with Laura online:

blogs: Lighthouse Academy  & Laura V. Hilton

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

 

Purchase Laura’s books:

 

Amazon   

CBD

Barnes and Noble

Deeper Shopping 

 


Comments

Amy Mullins From NC At 8/31/2017 5:44:52 PM

I would love to read the description of glass blowing in an Amish book. Both would make for very interesting reading!

Melissa From Arkansas At 8/27/2017 11:15:10 PM

I been wanting to go to Jamesport for awhile now, hope to go one day. The book sounds great, would love a chance to win it!

Sandy Thayer From Quincy, Ky At 8/27/2017 9:47:46 PM

Love this idea! Glass blowing just fascinates me! Just so amazing! So writing a book about it will be a great read! And Amish to boot! Great read I am sure!

Lori From Alabama At 8/27/2017 7:24:28 PM

It is so amazing what a glass blowers can make. It is enjoyable to watch them. I watched them when our mall had someone come out and was showing how it is done. Thank you for doing the giveaway.

Joan Kurth From Sioux Falls, S.D. At 8/27/2017 2:11:12 PM

Your books, especially the Christmas Admirer looks so good. I will look forward to reading it.

Christi Charles From Louisiana At 8/26/2017 10:53:32 PM

I've always thought glass blowing was interesting, and I love Amish Christmas stories! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lucy Reynolds From WV At 8/26/2017 7:44:24 PM

I watched glass blowing several years ago at the Fenton glass factory here in WV.

Jean Dixon From Allentown PA At 8/26/2017 6:55:54 PM

When I was in school we took a trip to Flemington New Jersey to see a glassblower I'd really love to see more people take up glass blowing it is very fascinating and the things that they can do with glass wow. To combine that with the Amish would be so great to read. Hoping to win thank you God bless?

Tifdany From Louisiana At 8/26/2017 1:19:17 PM

So interesting learning where the idea for the book came from. I have never seen glass blowing in person, but have seen videos and it is so amazing to me. It always puts me in the mind of how God takes us and makes us into something beautiful in his sight.

Carole Smith From Memphis, Tennessee At 8/26/2017 1:12:48 PM

I love to read about Amish and would love to win this book!

Susan Faloon From Maine At 8/26/2017 12:50:01 PM

I am excited about this book. Glass blowing has been a big deal to me since I was a very young child with a book about a glass blower who made Christmas ornaments. What a great idea.

Deanne Patterson From Fort Loudon, PA At 8/26/2017 12:23:13 PM

Laura's Hilton's books are such an inspiration to me. I always feel better after reading one than before I started. It would be such a blessing to read this one. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

laura From hsb At 8/26/2017 12:07:40 PM

thanks for hosting me, Patti

Donna Harmon From Perryville, AR At 8/26/2017 11:25:14 AM

I love Her books and would be blessed to win one.

Patti’s Porch


Previous Posts

LET US NEVER FORGET
Patti Shene
9/11/2021

GOING TO CHURCH VERSUS LIVING A CHRISTIAN LIFE by Valerie Massey Goree
Patti Shene
9/6/2021

BECOMING A SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEUR by Gail Pallotta
Patti Shene
8/28/2021

THE QUEST FOR WISDOM by Floss Craig
Patti Shene
8/14/2021

TURNING THE TIDE by Amre Cortadino
Patti Shene
8/7/2021

WHAT AWES YOU? by Patti Shene
Patti Shene
7/31/2021

INTO THE SEVENTIES by Patti Shene
Patti Shene
7/25/2021

CHERISHING THE MEMORIES—AND HOW WE CONNECT by Christina Sinisi
Patti Shene
7/16/2021

FREE TO SOAR by Kristi Cain
Patti Shene
7/9/2021

A WEE LITTLE MAN IN A GRAND STORY by Barbara M. Britton
Patti Shene
7/3/2021

THE LITERARY ADVANTAGE OF OWNING PET CHICKENS by Kristen Joy Wilks
Patti Shene
6/26/2021

PUTTING BAD DECISIONS TO REST by Olivia Rae
Patti Shene
6/18/2021

WORRY, WRITING, AND WORSHIP by Patti Shene
Patti Shene
6/5/2021

LESSON LEARNED ON THE LONG DRIVE FROM DURANGO by Jean Marie Alfieri
Patti Shene
5/15/2021

GIVING THE WOMAN AT THE WELL A STORY by Allison Wells
Patti Shene
4/24/2021

LOOK TO THE CROSS by Linda Wood Rondeau
Patti Shene
3/27/2021

SEEK JESUS FIRST by Kathy McKinsey
Patti Shene
2/26/2021

WHEN GOD PLANTS A SEED… by Pat Nichols
Patti Shene
2/20/2021

JOY COMES IN THE MORNING...BUT UNTIL IT DOES …? by Carol McClain
Patti Shene
1/30/2021

GOD'S PLANS ALWAYS by Amy R. Anguish
Patti Shene
1/23/2021

EASY PEASY LEMON SQUEEZY by Shannon Kent
Patti Shene
1/15/2021

SPIRITUAL NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS by Christina Sinisi
Patti Shene
1/9/2021

LEAVING 2020 - WITH ONE THING TO HOLD ONTO by Kristi Cain
Patti Shene
1/2/2021

THE GREATEST SEARCH by Amre Cortadino
Patti Shene
12/26/2020

ANOTHER LOOK AT THE CHRISTMAS STORY by Jennifer Slattery
Patti Shene
12/19/2020

RIDING THE RAILS TO HOME: A NEWSIE RIDES THE ORPHAN TRAIN by Cleo Lampos
Patti Shene
12/12/2020

CHARACTERS AND HOPE by Gail Kittleson
Patti Shene
12/5/2020

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL SEMESTER by Jean Marie Alfieri
Patti Shene
11/28/2020

SCENTS OF THE SEASON: CHRISTMAS FOOD by Ann Brodeur
Patti Shene
11/20/2020

THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR by Jennifer Chastain
Patti Shene
11/14/2020

A VERY TINY CRICKET WITH A VERY BIG JOB by Janet L. Christensen
Patti Shene
11/7/2020

THE GENTLE NUDGE OF INSPIRATION by Tori Higa
Patti Shene
10/31/2020

HOW A KISS UNDER THE MISTLETOE WAS BORN by June Foster
Patti Shene
10/24/2020

THE STORY BEHIND COURTING COUNTRY by LoRee Peery
Patti Shene
10/17/2020

REACHING BACK IN TIME by Lynne Tagawa
Patti Shene
10/9/2020

DREAM A LITTLE DREAM… by Jo Massaro
Patti Shene
10/3/2020

THE STORY BEHIND KOKOPELLI’S SONG by Suzanne J Bratcher
Patti Shene
9/26/2020

WHAT GRABS YOU by Lynne Basham Tagawa
Patti Shene
9/19/2020

IT WOULDN’T BE THE SAME WITHOUT THEM by Joy Avery Melville
Patti Shene
9/11/2020

DELIGHTFUL STORIES OF FLYING ADVENTURES by Linda Street Ely
Patti Shene
9/4/2020

THE UNEXPECTED by Julie Arduini
Patti Shene
8/29/2020

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by Ane Mulligan
Patti Shene
8/22/2020

A FOODIE WRITES A BOOK by Barbara M. Britton
Patti Shene
8/14/2020

ARE YOU A ROMANCE READER LIKE I AM? by Blossom Turner
Patti Shene
8/7/2020

WHAT LIES AHEAD by Patti Shene Gonzales
Patti Shene
8/1/2020

HUSBAND-WIFE CO-AUTHORS by Stephanie Prichard
Patti Shene
7/25/2020

ORDINARY PEOPLE WHO DID EXTRAORDINARY THINGS by Linda Shenton Matchett
Patti Shene
7/17/2020

SMART, FUN, RELATABLE FICTION by Clarice G. James
Patti Shene
7/11/2020

LEARNING ABOUT THE GREATEST GENERATION by Cleo Lampos
Patti Shene
7/3/2020

GRITTY CHRISTIAN FICTION by Allison Wells
Patti Shene
6/26/2020

SEEKING GOD’S VOICE by Jennifer Slattery
Patti Shene
6/19/2020

HOMESICK FOR MY 2ND HOME by Shannon Taylor Vannatter
Patti Shene
6/12/2020

FATHER TO SON RESPONSIBILITY by T. M. Brown
Patti Shene
6/6/2020

PEACE AND GRIEF by Christina Sinisi
Patti Shene
5/29/2020

GOD’S PERFECT TIMING by Alexis A. Goring
Patti Shene
5/22/2020

SOMETHING SCARY by Patti Shene
Patti Shene
5/16/2020

OBLIVIOUSNESS by Kristen Terrette
Patti Shene
5/9/2020

SECOND HAND GLOWS by Linda Wood Rondeau
Patti Shene
5/2/2020

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO DANCE? by Susan C. Fischer
Patti Shene
4/25/2020

WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR?
Patti Shene
4/19/2020

I LOVE TO CRUISE by Terri Wangard
Patti Shene
4/11/2020

BRIDGING THE GAP by Leslie L. McKee
Patti Shene
4/4/2020

THE TRAGIC LIFE OF LADY JANE GREY, THE NINE DAYS’ QUEEN by Olivia Rae
Patti Shene
3/28/2020

RESEARCHING A NOVEL by Jodie Wolfe
Patti Shene
3/21/2020

THE APPEAL OF THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY by Amanda Cabot
Patti Shene
3/14/2020

JOSHUA: FROM FELLING A FORTRESS TO A FACE PLANT by Barbara M. Britton
Patti Shene
3/7/2020

THE PREEMPTIVE DO-OVER by Linda Sammaritan
Patti Shene
3/1/2020

IS DEATH KNOCKING AT MY DOOR? by Marie W. Watts
Patti Shene
2/22/2020

Why I LOVE A READING CHALLENGE by Karin Beery
Patti Shene
2/15/2020

THE MEANING OF GLOMMING ON by Gail Kittleson
Patti Shene
2/8/2020

WHAT INSPIRED THE NOVEL WHEN LIFE GOES VIRAL by MARY GANT BELL
Patti Shene
2/1/2020

REGRET NOTHING by MELONY TEAGUE
Patti Shene
1/25/2020

SPENDING TIME WITH FAMILY - ENJOY EVERY DAY OF YOUR LIFE by JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
1/17/2020

THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
1/12/2020

THE BOX A BOXES
Patti Shene
1/4/2020

MISSING DEPOSITS – THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY by LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
12/28/2019

ARE CHRISTMAS CARDS A THING OF THE PAST?
Patti Shene
12/21/2019

A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE: The Story Behind The Story by LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
12/14/2019

THIS IS THE LORD’S BATTLE by JANET SKETCHLEY
Patti Shene
12/7/2019

WHAT IF? by BONNIE ENGSTROM
Patti Shene
11/29/2019

GOD’S NUGGETS OF INSPIRATION by SARA BLACKARD
Patti Shene
11/22/2019

THE FUN IN SHOWCASING UPSTATE NY by JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
11/16/2019

SHINING A LIGHT ON DAZZLING ORPHANS by BARBARA BRITTON
Patti Shene
10/18/2019

IN TIMES OF WAR - PAT JEANNE DAVIS
Patti Shene
9/20/2019

LELA TO THE RESCUE - by Valerie Goree
Patti Shene
9/13/2019

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE
Patti Shene
9/7/2019

10 ACTS OF KINDNESS BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS
Patti Shene
8/24/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR TABITHA BOULDIN
Patti Shene
8/17/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR JAN CLINE
Patti Shene
7/27/2019

SOME LIKE IT HOT!
Patti Shene
7/20/2019

A CURIOUS CAPER
Patti Shene
6/29/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN
Patti Shene
6/22/2019

NEW FRIENDS - NEW ADVENTURES
Patti Shene
6/15/2019

BEYOND APPEARANCE
Patti Shene
6/8/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
5/18/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
5/11/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
4/13/2019

WHAT IS WORSHIP?
Patti Shene
4/1/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR SARA L. FOUST
Patti Shene
3/22/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR DAPHNE SELF
Patti Shene
3/16/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR PATRICK E. CRAIG
Patti Shene
3/9/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
3/1/2019

WELCOME AUTHORS JULIE AND HANNAH ARDUINI
Patti Shene
2/23/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR REGINA RUDD MERRICK
Patti Shene
2/16/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE McCRARY JACOBS
Patti Shene
2/9/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR ERIN R. HOWARD
Patti Shene
2/2/2019

LOOKING TO TOMORROW
Patti Shene
1/28/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL SATTLER
Patti Shene
1/19/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROL McCLAIN
Patti Shene
1/12/2019

WHAT'S NEW FOR YOU IN 2019?
Patti Shene
1/5/2019

WELCOME AUTHOR TABITHA BOULDIN
Patti Shene
12/29/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MICHELLE DE BRUIN
Patti Shene
12/22/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
12/8/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
12/1/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti Shene
11/17/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PEGGY BLANN PHIFER
Patti Shene
11/10/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR VIRGINIA VAUGHAN
Patti Shene
11/3/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR NAOMI MUSCH
Patti Shene
10/28/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
10/19/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS GORING
Patti Shene
10/13/2018

WELCOME WRITER JAMES WILCOX
Patti Shene
9/29/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR MARY L. BALL
Patti Shene
9/22/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GLENN HAGGERTY
Patti Shene
9/14/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR J. E. GRACE
Patti Shene
9/1/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LYNNE BASHAM TAGAWA
Patti Shene
8/25/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
8/18/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JASON JOYNER
Patti Shene
8/11/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
8/4/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR LISA LICKEL
Patti Shene
7/20/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR HEATHER NORMAN SMITH
Patti Shene
7/14/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR REBEKAH MILLET
Patti Shene
6/30/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CARRIE DAWS
Patti Shene
6/23/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR HOPE N. GRIFFIN
Patti Shene
6/16/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
6/11/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TONI SHILOH
Patti Shene
6/2/2018

GDPR and ME
Patti Shene
5/26/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BETH K. VOGT
Patti Shene
5/12/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR TAYLOR BENNETT
Patti Shene
5/5/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR PAT NICHOLS
Patti Shene
4/27/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR NATHAN MAKI
Patti Shene
4/21/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR GLENN HAGGERTY
Patti Shene
4/13/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER
Patti Shene
4/7/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CATHERINE CASTLE
Patti Shene
3/31/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SHELLY ROARK
Patti Shene
3/23/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBERLY KRISTEN CLOWE
Patti Shene
3/17/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR ALICE K. ARENZ
Patti Shene
3/3/2018

WELCOME AUTHORS JULIE AND HANNAH ARDUINI
Patti Shene
2/17/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
2/10/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
2/3/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY IRVIN
Patti Shene
1/27/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
1/20/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SHERRI STONE
Patti Shene
1/13/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Patti Shene
1/6/2018

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY ANGUISH
Patti Shene
12/30/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOLDENHAUER
Patti Shene
12/23/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR AND POET JEROLYN LOCKHART
Patti Shene
12/16/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LINDA SHENTON MATCHETT
Patti
12/9/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LUCETTE NEL
Patti
12/2/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY C. BLAKE
Patti
11/25/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR AND YOUTH MINISTRY DIRECTOR ROB COOK
Patti
11/18/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR BARBARA M. BRITTON
Patti Shene
11/11/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR TONI SHILOH
Patti
11/4/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Patti
10/28/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR SARA L. FOUST
Patti
10/21/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR MICKI CLARK
Patti Shene
10/14/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
10/6/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR AMY C. BLAKE
Patti Shene
9/30/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR OLIVIA RAE
Patti Shene
9/23/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
9/17/2017

WELCOME WRITER KARIN BEERY
Patti Shene
9/9/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LATAYNE C. SCOTT
Patti
9/2/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LAURA V. HILTON
Patti Shene
8/26/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
8/20/2017

WELCOME WRITER JENNY HARRISON
Patti
8/12/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER HALLMARK
Patti Shene
8/4/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINA LORENZEN
Patti Shene
7/28/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR CYNTHIA ROEMER
Patti Shene
7/21/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNA BRANDT
Patti Shene
7/15/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR KRIS VALDEZ
Patti Shene
7/8/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR ELLE E. KAY
Patti Shene
7/1/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR REGINA RUDD MERRICK
Patti Shene
6/24/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
Patti Shene
6/16/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
Patti Shene
6/9/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JULIE ARDUINI
Patti Shene
6/3/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JOHNNIE ALEXANDER
Patti Shene
5/27/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
5/20/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
Patti Shene
5/13/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR DELIA LATHAM
Patti Shene
5/6/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR DEANNA KLINGEL
Patti Shene
4/29/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNA VICTORIA
Patti Shene
4/21/2017

THE SMALL MIRACLES
Patti Shene
4/17/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR TAMERA RAFT
Patti Shene
4/1/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN PAGE DAVIS
Patti Shene
3/25/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR ALEXIS A. GORING
Patti Shene
3/10/2017

THE HIGH CALLING OF MOTHERHOOD BLOG TOUR!
Patti Shene
3/8/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR SUE BARR
Patti Shene
3/4/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR KIMBERLY ROSE JOHNSON
Patti Shene
2/25/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR ROBIN PATCHEN
Patti Shene
2/18/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
2/11/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR PATRICIA BRADLEY
Patti Shene
2/4/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
1/29/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR LILLIAN DUNCAN
Patti Shene
1/21/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR MARY L. BALL
Patti Shene
1/14/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
1/7/2017

WELCOME AUTHOR JOI COPELAND
Patti Shene
12/17/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR TERRI WELDON
Patti Shene
12/9/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR LEEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
12/2/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
Patti Shene
11/5/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
10/29/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR CLEO LAMPOS
Patti Shene
10/14/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR KELLY KLEPFER
Patti Shene
10/1/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA D. MEYER
Patti Shene
9/16/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA SCHLACHTER
Patti Shene
9/3/2016

WHEN GOD SAYS "NO!"
Patti Shene
8/22/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
8/13/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
Patti Shene
8/6/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
7/29/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR CHRISTINE LINDSAY
Patti Shene
6/3/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR LEANN BETTS
Patti Shene
5/20/2016

Manners Are Golden ~ What the Bible Says by Nike Chillemi
Patti Shene
5/7/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR DIANE KALAS
Patti Shene
4/16/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR TANYA EAVENSON
Patti Shene
4/1/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
3/18/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR JODIE WOLFE
Patti Shene
3/4/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR KARIN BEERY
Patti Shene
2/24/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR ANGELA RUTH STRONG
Patti Shene
2/6/2016

REVIEW OF SNOW OUT OF SEASON BY CHRISTY BRUNKE
Patti Shene
1/29/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR ELAINE STOCK
Patti Shene
1/16/2016

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL PALLOTTA
Patti Shene
1/2/2016

IS CHRISTMAS REALLY OVER?
Patti Shene
12/26/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
12/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
12/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR BROOKE COX
Patti Shene
11/29/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR H L WEGLEY
Patti Shene
11/6/2015

PERSPECTIVE
Patti Shene
11/1/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
10/23/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SALLY CHAMBERS
Patti Shene
10/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR TERESA POLLARD
Patti Shene
10/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR GAIL KITTLESON
Patti Shene
10/3/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR PAULA MOWERY
Patti Shene
9/11/2015

LIFE AFTER LIFE BY JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
8/22/2015

INTRODUCING A NEW BLOGGING COMMUNITY
Patti Shene
8/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
Patti Shene
7/24/2015

WHY WE WAIT
Patti Shene
7/11/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MISTY BELLER
Patti Shene
6/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR ELIZABETH MADDREY
Patti Shene
6/13/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR DONNA DOUGLAS
Patti Shene
5/22/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JO HUDDLESTON
Patti Shene
5/9/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR LEE CARVER
Patti Shene
4/10/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR VALERIE COMER
Patti Shene
3/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR MARIAN MERRITT
Patti Shene
3/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR AMBER STOCKTON
Patti Shene
2/27/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE ALMONY
Patti Shene
2/14/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR JAMES CALLAN
Patti Shene
1/24/2015

A MODERN DAY MIRACLE
Patti Shene
1/16/2015

WELCOME AUTHOR CONNIE PEASE
Patti Shene
1/10/2015

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SEVEN
Patti Shene
12/27/2014

AUTHOR GINA WELBORN RETURNS
Patti Shene
12/20/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR SUSAN ANNE MASON
Patti Shene
12/18/2014

WHAT DOES ADVENT MEAN TO YOU?
Patti Shene
12/14/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR PEG PHIFER
Patti Shene
12/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JANET K. BROWN
Patti Shene
12/6/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY WRAPS UP PURE GENIUS SERIES
Patti Shene
11/29/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART SIX
Patti Shene
11/22/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR BILL GARRISON
Patti Shene
11/14/2014

WHAT DO YOU MISS?
Patti Shene
11/8/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAMILLE EIDE
Patti Shene
11/1/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FIVE
Patti Shene
10/25/2014

DINOSAURS AND THE BIBLE
Patti Shene
10/19/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR GINA WELBORN
Patti Shene
10/10/2014

POINT TO POINT TO POINT
Patti Shene
10/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART FOUR
Patti Shene
9/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ANE MULLIGAN
Patti Shene
9/19/2014

BY THE NUMBERS
Patti Shene
9/15/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
9/5/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR JENNIFER SLATTERY
Patti Shene
8/30/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART THREE
Patti Shene
8/23/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR REBECCA DeMARINO
Patti Shene
8/16/2014

SITTING IDLE
Patti Shene
8/10/2014

It's Hot Out Here! by CHERI SWALWELL
Patti Shene
8/3/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART TWO
Patti Shene
7/26/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR CAROLE BROWN
Patti Shene
7/20/2014

WHY DO WE DO WHAT WE DO?
Patti Shene
7/14/2014

AUTHOR H. L. WEGLEY RETURNS
Patti Shene
7/5/2014

PRAYER CHANGES THINGS - PART ONE
Patti Shene
6/27/2014

WELCOME AUTHOR AVA PENNINGTON
Patti Shene
6/20/2014

UNEXPECTED ACTS OF KINDNESS
Patti Shene
6/16/2014

REVIEW OF THREE NON-FICTION BOOKS
Patti Shene
6/7/2014

AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR RENEE BLARE
Patti Shene
5/30/2014

SEVEN WAYS TO STRETCH SPIRITUALLY BY ADA BROWNELL
Patti Shene
5/17/2014

WHEN FINE IS NOT REALLY FINE
Patti Shene
4/23/2014

MOMMY MEMOIRS BY ANN VAN DE WATER
Patti Shene
4/19/2014

PLAY BALL!
Patti Shene
4/17/2014

JOE THE DREAMER BY AUTHOR A. B. BROWNELL
Patti Shene
4/12/2014

ON THE PINEAPPLE EXPRESS BY H. L. WEGLEY
Patti Shene
4/4/2014

THE THIEF BY STEPHANIE LANDSEM
Patti Shene
3/29/2014

HUMOR AT THE HOSPITAL
Patti Shene
3/26/2014

HEAR NO EVIL BY MARY HAMILTON
Patti Shene
3/22/2014

WHEN THE ROAD GETS LONG AND LONELY
Patti Shene
3/19/2014

INTRODUCING RYAN'S FATHER BY JUNE FOSTER
Patti Shene
3/15/2014

WHERE ARE YOU THE MOST VULNERABLE?
Patti Shene
3/13/2014

INTERVIEW WITH WRITER BROOKE COX
Patti Shene
3/8/2014

Patti's Porch Welcomes Author Rebecca Carey Lyles
Patti Shene
3/1/2014

Flying for Jesus by Lee Carver
Patti Shene
2/22/2014

Putting Out the Fleece by Paula Mowery
Patti Shene
2/15/2014

What We Can Learn From the Olympics
Patti Shene
2/12/2014

Hush, Little Baby by Deborah M. Piccurelli
Patti Shene
2/8/2014

Baby, It's Cold Outside!
Patti Shene
2/5/2014

A Matter of Perspective
Patti Shene
2/1/2014

Introducing The Pure Genius Series by H. L. Wegley
Patti Shene
1/25/2014

Monopoly!
Patti Shene
1/21/2014

welcome author Cheri Swalwell
Patti Shene
1/17/2014

What Did You Mean By That?
Patti Shene
1/14/2014

Wildlife Video
Patti Shene
1/10/2014

My Best Reads of 2013
Patti Shene
1/8/2014

The Dumbest Kid in School
Patti Shene
1/3/2014

Good-bye to 2013
Patti Shene
1/1/2014

Focusing on What Christmas Really Means
Patti Shene
12/22/2013

One Spectacular Christmas Display
Patti Shene
12/19/2013

Where are You Going This Advent Season?
Patti Shene
11/29/2013

Shared Experience
Patti Shene
11/24/2013

Facing the Monster
Patti Shene
10/25/2013

Review of Reign by Ginger Garrett
Patti Shene
9/27/2013

I'll Be Happy When...
Patti Shene
5/14/2013

Sing Praises - Whether You Can Sing or Not
Patti Shene
5/5/2013

I Can't Do This!
Patti Shene
5/2/2013

BREAKING THE RULES
Patti Shene
4/28/2013

WELCOME AUTHOR TINA PINSON
Patti Shene
4/21/2013

Vulnerability to Fear
Patti Shene
4/17/2013

Faith and Fear
Patti Shene
4/15/2013

Those Temporary Interruptions
Patti Shene
2/21/2013

Grand Prize Winner at Int'l Wildlife Film Festival
Patti Shene
2/7/2013

Starsongs Giveaway Contest
Patti Shene
2/3/2013

Taking Stock
Patti Shene
1/30/2013

Welcome Author Janet K Brown
Patti Shene
1/26/2013

Winter - Bah Humbug!
Patti Shene
1/22/2013

Welcome Author Tanya Eavenson
Patti Shene
1/19/2013

Welcome Author Margaret Brownley
Patti Shene
1/16/2013

Travel Writing = Nearly Shooting Peacocks
Patti Shene
1/12/2013

Water, Water Everywhere - or Maybe Not
Patti Shene
1/9/2013

The last Day of the Christmas Season
Patti Shene
1/5/2013

Accountability in the Extreme
Patti Shene
1/2/2013

The day after Christmas
Patti Shene
12/26/2012

It's Dec 22nd - And We're Still Here!
Patti Shene
12/22/2012

The Next Big Thing - Blog Hopping
Patti Shene
12/19/2012

Vanquishing the Christmas Blues by Linda Rondeau
Patti Shene
12/15/2012

Christmas Rayne by Joi Copeland
Patti Shene
12/12/2012

The Christmas Stalking by Lillian Duncan
Patti Shene
12/8/2012

News From Nashville & Beyond
Patti Shene
12/4/2012

Author Susan Sleeman offers great advice about wor
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Welcome Home!
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Confessions of a first book editor
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Going Home
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

GPCWC in Restospect
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Vacation in the Adirondacks of New York
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

I am pleased to welcome author Staci Stallings
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Meet Award-Winning Journalist And Author Ada Brownell
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

An Interview with Author Eddie Jones
Patti Shene
11/13/2012

Nano Day 11 - um - day 1?
Patti Shene
11/13/2012