ABOUT THE AUTHOR
LAURA HILTON, her husband, Steve, and their five children
make their home in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. She is a pastor’s wife, a stay-at-home mom and home-schools three of her children. Her two oldest children are homeschool graduates and are in college. Laura is also a breast cancer survivor.
Her publishing credits include Hot Chocolate and Shadows of the Past from Treble Heart Books; a devotional in a compilation from Zondervan; and the first book “Patchwork Dreams” in her Amish of Seymour series from Whitaker House, which released in April 2011. The second book, “A Harvest of Hearts” released in September 2011, and Promised to Another in April 2012. Laura has her business degree from Ozarka and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Laura is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with over a thousand book reviews published at various online review sites.
PROMISED TO ANOTHER
by Laura Hilton
Published by Whitaker House
ABOUT THE BOOK
Book 3 in Amish of Seymour series
Annie Beiler is an Amish school teacher. She was in love with an Amish man, Luke Stultz, but Luke left the Amish community during his rumspringa, but not without begging Annie to go with him. Now Luke is back, trying to win back Annie’s love. Joshua Esh may be Amish, but he has been bitten by the travel bug. He sees the opportunity to relocate from Pennsylvania to Missouri as a way to satisfy his longing to see another place yet remain with people of his faith. Josh quickly notices the beautiful Annie, but Annie is slow to respond. With Luke in the picture, and Josh’s admission that he willingly left his district, will either man be steady and dependable enough to win the gift of Annie’s heart?
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AND NOW A WORD FROM OUR FEATURE AUTHOR
It’s a Wednesday, typically a busy day around this house. I have to take my oldest son to college so I can have my van to run errands. I need to go to the post office, take recycling over to the recycling center, stop at Wal-Mart for a few groceries and a few other jobs, then come home and start homeschooling my three daughters.
My oldest daughter is in ninth grade, and she is doing DVD school from ABeka Academy. She has “real teachers” and is learning the typical subjects taught in public schools, such as Algebra, World Geography, English, etc with the addition of Bible classes, and, of course, everything is taught with a Christian world view. I sort school out for my younger two daughters; one is in fourth grade and the other in first. They don’t use any set curriculum, just a bunch of miss-matched things that were given to me from people who bought a program and didn’t like it, or that a friend bought where she works at the St. Louis science museum, or that I was sent to review, or that I actually bought myself.
I get them started on their seatwork, then I open up my email, check to see if there’s anything important going on that I need to know about, and then I close that down and open up my word document where I’m typing the current story. Sometimes I don’t get very much writing done, because I have to research some things. And sometimes the girls need more help than usual with their school work, so I have to show them how to do problems, give oral quizzes, and I don’t get much writing done due to that.
I like to write at least one thousand words a day, but that’s not always possible, especially not on Wednesdays when I have all the before mentioned errands and there’s the midweek service at church. Plus an easy, quick, and healthy meal to prepare before hand. I like to use the slow cooker on Wednesdays so I can start our dinner in the morning and not think about it.
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Thank you, Laura, for sharing with us today.
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