Monday, June 30, 2014

Review of Seasons of Tomorrow

Review of Seasons of Tomorrow 

Amish Vines and Orchards, Book 4 

by Cindy Woodsmall
18240198

As love restores Rhoda, a sudden tragedy is the test of faith she never saw coming... 
More settled in her heart than ever before, Rhoda Byler feels a newfound confidence living in the Old Order Amish settlement she helped establish in Orchard Bend, Maine. Though it has been almost a year since one brother left, Rhoda is happy to be working alongside the other brother as they tend and nurture the settlement's orchard. Time has helped to heal Rhoda's wounds, and she finds that even her unusual gift of profound intuition is less of a burden as she continues to seek God's wisdom and purpose for her life. 
But when an Englischer friend's grandchild is taken deeper into hiding from her grandmother, can Rhoda's gift make a difference or will it simply be a catalyst to another season of doubt and misunderstanding? As she resolves to stay on course, suddenly a shocking tragedy challenges the young settlement like never before, threatening to uproot Rhoda's peace and the future of everything she holds dear.
MY REVIEW:   This has been one of my all-time favorite series and this one was no exception among the four books.   Rhoda is highly misunderstood and mistreated due to her gift of "knowing" or "intuition" in my opinion.   I think the church needs to be more understanding of her.   Jacob also seems to be rather misunderstood, even by his own family.  In this book, he is hurt in a deep and lasting way.   I truly feel for him and was rooting for his happiness as I read.   Landon and Leah's relationship seems destined for heartache as well.  Can any of these characters catch a break?  
Cindy tops off a great book with some amazing apple recipes featured in the book on the Apple Orchard and perfected by Rhoda.  I can hardly wait to try out some of these recipes.  Yummy apples!   
I love the book and highly recommend it to readers.   5 Stars all the way!!!   *****
I received a copy of this book from bloggingforbooks.org in exchange for my honest review.  
About the Author:  
Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall is a New York Times best-selling author who has written six novels, three novellas, and Plain Wisdom, a work of nonfiction coauthored with her dearest Old Order Amish friend, Miriam Flaud. She’s been featured on ABC Nightline and the front page of the Wall Street Journal, and has worked with National Geographic on a documentary concerning Amish life.

She is also a veteran homeschool mom who no longer holds that position. As her children progressed in age, her desire to write grew stronger. After working through reservations whether this desire was something she should pursue, she began her writing journey. Her husband was her staunchest supporter as she aimed for what seemed impossible.

She’s won Fiction Book of the Year, Reviewer’s Choice Awards, Inspirational Reader’s Choice Contest, as well as one of Crossings’ Best Books of the Year. She’s been a finalist for the prestigious Christy, Rita, and Carol Awards, Christian Book of the Year, and Christian Retailers Choice Awards.

Her real-life connections with Amish Mennonite and Old Order Amish families enrich her novels with authenticity. Though she didn’t realize it at the time, seeds were sown years ago that began preparing Cindy to write these books. At the age of ten, while living in the dairy country of Maryland, she became best friends with Luann, a Plain Mennonite girl. Luann, like all the females in her family, wore the prayer Kapp and cape dresses. Her parents didn’t allow television or radios, and many other modern conveniences were frowned upon. During the numerous times Luann came to Cindy’s house to spend the night, her rules came with her and the two were careful to obey them—afraid that if they didn’t, the adults would end their friendship. Although the rules were much easier to keep when they spent the night at Luann’s because her family didn’t own any of the forbidden items, both sets of parents were uncomfortable with the relationship and a small infraction of any kind would have been enough reason for the parents to end the relationship. While navigating around the adults’ disapproval and the obstacles in each other’s lifestyle, the two girls bonded in true friendship that lasted into their teen years, until Cindy’s family moved to another region of the US.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Review of "What Follows After"

Review of What Follows After

by Dan Walsh

What Follows After

In October 1962, Colt Harrison and his little brother, Timmy, hatched a plan. They would run away from their Florida home, head for their aunt's house in Savannah, Georgia, and refuse to come home until their parents got back together. But things go terribly, terribly wrong. Colt's mother and father must come to grips with years of neglect and mistrust in order to recover their beloved sons, their love for one another, and their broken marriage. 
In this emotional story, Dan Walsh takes readers on a journey to rediscover the things that matter most in life--love, truth, and family.

MY REVIEW of What Follows After:  Prepare for the ride of your life!  This book is like a rollercoaster of emotions.....fear, anxiety, apprehension, hope, anticipation, and on and on and on.   I was so excited as I read that I would want to drop everything and hit the kindle again to read!   Obviously, I had to stop for some quick breaks to do the everday chores or attend meetings, etc. but I hurried so that I could continue reading.   Great tragedy strikes a young family as they struggle desperately to resolve their marital issues as well as deal with tragedy their family is enduring a living nightmare.  I love the way this book focuses on hope, second chances, trust and forgiveness,    5 Stars all the way!!! This book is amazing.   I felt as though the characters were dear friends that I longed to hear from.    The set was generic enough that it could be in any state of United States which means it could be your town!   The author pulled me in and kept my attention all throughout.   Oh, and throw in the  Cuban Missile Crisis and you have the makings of a great suspense indeed.  
I received a free kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  

About the Author:
Dan Walsh

Dan Walsh's debut novel, The Unfinished Gift, rec'd a 4.5 Stars/Top Pick rating from RT Book Reviews and won 2 Carol Awards. It continues to be an Amazon bestseller during the Christmas season 4 years later. 

With the sequel, The Homecoming, book reviewers began to liken his writing to NY Times bestselling author, Nicholas Sparks. Dan's 3rd novel, The Deepest Waters, earned his 3rd Carol Award for Best Short Historical. His 4th novel, Remembering Christmas became his first bestseller. 

Since then, Dan has written 4 more novels. The Discovery and The Reunion were both finalists for RT's Inspirational Book of the Year. The Reunion has also been optioned for a movie by a Hallmark producer.

The other 2 novels, The Dance and The Promise, are co-authored with Gary Smalley, part of a 4-book series. The Dance has already become a CBA and an ECPA Bestseller.

Dan lives in the Daytona Beach area with his wife, Cindi, where he's busy researching and writing his next novel. They've been married for 36 years and have 2 grown children and 1 grandson.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Giveaway on Facebook Page: Rhonda's Doings

Giveaway of Woman of Courage and a surprise hand crocheted by me!!!   and the winner is Judy B.  (she has been contacted via facebook) 

by Wanda Brunstetter 

18491964
Take a three-thousand mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future. You are sure to enjoy this historical romance adventure from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter
I received a free copy of this book from the author and you can read my review in a separate post here on my blog.  

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Review of "Hannah's Courtship"

Review of Hannah's Courtship


by Emma Miller 

19302459

Second Chance At Love  
Amish widow Hannah Yoder never intended to marry again. Yet when her friendship with veterinarian Albert Hartman begins to bloom into something more, Hannah wonders if perhaps she's finally ready for a new love. Albert waited his whole life to find the right woman, only to realize Hannah was there all along. But there's more than their friendship to consider. Albert is a Mennonite, born-and-bred, and Hannah cannot�will not�leave her Amish faith, not even for him. Does Albert have the courage to give up his modern life for Hannah…and will Hannah have the courage to let him? 
Hannah's Daughters: Seeking love, family  and faith in Amish country
MY REVIEW OF Hannah's Courtship:   Where has the time gone?  Only yesterday, I was a young woman with a husband and seven beautiful children, and today, I'm widowed and nearly fifty.   In another month, there would only be her youngest daughter, Susanna, and her foster son, Irwin, left to share the big farmhouse. 
Being 52 years old myself, this book seems even more personal and meaningful to me.  I remarried at age 44 to a man 9 years older than myself; we didn't have a huge faith issue as Hannah and Albert do.   Hannah is Amish and Albert is Mennonite and works as the local   veterinarian.  He drives a truck and has electricity in his home, all "no-no's" for the Amish according to the Ordnung.  If Hannah leaves her faith, she will be shunned as she has formerly joined the Amish church.   They certainly seem to have some insurmountable problems, but they are in love, pure and simple.  What can they do????  The book also addresses the adult special needs daughter of Hannah:  Susanna.  Susanna is also in love with another special needs Amish young man.   They want to marry and Hannah feels it is an impossibility.   Is it?   With God, all things are possible.   Maybe love can bloom for several people in the story, if they will only open their hearts and minds to the possibilities and hopes for the future instead of looking at the problems and negatives.  Finding another partner later in life has been important to my husband and I.  We both were lonely and God prepared a loving relationship for us together.   I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.   
I received a free pdf version of netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
About the Author:
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Emma Miller is a wife, mother and a grandmother who lives a quiet life in Delaware. She's the author of the Hannah's Daughter's series and is at work on her next Amish romance novel.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Review of "Breath of Spring"

Review of Breath of Spring

Seasons of the Heart, book 4

by Charlotte Hubbard

18223032

Breath Of Spring
As a bright season brings a fresh start to Willow Ridge, Annie Mae Knepp feels she can never make peace with the past. Her disgraced ex-bishop father is furious she has taken her five siblings to live with her. She's never been truly at home in her faith. . .or believing in herself. And Annie Mae fears no man will want to take on the responsibilities she's gladly shouldered. True, her quiet neighbor Adam Wagler has been steadfast and unshakable helping her through her trials, but he surely couldn't think of someone so lost as more than a friend. Believing she is unworthy because of her doubts, Annie Mae will find in a moment of surprising revelation that God can work impossible miracles--and that love makes all things new.
MY REVIEW:   Charlotte Hubbard has written a book that is truly a "breath of fresh air".....a Breath of Spring.  While Annie Mae does continue to struggle with who she is and where she fits in the world. she doesn't mind taking full responsibility for her younger siblings while still a teenager herself.   She is an example of selfless love and devotion to family.    The book was a little slow for me in parts and occasionally I would get some characters confused in the beginning but that all resolved as I got further into the story.   Annie Mae's ex-bishop father is truly a shocking character and I won't ruin it for readers by telling the reasons why.  I think all readers will agree.  Don't read this book while you're hungry as there are so many delicious foods being prepared or served in the story that it will have you running to the cupboards.    Grin, grin!  munch! munch!   What I love is that many of these delightful recipes are shared at the end of the book.   I am looking forward to trying some of them.  I rate this book 4 Stars and highly recommend it. 
I received a free kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. 
About the Author:
Charlotte Hubbard
Drawing upon her experiences in Jamesport, the largest Old Order Amish community west of the Mississippi, longtime Missourian Charlotte Hubbard (a.k.a. Naomi King) writes of simpler times and a faith-based lifestyle in her new Seasons of the Heart series. Like her heroine, Miriam Lantz, Charlotte considers it her personal mission to feed people—to share hearth and home. Faith and family, farming and food preservation are hallmarks of her lifestyle, and the foundation of her earlier Angels of Mercy series. She’s a deacon, a dedicated church musician and choir member, and when she’s not writing, she loves to try new recipes, crochet, and sew. Charlotte now lives in Minnesota with her husband and their border collie.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Review of "An Amish Garden"

Review of An Amish Garden

Four Amish Novellas

by Beth Wiseman, Kathleen Fuller, Tricia Goyer, and Vannetta Chapman

18104070

“Planting a Future” Beth Wiseman
Rosemary is doing her best to run her family’s household. She excels at all her tasks except one: gardening. Saul has been interested in her for years, but Rosemary has turned him down repeatedly. Saul begins helping with her family’s garden, but someone is sabotaging his efforts—and keeping a secret that could change their lives.
MY REVIEW of Planting a Future by Beth Wiseman--"He's doing it again," Rosemary whispered to Esther.   "Smiling and staring at me."  
      Rosemary and Saul are being offered a second chance at love and so is Rosemary's father, Wayne.   When an accidental run-in between Saul and Wayne results in both men being injured, Wayne is unable to complete his farm work and Saul offers to do it for him as well as planting a vegetable garden for Rosemary.  Rosemary hasn't had time for planting a garden since her mamm died and she has had to bear responsibility for her brothers, daed and the home so Saul and Rosemary will be thrown together quite a bit.   This is a 5-star novella and really kept me reading and cheering the couples on!   Read to see how misunderstandings can mess things up for couples until they are resolved.   
“Flowers for Rachael” Kathleen Fuller
Rachael’s garden is beautiful, but she is lonely. Gideon is in love with Rachael, but when Rachael finds her garden in shambles after a crisis, she rejects his help. Will she realize she doesn’t have to do everything on her own?
MY REVIEW of Flowers for Rachael by Kathleen Fuller---"Arranging a bowl of flowers in the morning can give a sense of quiet in a crowded day--like writing a poem or saying a prayer."--Anne Morrow Lindbergh
       Gideon and Rachael both care for the other and they're both afraid to express it.   Rachael is living next door to Gideon while caring for her grandfather, Eli, who suffered a stroke.   Rachael loves flowers and soon a secret admirer is sending flowers daily with one word notes attached to them.    She hopes it's Gideon.  Will he be the one who is secretly sending flowers ? if not Gideon, who is sending them? This is another 5-Star Novella that is simply delightful.  I learned many new things about plants and flowers as I read this work of Amish fiction.
“Seeds of Love” Tricia Goyer
When a corporation shows interest in buying Sadie’s heirloom seeds, she panics. They are all she has left of her Dat and Mem. Eli believes he can help Sadie, but a misunderstanding leaves her heartbroken. Will she trust him again, and will the seeds of a new relationship take root?
MY REVIEW of Seeds of Love by Tricia Goyer---Can planting and tending tomatoes lead to love for a grieving young Amish woman and the Amish bachelor?  or is it simply too far-fetched an idea for these two who seem to be doing fine on their own?   Poor Sadie Chupp worries too much about what her sisters think about her life and plans.   She needs to learn to listen to her own heart.    Eli Plank is having an incredible time travelling around the country and writing as the scribe "The Amish Bachelor" for The Budget, an Amish newspaper which includes little stories of interest from many Amish communities in the world.  Another 5-Star Novella!!!!   Wow, I have been having such a great time reading these works of Amish fiction and romance and learning so many new things for a self-proclaimed "brown thumb". 
“A Place of Healing” Vannetta Chapman
Emma discovers a run-away teen in her barn, and the bishop asks her to provide a haven for a woman and her two children. Then her mother-in-law reveals a secret about her garden. Will Emma choose loneliness or learn to accept God’s gifts?
MY REVIEW of A Place of Healing by Vannetta Chapman---This last novella in the book may have touched the most nerves with me as I am also an empty-nester in my early 50's like the main character, Emma.   Danny and she dated a long time ago and went their separate ways for Danny to travel, research, and write and for Emma to marry and raise a large family.   Emma is now a widow and Danny has returned permanently and is living next door.   Will they be able to put the past behind them and begin a new future and start a new ministry? or will they stay stuck in the past?  This one is another winner and another 5-star novella to finish the book.   
All four novellas are wonderful and I highly recommend this book to fellow readers as it has something for just about everyone.    Get a copy and give it a try!    I don't think you'll be disappointed.   
I was given a free kindle ARC of this book by netgalley in exchange for my honest review. 
About the Authors:
Beth Wiseman
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling and award winning author of the Daughters of the Promise series - Plain Perfect, Plain Pursuit, Plain Promise, Plain Paradise, and Plain Proposal. She is contracted with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Her other series--the Land of Canaan Novels--begins with Seek Me With All Your Heart, then The Wonder of Your Love and now, His Love Endures Forever. Seek Me With All Your Heart is the first Amish fiction book selected as a Women of Faith novel in 2011. Beth has also written two contemporary Christian fiction novels, Need You Now published in 2012 and The House That Love Built in 2013. 
In a daring new novel, Beth jumps way outside the box. The story she is currently working on will take readers far away from Amish Country and small Texas towns to a dangerous place on the other side of the world. Inspired by a true story, Beth believes this is the book she’s been working toward for a long time. Expect more information on this exciting novel soon! 
Kathleen Fuller 
Kathleen is the author of several books, including the upcoming Amish series Hearts of Middlefield for Thomas Nelson. She is also included in two Amish anthologies for Thomas Nelson, An Amish Christmas and An Amish Gathering. Kathleen loves to hear from readers.
Tricia Goyer 

TRICIA GOYER was named the 2003 Writer of the Year for Mt. Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference. Her book for teens, Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom, was a Gold Medallion finalist in 2005 in the Youth category. 

Her novel Night Song won the 2005 “Book of the Year for Long Historical Romance” from American Christian Fiction Writers, and her novel Dawn of a Thousand Nights won the same award in 2006.

Tricia has published over 250 articles and YA short stories for national publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, Guideposts for Kids, Brio, Christian Parenting Today, and HomeLife, and is the co-author of Meal Time Moments (Focus on the Family). She has led numerous Bible Studies, and her study notes appear in the Women of Faith Study Bible.

She has written seven novels for Moody Publishers; From Dust and Ashes (2003), Night Song (2004), Dawn of a Thousand Nights (2005), and Arms of Deliverance (2006), A Valley of Betrayal (2007), A Shadow of Treason (2007), and A Whisper of Freedom (2008).

Tricia has also published Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom (Zondervan, 2004) and children’s book 10 Minutes to Showtime (Thomas Nelson, 2004). She has written My Life, Unscripted (Thomas Nelson, 2007) for teen girls. She worked on 3:16 Teens w/ Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson, 2008)

Tricia has also written books for Gen Xers: Generation NeXt Parenting (Multnomah, 2006) and Generation NeXt Marriage (Multnomah, 2008).
Vannetta Chapman
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania. 

Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com or blog with her athttp://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Review of "Seeing Your Face Again"

Review of Seeing Your Face Again 

The Beiler Sisters series--Book 2

by Jerry Eicher

20262916

Debbie Watson is a new convert to the Amish faith and still learning the plain ways of the community in Snyder County, Pennsylvania. She has already attracted two suitors: the insecure but lovable farmer, Alvin Knepp, and the brash Paul Wagler who reminds Debbie of the boyfriend she happily left behind in the Englisha world. When Alvin leaves the community for the big city, Debbie is crushed. Though her heart is with Alvin, she considers Paul's continued interest in her. Should she simply give in and marry Paul....or wait to see if Alvin comes home?

Seeing Your Face Again is another Amish fiction treat you'll love. With Jerry Eicher's sales at more than half a million books, his Amish fiction fans continue to wait eagerly for his next heart-felt story, brimming with the authenticity he brings from his own Amish background. Book 2 in The Beiler Sisters series

MY REVIEW:   Quoted from Chapter Two of Seeing Your Face Again:    Debbie stood upright so fast her head spun.  "I'm not interested in Paul, Emery!"
     Emery cleared his throat.  "I think you're showing the very spunk Paul finds so attractive.  What's wrong with him, anyway?"
     Your sister's in love with him for one thing, Debbie thought, but she didn't say it aloud.   Ida didn't want her secret spilled to the world.  And Emery probably knew anyway and was just as convinced the case was hopeless as she did.
     "See?" he teased.  "You're speechless.  There's not one gut reason Paul Wagler shouldn't be arriving here every Sunday evening for sweet visits with you." 
      Whew!   As you can see, there is a great deal of conflict in this book by Jerry Eicher.   Debbie is Englisha and moves to the home of the bishop of the Amish church to become Amish while her friend, Lois (daughter of the same bishop) wants to leave the Amish faith to become Englisha.  Paul Wagler is pursuing Debbie and she wants Alvin Knepp, but Alvin has left home and moved to the Englisha world and no one knows why.   
      I won't spoil the story for readers, but just wanted to give a "tease".   This book kept me on my toes and I could hardly wait to get a moment to sit with my kindle and read more!   I rate this 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.   
I received a free kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.  

About the Author:
Jerry S. Eicher

Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina Eicher, and their four children in Virginia.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Review of "Plain Faith"

Review of Plain Faith: A True Story of Tragedy, Loss, and Leaving the Amish

by Irene & Ora Jay Eash with Tricia Goyer

18965702

This is the true story of Ora-Jay and Irene Eash, Amish farmers from northwest Montana whose lives changed in an instant when a semi-truck struck the family buggy, killing their two young daughters. After the accident, the couple turned to their Amish community for comfort, but they remained haunted by the thought that they might not see their girls again in heaven. Would their deeds be good enough? Eventually Ora-Jay and Irene learned that grace---not works---was enough to ensure their place in eternity. But with that knowledge came the realization that they could no longer live in an Amish community that didn't share this precious belief. Could they sever their connection to the Amish family they loved? This is the story of their journey to the hope that is heaven, a hope stronger than the loss of children, family, and a way of life. Fans of Amish fiction will appreciate such a real-life look into the Amish community, co-written by bestselling author Tricia Goyer, and readers of all kinds will resonate with this tale of courage, resilience, and the redemption found in the grace of Jesus."

MY REVIEW:  What a sweet honest story of heartache, hope, and renewal.  Yes, the Eash family loses two daughters and leaves the Amish faith they have known since birth.  But they gain so much more.   They gain the assurance that they will know salvation and join their precious daughters in heaven someday.  This story is told with raw pain and an honest look at the Amish faith.   I did not feel that the Amish faith was in any way disrespected, but instead the truth of the Amish faith was shared and honored.   While the Eash family decided that they had to leave the Amish faith, they did not say that they do not love their families or miss them dearly.    Read this five-story account of the truth: plain and simple.   Told with the deepest agony and highest hope!   
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.   
About the Authors:
Tricia Goyer 

TRICIA GOYER was named the 2003 Writer of the Year for Mt. Hermon Christian Writer’s Conference. Her book for teens, Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom, was a Gold Medallion finalist in 2005 in the Youth category. 

Her novel Night Song won the 2005 “Book of the Year for Long Historical Romance” from American Christian Fiction Writers, and her novel Dawn of a Thousand Nights won the same award in 2006.

Tricia has published over 250 articles and YA short stories for national publications such as Today’s Christian Woman, Guideposts for Kids, Brio, Christian Parenting Today, and HomeLife, and is the co-author of Meal Time Moments (Focus on the Family). She has led numerous Bible Studies, and her study notes appear in the Women of Faith Study Bible.

She has written seven novels for Moody Publishers; From Dust and Ashes (2003), Night Song (2004), Dawn of a Thousand Nights (2005), and Arms of Deliverance (2006), A Valley of Betrayal (2007), A Shadow of Treason (2007), and A Whisper of Freedom (2008).

Tricia has also published Life Interrupted: The Scoop on Being a Young Mom (Zondervan, 2004) and children’s book 10 Minutes to Showtime (Thomas Nelson, 2004). She has written My Life, Unscripted (Thomas Nelson, 2007) for teen girls. She worked on 3:16 Teens w/ Max Lucado (Thomas Nelson, 2008)

Tricia has also written books for Gen Xers: Generation NeXt Parenting (Multnomah, 2006) and Generation NeXt Marriage (Multnomah, 2008).

Tricia and her husband, John, live in Montana with their three teens.