Guess what Amish book loving friends? Vannetta Chapman has a new book called Sarah’s Orphans!! It’s the third book in the series – you’ve read my reviews of Anna’s Healing and Joshua’s Mission. Both were fantastic, which means I cannot wait to dive into this one! In celebration of her new release (comes out September 1, but it appears Amazon is shipping them early!), Vannetta is here with me today and she’s giving away a copy of Sarah’s Orphans to one lucky reader. To enter: comment below on your favorite book by Vannetta. Never read one of Vannetta’s books? Then tell us why you want to read one of her books! Winner will be chosen Monday August 22. But first, let’s talk about Sarah’s Orphans.
Back of the Book says…..
Orphaned…But Never Abandoned by God
Sarah Yoder belongs to a Plain community in Oklahoma, but her days are far from simple. Life suddenly gets complicated when a series of tragic events unfold, leaving her in charge of the household.
Alone with her younger siblings, Sarah is exhausted but finally at peace. Then she nearly runs over a small Hispanic boy with her buggy…and somehow finds herself sheltering two more orphans.
Paul Byler moved to Cody’s Creek to help his brother in a time of need. But now that Joseph has recovered from his heart attack, Paul’s ready for a quiet place of his own. The only problem? His new property lands him next door to the orphaned Yoder family—and a calling from God he can’t seem to ignore.
A story of extraordinary grace and love in the face of desperate need, Sarah’s Orphans is the third standalone novel in the Plain and Simple Miracles collection by Vannetta Chapman.
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A Quick Q&A With Vannetta
Baker: I always enjoy Amish storylines that are new and refreshing. In your newest book Sarah Yoder welcomes two orphans into her home. Where did you get the inspiration to write this unique story?
VC: I had read a few news articles about Amish adopting outside of their faith and that intrigued me because we tend to think of them as NOT being involved with the great community. The opposite is so often true. When there’s a need, whether it be natural disaster, people in need, or orphans–they are often the first to respond. I wanted to tell that story and show a different side of the Amish.
Baker: Vannetta, readers have been enjoying your Amish fiction for a long time. Recently, you released a dystopian book. How do you separate these story ideas in your mind to focus on the genre in front of you?
VC: Generally I don’t work on them at the same time. The way my books have been due, I’ve been alternating them which makes for a nice break. Once I’m done with a dystopian book I’m ready to write an Amish story. I really do enjoy writing both, and there will be plenty of Amish stories in the future for my readers, as well as a few more dystopian ones.
Baker: We always love hearing funny stories from our favorite authors. Do you have any exceptionally funny stories that you’d be willing to share with us?
VC: Exceptionally funny? Hmmm. Gosh. My life feels like a comedy most days. I recently had someone steal my credit card number and use it on line to the tune of $3,000. I realize that isn’t funny, but it kind of is because it seems like they’re building a house. Lots of building supply charges. I am absolutely certain that I can fit this into a story somewhere, and yes–I already contacted the police. I guess it is better to laugh about these things than to worry.
Baker: Thank you Vannetta for stopping by today and providing such a wonderful giveaway!!
More about Vannetta
Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace, including romantic suspense and Amish romance novels. She is the author of seventeen novels, including the Pebble Creek Amish series, The Shipshewana Amish Mystery series and Anna’s Healing, a 2016 Christy Award finalist. Vannetta is a Carol award winner and also received more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She was a teacher for 15 years and currently resides in the Texas hill country.
Want to learn more? Check out Vannetta on the web!