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#Win An Amish Noel by Patricia Davids (US)

After her daughter left home, Pat's love of reading evolved into a serious desire to write. In 1996, she began work on her first novel. It proved to be more difficult than she expected. In researching how to write, she discovered a local writers group and soon joined both the Wichita Area Romance Authors and the national organization, Romance Writers of America. Pat credits the help of the wonderful members of both organizations with teaching her the craft of writing and giving her insight into the publishing industry.

Still, after seven years of writing and three completed manuscripts, all she had to show for her efforts was a pile of rejection letters. Then, in the summer of 2002, Pat met Deborah Raney, a fellow Kansas author, and learned about the growing inspirational romance market. It was a light bulb over the head moment. Pat revised her third book for yet another time and the rest is history.

Praise for Patricia Davids

“Amish Fiction has a special place in my heart and Patricia Davids is always one of the authors I look for when I want to read a book in this genre.”
–Susan Dyer, Fresh Fiction
“Davids writes with credibility that puts you right in Amish country.”
RT Book Reviews
“With endearing characters and a well-developed story line, Davids' has created a romance that had me laughing one moment and crying the next.”
 Kimberly’s Bookshelf



How-to Tips for Aspiring Writers by Patricia Davids

I have three tips for new writers.
1. Write a complete novel. Get all the words down on paper. Until you do, you're just dreaming about being a writer.
2. When the book is done, that's just the start. Find people to read it. Don't give it to your family or your friends unless they are willing to give you a brutally honest critique. People who tell you it is great aren't doing you any favors. Have them tell you what doesn't work. Where is the plot weak? Are there enough setting details? No one writes a perfect book. You need critical feedback to improve your skills. No one pitches in a major league baseball game the first time he throws a ball so don't think your book is ready to go up on Kindle as soon as it's done.
3. Most importantly, don't give up. All writers get rejections. I've written 30 books and I still get rejections on projects. Dogged persistence and an undying belief in your talent is your most important writing skill. 


Luke Bowman's homecoming is turning Emma Swartzentruber's carefully ordered world upside down. Gone is her rebellious girlhood crush, and in his place is a handsome man who seems committed to serving the community. Luke's even agreed to work for Emma's ill father, whose last wish is to see his daughter wedded to a stable, loving man.
But Luke—a man who flirted with the outside world with disastrous consequences—is hardly marriage material for a good Amish woman. Yet this Christmas, when her family is flung into crisis, Emma finds that he may just be the one to capture her heart for good.

AN AMISH NOEL
By Patricia Davids
Harlequin; November 17, 2015
224 pages; $5.99
ISBN: 978-0373719228


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  1. Not really, but I do enjoy reading both cozy mysteries and romances that have that theme.

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