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Writing Dual or Split Time Stories

By Rachel Hauck In honor of my new book, The Memory House, I thought I’d blog about the process or technique of writing a dual time, or split time, stories. What is dual or split time? I’ve heard people use … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: April 2019

April 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Children’s: The Heart Changer by Jarm Del Boccio — Miriam is asked to do the impossible: serve the wife of Naaman, … Continue reading

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My Ideal Reader

By Sarah Hamaker Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about my ideal reader. Who is she? What does she like to do? What does she read? Where does she live? What is her family life like? What draws her to … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: March 2019

March 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Children’s: The Case of the Missing Firehouse Dog by Daphne Self — Majesty, the firehouse dog, is missing. Willie and Jax … Continue reading

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In Praise of Reading Poetry

By Glynn Young Like most of us, I read poetry – a lot of poetry – in high school and college English classes primarily because it was assigned. I was much more interested in fiction (Dickens!) and noir mysteries (Dashiell … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: February 2019

February 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: Convenient Amish Proposal by Jan Drexler — When Bethany Zook’s childhood friend returns to Indiana Amish country a widower, … Continue reading

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Making Sleep Loss the Goal

By Chandra Lynn Smith You’re in your favorite chair, maybe even sitting sideways across its arms. A cone of light from the only lamp on in the house shines over your shoulders. The dogs are curled up at your feet … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: January 2019

January 2019 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: Seasons of an Amish Garden by Amy Clipston — Enjoy a year of beautiful seasons in this new story … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: December 2018

December 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Amish Romance: The Amish Sweet Shop by Laura Bradford, Mary Ellis, and Emma Miller — It’s almost Valentine’s Day at Beechy’s … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: November 2018

November 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: Christmas in Jingle Junction by Tabitha Bouldin — In the small town of Jingle Junction, Holly Winters owns the … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: October 2018

October 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Christmas to Remember by Julie Arduini, Valerie Comer, Janet W. Ferguson, Kimberly Rose Johnson, Deb Kastner, Elizabeth Maddrey, … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: September 2018

September 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website. Contemporary Romance: A Baby for the Minister by Laurel Blount — Jilted at the altar, Natalie Davis has no one she … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: August 2018

August 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: Out of Their Element by Angela Breidenbach, Robin Lee Hatcher, Vickie McDonough, and Deborah Raney — They are … Continue reading

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Rainbow Bookshelves

by Christa Kinde Nothing showcases a book collection more than creative arranging. In recent years, there’s been a trend to organize your library by color, creating a spectrum that spans the shelves. Rainbow bookshelves. The first time I saw a … Continue reading

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ACFW New Releases: July 2018

July 2018 New Releases More in-depth descriptions of these books can be found on the ACFW Fiction Finder website.   Contemporary Romance: A Widow’s Hope by Vannetta Chapman — After tragedy claimed her husband’s life and her son’s ability to … Continue reading

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