Monday, September 19, 2011

Laura Hilton's "A Harvest of Hearts"

Publisher: Whitaker House

Cover blurb: A Harvest of Hearts Book 2 of the Amish of Seymour series, September 2011

Matthew Yoder volunteered to be part of the swap of Amish men from his Old Order Pennsylvania Amish Community, to the Amish community in Seymour, Missouri. There is nothing for him in Pennsylvania, as the youngest of twelve children, and the lack of farmland around Lancaster County, he felt he could make a better future in another district. Shanna Stoltzfus has been raised Amish, and couldn’t wait for her rumspringa so she could pursue her education. She hated having to quit school in the 8th grade to stay home and learn everything that makes a home run smoothly. But now she has earned her GED and is taking college courses, but her family is begging her to come home; her little sisters miss her. And there’s something about newcomer, Matthew Yoder that draws her attention. But is it enough to give up her dreams of education and join the Amish church?

1) How did this story come to you?
I was praying about an idea for a second book in the series and God answered

2) Tell us about the journey to getting this book published.
I wrote a proposal for book one (three books and a synopsis) and blurbs for this book and one other, and it sold.

3) Tell me three things about yourself that would surprise your readers.
1. I met two of the stars of Hee Haw when I was a waitress (work/study program) at the College of the Ozarks
2. I am a breast cancer survivor.
3. I love lighthouses – and have visited most of the ones in Michigan

4) What are you working on now and what's next for you?
I’m working on book one of another series that hopefully someone will want.

5) Where can fans find you on the internet?


  1. I am rather intrigued by the swapping of Amish men from one community to another. I am unfamiliar with this series, but will be chasing it up.


  2. This story looks great. I would love to read this. Thanks for the chance to win.


  3. I LOVE to read books about the Amish people and this book sounds very good. Please add my name to the list and I sure hope I win! Thanks for allowing me to be apart of the really fun drawings! I just love them!
    Blessings, Judi

  4. I would love to read Laura's sounds wonderful. Thank you for the entry. I've been fascinated with the Amish for awhile, and live near Middlefield, OH, a large Amish community. They are so nice and friendly, and their food is so good. Very humble people.



  5. I am becoming a huge amish fiction fan so this sounds like a book that I would really enjoy. Thank you for hosting this giveawy.

    countrysunset40 (at) aol dot com

  6. this story sounds beautiful

  7. I also love lighthouses but haven't had the opportunity to visit them yet. Hope to someday.

    I also enjoy reading Amish books and that sounds like a very interesting story. Please enter me.


  8. oh, please enter me thanks

    ABreading4fun [at] gmail [dot] com

  9. thanks for the chance to read this story :)

    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

  10. Oh Oh Did I read Amish? I love to read anything about them and their peaceful way of life. Count me in on the contest !!

  11. I enjoy reading books about the Amish, and this book sounds really interesting. Thanks for the chance.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

  12. I enjoy Amish fiction and haven't read any of Laura's yet... so I'd love to win a copy!
    twinwillowsfarm at gmail dot com

  13. I would so much love to win this book.I really want to read it.It sounds great.Please enter me.I love Amish books.Thanks.....jackie

  14. I'll be looking for the first book in the series, but would love to win the second one! Thank you for the giveaway and the chance to win!
    Kelly Y in Virginia

  15. thanks to everyone for entering. Jo, I toured some lighthouses when we lived in Michigan -- saw every one on the Lake Michigan side of the state, and most on Lake Superior. A few on Lake Huron.

    I love Amish fiction too. Good luck to everyone.

  16. Anxious to win a copy of this book...I already own the first of the series

  17. Sounds like a great book! Count me in for a copy thank you!


  18. Apple Blossom is the winner. I'll be contacting her privately. Thanks all for entering.