More Than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting came about because of a conversation I was having with my editor. I had mentioned to her that I thought the Amish children I knew were among the happiest and most contented children I had ever seen.
My editor, a New York City mother who was pregnant with her second daughter, was intrigued. She wanted to know exactly how Amish parents did this. I didn’t have an answer, but I promised to do my best to find out.
A year of research, interviews, pondering, writing, and re-writing went into this book as I tried to discern those things the Amish are getting right. I make no claims that it is a scholarly work because I’m no scholar. I’m just a grandmother who has been in many Amish homes and had a chance to talk with many Amish parents.
I learned an enormous amount of information during this process that I wish I’d known when my children were small. My prayer is that this book will give some useful tools to young parents trying to raise healthy, happy children.
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When best-selling crime writer Logan Parker travels with his fiancée on a trip to Amish Country in Holmes County, Ohio, he goes just to make her happy. While the trip isn’t exactly a romantic success—Logan is consumed by an old Amish farmhouse he sees and can’t get out of his mind. In a less-than-sane moment, Parker decides he must have the house. Maybe it’s the solution he needs to overcome his lingering writer’s block.
Another Holmes County resident, Hope Yoder, has lost her husband in a tragic farm accident—and she has two small children with one on the way. Desperate to support her family, she soon learns that finding work is going to be very hard for the Amish widow.
New property owner Logan soon realizes that peaceful as his large new farmhouse is, it’s more than he can manage by himself. He needs help, and it comes in the form of Hope, Hope Yoder. As she begins to get his house in order, Parker finds himself beginning to write again. Why does Logan feel so at home in Holmes County? Why is he so drawn to Hope?
Fearless Hope is set to be released tomorrow, (4/8/2014) and I can’t wait to hear what you guys think! I hope you’ll enjoy this last installment of the Amish series I’ve been working on!
Here’s a link for more information and where you can pick up a copy of Fearless Hope: http://serenabmiller.com/works/fearless-hope/