I am being told by those who know about these things, that my second historical is not strictly a sequel, nor is it a series. I’m new at this, and did not know the distinction. So here’s a little more information about the not-a-sequel, not-a-series book I just finished writing:-)

It is set in 1871 Michigan, the year of a terrible drought. My hero is a widowed dirt farmer with five children. My heroine is an immigrant girl from Sweden by the name of Ingrid. It is a story of survival and enduring love.

The sequel part comes in when the farmer is forced to seek work in one of the lumber camps and ends up in Robert Foster’s. The reader gets to see how Katie and Robert are doing, but the book isn’t ABOUT Katie and Robert. So–this is not technically a sequel. And it is not a series because each book is a stand-alone novel. Now that that’s all clear, I think I’ll go read the dictionary so I won’t make that sort of mistake again:-)

5 thoughts on “Oops!

  1. Hello, I just finished The Measure of Katie this weekend. It was a treasure to read!! I rarely read new fiction anymore because of the content (I’ve been spoiled by older books and continue to read those; Willa Cather, etc.). However your book was a breath of fresh air, please keep up the great work!!

  2. Hello Serena,
    I do a vast amount of reading between making jewelry, scrapping, photography, and visiting with my blessings: my children and grandchildren. You book truly opened up wonderful emotions: fear, grief, happiness, love and God’s blessings of His great Grace. Thank you, thank you. Please keep writing about our wonderful Michigan. My ancestors came from Denmark and landed safely in Grayling, Michigan…home of Hartwick Pines. They were loggers. My husband’s great grandfather was from Norway and he also was a logger in Cadillac, Michigan. He was killed in a logging accident when sled hit him. Your story was true to the hardships of the loggers.
    May God bless you abundantly with His great Love and Grace!
    Judy Lenn

  3. I just finished reading your novel, The Measure of Katie Calloway. I really enjoyed the book and I would really like to read your next book about life in Michigan in 1871. You didn’t mention the name of this book and I was hoping you could email me with the name of the book and when it will be published and ready to buy. I’m really looking forward to reading the new book! Thanks!

    • Hi Lisa,

      Thanks for letting me know that you enjoyed The Measure Of Katie Calloway. I love hearing from readers! The name of the second Michigan historical is A PROMISE TO LOVE and will be available October 1 in most Christian bookstores, Barnes and Noble, and on-line at Christian Book Distributers, Revell Publishing, and Amazon. In the meantime, you might enjoy my second Amish novel, AN UNCOMMON GRACE, that will be out April 3rd and will be available in the same stores.


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