Posts Tagged ‘Amish Fiction’

The Reviews Are Glowing

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The reviews are glowing for A CHURN FOR THE WORSE.

“The characters shine.”  5 out of 5
~Carstairs Considers  (FULL REVIEW HERE)

“…for the reader, it doesn’t get much better.”
~Lesa’s Book Critiques (Full Review HERE)

“I loved this story and I love this series.”  A Perfect Escape
~Escape with Dollycas Into A Good Book (Full Review HERE)

“Bradford’s portrayal of the Amish community is both honest and forthright.” 5 out of 5
~Deb’s Book Bag  (Full Review HERE)

Have you read it yet?


Amish # 5 Has A Title!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2015

Next year’s installment in my Amish Mysteries (aka Amish # 5), finally has a title.

 A CHURN FOR THE WORSE will release on March 1, 2016.

As for what the book is about, here’s the back cover copy for your enjoyment…

The national bestselling author of Suspendered Sentence returns to  Heavenly, Pennsylvania, where shop owner Claire Weatherby and Detective Jakob Fisher must put on their thinking kapps to solve a string of robberies and a murder in the Amish community…

When an Amish farmer is found dead in his barn, his family accepts his death as God’s will. But Detective Jakob Fisher knows the farmer didn’t hit himself in the head with the shovel lying beside his body. And when it comes to light that a stranger appeared at the farmer’s home and now money is missing from their milk can, Fisher suspects robbery as the motive—especially when another Amish family is victimized.

Getting to the truth proves difficult, however, since Fisher has two strikes against him in the eyes of the Amish—his chosen career, and the Amish roots he left behind. Desperate to stop a murderous thief, Fisher turns to Heavenly Treasures shop owner Claire Weatherly for help. The trust she’s earned from the Amish community enables her to go where the detective cannot—straight into the path of a killer…


Pre-order links for A CHURN FOR THE WORSE are starting to pop up with vendors, so check your favorite place to shop for books and see if you can pre-order now. For now, here’s pre-order information for Amazon.


When Research Turns Into Life Tips

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

In preparation for the writing phase of each new book in my Amish Mysteries series, I take a trip down to Lancaster County, PA for research. Each time I go, I come away with greater knowledge of the Amish. This last trip, however, had me leaving with new ideas for my life.

I tell how and why over at Amish Wisdom in this post.




Thursday, February 19th, 2015

We are just a little over a week away until SUSPENDERED SENTENCE (book #4 in my Amish Mysteries) releases and I couldn’t be more excited.

To make the lead-up to launch day even more fun, I’ve added a map of Heavenly to  this website (just click on the “Extras” tab to view). All of the buildings on Lighted Way are “clickable” and will allow you to see a close up view of that shop, as well as read some fun facts. You can also click on Diane’s inn, the pond where Jakob played as an Amish youth, and the rock on which Claire and Ben have stargazed in the past!

So check it out!

I’ll be back here on March 3rd with all sorts of launch day news!


Upcoming Events

(more being added all the time)

Windsor Locks, CT
Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Windsor Locks Public Library
28 Main Street

Scottsdale, AZ
Saturday, March 18, 2 p.m.
The Poisoned Pen Bookstore
4014 N Goldwater Blvd #101

Tucson, AZ
Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Booksellers

Scarsdale, NY
Wednesday, March 29, 1 p.m.
Scarsdale Women's Club
(private event)

Colchester, CT
Tuesday, June 20, 6:30 p.m.
Cragin Memorial Library
8 Linwood Ave.
Colchester CT 06415

Lockport, NY
Sunday, October 8.
Murder Mystery Train
**Ticketed event--limited seats left! $66 includes 6 hour train ride, interactive mystery, stop at vineyard, dinner on lake.
For info, go HERE.

Toronto, Canada
Oct. 12-15
Bouchercon Mystery Conference

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