Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More Than Words

The Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
More Than Words
Judith Miller

I enjoy very much reading books about the Amish or, in this case, the Amanas.  As I started this book I read, "Come down from that tree, Oma!" and I had to chuckle because I knew that "Oma" means "Grandmother".  Though I am only partway through, I can tell it is a great book and I look forward to finishing it today.

About The Book:
Gretchen Kohler is an Amana storekeeper's daughter with a secret passion for writing.  But artistic pursuits are frowned upon in her conservative Amana village, so she confines her poems and stories to her journals, letting only close friends read them.  When a young reporter comes into her store, she believes she's found a kindred spirit.  She shares a few of her stories with him - only to have her trust betrayed in the worst of ways, resulting in trouble for her entire community.

The scandal is made even worse by the fact that gypsies have camped nearby and seem to be preying upon the Amanans' compassionate, pacifist anture.  Will Gretchen lose her job, her reputation, and the love of her childhood beau all because of one bad decision?

Judith Miller is an award winning author whose avid research and love for history are reflected in her novels, two of which have placed in the CBA top ten lists.  In addition to her writing, Judy is a certified legal assistant.  Judy makes her home in Topeka, Kansas.

If you would like to read the first chapter of More than Words, go HERE.



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