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Kelly Irvin
Kelly Irvin is the author of The Beekeeper's Son, the first book in The Amish of Bee County series published by Zondervan Publishing. The book released in January of this year to rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, which called it a beautifully woven masterpiece and Romantic Times Magazine,... show more

Kelly Irvin is the author of The Beekeeper's Son, the first book in The Amish of Bee County series published by Zondervan Publishing. The book released in January of this year to rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, which called it a beautifully woven masterpiece and Romantic Times Magazine, which called Kelly a storyteller extraordinaire. The second book, The Bishop's Son, is scheduled for release in September.She also penned the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series, both published by Harvest House Publishers. Love Still Stands, the first book in the New Hope series, debuted in September 2014, and the follow-up, Love Redeemed, released March 1, 2014. The final book in the series, set in Branson, MO., was A Plain Love Song, released in July 2014. The Bliss Creek Amish series, set in Kansas, includes To Love and to Cherish, A Heart Made New, and Love's Journey Home. In the New Hope series, familiar characters from Bliss Creek move to Missouri to start a new district and a new life.Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine, set in San Antonio, Texas. The Kansas native is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and Sisters in Crime. In addition to attending the ACFW annual conference regularly, she has attended the Glorieta Writers Conference. She also serves as secretary of the ACFW San Antonio local chapter Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers. A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, Kelly has been writing nonfiction professionally for thirty years. She studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica, learning the Spanish language. As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso, where she was exposed to culture and language that serves as fodder for her fiction writing. She has written hard news, features, entertainment pieces, restaurant critiques, editorials, and weekly columns. Writing awards include the Silver Star Award from the Texas Mental Health Association for articles pertaining to mental health and numerous awards in news, feature, and editorial writing from the Texas Press Association and Texas Press Women.For 21 years, she has worked in public relations for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, where her duties include writing and designing an employee newsletter, writing news releases, collaborating on marketing campaigns, coordinating ribbon-cuttings and groundbreakings, coordinating press conferences, updating the web site, and acting as a media spokesperson. Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for twenty-seven years, and they have two young adult children. Recent additions to the family included their first granddaughter followed by a new grandson this year. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories, read books by her favorite authors, and visit the babies.For more information, visit http://www.kellyirvin.com
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Nighttime Reading Center
Nighttime Reading Center rated it 1 month ago
Cookies and Cheer by Amy Clipston: Alyssa Byler dreaming of the next holiday window display for her work. As she draws out her idea for the window display and then she gets permission to create it. She needs to ask someone to make the cookie cutters for her. As Alyssa Byler get more ideas. Will they...
Nighttime Reading Center
Nighttime Reading Center rated it 6 months ago
The story is set on two families. Though it mostly on two senior citizens and this it really good. I have not read many stories about seniors in the Amish. This is one really well written story. They are in their 70's and it about romance with them. The author show both points of view for both senio...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 3 years ago
Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn’t create. Tobias Byler is haunted by regret. Can two young runaways from half a world away teach them the healing power of true family? Rebekah isn’t like her sister who left the Amish faith, but the watchful gaze of her family and small, clos...
BuckeyeAngel
BuckeyeAngel rated it 3 years ago
Phineas is an Amish man and the beekeeper’s son. Phin was eight when riding in a van and a semi truck hit the van. Phin went through the windshield then got thrown up to the bumper of the truck and then was thrown down on the paved road. Phin’s mother had been killed and Phin had almost died as he h...
EpicFehlReader
EpicFehlReader rated it 3 years ago
An Amish Market is an omnibus of four Amish-themed novellas, each centered around happenings within a general store or farmer's market-type setting. A quick run down of the stories within: Love Birds by Amy Clipston -- Ellie Lapp and her mother are mourning the sudden death of Ellie's brother S...
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