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When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is now available everywhere books are sold. This is is the second book in my Amish Bishop Mysteries series, and for those of you who enjoyed What the Bishop Saw…you’re in for a fun ride with Bishop When the Bishop Needs an Alibi 12-12-16Henry.

Codes and clues and hold-your-breath danger share the page with timely touches of humor, friendship and faith. ~RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

It’s been a busy year. By my calculations, this has been my 4th release for 2017, and I plan to bring you two more new romantic suspense books in October. Keep an eye out for upcoming releases by clicking on the books/booklist button above.


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When the Bishop Needs an Alibi 12-12-16New Release–When the Bishop Needs an Alibi

I’m thrilled to announce the release of book 2 in my Amish Bishop series. When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is now available in stores everywhere.

Hopefully you’ve read What the Bishop Saw and met Henry Lapp. Henry is the best of all the pastors I’ve known. He’s wise and kind and friendly. He cares about his flock. He loves doing the work that God has given him to do.

But Henry isn’t perfect. In book 1 we learned that Henry has a special gift–he can draw in perfect detail anything that he has seen. This is the result of a baseball accident when he was a child. The doctors say that Henry is an “accidental savant,” but growing up Henry only knew that the was different. In What the Bishop Saw, Henry is faced with saving the life of a person in his community, a person who is being charged with a murder he didn’t commit, but to do so Henry must embrace the gift God has given him. Henry must draw.

His good friend and romantic interest Emma Fisher encourages Henry to do just that. She assures Henry that God has a plan for his life, she convinces him that their community will support him, she shows him grace and friendship and even love.

Now Henry is 65 years old, and he is once again called upon to use his gift when a local waitress is found dead. Henry had been trying to minister to Sophia Brooks, and her death is a terrible thing for him personally and for their community in general. The question is whether Henry will be able to embrace his gift, even when it means that the police will turn their investigation toward him.

When the Bishop Needs an Alibi is a compelling story of faith, friendship, and finding courage only God can provide. I hope that you will give it a read.

What about you? Who has been your special spiritual mentor/advisor/friend/pastor? Leave me a comment. I draw one winner from each post’s comment section. If your name is drawn, I’ll send you a paperback book of my choice from my supply closet. If it’s one you already have, you can donate the unsigned copy to your local library or a friend. Our last winner was Royce E.





Announcements for this week:

  • My book Hidden and Protected are now enrolled in the KU store. If you’re a member of KU, they’re free. If you’re not a member of KU, they’re still only $2.99 each.
  • My new Rafflecopter giveaway has started and include an Amish made clothesline bag. I’m sure we could all think of ways to use this, even if we don’t hang our clothes on the line!
  • When the Bishop Needs an Alibi earned a 4 star review from Romantic Times.
  • I’m working on 2 new indie books that will release in the fall. Stay tunes for more details about Coyote’s Revenge and Roswell’s Secret in the coming weeks.


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