“Knit Together: An Amish Knitting Novel” is a full length novel based on the characters from the Number One Amazon Best-Selling Short Story Series “Amish Knitting Circle” It is set to be released Tuesday, November 8, 2011.
Here is what you can expect to find in the novel, what others are saying about “Knit Together: An Amish Knitting Novel” already and a little bit about the author:
“Two cultures knit together by one faith”
Ginny and James Rowland have close-knit ties with many Amish families in the small-town of Smicksburg, PA. But these ties are threatened to unravel…
Ginny’s photographer brother, Joseph, comes up from Pittsburgh to capture Amish farm scenes, but instead captures the heart of an Amish woman, Katie Byler.
A shunned Amish man finds refuge in the Rowland’s Baptist Church.
The Bishop discovers his son is dating the Rowland’s daughter.
Will Granny Weaver’s knitting circle, that Ginny and other Englishers attend, be able to bring harmony through their love and faith?
Karen Anna Vogel is a trusted English friend to Amish families in Western PA and Western NY. These friends inspired her to write the Amish Knitting Circle Series. She’s represented by Joyce Hart of Hartline Literary Agency and blogs under Amish Crossings: http://karenannavogel.blogspot.com. She owns Thrifty Christian Shopper, an online Christian bookstore, and is a volunteer advocate for Compassion International.
What others have to say about “Knit Together: An Amish Knitting Novel”
“Within the simplicity of an Amish setting, Karen Anna Vogel has taken on topics that are universal; grief, family estrangement, cultural differences and of course love. And in all this, she crafts a story weaving these topics through two cultures-the Amish and the English. The beauty is in seeing the truth of how faith and trust in God can reconcile friends, families, and communities.”
Dr. Maryann Roberts, Ph.D. Clinical Christian Counselor
“Karen Anna Vogel brings to the table a fresh new Amish series that readers will certainly love based from her own experiences as a friend to the Amish. We 'English' look at the Amish through rose-colored glasses. They seem so peaceful and content with a simple way of life. But we forget they are people like everyone else. Karen's series shows this through the hardships and heartbreaks they face and the faith they cling to or struggle with.”
Rita Gerlach Surrender the Wind, Daughters of the Potomac Series
“Author Karen Vogel has approached the often misunderstood beliefs of the Amish with tact and tenderness, and I highly recommend this heart-stirring story.”
Kathi Macias award-winning author of 35 novels, including Deliver Me From Evil and A Christmas Journey Home
"Karen writes with heart-touching insight and her characters are gripping. Highly recommended."
Jennifer Hudson Taylor, author of Highland Blessings & Highland Sanctuary