Stories of Second Chances

Come, venture into Kate’s fictional world. No secrets hidden under her rugs, nor neglected childhood passions stilting her characters’ growth, nor feuds splitting families down to their very foundations.

Or are there?

What’s New in Kate’s World

Exact replica of one-room school house was a fun place for our meet-and-greet at the Pequea Valley Library last week. 

My second book in the Lancaster Discovery Series, Starting From Scratch, is available for pre-order from Amazon.  Release date is April 1, 2018.

And much as I love writing, I also adore interacting with my readers and I’m thoroughly entertained with your comments. So keep in touch whether through my blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Goodreads.

Kate’s Books


The first book in the new Lancaster Discoveries Series!  Two sisters get a second chance at life and love.

Now available! Order now.

Read the first chapter (PDF format)!

“I loved this book from page one. It is a 5 star book and one not to be missed. I can’t wait for book two, Starting from Scratch.” ~ The Mary Book Reader

“I assumed it would be an Amish/Mennonite romance but it was a well crafted tale of two sisters and their estranged aunt. Loved the depth of each character as well as the vividly descriptive portrait of Lancaster County.” ~ Patti Gallagher, Librarian, Growth Garden Library

New from the Blog

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Please help me congratulate Debbie Hale, winner of the delightful Amish-made dolls, plus a signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County, or one signed book from the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy—either CBA bestseller Leaving Lancaster, its sequel CBA bestseller...

Celebrating in Lancaster County

Hurray, we’re home from another marvelous visit to Lancaster County, PA! Not until I began writing about the Amish did my husband and I celebrate our autumn anniversary in glorious Lancaster County. Can you think of a better place for me to do research on the Amish...

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Kris Ross, winner of the Amish-made apron sewn in Lancaster County, PA, and a set of note cards with photos of covered bridges, like the bridge I included in my newest book, A Letter from Lancaster County. Plus, Karen’s choice of a signed...