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

If you’re a frequent visitor you’ve noticed my website has enjoyed a complete makeover. My newest novel, A Letter From Lancaster County, Harvest House Publishers, is available for pre-order now.  A Letter From Lancaster County will release July 1, 2017.

Can I multitask? You bet. Characters and story scenes fill my thoughts as I write a second novel for Harvest House, scheduled for a spring 2018 release.

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 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...

Amish Autumn

Not much evidence of autumn in our neck of the woods yet, except kids are back in school and our oak tree’s leaves are turning a drab brown. Eventually, thousands will drift to the ground almost nonstop. One year, I raked up 23 barrels of leaves over the course of a...

Kate’s Favorite Pics

Please help me congratulate Pam Flynn, winner of a signed copy of A Letter from Lancaster County and the lovely Amish-made Quillow made in Lancaster County, PA, or a novel from The Legacy of Lancaster County Trilogy—her choice. Many thanks to all who entered and left...