You can’t always get what you want. I’m not quoting Mick Jagger’s lyrics, just stating the obvious, as all of you who did not win my big fabulous Forever Amish Giveaway prize know. The little girl inside of me wanted all of you to win!

Examples of disappointments abound: Our annual Fourth of July family party fizzled last week when my husband came down with a wretched case of the flu and was too sick to stock-pile fireworks, let alone flip burgers. He’s still ailing five days later. I should be thrilled that I haven’t caught his illness … yet. But I missed time spent with our grandkids, family members, and friends.

However, yesterday I nabbed a primo parking spot at the grocery store and I admired pretty flowers to photograph. My stash of dark chocolate will tide me over for weeks and I hear Forever Amish is accumulating great reviews on Amazon. I appreciate each one more than I can say. I have much to be grateful for, including you!

Be it ever so humble, is there anything you’re feeling grateful for? Leave a short comment and enter to win a copy of either Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever Amish! THREE winners will get to choose which novel they prefer! USA & Canada. Winners have one week to respond.

Kate's-3-BooksCongratulations to last week’s three winners: Laura P., Janice C. and Elizabeth D.! Each may choose one book from the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy: a copy of either Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever Amish! I’ll email you soon to get your addresses!

PS: My sweetheart aunt sewed the petite quilt. She recently died at age 99.