Friday, November 29, 2013

Katie's Discovery By June Belfie GIVEAWAY!

Katie Zook, the youngest of three sisters, does not seem like herself. What is causing the sweet, cheerful Amish beauty to be despondent? Is her weight loss intentional or the result of something more serious? Josiah Stoltz, a family friend, returns from the city where he's been earning money to buy his own farm. Katie finds herself enamored of the young farmer and hopes the feeling is mutual. Everything changes when a friend from his past places Josiah in danger. Katie, as well as her Amish community, find themselves in the midst of his problems. Will Josiah be shunned for his actions? Will it ruin Katie's hopes for a relationship with him?
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June Belfie is addicted to writing. Rarely does a day go by without Ms. Belfie spending time on her exciting new career.

A music major in school, she later turned to oil painting and sold many at her Inn in the Poconos, where she and her husband Jim spent eleven exciting years creating a get-away haven for weary New Yorkers and Philadelphians, as well as travelers from all walks of life. Ms. Belfie recently published her memoir about inn-keeping called, "Inn Sane," available now as an ebook or in paper.

"All About Grace" is a novel about a young law student who finds herself in turmoil over a major decision, which turns her life upside down. This is a Christian novel based on major social issues.

Ms. Belfie also writes Amish and inspirational fiction. The three-book series called, "The Zook Sisters of Lancaster County" has been on Amazon's 100 best ebook list for several months.

June Belfie's latest book is a continuation of the heartfelt Amish stories of Lancaster County. It is called, "Waiting for Belinda," Book One of "The Zooks Revisited." Belinda lives in Ohio, but due to her wayward behavior, ends up living with a family member in Pennsylvania. She is torn between the Amish lifestyle and that of her English friends.

Five e-book novels are available now through Desert Breeze Publishers. "A Long Way to Go" is a popular Christian novel about the 1843 expedition across the Oregon Trail. In October of 2013 it will become available in paper also. In February of 2014, two other titles will be published in paper as well. "Moving On," and "A Special Blessing for Sara."

"The Landlord" and "The Inn Game" are light romantic reads, available in ebook form.

Raising five children (all productive members of society - so far!) she's now enjoying the fruits of her labor - in the form of eight grandkids!

"God's been so good to me. I want to share His impact on my life with others. Every book has a message - some obvious - some more subtle."

June writes as if she herself is Amish. Her characters are so real and easy to relate to. This is one of the Amish fiction books that you just don't want to put down.
You will want to read this Series in order so that you can keep up with who everyone is. I recommend the whole series.
June knows her Amish history, it is not a bunch of unrealistic writing like a whole lot of the Amish fiction writers these days.
The Zook Sisters of Lancaster County is not a series to be missed.
I gave this book 5 stars. I recommend this book as well as the whole series.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.


  1. This is on my wish list. Would love to win!!! Thanks, Mary!!!

  2. June is a new author to me, would love to read her book.
    Great review, Mary.
    Carolyn Jefferson

  3. Another Amish book that I would absolutely love to read! It sounds great! I love your reviews Mary!

  4. Mary, wonderful review. Thanks for sending me a copy of this one!....

  5. I would love to win a copy of this book.

    Lourdes Montes

  6. Great reviews.Katie's Discovery sounds wonderful.Please me in contest.Thank you for the opportunity to win .I enjoy reading your books.

  7. I'd love a chance to win a copy. I love Amish fiction. Ü

  8. This is so nice because I was not familiar with this Amish writer. Amish Fiction is my favorite. And being as you gave it a 5 star review, it must be well worth reading!

  9. Wonderful review, Mary. I love Amish fiction, but June is a new author to me. Her books sound great. Would love to win. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson

  10. This sounds like a great read but this is what struck me the most about this post. When June said, "God's been so good to me. I want to share His impact on my life with others. Every book has a message - some obvious - some more subtle."

    Thanks for featuring this author and her books Mary. Thanks for your great review and giveaway.

    Judy B

  11. I haven't read anything by this author but it seems that she puts a lot of realism in her books. I like that every book carries a message. Thanks for the review and giveaway,Mary.

  12. I would really love to win and read this book. Love Amish fiction.

  13. Wonderful review and recommendation, Mary! I haven't read any of this author's books, but will definitely look into them.

  14. This sounds like a great book. Thank you for a wonderful review.

  15. June is a new author to me as well. This book and series sound very intriguing! Would love to win!

  16. Another good Amish book, tho I have not known about this author. But the review is good. I would like a chance to win it. Thanks mary.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  17. Like like like like alot good review !! Blessings,DanaGirl

    1. Dana GIRL, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!