Sunday, December 1, 2013

Waiting for Belinda By June B. Belfie GIVEAWAY!

Belinda Glick, a lovely Amish girl from Ohio, decides to explore the other world during the time of her Rumspringa. In her desire to ‘just have fun’ she risks having her naiveté challenged by Dan, a young college student. Her parents are distraught over their daughter’s rebellious behavior and decide to send her to Lancaster County, PA, to stay with her Aunt Emma and Uncle Gabe until she learns to behave with more maturity. The Zook family takes her under their wing and she finds herself needed when one of the Zook sisters gives birth. While in Pennsylvania, Belinda discovers a new crowd, but will she fit in with the English ways? How firm are her moral values? Strong enough to keep her pure? A young man she befriends speaks to her of his love, but who will win over the heart of this challenging young woman?
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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."

Well June has done it again penned what is one of the better Amish fiction books of this year. This is Book one of The Zook Family Revisited series.
If you have not read any of June's pervious books them you may want to start with this one.
You are sure to enjoy your trip to Lancaster Pennsylvania June writes in such a way that you think that you are right there in the pages of the book.
I recommend this book. I gave this book 4.5 stars.
I was given a copy of this book by the author for my honest review.


  1. I may have to go order a copy of this book sounds like a really good one. Thank you Mary.

  2. I didn't know there was an Amish author I was not familiar with, but I didn't know about this author. Sounds like a "good" read!

  3. I love, love, love Amish fiction! Would love to win a copy of this book! Thanks Mary for sharing your reviews!

  4. Oh! This is a different one! Wonderful review, Mary! I think you've just found me another new author to love!

  5. Sounds quite interesting. I will add this one to my list.

  6. Thank you for the great review. Sure want to read this one.

  7. Sounds like a really good book. Thanks, Mary for the great review.

  8. Another terrific review, Mary! Thank you for the introduction to June Belfie. I look forward to reading her books!

  9. Wonderful review Mary. Would sure love to win this one.

  10. Thanks for this review Mary. I haven't read anything by this author but would love to. But it sounds like a real good story. Please out my name in.
    Maxie mac262(at)me(dot)com

  11. Wonderful review, Mary. I haven't read anything by this author but this book sounds quite good. I love Amish reads.


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

  12. Great reviews.Waiting for Belinda sounds wonderful.Please enter me in contest.Thank you for the opportunity to win .I enjoy reading your books.

  13. I would love to win "Waiting for Belinda". It sounds excellent ! Plus I will get to know another author. I loved your review, Mary , and thank you for telling me about this contest and entering my post. You are so kind. I really would love to win this book. Sincerely, Mary Lou K

  14. This book sounds wonderful. Would love to read it. Great storyline. I kind of think we all have a little "Rumspringa" in us when we are young, just don't call it that. So this will be a great read. I am very sure!

  15. Thanks for the review. I love reading Amish fiction and June is a new author to me. I would love to read this book.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. I love Amish fiction and try to keep up with all the new books, but I miss the Zook family by June Belfie. Looking forward to reading this book. Loved your review, Mary. Thank you for the chance of this giveaway and please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson

  17. June Belfie is a new author to me, but this book is one I want to read.
    Thanks for great review Mary.
    Carolyn J.