Book Spotlight: Amish Christmas Escape

Guest Post: From Dana R. Lynn, Author of Amish Christmas Escape, titled " When I Became a Reader" + Check out the Giveaway via Justread Tours!

Amish Christmas Escape JustRead Blog Tour

Welcome to the Blog Tour for Amish Christmas Escape by Dana R. Lynn, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


Amish Christmas Escape Title: Amish Christmas Escape
Series: Amish Country Justice #12
Author: Dana R. Lynn
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: November 23, 2021
Genre: Christian Romantic Suspense

Hiding in Amish country may not be enough to save her… In a killer’s sights after she witnesses her sister’s murder, Christy O’Malley’s only option is to flee to Amish country—and the estranged husband she left behind. But there’s something Sam Burkholder doesn’t know—they have a daughter. With enemies closing in, Sam will do anything to protect Christy and their little girl…but can he forgive the past for a chance to be a family for Christmas? From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

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Dana R. Lynn

Dana R. Lynn is a USA Today Bestselling author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenaged children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night.

Dana is an avid reader, loves cats and thinks chocolate should be a food group. She is a Selah Award winner, a Holt Medallion Finalist, and a New England Reader’s Choice Award winner. In addition, her books have been on the Publisher’s Weekly Best Selling list multiple times. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. She enjoys engaging with readers and can be found on social media or contacted via her website

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The Day I Became a Reader

If you walked into my house, you would know a booklover lived here due to the books in every room. In fact, some of my bookshelves look like they are 30 seconds away from collapsing, they are so full. And that doesn’t include the books on devices.

It might shock some to know I have not always been in love with the written word. I remember going to library each week in school and being (dare I say it?) B-O-R-E-D. It’s so hard to write that and not wince, but it’s true.

Don’t get me wrong. I loved it when my mom or the teacher read to me. That was fine. But I had no interest in reading a book myself.

That all changed in second grade. My family had moved to a house on the same street as the public library. One summer day, my mother took my brothers and I for a walk to the library to get our own library cards. Then she told me to pick out a couple of books, and I had to read them.

I grabbed two with pretty covers. I never even read the back blurb. At home, I started flipping through the pages, and before I knew it, I was hooked. It was a story of a young girl whose mother was diagnosed with cancer. My grandmother had recently died from cancer. I sobbed my way through this book. I had seen myself in the pages.

By the time it ended, I couldn’t wait to go back to the library and find more treasures. By the time I was in 8th grade, I was gathering as many books as I could read, in every genre possible. I read science fiction and fantasy, historical fiction, romance and all it’s subgenres, young adult… I read it all. Truth be told, I read some books that I probably shouldn’t have at my age.

There are some series that I read as a teenager which I bought and still own today. Anne of Green Gables. The Emily of New Moon trilogy. The Riftwar Cycle by Raymond E. Feist.

My Aunt Norma further encouraged me. When she realized I loved swoonworthy romances with Happy Ever Afters, she started collecting her category books as she read and placing them in boxes. Once she’d filled two boxes, she’d send them my way, from Minnesota to Illinois. I loved coming home from school and finding those boxes on my front porch! My 3rd book, Plain Target, was dedicated to her memory.

And this lifelong love of reading all began with a simple trip to get a library card.

That was forty plus years ago. I don’t recall the title, but I will never forget the story that was the catalyst for my love of reading.


(1) winner will receive a copy of Amish Christmas Escape and a $10 Amazon gift card (US print, outside of US e-book)!

Amish Christmas Escape JustRead Giveaway

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway began at midnight November 30, 2021 and lasts through 11:59 PM EST on December 7, 2021. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US print, outside of US e-book. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.

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