Friday, March 24, 2017

Annie's Recipe by Lisa Jones Baker - Excerpt Tour and Giveaway

Annie’s Recipe
by Lisa Jones Baker


GENRE: Inspirational (Amish)



Annie Mast and Levi Miller were childhood best friends until his father was shunned. Now, 10 years later, Levi returns to Arthur, Il, and he and Annie discover their bond is as strong as ever. Soon they begin imagining a future together, but that's unlikely to happen. Levi is part of the English world, and Annie is Amish. But together, with love on their side, they may just find their way to an answered prayer.

Exclusive Excerpt 

Later that day, Levi stood before the vacant fifteen-acre plot of land he had always loved. Pebble Creek was in between Annie’s house and old Sam’s place.

To his chagrin, he couldn’t rid Annie from his mind. Ten years ago circumstances beyond his control had torn them apart. But right now he was focused on moving forward. A gentle smile tugged at the corners of his lips as he pictured an imaginary self-built, two-story house.

He could almost see shiny hardwood floorboards with glossy polish and could nearly hear dry wood crackle in the fireplace. Beautiful hand-picked stones he had selected himself hovered artistically above it.

He stepped slowly to avoid the uneven earth and made his way to the creek that divided this lot and Annie’s. When he stopped, his thoughts settled on his childhood best friend.

His heart skipped an excited beat. Her cheeks still turned red whenever she was embarrassed. He was sure she still spoke her mind. Absently, he wondered how she got along with other shy Amish girls.

That question prompted him to walk on. To his side, water cascaded over a small fall and into the main creek that wound its way through the hill. Central Illinois was completely flat. Except for this lot. The unusual landscape made it even more special and rare.

The place was magical. But the most memorable part of the day wouldn’t be the land. It would be the person he would meet. He looked off in the distance. Of course she’d always run late. His lips curved in amusement. Where was she?


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Lisa Jones Baker is a multi-published author with Kensington Books.  Her debut book of THE HOPE CHEST OF DREAMS series, REBECCA’S BOUQUET, won a Publishers Weekly starred review.  A former teacher with a BA degree in French education, Lisa has been on 5 out of 7 continents, is a dog lover, enjoys positive thinkers , volunteering in her church’s food pantry, and strong female characters.    

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Lisa will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Great to have you on my blog today.

  3. Nice insight into Levi!


  4. The excerpt and blurb sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway chance.

  5. Great post! I enjoyed the excerpt :). Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend!!

  6. What books are you looking to read in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

  7. Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  8. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!


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