Kelly Long continues her Patch of Heaven series with the second volume, Lilly’s Wedding Quilt (Thomas Nelson). Local Amish schoolteacher Lilly Lapp is tired of weddings, afraid of horses, and immersed in caring for her depressed mother. But when a handsome horse breeder rescues her from a dangerous accident, Lilly discovers a renewed interest in life and the possibility of love.
“I truly believe that [Amish fiction] is the emergence of a new literary subgenre—not just the hottest thing,” Kelly told Southern Belle Writer. “What Stephen Crane did for the western and Poe did for horror, writers like Beverly Lewis are doing to build the foundations of an enduring expansion in literature.”