Author Anna Schmidt has not one, but two new Amish fiction titles on shelves: Family Blessings (Love Inspired Historical), the second volume in her Amish Brides of Celery Fields series; and A Stranger’s Gift (Barbour Books), the first volume in her new series Women of Pinecraft. Her historical series Amish Brides of Celery Fields is set in Florida in the early 20th century and follows the lives of a group of Amish women related by marriage as they each find their way in life and love.

Meanwhile, in A Stranger’s Gift: On the heels of a horrific hurricane, Hester Detlef, field director for the Mennonite Disaster Service, blows into the life of self-made, shunned Amish man John Hafner. Will she find a way through his shield and into his heart?

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About The Author

Anna began her writing career after receiving a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board and the National Endowment for the Arts to write a play about Holocaust survivors. She has taught at the college level, developed curricula for national university programs and been a speaker at workshops and seminars. Her "day job" is with an international pharmaceutical company handling public and corporate communications for its U.S. affiliate.