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Vannetta Chapman

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Vannetta Chapman writes inspirational fiction full of grace. She has published over one hundred articles in Christian family magazines, receiving more than two dozen awards from Romance Writers of America chapter groups. She discovered her love for the Amish while researching her grandfather’s birthplace of Albion, Pennsylvania.

Her novel, Falling to Pieces, was a 2012 ACFW Carol Award winner for best mystery. All of her books have been Christian Book Distributor bestsellers. She currently writes Amish fiction for Abingdon Press, Zondervan, and Harvest House. Chapman lives in the Texas hill country with her husband.

For more information, visit her at www.VannettaChapman.com or blog with her at http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/. She can a...more


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A Simple Amish Christmas
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Falling to Pieces (Shipshew...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 621 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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A Perfect Square (Shipshewa...
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Christmas at Pebble Creek
3.55 of 5 stars 3.55 avg rating — 362 ratings — published 2013
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A Promise for Miriam (The P...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Material Witness (Shipshewa...
4.18 of 5 stars 4.18 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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A Home for Lydia (The Pebbl...
4.41 of 5 stars 4.41 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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A Wedding for Julia (The Pe...
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The Christmas Quilt
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Home to Pebble Creek
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Brownwood Quilters Guild Monthly Meeting Lecture
Author appearance, August 19, 2014 09:30AM
First Christian Church, Brownwood, Texas, 2411 Coggin Avenue, Brownwood, TX, US

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Pflugerville Quilt Guild
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Where Healing Blooms (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 11, 2014 04:09PM
Description: Emma’s garden provides a needed sanctuary as she strives to help a run-away teen and a broken family in her community. This is a novella from the collection An Amish Garden. It may be purchased as a collection or separately.
Murder Simply Brewed (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Feb 11, 2014 10:01AM
Description: When the coffee shop manager is murdered in Middlebury’s Amish Artisan Village, two women from different walks of life must join together to solve the mystery and in the process renew their faith in God’s promises.
A Wedding for Julia (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 17, 2013 09:30AM
Description: A Wedding for Julia, the third book in a romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, takes a last look at the Amish community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways. Julia Beechy is so stunned, she can hardly breathe. Her mother’s announcement that she must either marry or move from the family home upon her mother’s imminent death catches Julia by surprise. How can she leave the only home she has ever known? What about her dream of opening her own Plain café? When Caleb Zook offers support, comfort, and a solution, Julia is afraid to accept it. Can she marry someone she barely knows? Is it the right thing to do? Is this God’s plan for her future? Caleb thought his time for marrying was long past, but he feels a stirring in his heart he cannot shake for this beautiful, forlorn woman. Amid the circumstances of this life-altering decision, the people of Pebble Creek weather the worst storm to hit Wisconsin in the last hundred years. Where will Julia and Caleb be on the other side of it?
A Home for Lydia (Select)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 16, 2013 10:56AM
Description: A Home for Lydia, the second book in a new romantic series from popular author Vannetta Chapman, centers again on the Plain community of Pebble Creek and the kind, caring people there. As they face challenges to their community from the English world, they come together to reach out to their non-Amish neighbors while still preserving their cherished Plain ways. Aaron Troyer simply wants to farm like his father and grandfather before him. But instead he finds himself overseeing the family’s small group of guest cabins nestled along the banks of Pebble Creek. That also means he must work with the cabins’ housekeeper, Lydia Fisher. Lydia is the most outspoken Amish woman Aaron has ever met, and she has strong opinions about how the guest cabins are to be run. She also desperately needs this job. Though sparks fly between boss and employee at first, when the cabins are robbed, nothing is more important to Aaron than making sure Lydia is safe. Together they work to make the vacation property profitable, but can they find out the identity of the culprit before more damage is done? And is Lydia’s dream of a home of her own more than just a wish and a prayer?
Material Witness (Mystery & Thrillers)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 16, 2013 10:55AM
Description: Tragedy strikes on the opening night of the Fall Crafters Fair when a woman is killed in the parking lot of Daisy's Quilt Shop, and the only material witness is one of Melinda Byer's boys. The investigation takes a more bizarre turn when detective Shane Black becomes convinced the killer was actually after Callie. This time it's a madman loose in the largest crowd of the year, and he's looking for something or someone. If they can't figure out what, one of Deborah and Callie's close circle of friends may be next. Masked identities, antique quilts with hidden messages, an Amish boy whose handicap makes him stronger, one brave dog, and a possible hidden treasure ... this time it's nonstop action, danger, and a dash of romance.
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As usual, well written and interesting.
However, this was the least fav of my RPE books--possibly just the subject matter.
Nice details about Italy though!
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description: Join Vannetta Chapman at the Brownwood Quilters Guild meeting on August 19, 2014 at 9:30am. She will be lecturing the monthly guild on Amish Quilting. She will also have available her latest releases including Where Healing Blooms, from An Amish Garden series as well as Murder Simply Brewed.
The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
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Another excellent RPE book.
This time, he takes us deep into the Amazon jungle.
I've loved every Evans book I've read!
Don't Go by Lisa Scottoline
Don't Go
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This was my first Lisa Scottoline book, and I did enjoy it.
Definitely, it kept me guessing about "Who did it" until the end.
I would prefer a lead character who was a little SMARTER, but I suppose you can't have everything.
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Missing You
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Ill Wind by Kevin J. Anderson
Ill Wind
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As usual, this was well done.
I especially liked the setting - which was Mesa Verde.

DISCLAIMER: minor instances of language
U is for Undertow by Sue Grafton
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I like Sue Grafton's mysteries.
They're well laid out, and the main character is one I like a lot!
I stayed up late finishing this one, then realized there was a BIG question unanswered.
But I won't spoil it for you ...

DISCLAIMER: Some adult content.
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'You're in my heart, Samuel.”
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“Things change, but sometimes our perception of them stays the same.”
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“You know, sometimes all you need is twenty seconds of insane courage. Just literally twenty seconds of just embarrassing bravery. And I promise you, something great will come of it.”
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“we must seize life because we never know how much of it remains for us, that faith is the antidote to despair and that laughter is the music of faith.”
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“Art should be a place of hope.”
Stephen King, Duma Key

“For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)”
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Pamela Hey Vannetta...Thanks for accepting my friend request.


Vannetta Chapman Nearly done with my Plain School at Pebble Creek manuscript. I love popping into GoodReads and seeing how much pp enjoy reading! It's very encouraging at the end of a long project!


Vannetta Chapman Check out the Give-away I just posted . . . 10 copies of Falling to Pieces. : ) Good luck everyone. http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


Vannetta Chapman Am reading Last Light by Terri Blackstock. What a fabulous book!


Vannetta Chapman Looking forward to signing copies of Falling to Pieces this Saturday at The Colony Public Library, from 1-4. http://ntrls.tsl.state.tx.us/thecolon.... Would love to see you there if you are in the area. : )


Vannetta Chapman Do you think you know about the Amish? I post an Amish Myth Busters every weekend. Check it out! : )
http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/...


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Vannetta Chapman I'm proud as peaches to post this interview with ACFW. http://www.fictionfinder.com/author_i...\\\


Vannetta Chapman Looks like the ebook edition of Falling to Pieces is available today! WooHoo! http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Pieces-...


Vannetta Chapman 2 days left to sign up for the GoodReads give-away of FALLING TO PIECES. : ) good luck! ~V


Vannetta Chapman Congratulations to the winners of the 10 copies of Falling to Pieces. It's nice to see we had folks from a variety of states and even CANADA! : ) Copies will go out today or tomorrow. Thanks for playing along.


Vannetta Chapman If you won a copy of Falling to Pieces, they are mailing out today! (Yup, that's one day later than I thought ... blame the cats, my husband's broken toe or catching up from conference ... okay, or just blame me.) Thanks again for entereing, and I hope you enjoy the book!


Vannetta Chapman Check out the EVENTS added on my page ... lots of book signings and all of the stops from the Amish Country Holiday Book Tour. Hope to see you at one of them. : )


Vannetta Chapman Would love to see you at my signing at the Lifeway store in San Antonio Friday afternoon. Details under my events tab ...


Vannetta Chapman Just learned that Falling to Pieces has gone into it.s 2nd printing. Thank you all for reading and recommending this book to your friends!


Vannetta Chapman Tuesday, Nov. 15th in Sugarcreek with my friends Shelley Shepard Gray and Amy Clipston. Sounds SWEET. Hee hee. Get it? http://tusclibrary.org/content/branch...


Vannetta Chapman In just a few minutes I'll be on Book Club Girl radio with Amy Clipston and Shelley Shepard Gray. I'd love for you to pop in! http://www.blogtalkradio.com/book-clu...


Vannetta Chapman I.ll be signing in Bellevue, WA Saturday from 2.30 to 4.00 at the Westin. Lotta of authors. Details at http://www.gsrwa.org/conference.php


Vannetta Chapman $3.99 is the special price Amazon has set for Falling to Pieces ... since it was chosen as a Kindle 100 Pic! I'm so thrilled at this honor. You can get your copy at http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Pieces-... (and yes, B&N is matching the price).


Vannetta Chapman I'm signing books at the Lifeway Bookstore in Temple Texas on Saturday from 11-1. If you're in the area, I'd love to meet you.


Vannetta Chapman I am completely blown away by SK's new book. Excellent writing, and the lead character had me at page 1. <>


Vannetta Chapman A Simple Amish Christmas is free on Kindle ... I think this lasts through Sunday. So far B&N isn't matching the price, but usually they do. maybe they will in the next few hours.

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Vannetta Chapman THANK YOU all for reading. The current Amazon ranking for the Kindle version of Falling to Pieces is--

#1 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Mystery
#2 in Books > Christian Books & Bibles > Literature & Fiction > Fiction
#3 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction > Religious & Inspirational


Vannetta Chapman I'm signing books in east Texas on Friday and Saturday--at the Lifeway stores in Tyler, Longview and Texarkana. Details are on my facebook page and at http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/.... Would love to meet you if you are in the area.


Vannetta Chapman PARTY TIME! I.ve reached over 2000 friends on facebook and I want to say thank you, so we.re having a party Tuesday night from 8-9 Texas time (central time). I.ll be giving away gifts every 10 minutes ... Just be present and comment. hope to see you there. http://www.facebook.com/VannettaChapm...


Vannetta Chapman I wanted to take a moment to wish all of my GoodReads Friends a Merry Christmas! I pray you have your friends close to you, your family closer, and that your heart is filled by the peace brought by the Christ Child. ~V


Vannetta Chapman I added Chapter One of both A Simple Amish Christmas and Falling to Pieces under my WRITING section. I hope you'll check them out. : ) Merry Christmas, ya'll.


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Beth Hi Vanetta,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow author, mysteries in my case. Merry Christmas!


Vannetta Chapman A Simple Amish Christmas is once again free in ALL e-reader formats! (for a limited time)


Vannetta Chapman Beth wrote: "Hi Vanetta,
Thanks for sending a Goodreads friend request to this fellow author, mysteries in my case. Merry Christmas!"


Hey Beth! Great to see you here. You certainly have a lot of mysteries out. Don't you? Congratulations. : ) I'm only on my 2nd. lol. Each one is even more fun than the last, I'm sure!


Vannetta Chapman I see GoodReads has added A Promise for Miriam to my page. This will be my first book with Harvest House and releases this summer. It's an Amish romance set in Wisconsin. I'm totally excited about it, as I was able to go to Wisconsin and research one room schoolhouses before writing it. I hope you enjoy it.


Vannetta Chapman My first Amish murder mystery was picked to be a part of WBCL's January FictionFIX. "Mid-Morning gives away several fiction titles every month." WBCL is a Christian radio network based in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Details at --
http://www.wbcl.org/programs/mid-morn...

Follow the above link to enter and win.


Vannetta Chapman Everyone has a different path to that first novel being published--this was mine. http://www.examiner.com/christian-wri...


Vannetta Chapman A re-post from Family Fiction: vote for YOUR favorite Christian fiction of 2011! We're looking for the best writers of Amish fiction, suspense, YA, romance, speculative fiction, and more -- plus your favorite movie of the year!
http://www.familyfiction.com/news/vot...


Vannetta Chapman I'll be signing advanced copies of A Perfect Square at the American Library Association's mid-winter convention on Saturday from noon to 1. Stop by the Zondervan booth if you're at the convention! I'd love to meet you.


Vannetta Chapman My CLASH with Beth Wiseman. : ) http://www.clashofthetitles.com/2012/...


Vannetta Chapman Started The Hunger Games. Reisted as long as I could .... And yes, I'm hooked from the start!


Vannetta Chapman Giving away 5 Advanced Reader Copies of A Perfect Square. Details on my blog. : )- http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/


Vannetta Chapman I just added chapter one under my WRITING ... if you'd like a sneak peak of A Perfect Square. I hope you enjoy it! http://www.goodreads.com/story/show/2...


Vannetta Chapman I'm giving away 5 Advanced Reader Copies of A PERFECT SQUARE. Drawing at 6 pm (CST) tonight. http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/...


Vannetta Chapman Received my author copy of A Perfect Square today. They'll be shipping from the warehouse soon! : )-


Vannetta Chapman I've been SCRIBD! Thanks for Zondervan for posting the first 50 pages of A Perfect Square. You can read it here: http://zndr.vn/yjfyvN


Vannetta Chapman FUN TIMES NEWS ALERT: I have a new contest starting THIS Friday. It will be my biggest contest yet! More details on the way, but I can tell you that the grand prize winner will receive a Kindle Fire loaded with some great Amish fiction novels!


Vannetta Chapman It's a SALE. Book 1 in my Shipshe Amish mystery series is $2.99 on Kindle and Nook! I suppose SOMEONE wants you to read book 1, and be ready for Book 2. : ) Sounds like a plan. If you don't have an e-reader, these can be read on your computer ...
Here's the Amazon link. http://www.amazon.com/Falling-Pieces-... And here's the Nook link. http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/falli...


Vannetta Chapman I'm signing books from 5.30 - 6.30 in Shreveport, LA this afternoon. Book signing is open to the public. If you're in the area ... Come on out! http://nolastars.com/conference/


Vannetta Chapman To celebrate the release of A Perfect Square (ebook 3-6, paper 3-31), Zondervan is giving away a Kindle Fire, preloaded with Amish fiction by myself and Amy Clipston. I hope you'll enter, and feel free to share with others as well. You can have one entry for each week! Details at http://www.facebook.com/VannettaChapm...


Vannetta Chapman It's here. It's here. It's finally here. : ) http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/...


Vannetta Chapman I have my winners from my Goodreads Giveaway for A Perfect Square. Congratulations to Amanda, Twyla, Natasha, Steve, and Rhonda. I will put your books in the mail as soon as I receive my author copies. : ) Everyone else, watch my facebook page and blog ... I'll be giving away many more this month!


Vannetta Chapman Tick. Tock. You have until 8 Friday morning to enter your name in the first week of my Kindle Fire contest. If you don't want to write a paragraph .... leave your name. : ) http://www.facebook.com/vannettachapm...


Vannetta Chapman Zondervan asked me to write a blog ... so I wrote a shot piece on why readers love Amish fiction. I hope you'll check it out. Here it is: http://zndr.vn/w6VpfO


Vannetta Chapman I'm giving away a copy of Magaret Daley's book Saving Hope on my blog. Hurry over today. This is a short give-away ... 24 hours. : ) http://vannettachapman.wordpress.com/.


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