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Jennifer Beckstrand

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I grew up with a steady diet of William Shakespeare and Jane Austen. After all that literary immersion, I naturally decided to get a degree in mathematics, which came in handy when one of my six children needed help with homework. After my fourth daughter was born, I started writing. By juggling diaper changes, soccer games, music lessons, laundry, and two more children, I finished my first manuscript—a Western—in just under fourteen years.

I have always been fascinated by the Amish way of life and now write Inspirational Amish Romance. I am drawn to the strong faith of the Plain people and admire the importance they put on enduring family ties. I have visited and studied Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where I met with a bis
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Here is the recipe I promised from my Amish friend Priscilla Stoltzfus fromLancaster County, Pennsylvania. Her mother in-law makes this salad every Christmas.


Fancy Three-Layer Jell-O Salad


1st Layer:


3 cups water


2 3-oz. packages of lime Jell-O


1 20-oz. can crushed pineapple crushed, drained


2nd layer:


1 pint whipping cream


8 oz. cream cheese, softened


2 envelopes unflavored gelatin


Juice from the...

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Sherry Allred It is! And it looks like things are going marvelous for you!


Jennifer Beckstrand Sherry wrote: "Hi Jennifer! I just wanted to let you know that I am clearing out some inventory and have placed my novel, Corvette: The Courage of a Cowboy, on sale for only 99 cents! Many people have enjoyed thi..."

Thanks, Sherry. Hope your writing is going well!


Sherry Allred Hi Jennifer! I just wanted to let you know that I am clearing out some inventory and have placed my novel, Corvette: The Courage of a Cowboy, on sale for only 99 cents! Many people have enjoyed this endearing story about a young bullrider who experiences some hard bucks that lead him to understanding his purpose in life! Check out this thrilling novel on the AMAZON site below; there are only 42 books left at that price. Have a wonderful day, and may you have the courage to dream and become all the magnificent things your heart desires.
Sincerely,
Sherry Allred; Author and screenwriter

Amazon site: http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listin...


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