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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 now write Inspirational Amish Romance. My goal is to write uplifting, inspiring stories with happy endings and hopeful messages. If my books make readers want to give themselves a big hug or jump up and down for joy, I’ve done my job. I am a member of Romance Writers of America and American Christian F...more


All the authors I know have a very distinct picture in their minds of what their characters look like before their books are ever written. I usually search the internet for faces that I want to represent my characters. I asked my Amish writer friends who would play the lead characters in their latest books. You will see that we’ve really done some serious thinking about this. I also asked every...

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“I cannot give up chasing after happiness simply because there might be pain down the road.”
Jennifer Beckstrand, Kate's Song

“Grief is a stern teacher, but I am confident I could not have learned some lessons in any other way. For that, I am grateful. Grateful to God for loving me enough to stretch me and push me and crush me, to refine me in the furnace of affliction, to force me to stretch my faith beyond what I could see.
God loves me more than I can possible comprehend. He watches over me. He watches over all of us. But if the way were easy, how could we grow into who He wants us to be? How could our faith become unshakable?”
Jennifer Beckstrand, Kate's Song

“Every choice involves some kind of pain. Choosing one path means rejecting another along with everything down it.”
Jennifer Beckstrand, Kate's Song

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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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