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Award-winning author Elizabeth Byler Younts writes historical fiction for Harper Collins/Thomas Nelson. She gained a worldwide audience through her first book Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl. She is also the author of the Carol award-winning novel The Solace of Water, critically-acclaimed novel The Bright Unknown, and The Promise of Sunrise series. She has consulted on Amish lifestyle and the Pennsylvania Dutch dialect for two award-winning television shows. Elizabeth lives in Central Pennsylvania with her husband, two daughters, and a small menagerie of well-loved pets.
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2014 Double RITA Finalist

Hi All!

My first shout-out here on GoodReads!

I'm excited to share that Promise to Return, my debut novel, is a finalist in 2 categories for a RITA Award!

Best First Book
Inspiration Romance

CONGRATS to the many other authors who are also finalists. It will be very exciting to learn more about the other authors and meet them in July in San Antonio when the winners are announced.

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The Solace of Water

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“Whose boys are those with the holes in their pants?"

I cringed. How would my grandpa answer such an embarrassing question?

"Those are my daughter's children, my grandchildren," Grandpa spoke as if he'd just been asked who had won first place in a foot race or just been baptized into the church.

"Those pants are very well ironed," the stranger said.”
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“As we moved I reminded myself of how God had taken care of us when I thought all was lost. Maybe this was like a bird’s life—moving from one tree to the next and always singing their song no matter where they were perched.”
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“The day smelled like lemon meringue and tree sap. I breathed it in, wanting the sweetness of it to consume me.”
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“Whose boys are those with the holes in their pants?"

I cringed. How would my grandpa answer such an embarrassing question?

"Those are my daughter's children, my grandchildren," Grandpa spoke as if he'd just been asked who had won first place in a foot race or just been baptized into the church.

"Those pants are very well ironed," the stranger said.”
Elizabeth Byler Younts, Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl

“Clean up a pigsty," she commented one evening, "and if the creatures in it still have pig-minds and pig-desires, soon it will be the same old pigsty again.”
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“I love old places,” she said. “They have weight to them. Sometimes New York feels so transitory. Even London with all its history doesn’t have the same feel as Scotland.”
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