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NEW!!  Audio Book Versions of The Amish Heiress and The Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch. Click on the picture and pick up your copy on Amazon !

NEW!! Find out how to publish your own book. Click on Cracking The Indie Egg Cover to get your copy.

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Patrick E. Craig’s stories are an uplifting exploration of deep and growing faith in the midst of trials and desperate situations. They are a new and different approach to contemporary Amish fiction.
PATRICK E. CRAIG
PATRICK E. CRAIG

Amazon Best-selling author, Patrick E. Craig, is a lifelong writer and musician who left a successful performance career to concentrate on writing and publishing both fiction and non-fiction books. In November, 2011, Patrick signed a three book deal with Harvest House Publishers to publish his “Apple Creek Dreams” series. His latest books, “The Amish Heiress” and “The Amish Princess”, published by P&J Publishing, have both spent time on the best seller lists on Amazon. Both books were recently purchased by Harlequin Publishing for their new Walmart Amish promotion series. Patrick lives in Idaho with his wife, Judy. They have two married children and five grandchildren. Patrick is represented by the Steve Laube Agency.

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NEW BOOK! | Cracking The Indie Egg

A RECIPE FOR PUBLISHING YOUR OWN BOOK

There has been a radical shift in the publishing industry in the last several years. Because of hiccups in the economy resulting in declines in book sales, the advance of technology and the demise of many brick-front book stores, it has become more difficult than ever to get published in the traditional way. Traditional publishers simply do not have the sales they once had, so the barriers to getting a contract to publish your book have been set so high that an unknown author has little hope of getting a book deal. These days, unless you have a well-known agent or a large platform and an existing fan base, publishing houses usually will not accept your manuscript. But you already knew that, didn’t you? So, what can you do? Read this book to find out.

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BOOK ONE | CRACKING THE INDIE EGG
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The Amish Heiress | AmishPLUS Suspense

BOOK ONE|THE PARADISE CHRONICLES|SEVEN MONTHS ON THE AMAZON BEST SELLER LISTS

Rachel Hershberger’s life in Paradise, Pennsylvania is far from happy. Her papa struggles with a terrible event from the past, and his emotional instability has created an irreparable breach between them. Rachel’s one desire is to leave the Amish way of life and Paradise forever. Then her prayers are answered. Rachel discovers that the strange, key-shaped birthmark above her heart identifies her as the heir to a vast fortune left by her Englischer grandfather, Robert St. Clair. If Rachel will marry a suitable descendent of the St. Clair family, she will inherit an enormous sum of money. But Rachel does not know that behind the scenes is her long-dead grandfather’s sister-in-law, Augusta St. Clair, a vicious woman who will do anything to keep the fortune in her own hands. As the deceptions and intrigues of the St. Clair family bind her in their web, Rachel realizes that she has made a terrible mistake. But has her change of heart come too late?

BOOK ONE | THE PARADISE CHRONICLES
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The Amish Princess | AmishPLUS Historical

BOOK TWO|THE PARADISE CHRONICLES|A TALE OF THE EARLY AMERICAN AMISH

Opahtuhwe, White Deer, is the beautiful daughter of the most powerful Chief of the Delaware tribe. She is revered by her people as a true Indian Princess. Everything changes when the murderous renegade Ehèntawisèk brings three Amish prisoners to the Delaware camp. The only survivors of the brutal massacre of most of the Hershberger family perpetrated by the renegade known as Scar, Jonathan and Joshua Hershberger are twin brothers that Ehèntawisèk is determined to adopt and teach the Indian way. The third prisoner is Jonas Hershberger, who has been made a slave because he would not defend his family against the Indians who murdered his wife, two daughters and younger son. White Deer is drawn to Jonathan but his hatred of the Indians causes him to push her away. Joshua’s gentle heart and steadfast refusal to abandon the Amish faith lead White Deer to a life-changing decision and rejection by her people. In the end, White Deer must choose between the ways of her people and her new-found faith. And complicating it all is her undying love for the man who can only hate her.

BOOK TWO | THE PARADISE CHRONICLES
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Coming in 2018 | The Mennonite Queen

BOOK THREE|THE PARADISE CHRONICLES|A TALE OF THE BIRTH OF THE HERSHBERGER FAMILY

Princess Isabella has been raised to a life of great wealth and leisure in the Polish Royal Court. She is destined to marry a king. But fate or divine providence intervenes when she meets Johann Hershberger, the young Anabaptist stable-hand who works for her father. His strength, kindness, and faith win her heart and together they flee to the city of Meunster, Germany, where a great revolution is underway. The Anabaptists, under Jan Mathys, have taken over the city and declared it the Kingdom of God on earth. Isabella and Johann are married and Johann joins in the revolution. But the excesses and sins of the leaders soon turn him away to the path of peace taught by Menno Simons. The Hershbergers try to escape, but the city is surrounded by the troops of the Catholic Bishop Prince, Franz von Waldek, who has been paid by Isabella’s father to return the princess at all costs. At the height of the battle, Isabella and Johann and their infant son are captured by von Waldek, and Isabella must make a choice that could change the course of European history.

BOOK THREE | THE PARADISE CHRONICLES

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Christian Books that Inspire, Challenge and Uplift

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Presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ as clearly, succinctly and understandably as we can while striving to preserve our wonderful language.

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Apple Creek Dreams

 POSTS FROM THE BLOG

The Departure

Jenny sighed again as Jonathan crowded back into her thoughts.  She stood up, grabbed an empty box and quickly put the letterbox and the rest of the items from the dresser top into it.  Then [...]

Choices

Sometimes I think that life is like a rushing river that begins its journey high in the mountains, tumbles down over jagged rocks, rushes headlong over cliffs, and pours booming through the portals of nameless [...]

Prayer

  Prayer is a wonderful gift that God has given to His children.  As we pray we must believe that God has placed a force in our hands that can shake the very heavens and [...]

The Hideout

Jorge and Luis hurried down the stairs to the door at the bottom.  A faint glow was coming up over the trees as they stepped out into the ravine. "It's going to be dawn in [...]

The Long And Winding Road

When Johnny awoke the room was pitch black and for a moment he panicked.  He didn't know where he was, and the darkness and the stale smells were crushing down on him.  It felt like [...]

Foundations

            Jerusha thought about the dreams and nightmares that had plagued Jenny all her life.  Often in the early days, when Jerusha had awakened to the sound of her adopted daughter screaming in the night, [...]

The Paradise Chronicles

POSTS FROM THE BLOG

A Two-Edged Sword

March 17th, 2015|5 Comments

Two weeks later, Daniel was hanging around outside the post office. He had checked for a reply from Rachel as often as he could for the last week, but he had received nothing. Several Amish [...]

Many Sorrows

November 18th, 2014|2 Comments

Rachel looked up. Jenny stood in the doorway of her room looking at the half-packed suitcase on the bed. Rachel saw the look on her mama's face, but she steeled herself against it and continued [...]

Daniel’s Heart

September 5th, 2014|1 Comment

Daniel King stood on the high knoll behind his father’s house. It was just before dawn on an early April morning. Far away to the east a dark row of trees marked the horizon. Long, [...]

Painful Days

July 8th, 2014|4 Comments

The grey-green sea rolled in long, choppy swells beneath the boat. The waves were endless, moving toward him out of the mist and disappearing away toward the unseen horizon. It was dark, so dark, and [...]