Welcome JENNY’S CHOICE – We Have Winners!!!

||Welcome JENNY’S CHOICE – We Have Winners!!!

Welcome JENNY’S CHOICE – We Have Winners!!!

The Apple Creek Dreams series is not your usual light-hearted romance dressed in Amish clothing, but a well-thought out and uplifting exploration of deep and growing faith in the midst of trials and desperate situations. It is a new and different approach to contemporary Amish fiction.”
~Tenney Singer~

Jenny has arrived!

I am pleased to announce the release of JENNY’S CHOICE, the third and final book in the Apple Creek Dreams series.  In honor of the event I will be giving away a GRAND PRIZE: A complete signed set of the Apple Creek Dreams books – A QUILT FOR JENNA, THE ROAD HOME, and JENNY’S CHOICE.

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I will also be giving away THREE signed copies of JENNY’S CHOICE!

Jenny's ChoiceJust LEAVE A COMMENT on this post and I will pick a winner next week.

And a grateful THANKS to everyone who has helped to make Apple Creek Dreams a success!

Patrick E. Craig

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 chasms until at last it breaks free of the confines of harsh stone walls and finds a broad plain spread before it – and then the once chaotic millrace flows deep and quiet through lush, verdant meadows, between banks that hold it tenderly. 

The choices we make on the way to this place are usually made quickly and without thinking, like the one a boatman makes as his vessel poises on the brink before it plunges headlong into the rushing maelstrom of the rapids.  These are the choices we formulate in an instant that, if we live, we look back on and understand, with a quiet shudder in our soul, the eternal enormity of a moment.

         But even so, I think the choices we make as we drift in the place of safety and security are those that can be the most consequential.  For every soldier knows that it is in the lush growth beside a quiet river, or beneath the deep underbrush of a peaceful forest that the enemy is most likely to be hidden.

Choices – From The Journals of Jenny Hershberger – Jenny’s Choice

Jenny’s Choice by Patrick E. Craig – February 1, 2014

 

 

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  1. Teresa Sheroke January 31, 2014 at 7:10 am

    Would love to have these books!!

  2. Bonnie Traher January 31, 2014 at 7:11 am

    Would love to win. They look awesome.

  3. Jackie Tessnair January 31, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I would love to win this awesome giveaway.I would love to have signed copies of your books.Thanks for the chance.

  4. Misti grace January 31, 2014 at 7:13 am

    I would love to win.

  5. Sonja January 31, 2014 at 7:17 am

    I can honestly say that after your one of your books, I want to read everything of yours that I can get my hands on. I loved your writing style!

  6. Ruth Sacks January 31, 2014 at 7:32 am

    Patrick love your books, have Jenny’s Choice pre-ordered and can’t wait till tomorrow to get it. Thanks Ruthie

  7. Tina Watson January 31, 2014 at 7:34 am

    I loved “A Quilt for Jenna” and would love to win the complete set to add to my collection of Amish books.

  8. Ellen Dix Wycuff January 31, 2014 at 7:56 am

    I have truly enjoyed the first books in the series and long forward.to Jenny’s Choice and more books you write.to come. Thanks for.an opportunity to win the series

  9. Donna Harmon January 31, 2014 at 7:59 am

    Would so love to win a set of you books. I loved A Quilt For Jenna and can’t wait to read the rest of the series. Thank you!

  10. Wen Dee January 31, 2014 at 8:01 am

    I can’t wait to read this book and would love to win an autographed copy. Congrats on your new book!

  11. Mallory Fry January 31, 2014 at 8:04 am

    I have not unfortunately been able to read any of the Apple Creek Dreams saga yet, but I am obsessed with Amish fiction and would be honored to be chosen as a winner! I would treasure these books forever, and would keep reading them until they fall apart! Please choose me, thank you so very much for this giveaway Patrick, and God bless!

  12. Amyc January 31, 2014 at 8:09 am

    Congrats on the new release! Sounds like it will be a good read ! 🙂

  13. Judi Matoushek January 31, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I am excited to start reading your work! I’d be so happy to win this trilogy!!

  14. Faye Simer January 31, 2014 at 8:13 am

    I have yet to read one of your books . This would give me a great start. Thanks !

  15. mary ellen ashenfelder January 31, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Wonderful giveaway, Patrick !! Would love to add these books to my collection. Please accept my entry. Thank you so much.

  16. angela chesnut January 31, 2014 at 8:44 am

    would love to win.

  17. Rikki Andrews January 31, 2014 at 8:45 am

    Patrick, Congrats! Blessings on your new release.

  18. Lanis Lilly January 31, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Can’t wait to put Jenny’s Choice on my Kindle tomorrow. Thanks for the great read!!!

  19. Carol Bradford January 31, 2014 at 8:52 am

    Patrick, I’m sorry to say I’ve not read one of your books yet, but am really looking forward to it. The series sounds very good and when I read them I will start with book 1. It’s really nice to see your posts on fb and sometimes comment on them. Keep up the good work and keep the books coming.

    Would very much love to add these books to my collection. Thank you so much for your positive posts!

  20. Marsha Hedglin January 31, 2014 at 9:03 am

    Patrick,Im so excited that Jenny’s Choice is coming out at last! Can’t wait to read it! I’d sure love to have a set of this series. 🙂 Great giveaway!

  21. samm January 31, 2014 at 9:10 am

    hey, if I could be a winner it’s only gonna cost you the first two books…:)

  22. Tenney Singer January 31, 2014 at 9:17 am

    I loved these books. I would give them as gifts, since I already have them. Good work, Pat. I look forward to the next series.

  23. Mary K Troyer Rabatin January 31, 2014 at 9:54 am

    So true the choices we make do lead to consequences we never know till it’s done & over . The brave go head on into what ever to save another . A little boy saved some of his family then went back to save his disabled Grand Parent . He lost his life & is now remembered as a hero . God Bless this little one .
    Thanks for writing these good books that have brought me many hours of enjoyment . I would love to win A complete signed set of the Apple Creek Dreams books to share with others in my family who also love to read & will enjoy your books as much as I do .

  24. Brian Chock January 31, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Congratulations on your book release. I am looking for something for our 11-year-old, adopted daughter, Zoe and I think she might take well to this serie s. We have the Mystery of Ghost Dancer Ranch book and she loved that one. With the abuse she went through before the Lord gave her to us, reading about a woman standing in the faith and making right decisions would be a perfect blessing for her.

  25. Judy January 31, 2014 at 10:37 am

    Oh, this would be a wonderful Valentine’s gift to me!!! I must admit that I have never read any of your writings. Just discovered your books from Vannetta Chapman’s Facebook post. Would love to win and be a reader of your writings. They sound wonderful.

  26. Ann Kietzman January 31, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I would love to read your books.

  27. Ida Payton January 31, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Hi Patrick. I LOVE AMISH FICTION but I have never read any of your books. Would love to win. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  28. Jan Hall January 31, 2014 at 11:51 am

    I like what you said.” a well-thought out and uplifting exploration of deep and growing faith in the midst of trials and desperate situations.” I am sure I could learn a lot and get some tools to help me. Thank you for a wonderful giveaway.

  29. Linda Horin January 31, 2014 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!

  30. Sarah Bailey January 31, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    I’d so love to win a set, I’ve read the other two and loaned them out so a signed set would be awesome!

  31. Vera Godley January 31, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    While I have a copy of Jenny’s Choice (and will review soon) and while I also read/reviewed A Quilt for Jenna, I would love to win a book or the set of books and have you send them to a friend who has been the caregiver of her husband for over 20 years. She could use the “lift” of reading them.

  32. Kenneth Bakke January 31, 2014 at 2:08 pm

    Well, you muust be writer, anyone who can construct a gramatically correct, long sentence like this ‘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 chasms until at last it breaks free of the confines of harsh stone walls and finds a broad plain spread before it – and then the once chaotic millrace flows deep and quiet through lush, verdant meadows, between banks that hold it tenderly.’, must be a writer!

  33. Joyce Marie Sheldon January 31, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Congratulations! The release of a new book is like the birthing a baby – months of work and anticipation – all well worth it!

    Blessings,
    Joy

  34. Cathy Carruthers January 31, 2014 at 2:11 pm

    Patrick I can’t wait Jenny’s Choice. I really liked the others in the Apple Creek Dream series. Thanks for having a give away.

  35. Bobbi Carpenter January 31, 2014 at 2:20 pm

    Hi Patrick –
    I just finished reading Jenny’s Choice. It was wonderful! I haven’t read the two prior books, but they are a must read now. I just fell in love with your characters. Review to follow shortly. Thank you again!

  36. Evangelist Dan Goodwin January 31, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    If the book is half as inspiring as the covers, the books are sure to be winners! How wonderful it is to see good wholesome literature! I plan to read this series and share your work with others.
    May the Lord bless,

  37. Kathy Collard Miller January 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Congratulations! I’d love to win!

  38. Teri Lyle January 31, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats on your release!

  39. Lisa Garrity January 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    I’m excited for the release of the third book so that I can read the entire trilogy without stopping! Thanks for the opportunity!

  40. Barb Wagner January 31, 2014 at 2:39 pm

    Congratulations on finishing Jenny’s Choice

  41. Susan Fletcher January 31, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    I just found your blog. I haven’t had the opportunity to read any of your books, but I would sure love to! I enjoy learning about authors I’m not familiar with. Thanks!

  42. Jamie Kindt January 31, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    Congratulations on your book release.

  43. Heather Featherston January 31, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Congrats on your books and success! Would love to be your giveaway winner so I can share them with a nonbeliever friend! Have a wonderful weekend!

  44. Donna Kelley January 31, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    I have read information about the Amish, but I have never read fiction about the Amish. It sounds very appealing to get a view of their lifestyles from inside their heads.

  45. Barbara Thompson January 31, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    I love Amish fiction and would love to win your books. Thank you for the opportunity of this giveaway!

  46. Anita Estes January 31, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    This is the only kind of Amish I would read. Your writing is lush.

  47. Melody Twigg January 31, 2014 at 4:14 pm

    I plan to read the complete set of the Apple Creek Dreams series whether I’m a winner or not, but it would definitely be an honor to be the recipient of either the signed set or the signed copy of Jenny’s Choice.

  48. Patrick E. Craig January 31, 2014 at 4:39 pm

    🙂

  49. Betty January 31, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Three cheers for pastor-writers! May your stories speak to many hearts.

  50. Charlotte January 31, 2014 at 5:23 pm

    Clean, wholesome, uplifting, educational. Refreshed reading. I appreciate your offer of these gifts

  51. Maxie Anderson January 31, 2014 at 6:47 pm

    Hello Patrick. I love your description at the start of this post. Beautifully told. I love all of the covers and the titles of this series. And, congratulations on this latest release. I’m sure it is satisfying to hold another new book of yours in your hands and know that there will be many people enjoying the story you have worked many hours to provide for them. I know I want to read them all. I would be very happy to win your book set or even Jenny’d Choice. Thanks for a choice. Maxie
    mac262(at)me(dot)com

  52. Sonia Parham January 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Patrick, what an awesome giveaway! I would love each one. 🙂

  53. Phyllis Lopez January 31, 2014 at 9:12 pm

    I would love to win these as I descend from The Amish in Pa.

  54. Bonnie Swiney February 1, 2014 at 5:24 am

    This would be an amazing gift to win. Thank you for all that you do. God Bless!!!!

  55. Cathy Messecar February 1, 2014 at 5:36 am

    Hmmm. Patrick. I’m always eager to read some author’s work that I haven’t experienced before. Please enter my name in your contest. As a fellow author of nonfiction, I know writing is real work. Congratulations on finishing this series. What an accomplishment.

  56. Judy Pencek February 1, 2014 at 7:19 am

    I have just found my dad’s birthday gift. Of course I will need to read them first- like sampling the cookies before you serve them. Yummy! Can’t wait.

  57. Cheryl Baranski February 1, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Congratulations on the release of Jenny’s Choice.
    I so love your books! Your writing captures my
    attention so I don’t want to put the book down until
    I am done!
    Would so love to win!
    Keep up the wonderful writing!
    Cheryl B

  58. Susan Fletcher February 1, 2014 at 9:56 am

    I’d love a chance at winning this book. I just found you on facebook and your blog. I haven’t read any books by you yet.

  59. Jacob S, Wells February 1, 2014 at 11:30 am

    I like what you said about choices. This should prove to be an inspirational read. If we want to follow Christ, he said we have to take up our cross daily, and that means we are moment by moment making decisions to keep our flesh on the cross and letting Him guide and empower our lives.

  60. Linda Marie Finn February 1, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Totally awesome Patrick, celebrating with you brother ! Would love to have the whole set signed !!!! Today is your day !!! Going now to add your books to my FB page for Faithful Acres Books !!!!
    Blessings
    Linda Marie Finn

  61. Chris Granville February 1, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Great job You finished the series!
    The series sounds great
    but most of all I want to wish you a terrific, God-blessed day
    Chris Granville

  62. Chris Granville February 1, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    And I landed here by Linda’s Link

  63. Carol Carman February 1, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    I agree 100% with Kenneth Bakke! That’s only ONE of the reasons it’s a real joy to read books that you’ve written. You make the reader feel like they stepped right into the characters’ lives. And it’s exciting! I would love to read this series.

  64. Diana Montgomery February 1, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Sounds like a wonderful series. Looking forward to reading. Thanks for a great giveaway. Whats next in your writing?
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym11@frontier.com

  65. Pat Moore February 1, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Please enter me in the drawing. I just bought my first book by you this week and have to start as soon as I read the book I’m on. Its, THE ROAD HOME. Should be starting it in about an hour. Will be through with a book by Laura Frantz “Courting Marrow Little”. Different genres but both are good authors.

  66. Ida Payton February 1, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    It would be wonderful to win

  67. Janna February 1, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Thank you for opportunity. Would love to win.

  68. Becky Pound February 1, 2014 at 5:20 pm

    Count me in! Would love to win the set. Thank you for good clean books to read!! So excited to see your new book!

  69. Patrick E. Craig February 1, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    🙂

  70. Mary Lou Kwiatkowski February 1, 2014 at 7:50 pm

    I would so love to win this wonderful series although I have never read any of your books. This would be the perfect opportunity to start reading them. I love the way you describe how these books differ from the other typical romance Amish books. Thanks so much for this contest and I do wish I could win. Sincerely, Mary Lou K flowersmarylou85@gmail.com

  71. Janet Estridge February 1, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    Thanks for giving me the opportunity to win your books. We have a great collection of Amish books in the Church Library. Feel free to check out our webpage. http://www.churchatthemall.com/library

  72. Cindi Altman February 2, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Winning your books would so wonderful. I’ve heard a lot of great things about this series.
    Please enter my name in the drawing.
    Thank you!

  73. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:12 am

    Thank you!

  74. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Ruthie, enjoy!

  75. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Hard to resist, Mallory 🙂

  76. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:14 am

    Enjoy!

  77. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:17 am

    P.S. Ken – I learned that from Jack Hayford…

  78. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Joy, so nice to hear from you!

  79. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:20 am

    Thank you, Cheryl!

  80. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Thank you, Chris – May you also enjoy a blessed day!

  81. Patrick E. Craig February 2, 2014 at 7:24 am

    Diana,
    I’m currently working on THE PARADISE CHRONICLES. It’s a series of books “written” by our own Jenny Hershberger. They are romantic fiction of course but again they will be explorations of deep and growing faith in the midst of trials and desperate situations. 🙂 The series will include; THE AMISH HEIRESS, THE AMISH PRINCESS, and THE MENNONITE QUEEN.

  82. Kelly Youngblood February 2, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    A friend invited me to your page. I would love to win! Thank you for the chance!
    Blessings!

  83. Ida Davis February 2, 2014 at 10:54 pm

    i hope i aint to late to enter i would love to win these i have Jenny’s Choice. i would a sign copy thanks n God bless u houswife@gmail.com

  84. Rachel February 3, 2014 at 7:57 am

    I would LOVE to win this set. I found the first book at the library but they don’t have the second one and no idea of when they might have it.

    God Bless!

  85. Cheryl Callan February 5, 2014 at 7:40 am

    I would love a chance to win. I love Amish books..

  86. Carol Carman February 18, 2014 at 9:00 am

    Two things I find interesting in Patrick’s books are his ability to “transport” you there and insert you right into the middle of his characters’ lives, AND his attention to historical detail, which is not only interesting but educational as well. It’s never too late to learn! Fascinating!

  87. Diana Montgomery February 18, 2014 at 11:55 am

    Would love to win the set. I don’t have them in print. I find the amish amusing their life style and their closeness to God.
    Blessings
    Diana
    joeym1(at)frontier(dot)com

  88. Patrick E. Craig February 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    This contest is over, Diana, but you can enter another for a complete set on Vera Godley’s blogsite at:
    http://chatwithvera.blogspot.com/2014/02/jennys-choice-apple-creek-dreams-series.html

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