CTRR AwardAs the youngest in the family growing up on a farm outside of Findlay, Ohio, Diane often acted out characters from her own stories in the backyard. In high school she was the student sitting in class with a novel hidden in front of her propped up textbook But then her passion for reading had to take a break during her college years. She then moved on to being a teacher wife and mother: And finally onto a writer of both fiction and nonfiction. To read a more detailed bio as well as anything else you would like to know about Diane check out her website bio page and have a look around the rest of her website as well.

I am a big fan of Amish romance. Just like so many others, their lifestyle fascinates me. The more I read, the more I find what Ms. Craver and others say is true, i.e. that each Amish order is different and hosts different rules, so some may be stricter than others. Reading A Joyful Break truly showed another side from what I have normally read. The struggles Rachel goes through make this story well worth reading, allowing the reader to connect with Rachel and others, as if it was their own life. Definitely a to-buy book.

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