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Apr 14, 2023

So, when I clicked in to chat with debut Amish Romance author, Christen Krumm, I had no idea what I was in for. How does a woman who has never read an Amish book get a contract for two in blind auditions? Listen in to learn how and to discover why I was sold on the book before I'd read a word!


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Why Did This YA Rom-Com Author Decide to Defect to Amish?

Amish fiction--tales of maidens in kapps, men in straw hats, and a life lived at a buggy's pace. Or so they say. When Christen Krumm's synopsis of On the Golden Cliffs described a fish-out-of-water story--kind of two of them in one--I knew I had to read it. Listening to her talk about the process by which she auditioned (talk about waiting until the last possible second!) only confirmed that.

Christen Krumm combines a social media influencer with an Amish novelist (shh... no one is supposed to know!) and throws them together. What isn't to love? What could be better?

Oh, I know... the fact that she's going to write TWO MORE BOOKS in this series. EEEP!

On the Golden Cliffs by Christen KrummOn the Golden Cliffs by Christen Krumm

One wrong post has sent influencer Lyla Taylor’s social media empire crashing to her feet. To save it, she’ll have to escape to rural Montana. Six weeks in a high-end spa won’t hurt…except, she’s not booked into a spa, but at a rustic Amish B&B. Suddenly, her roommates are raccoons, and her daily activities include hanging laundry. Thanks, but no thanks. Lyla is ready to hit delete and head back to civilization. 

Amishman Reuben Milner has a secret…one that could destroy his world. For now, however, he’s kept his life as a novelist under wraps, focusing on providing for his family after the tragic passing of his father. Renting the dawdi house seems the right move—until the wrong woman moves in. However, she comes with ideas to help improve their B&B, and that, along with her feisty personality, is something Reuben can’t ignore. Even if the elders want him to focus on joining the church and finding a wife.

When going home isn’t an option, Lyla decides to help the Milners spruce up their rental. It does help distract her from her problems online. The more Lyla works on the rental with Reuben, the more she wonders if returning to her former life is worth it. However, is it the simple life that Lyla’s heart longs for—or a particular guarded Amishman with secrets of his own?

And when those secrets are discovered, what will it cost them both?

Book two in the delightful and sweet Big Sky Amish Collection.

Learn more about Christen on her WEBSITE.

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