‘The Amish Wanderer’: Visit with Laura Hilton + a Giveaway

Amish fiction fans have probably had their eye out for the latest from Laura Hilton… We have the privilege of visiting with Laura today about her newest novel, The Amish Wanderer. Before we begin, let’s take a quick peek at the story.

Meet Laura Hilton and her newest novel, The Amish Wanderer, and enter to win a copy of one of Laura's books!Bethany Weiss has been fascinated by Silas Beiler since he spent a couple of years in Jamesport, Missouri, before he and his family moved to another Amish community. They hadn’t kept in touch, but she hasn’t forgotten the friendly young man who brought her lemonade and took her home once from a Singing years ago. When she finds a man sleeping in her family’s barn, like Jesus sleeping in the hay, she is stunned to recognize Silas. He’s left the Amish and is backpacking across the country. She talks him into staying, at least until after Christmas.


Silas’ family has never been happy living in one area for long, and their vagabond ways are wearing on him. He’s lived in Amish communities all over the nation, moving whenever his daed became disgruntled with the leaders, and he’s looking for some sense of stability. His intentions are to make it back to Pennsylvania and stay with his Englisch onkle and his family—and pursue an education. Will Bethany be the one to bring Silas in from the cold? Or will he continue on his way to his extended family and become Englisch?

Welcome back, Laura! Do you have a favorite character from this story? Why is this character your favorite?

I really liked Silas. He has an admirable faith that even when you can’t see God working He is still working behind the scenes.

It sounds like he’s been through a lot. Often it’s those tough times that grow our faith like that. Who is your favorite secondary character in this latest novel, and do you think you’ll include that character in a future story?

Lydia and Susanna both made me curious about their stories.  And yes, they both will have books come out later this year.  Susanna’s is in The Christmas Challenge in August or September and Lydia’s will be I think October, but I don’t have a title for that yet.

How fun to know there’s more of the story to come! Why did you choose this particular setting, and have you been there?

Jamesport, Missouri, and yes I have been.  I had seven books set in Webster County (Seymour, specifically) and so I moved north to another Amish community in the same state (easy driving) and set seven books in Jamesport. ‘They are all stand alone.

We haven’t talked sweets in a while. What is your favorite dessert?

Cheesecake and I’ve never met a cheesecake I didn’t like.  I even like the Jell-o variety. 😉

Paper or e-reader? There are certainly pros and cons to each. Which is your favorite?

I read both, but prefer paper since I work so much on the computer and reading on the ereader really irritates my eyes after working all day.

That’s certainly understandable! Authors are busy people. How do you juggle all of the demands on your time, so that you can maintain your sanity?

I make a lot of lists.

I’m glad we made it on the list today! 😉 Thanks for taking the time to visit with us!

Your turn! What’s your favorite dessert?

More about Laura:

author Laura HiltonLaura V. Hilton is an award-winning, sought-after author with almost twenty Amish, contemporary, and historical romances. When she’s not writing, she reviews books for her blogs, and writes devotionals for blog posts for Seriously Write and Putting on the New.

Laura and her pastor-husband have five children and a hyper dog named Skye and currently live in Arkansas. One son is in the U.S. Coast Guard. She is a pastor’s wife, and homeschools her two youngest children.

When she’s not writing, Laura enjoys reading, and visiting lighthouses and waterfalls. Her favorite season is winter, her favorite holiday is Christmas.

You can connect with Laura online:


blogs: http://lighthouse-academy.blogspot.com/  & http://lauravhilton.blogspot.com/

Twitter: @Laura_V_Hilton

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Laura-V-Hilton/161478847242512

Pinterest:  http://www.pinterest.com/vernetlh/

Purchase links:

Amazon   http://www.amazon.com/Laura-V.-Hilton/e/B004IRSM5Q

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Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/laura-hilton?store=allproducts&keyword=laura+hilton

‘The Amish Wanderer’ Giveaway:

Laura has generously offered to give away one of her books, winner’s choice! Giveaways are subject to the Giveaway Policy.

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19 thoughts on “‘The Amish Wanderer’: Visit with Laura Hilton + a Giveaway

  1. Susan Fletcher

    I also like cheesecake. My favorite would be the “turtle” kind with nuts, chocolate, and caramel. Very nice blog post. I enjoy getting to know authors.

    • That sounds decadent, Susan!

  2. Tonya Robinette

    My favorite dessert is peach cobbler…and anything chocolate. Hard to choose just one!

    • This is true… 😉

  3. D Stevens

    I like coconut cream pie.. Hubby loves cheesecake, the instant jello pudding/cream cheese kind 🙂
    Loved this book!

    • Nice of him to keep it simple for you! Glad to hear you enjoyed this one. 🙂

  4. Connie Saunders

    Torn between chocolate meringue or butterscotch pie!

  5. Darlene Holley

    My mom’s homemade brownies!!

    • Mmm! Moms always make the best treats! 😉

  6. Pam Graber

    I love cheesecake as well and made 8 different kinds for my son’s graduation party! I also make a delicious old fashioned cream pie. As far as pies go, though, I’d have to say coconut cream is my favorite. Yum! Now you made me hungry!

  7. Jan Hall

    Lately my favorite is Earthquake cake.

  8. Dianne Casey

    My all time favorite dessert is strawberry shortcake.

  9. Merry S.

    My favorite dessert is brownies with chopped walnuts and carrot cake and german chocolate cake are a close second!

  10. Martha Peace

    Love your books, thanks for a chance to win

  11. Deana

    I love peach cobbler.

  12. Jean dixon

    Peach or apple crisp warm with real vanilla bean ice cream.

  13. Trixi

    I love pie!! Especially fruit pie, heated with a scoop of vanilla bean ice-cream 🙂 Can’t really name a favorite, I love them all.

    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of one of Laura’s books!

  14. I really love anything Chocolate and New York Cheesecake with chocolate glaze is a decadent treat, reserved for Birthdays!!
    Thank you for the chance to win a copy of this book, by another Coastie Mom. My Daughter is my Coastie.

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