Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Amish Doll ~ spotlight

Raven Meadows was raised on the Allegheny Indian Reservation in New York but placed in foster care after the death of her grandparents. Moving from one foster home to another, she's had two constants in life: knitting and her ragdoll. Now at 24, she works as a social worker in a foster home for boys. To her surprise, Amish families from Cherry Creek, NY apply to be foster parents. She quickly bonds with one Amish woman, Susanna Yoder, a knitter waiting for a kidney transplant. Susanna shows Raven her prayer shawl, and seeing what comfort it brings, Raven eagerly knits prayer shawls and eventually helps start a knitting circle. Over time, Raven discovers her ragdoll is really an Amish doll that unravels the mystery of her birth. This revelation leads her to a new found faith, forgiveness, and an Amish love
Award winning author, Karen Anna Vogel writes stories that take readers into a real life situation where they can learn to solve their problems in a Biblical manner or by the Amish philosophy of life. A discussion guide full of scriptural application is at the end of her novels.

About the Author

 Karen Anna Vogel is an author on a mission to use stories to entertain and encourage, but most of all to help heal the hurting...and she does it masterfully! ~ Kathi Macias author of 40 novels.

TOP 100 Amazon Author in Religion & Spirituality:
November 2012, January 2013, February 2013, February 2014, April 2014, July-September 2014, December 2014
Amazon #1 Bestseller in Christmas, Christian Counseling, Quakers, Short Stories, Knitting, Christian Fiction Anthologies, and Dating & Relationships. Karen writes stories that take readers into a real life situation where they can learn to solve their problems in a Biblical manner or by the Amish philosophy of life.

Karen Anna Vogel has worn many hats: stay-at-home mom to four kids, (youngest daughter Kara Vogel Farnam is a buddy Amish fiction author), home school vet, entrepreneur (started Thrifty Christian Shopper) substitute teacher (aka survivor) wife to Tim for 33 years, musician. Writing has always been a constant passion, so Karen was thrilled to meet her literary agent, Joyce Hart, in a bookstore...gabbing about Amish fiction.
After her kids flew the coop, she delved into writing, and nine books later, she's passionate about portraying the Amish and small town life in a realistic way, many of her novels based on true stores. Living in rural, PA, she writes about all the beauty around her: rolling hills, farmland, the sound of buggy wheels.
She's a graduate from Seton Hill University (psych & education) and Andersonville Theological Seminary (Masters in Biblical Counseling). In her spare time she enjoys knitting, photography, homesteading, and sitting around bonfires with family and friends. 
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