about the author
Dana R. Lynn is a USA Today bestselling author who believes in the power of God to touch people through stories. She met her husband at a wedding and married him nineteen months later. Today, they live in rural Pennsylvania with their three teenaged children and enough pets to open a petting zoo. She is a teacher of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing by day and writes stories of romance and danger at night.
Dana is an avid reader, loves cats and thinks chocolate should be a food group. Dana is a Selah Award winner, a Holt Medallion Finalist, and a New England Reader’s Choice Award winner. She is represented by Tamela Hancock Murray of the Steve Laube Agency. She enjoys engaging with readers and can be found on social media or contacted via her website.
Share your inspiration behind Deadly Amish Reunion.
D: When I was writing Plain Refuge (June 2020) my hero Aidan had a younger sister named Jennie. I really liked Jennie and I wanted to tell her story. I already knew that she was a young widow with a small child. My problem was finding a hero for her to fall in love with. I struggled with this for a while. One day, I thought, too bad her husband is dead. Then I thought, but what if he isn’t? I needed a reason why he’d have left her. The only way I could think of was if he couldn’t remember her. And that’s how the amnesia thread was born in Deadly Amish Reunion.
B: Ooooo! I can’t resist a good amnesia thread!
What book(s) are you reading right now?
D: Right now, I’m reading A Glitter of Gold by Liz Johnson. She’s a stellar storyteller. I’m also reading As Only Mr. Darcy Can by Laura Hiles because I love a good Pride and Prejudice variation tale.
B: Great choices!
What is your reading style?
D: I have books in pretty much every room of my house. At the same time, I have a Nook and a Kindle Oasis for the e-ink versions, and I have both apps on my iPad and my phone, so I can read in bed or when I’m out and about. In addition, I have the Glose app, so I can read my Harlequin books from the Reader’s Service. I get both the Love Inspired and the Love Inspired Suspense books each month. I have some audiobooks, but I will admit I sometimes have trouble with those when the narrator’s voice doesn’t match the way the characters sound in my head.
B: You have all your bases covered, well done! I’m drooling over your Kindle Oasis!
What is your next release and/or what are you working on now?
D: I am thrilled about my next release, Amish Country Threats, which will be out in June 2021. Anyone who read Plain Refuge may remember Levi Burkholder, the quirky ex-Amish best friend to my hero. Levi has gone home and rejoined the Amish community he grew up in. He’s broken by his time as a soldier, both physically and emotionally. I loved writing about Levi so much. He made me sigh and he made me laugh.
B: Soldier hero?! Yes, please!
What’s your writing style?
D: I’m mostly a panster. I start with my characters, then I write the first three chapters. Once those are written, I’ll write out a very loose and somewhat vague outline. When I write, I don’t write my chapters in order. I go back and forth, working from the beginning, then I go to the end, and I work inward. It’s not odd for me to stray from my outline in a major way. Such as switching who my villain is near the end of the book. So far, my editor hasn’t complained.
B: Hey, whatever works! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit with us, Dana!
about the book
Deadly Amish Reunion by Dana R. Lynn (Amish Country Justice book 9)
Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: December 1, 2020
Genre: Inspirational Amish Romantic Suspense
Separated by amnesia…
reunited by a lethal holiday threat.
Jennie Beiler’s husband was supposed to be dead, so she’s shocked when he rescues her from an attacker. Although Luke has no memories of his Englisch wife, it’s up to him to protect her from someone who won’t stop until she’s dead.
Can the peaceful Amish community he returned to after losing his memory shelter them and their son this Christmas when danger strikes again?
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