Trio of Amish and historical fiction authors to appear at Learned Owl Book Shop

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Ohio authors, Amanda Flower, Mary Ellis and Nancy Herriman will be signing copies of their Amish related and historical fiction titles May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Learned Owl Book Shop, 204 N. Main St, Hudson.

Flower will be signing the newest book in her Appleseed Creek Mysteries series. In this second book, A Plain Scandal, the people of Appleseed Creek in the heart of Ohio's Amish country are under attack. Soon after the dust has settled on a buggy accident that turned out to be murder, an unknown assailant begins cutting off the long hair of Amish women and the beards of Amish men. In this small community, when Chloe discovers the body of an Amish businessman who was stabbed in the back and whose beard was cut off, she knows that finding the murderer and restoring peace to Appleseed Creek is as much her responsibility as anyone else's.

Ellis, a bestselling Amish romance writer, will be featuring the second novel in her New Beginnings series, Love Comes to Paradise. This second installment follows Nora King, who believes she is a woman in love. When Elam Detweiler leaves the ultraconservative Amish district of Harmony, Maine, and moves to Paradise, Miss., Nora follows soon after. But does she love the man or the independence and freethinking he represents?

Although she finds good work in her new town, Nora can't seem to capture Elam's English-leaning heart, no matter how hard she tries. Then, unexpectedly, Lewis Miller comes from Harmony to offer Nora what every woman needs--a lifetime of unconditional love. As Lewis attempts to claim her heart, Elam's interest piques. Will Nora come to her senses before Elam's thoughtless choices ruin her reputation beyond repair?

Herriman, an award winning historical fiction writer, will be here with her newest book, Josiah's Treasure. Set in 1882, it tells the story of Sarah Whittier who dreams of opening an art studio run by immigrant women. She plans to use the house left to her by family friend Josiah Cady as collateral for her studio. But will all be lost when the inheritance is challenged by an angry man claiming to be Josiah's son and legal heir? Rumor of gold nuggets hidden in the house places Sarah's life in danger. With her future uncertain and her safety threatened, Sarah has nowhere to turn. That is, unless she can soften a vengeful man's heart - and they both learn that love is finer than any gold.

For more information, contact the Learned Owl Book Shop at 330-653-2252.

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