Thursday, January 29, 2015

"Amy Lillard's Blog Relay and Amish Giveaway"

Welcome to LEG #5 of the Courting Emily blog tour. If this is your first stop, it’s probably best to follow the link below and go back to the first blog so you don’t miss anything. Remember: one lucky winner will receive a purple-themed basket filled with some of James Riehl’s favorite things.
Now on to the next segment…
(To go back to the beginning-- ) 

He let Johanna slide to the floor. She raced back over to her picture and picked up the orange crayon once again. “Dat, you’re doing it wrong,” she protested. “Corn isn’t purple.”
Emily turned back to his baby sister. “Corn can be any color your vatter wants it to be.”
Jah.” Johanna ducked her head. “Okay, then.”
But Elam could feel her frustration. They all suffered from it. Frustration that a once vibrant and healthy man had been reduced to coloring stalks of corn in a child’s workbook.
Suddenly he wanted to march over to his father and snatch the paper away. It hurt. Plain and simple.
As much as Elam understood God’s will, he didn’t understand how to accept it. He couldn’t see why his father with so many gut years left of his life needed to be reduced to a child.
He held his place and refused to allow himself the anger. “Emily.” He cleared his throat. “Can I talk to you for a moment?” 

This scene gave birth to James’s love of purple. I can’t think of a better color for him to be obsessed with.

Ready for more? Join me over at Brittany McEuen’s blog.

But first, don’t forget to leave a comment here to be eligible for the drawing. Don’t know what to say? Tell me if you could go anywhere in the world where would you go? (I would go to Tuscany, even though I hate to travel.) Or you can just say “hey!”

This contest runs January 29, 2015--February 5, 2015. Any comments left after midnight EST will not be eligible for the drawing. 


  1. I would love to go to Hawaii!

    Judy B

  2. Enjoyed the blog for Amy!!


  3. I love purple, and I love being in Michigan!

  4. I would love to go to Colorado. So love purple!

  5. Home to the hills of Ky and visit family...Hello all -am liking the little tidbits seen and folks I am familiar with. thanks for sharing
    Pauline O(

  6. I would Love to visit Alaska and see the northern lights.

  7. I love to go on an Alaskan Cruise :)
    dkstevensneAToutlookDoTCo M

  8. I would love to go out west . No certain town .

  9. I would go to the Von Tramp Inn in Vermont.

  10. I would love to go to Tennessee for a month just way out in the woods in a

  11. I would go to England or Ireland!


  12. I love to travel, so there are so many places I want to visit. But my dream trip would be to Italy.

  13. If there were anyplace in the world & money wasn't an issue, hubby and I would love to go to Germany. His descendants are from there, and our last name is an actual city. That's where I would love to take him for an extended vacation!
    This is a great blog relay (my first) & I really want to read the book now :-) Thanks for the chance to win and a fun relay.

  14. If I could go any where I would choose Ireland to explore my Irish roots. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity from my favorite Amish author.
    Deanne Cnnamongirl(at)aol(dot)com