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March 2011

My Dear Reader-Friend,

Today, as I sit in my office and write to you, the sky is pale blue outside my west-facing windows, and the temperature is approaching 60 degrees, with a mere whisper of a breeze. We're heading out to walk around Palmer Lake, near Monument, CO, our former "stompin' grounds" for nine years. cream! So, spring is definitely not only in the air but in my heart.

I've just completed the third book of THE ROSE TRILOGY and I'm itching to go on my spring book tour, promoting Book Two: The Judgment. I'll be visiting the following states between April 7-16: Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Kansas! If you live within driving distance, I would love to meet you. (See my web site and Facebook page for locations and times—so we don't miss each other!)

 Along with my latest novel, The Judgment, I will also be signing my book, Amish Prayers, an inspiring and beautiful compilation of prayers written more than three hundred years ago by Anabaptist believers; many of whom were persecuted and martyred for their faith. Some of my own paternal great-grandmother's family was killed for the cause of Christ, so this book is a true treasure to me. I hope it will also touch your heart and your family's in a very meaningful way.

Another special gem has been created just for you. It is the exciting movie edition (book) of The Shunning, to coincide with the Hallmark Channel Original movie, "Beverly Lewis' The Shunning," airing April 16 at 9/8 Central. I hope you and your family and friends will join me in watching this fantastic, new movie based on my first-ever novel for adults, set in Lancaster County Amish farmland. The story is loosely based on my maternal grandmother's excommunication and eventual shunning from her family and the Old Order Mennonite church.

Along with all of the latest book releases to report here, I'm asking God to give you a blessed Easter Season ahead, with a prayer that no matter what happens in this life, we will cling to the promises of our heavenly Father, who is always faithful, carries our burdens close to His heart, and does all things well.

With blessings and love,

lewis sig