Welcome to my stop on the Samson and Amish Delilah Celebrate Book Tour. I hope you enjoy learning about the book and its author Thomas Nye. You will want to sign up for the giveaway. It is a Thomas Nye Gift Box, which includes four books by Thomas Nye: Samson and Amish Delilah, Under the Heavens, Amish Park, and Plain Everyday Heroes, along with bookmarkers and an Amish designed coloring book
I love Amish fiction. Even if you don’t, I think you will love this book. It is a delightful contemporary Christian Amish novel with a mystery and light romance. This book has something for everyone. It is the story of Dave and Delilah, an Amish girl. A book has been written about an Amish girl named Delilah and everyone is trying to find here.
Characters come to life on the pages and I found myself wondering if this was a true story. Now that is the mark of a good writer. Each character was realistic and had flaws as well as redeeming points. I became invested immediately and was drawn to the main character Delilah. She seemed like the kind of person I would befriend.
The cat and mouse chase with media had me turning pages. I was hoping they would not get caught. My emotions were overshadowed by those in the book. I was in deep!
There are many life lessons in this story. Forgiveness, redemption, lying, trusting God, and secrets are just a few of the ones tackled. It is a beautiful story with a few surprise twists and turns. The Christian Message is not hidden which is important to me in Christian books.
I highly recommend this lovely Amish tale to everyone. It has something for anyone with the mystery, adventure, romance, Amish, and contemporary story. I rated it 4 out of 5 stars. A copy was provided by Celebrate Lit but this is my honest opinion.
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About this Book
Book: Samson & Amish Delilah
Author: Thomas Nye
Genre: Christian Amish Fiction
Release Date: August 19, 2019
Everyone in America has fallen in love with Delilah, leading lady in a bestselling Amish novel. When media giants discover that Delilah is a real person, the pursuit is on. Dave joins the search not realizing that by finding her, he would fall into the story and become Samson.
About the Author
Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend. Walking a mail route for the U.S. Postal Service keeps Thomas close to nature and affords him many quiet hours which he uses to dream up novels. Over three decades of friendships with Amish neighbors has revealed a simple wisdom that he weaves into his writing.
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Most authors agree that during the course of writing a novel, the characters seem to come alive and emerge with personality traits we ourselves didn’t originally plan to give them. Not only did the lead characters of Samson and Delilah take on a life of their own, they also pulled the story in a direction I never planned to go.
Samson and Amish Delilah is a book about a book. You will soon discover that the characters are reading along with you. They even try to guess the ending and have discussions about it. As I worked on the final few chapters, I could almost feel Samson and Delilah urging me forward, as though they needed me to write out solutions to the issues they were facing. I could almost hear them calling to me, “Please—finish this book—we want the world to hear our story.”
Maybe all of this is just me projecting my feelings on them. LOL. Either way, I’ve gotten to know Samson and Delilah pretty well and I’m sure they would want you to smile, laugh, cry, and learn about the power of forgiveness along with them.
P.S. It so happens that I feel Samson and Delilah nudging me forward with a follow-up novel. Wink, wink.
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To celebrate his tour, Thomas is giving away a Thomas Nye Gift Box, which includes four books by Thomas Nye: Samson and Amish Delilah, Under the Heavens, Amish Park, and Plain Everyday Heroes!! Along with bookmarkers and an Amish designed coloring book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.