Thursday, September 27, 2018

Celebrate Lit Presents: Priscilla's Escape by Diane Carver

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About the Book

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Book Title: Priscilla’s Escape
Author: Diane Craver
Genre: Amish Romance, Contemporary
Release date: March 23, 2018
When faith and freedom collide, mistakes made in the past may decide the future.
Twenty-year-old Priscilla King is unsure about joining the Amish Church and wants to use her rumspringa freedom to paint beach landscapes. She’s been offered a two-month-long nanny position in Siesta Key, Florida by an author on a tight writing deadline. The opportunities presented are more than a little tempting for Priscilla, even if it means disappointing her parents and leaving her new boyfriend.
Stephen Hertzler grew up in an Amish family, but, like Priscilla, he’s undecided about joining the church. He loves Priscilla and wants to marry her, though he knows she’s not ready to decide about anything other than her summer plans. His biggest worry is that she’ll meet someone else in Florida and forget him.
When Priscilla’s parents sabotage her part-time job at a local fabric store to dissuade her from following a “worldly lifestyle” in taking the nanny position in Florida, Priscilla is distraught. She knows she would regret not taking this chance. Leaving a note, she sneaks out in disobedience of her parents’ wishes.
Free to paint, dreams she’s never fully envisioned before seem within reach…but at what price?

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About the Author

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Diane grew up on a farm outside Findlay, Ohio, and she often acted out characters from her own stories in the backyard. In high school Diane would read during classes and hide a novel in front of her in a propped-up textbook. After her high school graduation, she attended Ohio State University. Then Diane became a schoolteacher and play director. She met her husband while teaching at an orphanage, and they married three years later. It took her that long to convince him she was the one for him! While raising their family in southwestern Ohio, Diane started writing nonfiction and was published. Later she decided it would be a nice escape to write fiction. Diane was blessed with five daughters and one son. Two daughters were born with Down syndrome and live with Diane and her husband. Their other children live close by in Ohio so that’s wonderful. They also have four precious grandchildren. Diane published through a variety of houses. Several years ago, she decided to self-publish her books, so requested the rights back to her previously published stories. From the beginning, she enjoyed self-publishing her Amish romances. Diane gives thanks to God daily for her many blessings.

Guest Post from Diane

Hello, Reader Friends,

Priscilla’s Escape is Book 3 in The Bishop’s Daughters Series. This story features Priscilla King, and she is the fourth child born to Amos and Lillian King. You may remember meeting Priscilla in my Dreams of Plain Daughters Series. After I finished writing this series, I decided to continue to write about the Amish and English characters living in Fields Corner, Ohio. They became family and real to me.
The King family have six children with only one son. That is like our Craver family because we have five daughters and one son. Through the years, our family has faced certain challenges with two daughters being born with Down syndrome. Although Priscilla doesn’t have any siblings with special needs, she feels overlooked in her family. It’s like she’s invisible to her parents, especially to her father. He doesn’t understand her passion for painting but favors Molly’s talent for quilting. Everyone needs a cheerleader in their corner at times, and Priscilla is no different. Fortunately, her new boyfriend, Stephen, listens to her dream to paint beach pictures. He even understands her desire to wait to join the church.
All families suffer some type of hardships. It does seem like some more than others. A family’s faith in God gives them hope in their daily lives. Whatever the level of the pain, staying close to God and listening to his voice, gives us the strength to survive. The King family have their share of tragedies, but their faith reminds steadfast. When Priscilla leaves their close-knit unit, they all reach out to her by letter and phone calls. Her siblings even tell their father that he needs to share his secret with Priscilla.
I hope you will enjoy reading Priscilla’s Escape. There is a lot happening in the King family, so you can catch up with your favorite romantic couples in this novel. If you love going to the beach as much as I do, I think you’ll love reading about Priscilla’s beach experiences – some are good, and others are not.

Blog Stops

The Becca Files, September 22
The Avid Reader, September 22
Vicky Sluiter, September 23
D’S QUILTS & BOOKS, September 24
Mary Hake, September 24
Splashes of Joy, September 25
Inklings and notions, September 26
Maureen’s Musings, September 27
Luv’N Lambert Life, September 27
KarenSueHadley, September 28
Quiet Quilter, September 29
Bibliophile Reviews, September 30
Carpe Diem, October 1
Texas Book-aholic, October 3
Bigreadersite, October 5


To celebrate her tour, Diane is giving a grand prize that includes a $25 Amazon Gift Card & The Bishop’s Daughters: A Three Book Collection – Amish Baby Snatched, A Plain Widow, and Priscilla’s Escape (paperback or eBook)!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.

My Review

While this is the third book in the series, and the first that I have read, I didn’t feel at all lost. There was a lot of information offered that brought me up to date, and I felt soon at home in this read.
The author gives us a young couple whom are both unsure whether to take a knee and join the Amish church.
We find them both doing things that their parents would disapprove of, and we soon wonder whether one or the other will end up joining the church, especially after tasting the English world.
Come and enjoy this book and see that all cultures parents and children clash at times, and then there are secrets that we get to see unfold.
Now I’m ready to go and read the first two books in this series.

I received this book through Celebrate Lit and was not required to give a positive review.


  1. Thank you so much, Maureen for having me on your awesome blog! I'm thankful to have such wonderful bloggers on my Celebrate Lit Blog Tour! I appreciate you posting your review here and other places.

  2. Beautiful Cover would love to win a paperback Thank you so much!

    1. Sarah,
      Thank you for stopping by here! I love the cover a lot too! Melody Simmons did the cover.

  3. Thank you for your review on "Priscilla's Escape" by Diane Carver and for being part of the Celebrate Lit book tour.

    Loved reading about the book and author. Enjoyed the author's guest post since I love to learn about the author and hear about the book through the thoughts of the author. I can't wait for the opportunity to read this book which is now on my TBR list.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Kay,
      I'm glad you loved learning about PRISCILLA'S ESCAPE! Thanks for reading my guest post. I appreciate you visiting here and commenting.

  4. Love to win ,I hadn't read any of them books,thank for the chance to win

  5. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

    1. Thanks so much, James! I am glad you visited here and my other blog stops. Have a great week!

  6. Oh these sound good and the amazon card would be a huge blessing to me!
    Going to check out the blog stops !!!
    Linda Marie Finn
    Faithful Acres Books
    faithfulacresbooks @ gmail dot com

    1. Linda Marie,
      It's wonderful you stopped by here! I'm glad you are going to visit my other blog stops! Very nice of you!

  7. Maureen,
    Thank you so much for featuring me on your wonderful blog! I'm glad you liked reading Priscilla's Escape and hope you enjoy my other books.

  8. i love this cover, the background is so pretty.


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