05 November 2020

Covert Amish Christmas | Excerpt + Giveaway


Fleeing to Amish country
might be the only way to survive Christmas…

Hiding in Amish country, former CIA agent Victoria Kauffman’s determined to find evidence to catch the corrupt agents who killed her partner. But when her Christmas refuge is discovered, the sole person she can trust is Amish widower Aaron Shetler. With ruthless—and dangerously powerful—enemies after them, Victoria must use all her training to make sure they live through the holidays.

Publisher: Love Inspired Suspense
Release Date: November 1, 2020


Victoria peeked out from behind the tree. Two men eased closer. She shot several times, forcing them back. This was a battle she wouldn’t win. Before long, she’d be surrounded. She had a decision to make. Only it wasn’t really a decision at all. If she stood a chance at surviving, she would have to go into the water and do her best to live.

The men continued to advance through the trees. They were almost on top of her. She emptied the handgun into the space between them and tossed it aside. An eerie silence followed. Where were they? Close? Slowly, she eased toward the water’s edge, praying she would survive. A hail of shots flew past her. “I’m sorry, Aaron. So sorry.”


USA Today Bestselling Author, Mary Alford, loves giving her readers the unexpected, whether it be in a rugged mountain setting or a simple Amish community. Her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestselling List, Publisher’s Weekly Bestselling List, and have finaled in the Daphne Du Maurier award of excellence in mystery, The Beverly, The Maggie, and The Selah Awards.

Mary is published through Annie’s Publishing, Love Inspired Suspense, Forget Me Not Romances, and she is an Indie Published Author. As a writer, Mary is an avid reader. She loves to cook, can’t face the day without coffee, and her three granddaughters are the apple of her eye. She and her husband live in the heart of Texas in the middle of 70 acres with two cats and one dog.

Mary is very active online and would love to connect with readers on Facebook and Twitter or any social platforms listed at www.maryalford.net.


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  1. Anonymous5/11/20 14:30

    I love Amish books.

  2. Anonymous5/11/20 17:10

    Thank you! - JustRead Tours

  3. Christmas plus Amish plus gorgeous cover all equal incredible. Thank you for sharing. Love discovering new books and authors.

  4. I enjoy reading Amish fiction and this sounds like a great book.