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Kelly S. Irvin

Author Bio:

I'm the author of the New Hope Amish series and the Bliss Creek Amish series with Harvest House Publishing. The first book in the New Hope series, Love Still Stands, debuted in September 2013. It was followed by Love Redeemed, which released in March 2014. A Plain Love Song, set in Branson, MO, debuts in July 2014.

The Bliss Creek Amish series includes To Love and To Cherish, A Heart Made New and Love's Journey Home, which released in February 2013. I've also penned to romantic suspense novels published by Five Star Gale and available in libraries.

I recently signed a 3-book contract with Zondervan for an Amish series set in Bee County, Texas. The Bee Keeper's Son, the first book in the Amish of Bee County, series, will debut Jan. 20, 2015.

I'm a native of Kansas and graduated from the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism. I worked in border towns such as Laredo and El Paso, Texas, before marrying photographer Tim Irvin and moving to San Antonio where I began second career in public relations. Tim and I have two children, now young adults and recently became the proud grandparents of a little girl named Brooklyn Jane. I also enjoy writing short stories and poetry.

Books by Author

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The Beekeeper's Son (The Amish of Bee County)

A strange, mystical place allows Deborah and Phineas to see themselves and others with new eyes. When Deborah Lantz arrives in Bee County, Texas, she expects to find a great oasis of citrus groves and olive trees. Instead, she finds a tiny Amish district struggling to make ends meet on a barren, drought-stricken…

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A Plain Love Song (The New Hope Amish)

Kelly Irvin, author of the Bliss Creek Amish series, brings the story of the New Hope Amish to a dramatic conclusion in A Plain Love Song. Adah Knepp wants nothing more than to make music. It's all she's ever desired--to sing and play the guitar and write her own songs. That's a dream that will never…

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Love Redeemed (The New Hope Amish)

In the second book of the New Hope Amish series, acclaimed author Kelly Irvin spins a tale of romance, grief, and redemption deep in Amish country. Phoebe Christner is thrilled when the families of her close-knit Amish community decide to spend a week at the lake. She feels she's earned a break...and…

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Love Still Stands (The New Hope Amish)

Readers of Kelly Irvin's Bliss Creek Amish novels will be overjoyed to discover her new series for lovers of Amish fiction: The New Hope Amish. In the first installment, Love Still Stands, a group of dedicated families leaves Bliss Creek to establish a new community in Missouri. Among them is Bethel…

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Love's Journey Home

Helen Crouch has been a widow and single parent of four children for six years. She has come to believe it’s God’s plan that she not remarry. Otherwise why would He not put a good Plain man in her life? Gabriel Gless, a widower with eight children, lost his wife shortly after the birth of their…

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A Heart Made New

In the second novel of Kelly Irvin’s Bliss Creek Amish series, readers will be delighted to return to a town and a family they’ve already come to love. Annie Shirack is trying to fight her feelings for David Plank, a young Amish man who’s struggling with an aggressive case of Hodgkin’s lymphoma.…

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To Love and To Cherish

How Do You Forgive When Your Heart Is Broken? It’s been four years since Carl left. Four years since he left the safety of the small Amish community for the Englisch world. And in four years, Emma’s heart has only begun to heal. Now, with the unexpected death of her parents, Emma is plunged back…

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No Child of Mine

On a blazing South Texas day dozens of law enforcement officers, family, and friends gather to celebrate a wedding. Detective Deborah Smith is happy for the couple, but she’s fighting a loneliness that makes her long for her best friend—whiskey. Then the unthinkable happens. Colleague Daniel Martinez’s…

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A Deadly Wilderness

An idyllic hike in a wilderness park turns deadly when Homicide Detective Ray Johnson tumbles into a ravine and lands on a corpse The victim’s ring finger has been severed, turning Ray’s misstep into a murder investigation. Ray’s determination to find the man’s killer leads him to the wealthiest…


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