Shannon here: Katy Lee shares the inspiration for her latest Romantic Suspense, Amish Country Undercover. Comment or answer the question at the end of the post to enter the drawing for a copy of her title, Blindsided. Print for U.S. only, e-book international. Deadline: Feb 15th, 11:59 pm central time. Here’s Katy:
The Love of Family by Katy Lee
I write romance, but in my latest Love Inspired Suspense Amish Country Undercover, my heroine Grace Miller demonstrates the supportive care the Amish communities have for their kin. Grace has a father with dementia and is watching him slip away more and more each day. He doesn’t remember her, but she has a lifetime of memories of him. Traditionally, the Amish take care of their elderly and consider it an important responsibility, but dementia and Alzheimer’s is heartbreaking for anyone, and many times difficult to care for. In my story, Grace fears her Daed is gone forever, but still won’t give up on him.
I find the Amish community’s way of supporting family to be a beautiful act of selflessness. It is my hope that I was able to show Grace’s selflessness in her decision to care for her father and how it helps her to mature as well. Writing the relationship between Grace and her father mirrored my own relationship with my mom who suffers from a mental disorder. I hoped to express how the act of caring for a loved one not only helps the family member, but also gives the caregiver a wider perception on what matters most in this world.
And because I also write suspense, danger also befalls on Grace’s door when someone frames her for the horse
thefts in her community…then nearly kills her. Amish Country Undercover is a race to the finish for Grace, all while she holds her father close to care for him. He is all that matters to her, and the handsome FBI man who comes to arrest her is growing on her too. You’ll have to read the story to find out why.
I do hope you will check out Grace’s story. It’s in stores now.
Thanks again for being here. I would love to hear about your family stories of the important people in your life you have cared for. After all, they are what matters most.
About Katy: Katy Lee has published eighteen thrilling and inspiring mystery and suspense novels. She loves to knit warm woolly things and enjoys traveling around the globe. Katy is a two-time RITA® Award nominee and two-time Daphne du Maurier award nominee for excellence in suspense. She also has multiple award wins, including the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award and the Selah Award for her suspense novel Blindsided. Her website is KatyLeeBooks.com
About the book – Amish Country Undercover:
Secrets, sabotage and small-town danger.
Someone wants an Amish woman dead.
Taking the reins of her father’s Amish horse-trading business, Grace Miller’s prepared for backlash over breaking community norms—but not for sabotage. Now someone’s willing to do anything it takes to make sure she fails, and it’s undercover FBI agent Jack Kaufman’s mission to stop them. But can Jack face his own Amish past long enough to shield Grace from a killer?
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