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The author of fourteen contemporary and historical novels, Melanie Dobson lives with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Her latest novels are Shadows of Ladenbrooke Manor and Chateau of Secrets. More info at

Thursday, June 09, 2011

Giving Away Five Copies of Amana Novel

Almost two years has passed since I visited the peaceful Amana Colonies in Iowa (click here for story and pictures of my journey), but I was able to return a few months ago on paper to write—Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa. This story takes place almost thirty years before Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, during the time the Amana Colonies were being built.

To celebrate the release of this book, I will be giving away a review copy to five different readers. To enter the contest, please leave a brief comment below (it can be very brief—like “enter me") and your email address so I can notify you. I will draw names on June 28th.

Love Finds You in Amana, Iowa

As the rest of the nation is embroiled in the Civil War, the Amana Colonies have remained at peace--until now. Amalie Wiese arrives in the newly built village of Amana in 1863 only to find that her fiancé , Friedrich, has left to fight with the Union army.

Amalie fears for his safety even as she struggles with his decision to abandon the colony’s peace-loving beliefs. She hopes that working alongside Friedrich’s best friend will provide some comfort, but instead of offering support, Matthias is abrupt and cold. When Matthias himself leaves for the battlefront to deliver supplies to the soldiers, war wages inside Amalie. Who will claim victory for her heart?