Danger In Amish Country

The weather has turned cooler here in Texas and I’m loving it. On a recent trip to the store, I noticed Christmas decorations are coming out. Soon, the holidays will be upon us? Are you ready?

November is a great month for Christmas book releases! Amish Christmas Miracles releases on November 10th at Barnes & Noble or Amazon for only 99 cents. You can preorder it now.

And also in November, I have a new Amish Love Inspired Suspense book out entitled, Covert Amish Christmas. I thought I would share a sneak peek of the book with you today. I hope you enjoy a little danger in Amish country!   


She never could sleep. No more than a few hours, anyway. Not since the


Too many uninvited guests roamed around in her head, reminding her of

the bad things she’d done in the name of justice…and the distance she’d

traveled from her innocent upbringing because of them.

On the kitchen counter, a battery-powered radio played Christmas music.

Victoria Kauffman stared out the window at the predawn darkness

surrounding her rented cabin. Even though she couldn’t see it now, the

snow-covered landscape beyond the black brought back childhood memories

of Christmases past. Good memories. Simple ones.

At one time, she’d lived an almost idyllic childhood among the St.

Ignatius Amish…until that fateful year soon after her fifth birthday, when

she’d lost the woman who meant the whole world to Victoria. Her mother.

One sweet memory in particular snaked out past the garbage in her head.

All she could think about was that final Christmas before her mother’s

passing. Lately, she found herself longing for that simple way of life more

and more. Back before she became a stone-cold killer.

Outside, the darkness moved. In an instant, her deadly past had her firmly

in its clutches. She ducked low, her heart peppering out a frantic rhythm.

There was no doubt in her mind. The men she’d been hiding from were out


A heavy object slammed against the front door, forcing Victoria into

action. She grabbed her cell phone and tucked the Glock that once belonged

to her partner, David, behind her back. The weapon had been her constant

companion this past year. Partly because it reminded her of him, but mostly

because it was one of the most accurate weapons she’d ever shot and

practically indestructible.

There would be no time to retrieve the metal box containing the precious

little evidence she’d hidden underneath the floorboards in the living room.

Someone rattled the back doorknob close to where she stood. Victoria

ducked low and skirted past the door. They were moving in for the kill. Her

survival was now measured in minutes…

So, as the holidays approach and before the hectic pace begins, I hope you take time for yourself to enjoy a little Christmas reading along the way.

All the best…

Mary Alford


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