Dianne Christner is back with another sweet Mennonite romance novel that Amish fiction fans are sure to enjoy. Set to release in March from Shiloh Run Press (an imprint of Barbour Publishing), Covered Bridge Charm tells the delightful story of Carly, a conservative Mennonite with an independent spirit.

Carly Blosser doesn’t match the typical description of a woman in the Old Holley Conservative Mennonite Fellowship Church—unmarried at 27, living alone, and careening around her Oregon neighborhood on a pink beachcomber bicycle with her lop-eared rabbit in the front basket. But she loves her life and the elderly residents at Sweet Life Assisted Living Facility, where she works as a caregiver.

When Carly’s plans for a new volunteer program at Sweet Life go awry, she shifts her focus to one lonely resident named Martha. Adam Lapp, a wood shop instructor at Sweet Life, reluctantly joins with Carly to search for Martha’s lost love for a surprise reunion between them at Martha’s upcoming 85th birthday.

As Carly and Adam explore the carvings of an old covered bridge to trace the elderly man’s whereabouts, Adam tries to resist the mutual attraction growing between them. But when the elderly man’s nephew takes a romantic interest in Carly, Adam must decide where his heart truly lies. Soon, new clues sweep them all in a harried race to the finish line where love is the ultimate prize.

About the Author:
Dianne Christner’s first book was published in 1994, and she now writes full time. She has written more than a dozen novels, including several historical fiction titles, and writes contemporary fiction from her experience of being raised in the Mennonite church. Dianne lives in Phoenix, Arizona, where she enjoys the beauty of her desert surroundings and life sizzles in the summer when temperatures soar above 100 degrees. Dianne and her husband have two married children and five grandchildren.

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