I’m trying to hit a major milestone on Amazon.com and I need your help.

Will you please join me?

I’m trying to reach 50 reviews each for my last three books, ie. Sunset in Old Savannah, Magnolia Moonlight, and What Happened on Beale Street on Amazon.com. Fifty isn’t just a random number I’ve chosen, it’s the number of reviews required for Amazon to help people who’ve never heard of Secrets of the South Mysteries to find out about them! With fifty reviews, Amazon’s algorithms tell them to start promoting my books.

Here’s how you can help:
1. If you’ve read either Sunset in Old Savannah, Magnolia Moonlight or What Happened on Beale Street (or all three!) and haven’t yet posted a review, please take five minutes or less to do so. This isn’t your fifth-grade book report. No need for a five paragraph essay, unless you’d just like to. All that is required is to identify a number of stars from 0-5 and then a few sentences about what you enjoyed most.

2. When you see posts from me about my books, Like, Comment or Share them on Facebook. This will help spread the word to others!


I can’t thank you enough for helping me in this fashion. All I can say is is my next book in the series, set in Charleston, will be well worth the wait.

Thanks, readers! You are the best!  Mary 

An Amish Family Reunion on sale in e-books

Hello Readers, but I won’t say “Happy Saturday”…not with the day our country had yesterday. What senseless tragedy! What a loss of precious life! What can we do to stop this madness? My heart and prayers go the families of the victims and the entire town of Newtown, CT. May God shine His grace on your town and help you heal.

With yesterday’s tragedy, I forgot to post about my publisher’s sale of An Amish Family Reunion at most distributors like Amazon.com, CBD.com, Barnes & Noble and iTunes. This book made the CBA, CBD, and EPCA best-seller lists. From now until December 17 it will be offered for $2.99 in all e-book formats including Kindle, Nook, Kobo, Apple, and the Sony Reader. Hope you will look for it and enjoy if you missed this one.

Talk to you on Monday when I’ll welcome fellow author Amy Lilliard to Home Thoughts.


The winning name and the winner of a free book

Thanks for your patience, friends. I’ve been out of town and incommunicado.  Then when I returned, I had to put my finishing touches on my September release, A Marriage for Meghan. ahhhhh, it feels good to be caught up if only for a short while……


Without further ado, (drum roll please…) the winning name of my hero is….Eli Rhiel….tah dah. thanks to everyone who stopped by and voted. the vote went Eli-13  and Sam-7.

and I drew a name to win a free copy of Abigail’s New Hope when it’s released either late next month or early April. And the winner is Nancy Hoeffer!   Nancy, if you would contact me via email with your mailing address I’ll send you a copy the same day I get my books from my super publisher, Harvest House.  email me at maryeellis@yahoo.com

again, thanks so much for dropping by my blog and voting on a hero!