Charlotte Farrow in 1893 Chicago. Annie Friesen in 2012 Colorado Springs. That’s a thousand miles stretched across almost 120 years. So what on earth could they have in common?

Except for the fact that they both stomped their ways through my brain and into a book.

Here’s the rest of the list.

1. They both have to figure out how they are going to get out of the messes they are in.

2. They both risk disappointing people who care about them.

3. They both have to sort out what will bring meaning to their lives.

4. They both have to dare to let go and love.

5. They both have to step into a new level of relating to God.

Charlotte made her debut in The Pursuit of Lucy Banning last May and now has her own story, The Dilemma of Charlotte Farrow coming out in a few short weeks on January 3. Annie splashed onto the scene in October in Accidentally Amish.

I feel confident to speak on behalf of both Charlotte and Annie, and they agree that they would love to run into you between the pages or pixels of a book. (And Lucy Banning says hello as well.)

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  1. Susan Fryman on the December 6, 2012 remarked #

    Just goes to show you that not a lot changes through the ages. I loved the way you pointed this out. Thank you and blessings. Another reason the Bible is so timeless and applies to all of us today.

    • Olivia on the December 6, 2012 remarked #

      People are still people, whatever the century!

  2. Kim McKnew on the December 6, 2012 remarked #

    Unable to compare, because I haven’t read both stories. I have read Accidentally Amish, and it was fantastic. Keeping a close eye out for information about Valley of Choice book 2. Also, I have several friends who are just as anxious to see what happens with Annie next. Looking for info is what got me to this site.

    • Olivia on the December 6, 2012 remarked #

      Kim, I’m glad you found the site. Annie’s story continues in In Plain View, which releases in June. And I’m working now on Taken for English, due out at the end of next year.

  3. Elizabeth Kubis on the February 12, 2013 remarked #

    I loved the book “Accidentally Amish” but I was disappointed that there wasn’t more about Annie and Rufus and their future and love at the end. Also I wanted to know that the police finally did something about all the attacks on Rufus.
    I hope the next book continues the story.

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