Christmas Gift Books
by Cowley Authors
Beverly Lewis, a 1969 Cowley graduate, and New York Times bestselling author, continues to stay immersed in her work and recently released “The Preachers Daughter,” the first in a captivating new series titled Annie’s People. The book introduces an Amish community in Paradise, Pennsylvania. The book also introduces Annie Zook, the 19-year old daughter of an Old Order Amish preacher. It is a moving story of friendship, secrets, and love. The Preachers Daughter debuted October 20 at number 72 on the USA Today bestseller list.
Lewis recently concluded a 10-day tour through the eastern United States to promote the book, which has more than 300,000 copies in print. Lewis burst on to the Evangelical Christian Bestseller list with “The Shunning,” the first book of an adult fiction series Lewis wrote titled The Heritage of Lancaster County. The sequel, “The Confession,” was released in fall 1997, while the final book of the trilogy, “The Reckoning,” was released a year later.
As with many of Lewis’ books, “The Shunning” was inspired by her own childhood experiences growing up in Lancaster, Pa. Lewis is a bestselling author of more than 70 books. Lifetime sales of Lewis’s books exceed six million copies. She is also an accomplished musician, and was previously a schoolteacher. You can check out Lewis’ web site at: www.beverlylewis.com.
Carol McAdoo Rehme, a 1971 Cowley graduate, has found success as a published writer, editor, non-profit director and public speaker since attending Cowley. Rehme is a prolific contributor to the Chicken Soup series. She also writes for many publications specializing in the inspirational market. She has also edited Chicken Soup for the Bride’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the African American Soul, and Chicken Soup for the Mothers of Preschoolers Soul. . She is the co-author of the recently released Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Book of Christmas Virtues.
When she isn’t writing stories, Rehme can be found telling them. She presents at educational and corporate conferences and a variety of other venues. She currently directs a non-profit agency called Vintage Voices, Inc. The agency’s primary program, Silver Linings for Golden Agers, targets residents of long term care facilities. This grant-driven original model provides a stimulating mix of story and activities designed to decrease social isolation, encourage reality orientation, and revitalize sagging morale. Rehme and her husband, Norm, reside in Colorado. You can check out Carol Rheme’s website at: www.rehme.com.