Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Ohio Amish Country Getaway Features Famous Author

You may have visited Holmes County, Ohio, known as the world's largest Amish Community.  You may have even read books about the area by Wanda Brunstetter or Beverly Lewis.  There is another famous author, who is from the area, who writes murder mystery books set in Amish Country.  Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, an Ohio Amish Country getaway, is hosting author, Paul Gaus  March 11-13, 2011.  The weekend getaway is called 'Dinner with an Author' and the book that is featured is called 'Broken English'.

About this book:  The peaceful town of Millersburg, Ohio, in the heart of Ohio Amish Country, is rocked by the vicious murder of one of its citizens at the hands of an itinerant ex-convict.  When a local reporter covering the story ends of dead as well, with the convict already behind bars, suspicion falls on David Hawkins, father of the first victim.  Hawkins is no where to be found, not even among the protective Amish community that had taken him in as one of its own regardless of his shadowy past.

Paul Gaus has written a series of 6 books that are set in Amish Country.  While the books are fiction, the reader will learn many true facts about the area and how the Amish live.  They are quick read books and keep you on the edge of your seat waiting to see what happens next.   Once you have read one book you will want to read all six.  Gaus was born in Ohio and currently lives in Wooster, Ohio with his wife Madonna.  His murder mystery writing started around 1993 with encouragement  from author, Tony Hillerman.

The weekend getaways start on Friday when guests arrive and unwind.  They are free to explore Amish Country during the day on Saturday.  Around 6 p.m. they meet Paul Gaus and have dinner with him, followed by a book talk, and book signing.  "The book talks are casual and you feel like you are meeting with your best friend because Paul Gaus is so personable.", according to Carol Steffey, owner of Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast.  Details and pricing can be found on their website.  One more night's stay and a leisurely breakfast on Sunday morning make the perfect weekend getaway.
Written by Carol Steffey, Garden Gate Get-A-Way Bed & Breakfast, Millersburg, Ohio (330) 674-7608 www.garden-gate.com

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