About this Book
Book: Samson & Amish Delilah
Author: Thomas Nye
Genre: Christian Amish Fiction
Release Date: August 19, 2019
Everyone in America has fallen in love with Delilah, leading lady in a bestselling Amish novel. When media giants discover that Delilah is a real person, the pursuit is on. Dave joins the search not realizing that by finding her, he would fall into the story and become Samson.
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Samson & Amish Delilah had my attention from the moment I read the very first word. It was a story that captured my heart and my imagination. I absolutely could not put the book down. I was invested in what was going to happen with Delilah, Dave (Samson), and Earl.
One of my favorite parts of this book involved Dave, Delilah, and Earl along with a treehouse they discover. The paparrazzi are chasing Dave, Delilah, and Earl because an author has written a book about Delilah. But the story takes some twists and turns I did not expect. What is stranger is how the book mimics their real life. The author of the book apparently has a lot of insight into what is going on around him.
My one complaint about this book is the ending. I want to read more of their story, so I hope there is a sequel.
So if you like Amish fiction with a twist, check out this book for yourself.
About the Author
Thomas Nye writes novels about horses and Amish life, with a touch of romance, and a foundation of faith in Christ. He and his wife, Shari, live on her family farm where they raised five children. Their six grandchildren love to visit Karma and Karla, a team of draft horses which Thomas purchased from an Amish friend. Walking a mail route for the U.S. Postal Service keeps Thomas close to nature and affords him many quiet hours which he uses to dream up novels. Over three decades of friendships with Amish neighbors has revealed a simple wisdom that he weaves into his writing.
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Most authors agree that during the course of writing a novel, the characters seem to come alive and emerge with personality traits we ourselves didn’t originally plan to give them. Not only did the lead characters of Samson and Delilah take on a life of their own, they also pulled the story in a direction I never planned to go.
Samson and Amish Delilah is a book about a book. You will soon discover that the characters are reading along with you. They even try to guess the ending and have discussions about it. As I worked on the final few chapters, I could almost feel Samson and Delilah urging me forward, as though they needed me to write out solutions to the issues they were facing. I could almost hear them calling to me, “Please—finish this book—we want the world to hear our story.”
Maybe all of this is just me projecting my feelings on them. LOL. Either way, I’ve gotten to know Samson and Delilah pretty well and I’m sure they would want you to smile, laugh, cry, and learn about the power of forgiveness along with them.
P.S. It so happens that I feel Samson and Delilah nudging me forward with a follow-up novel. Wink, wink.
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To celebrate his tour, Thomas is giving away a Thomas Nye Gift Box, which includes four books by Thomas Nye: Samson and Amish Delilah, Under the Heavens, Amish Park, and Plain Everyday Heroes!! Along with bookmarkers and an Amish designed coloring book!!
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