Kelly Irvin
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Kelly Irvin

Best-selling novelist Kelly Irvin's latest book is Beneath the Summer Sun, the second book in her Amish romance series, Every Amish Season, from Zondervan/HarperCollins Christian Publishing. This four-book series delves into the lives of four Amish women linked by life altering experiences that bring them together as wives, mothers, and grandmothers in the small town of Jamesport, Mo. The first book, Upon a Spring Breeze, received critical acclaim from the Library Journal: "A moving and compelling tale about the power of grace and forgiveness that reminds us how we become strongest in our most broken moments."

Kelly Irvin is also the author of The Amish of Bee County series, which includes the critically acclaimed The Beekeeper's Son. Publishers Weekly called the first book in the series a beautifully woven masterpiece and Romantic Times Magazine called Kelly a storyteller extraordinaire. It was followed by The Bishop's Son and The Saddle Maker's Son, which is an ECPA bestseller.

A two-time ACFW Carol finalist, Kelly's novellas have been included in numerous anthologies, including An Amish Summer, The Amish Christmas Gift, An Amish Market, an Amish Christmas Love, and Amish Quilt.

She also penned the Bliss Creek Amish series and the New Hope Amish series, both published by Harvest House Publishers. Love Still Stands, the first book in the New Hope series, debuted in September 2014, and the follow-up, Love Redeemed, released March 1, 2014. The final book in the series, set in Branson, MO., was A Plain Love Song, released in July 2014.

The Bliss Creek Amish series, set in Kansas, includes To Love and to Cherish, A Heart Made New, and Love's Journey Home.

In the New Hope series, familiar characters from Bliss Creek move to Missouri to start a new district and a new life.

Kelly is also the author of two romantic suspense novels, A Deadly Wilderness and No Child of Mine, set in San Antonio, Texas. Two more romantic suspense novels are on the horizon, with the first, Tell Her No Lies, slated for publication by Thomas Nelson Publishing in January 2019.

Kelly recently contracted with Zondervan for a new 3-book series set in Montana. More details to come!

The Kansas native is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers and the ACFW San Antonio local chapter Alamo City Christian Fiction Writers, as well as Romance Writers of America (RWA) and Sisters in Crime.

A graduate of the University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism, Kelly wrote nonfiction professionally for thirty years. She studied for three semesters at the University of Costa Rica, learning the Spanish language. As a journalist, she worked six years in the border towns of Laredo and El Paso, where she was exposed to culture and language that serves as fodder for her fiction writing. She has written hard news, features, entertainment pieces, restaurant critiques, editorials, and weekly columns. Writing awards include the Silver Star Award from the Texas Mental Health Association for articles pertaining to mental health and numerous awards in news, feature, and editorial writing from the Texas Press Association and Texas Press Women.

Kelly retired in 2016 from her position of 22 years as public relations manager for the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department, where her duties included writing and designing an employee newsletter, writing news releases, collaborating on marketing campaigns, coordinating ribbon-cuttings and groundbreakings, coordinating press conferences, updating the web site, and acting as a media spokesperson.

Kelly has been married to photographer Tim Irvin for more than 30 years, and they have two young adult children and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she likes to write short stories, read books by her favorite authors, and visit the babies.


For more information, visit http://www.kellyirvin.com

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Best Sellers

    • Tell Her No Lies

    • By: Kelly Irvin
    • Narrated by: Hayley Cresswell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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    After her mother abandoned her to the streets, Nina has kept people at a distance, including her uncle, who adopted Nina and her sister. But when he is murdered and the detective assigned to the case accuses Nina of the crime, she knows she must act....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • An Amish Christmas Gift

    • Three Amish Novellas
    • By: Amy Clipston, Ruth Reid, Kelly Irvin
    • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr, Kristin James, Charity Spencer
    • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    Naomi has started to think that she isn't meant to find love, but she might receive more than she ever hoped for this Christmas....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful!

    • By D on 02-16-17

    Regular price: $28.51

    • The Beekeeper's Son

    • Amish of Bee County, Book 1
    • By: Kelly Irvin
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 10 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 52
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Scarred from the tragic accident that claimed his mother's life, Phineas King keeps his distance. So why does he find excuses to seek out beautiful Deborah Lantz? Listen to find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Book lover. No matter what forum.

    • By J.C. on 06-21-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Saddle Maker's Son

    • Amish of Bee County Series, Book 3
    • By: Kelly Irvin
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
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      5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Rebekah Lantz feels imprisoned by circumstances she didn't create. Tobias Byler is haunted by regret. Can two young runaways from half a world away teach them the healing power of true family?....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Worth the wait!

    • By LaGail on 08-04-18

    Regular price: $17.49

    • The Bishop's Son

    • Amish of Bee County Series #2
    • By: Kelly Irvin
    • Narrated by: Angela Brazil
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    Leila Lantz has been in love with Jesse Glick from the day she first saw him at his father's store, but she can't make sense of his intentions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Love Love Love

    • By LOK on 07-19-18

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Mountains of Grace

    • Amish of Big Sky Country, Book 1
    • By: Kelly Irvin
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    In the first of a new series set in the Amish communities of Montana, best-selling author Kelly Irvin explores what the Amish do in the aftermath of natural disaster....

    Regular price: $25.09

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