One of my favorite hobbies is interior decorating. I’m an avid fan of magazines and TV programs that transform a rundown house or a piece of outdated furniture into something beautiful. I love scouting thrift stores and yard sales for bargain items that I can repurpose, just like my favorite interior designer Joanna Gaines from HGTV’s “Fixer Upper.” As anyone who has visited my home knows, I enjoy rearranging my furniture and changing accent pieces every now and then for a totally new look—without spending a dime, of course. In fact, I have a “décor closet” filled with items I can swap out as the seasons (or my whims) change. My goal is always to create a comfortable, welcoming space that my family, friends and guests can enjoy.

A few months back, I looked at my website and decided it was overdue for a change. I wanted a space that reflected my style and personality, but that was also a warm, welcoming place where my readers and I could get to know each other a little better. I wanted it to have information about my books—especially when a new one was released—and a place for readers to contact me. I wanted an up-to- date event calendar so that I could meet some of my readers in person the next time I’m speaking or visiting a bookstore in their area. And since I wanted to send out a newsletter occasionally when I have something new or fun to share, I wanted to feature an easy way for interested readers to sign up.

I confess that my talents are limited to writing (and maybe amateur interior design), so I needed lots of professional help with my website redecorating project. I’m very grateful to my savvy marketing and publicity expert, Christine Bierma, for all her hard work and great ideas, as well as to the very talented graphic and web designer, Cori De Roos, for the beautifully renovated site. It has been under construction for the past few months, and now I can finally open the door and welcome you in for a visit! Thank you for your patience while the reconstruction has been taking place.

We’re inching closer and closer to the October release date for my newest novel, “Waves of Mercy,” so I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the cover. And here are behind-the-scenes photos from my research that I hope will pique your interest. I’ll be revealing more about “Waves of Mercy” in my coming newsletter so make sure you sign up for it.

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The welcome mat is out! Please let me know what you think. I look forward to visiting with you here in the future.  As a thank you for visiting, I will be giving away a signed copy of one of my books to two of the readers who comment below. Contest Ends on Sunday, August 14 at 7pm EST




    1. Was so glad to across your website via a friend’s Facebook post! Hope you are doing well Lynn… I L ook forward to reading what you share!

    2. I would love to have a copy of the new book Waves of Mercy. I have read everyone of your books and will continue to read as long as you write.

  1. This is really nice. I like your new website. It is definitely warm and inviting. Your books are always a favorite of our ladies bookclub. And I know they are going to enjoy this new improved website

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  2. Congratulations on your new website! Can’t wait for your new book to cone out, especially since it partially takes place in The Netherlands (at least I thought so ).
    Lots of love from The Netherlands! Briëlle

  3. Love the website, but more than that, love that I have discovered your books! I do Book Chats with a group from my church. For June, we read WINGS OF REFUGE. Everyone in the group fell in love with that book! We have declared it a CLASSIC! We are thankful that you are using the talent God gave to you! Keep those books coming!

  4. First of all, love the picture of the people in Dutch costumes and wooden shoes. As a Dutch native I simply love that! It makes me very curious to your new book and if there are Dutch aspects in there.
    Furthermore I love your website. Easy to use and very inviting. I feel home right away. So I will definitely keep visiting!
    Can’t wait for your new book!

    Dutch greetings,

    1. Thanks for visiting my new website, Gineke! You guessed correctly–there is a Dutch “connection” in my new book. I’ve visited your country several times and love it there! Maybe I’ll see you there, someday, Blessings!

  5. You are one of my favorite authors! I’m really looking forward to your new book in October!

  6. I’ve told people about your books because I love them so much!! I’ve read almost every single one, I have a few to go. I can’t wait For the release of the new book!

    1. Thanks for sharing my books with your friends, Susan. I’m so glad you enjoy them. I hope you’ll like “Waves of Mercy” too. Blessings!

  7. Ooh! I’m intrigued! Love the title and beach picture! Can’t wait to read it!

  8. The website looks great, clean lines and easy on the eyes (important for me!!). I enjoyed several blog posts and always, always enjoy your books! Have a blessed day!

  9. Love your new site, Lynn! I love your books and have read them all two or more times. Some of my favorites are the The Chronicles of the Kings series and Refiners Fire series. Eve’s Daughters is another favorite. But I truly love them all. Your writing is incredibly interesting and faith building. Your books are so familiar to me, when I pick one up to reread it I feel like I’m visiting old friends. I thank the Lord for the talent he has given you and for your dedication to Him and to using your gifts. My life is richer because of it. Keep it up, dear sister! God bless you!

    1. Thanks for your wonderful note, Lisa. Your words were so encouraging. Thanks for visiting my new website. I hope you like “Waves of Mercy.” Blessings!

  10. I love the new look! Very clean and inviting! Your website is very attractive now! (I don’t remember what it was like before…) Looking forward to the new book!

  11. A beach, a cute little home in what looks like a forest, historical times (it looks like Dutch klederdracht;)?, I’m getting curious)… Love it all:)!

  12. The website is great, you did a good job. I look forward to reading your books. Waves of Mercy is going to be so enjoyable. I like facts and fiction in a Bibical story. I always learn from them.
    thanks for sharing your talant.

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  13. I am so thrilled you have a website now! Congrats! I love it! God bless you and your ministry and whatever writing adventures you have coming up! Can’t wait to do a meet and greet hopefully sometime soon 🙂

  14. Love the new website design. It is easy to navigate, attractive and inviting. I especially like the larger pictures that we can actually see. Looking forward to future visits here.

  15. The new website is beautiful – but my favorite news is that you have s new book coming out! I even got my mom hooked on reading your books and it makes for some nice conversations for us. Blessings!

  16. Can’t wait for your new book!!! So exciting! Btw, I so love Joanna Gaines as well. Wow, I have something in common with my favorite author. 🙂

  17. Love the new website Lynn! It’s so pretty, along with your new book 🙂 I really enjoy your writing, thanks for the giveaway chance!

  18. Love your books, Lynn! Have read almost all of them, several in our book club. Nice website! I love Joanna Gaines too! (Who doesn’t?)

  19. Congratulation on this beautiful new website!!!
    This really was worth the wait. I like the warm and welcoming atmosphere and still modern and clearly arranged design. I’m really looking forward to your new book and the things to come love

    1. Thanks, Coco. I’m glad to hear that you found the site welcoming. That’s exactly what I was hoping for. Please visit again. Enjoy the new book!

  20. Lynn: This new web site is really inviting, and I think you have definitely accomplished your goal of it being an inviting place! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world. I look forward to your new book whether I win the giveaway or not. Many blessings to you and your readers!

  21. I came across one of your books a few months ago, now I’m hooked. Just love your books

  22. Your new website is lovely! And I’d love to win one of your books because I love them! Can’t wait to read Waves of Mercy!

  23. Great new website! I just signed up for your newsletter. I’ve read all your books and I’m looking forward to Waves of Mercy.

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  24. I like the new website. It is fresh, inviting, and visually appealing. I am definitely looking forward to reading more of your books. Best wishes!

  25. I have been reading through your whole collection this summer and every book feels like its my favourite – until the next one!!! How so many amazing stories can come from one mind is beyond me – its def a gift from God that you have!!! Thank you for every wonderful story, my summer has been enriched and blessed due to them:)

    1. Wow, Sarah, you’ve been busy this summer! It’s so encouraging for me to hear how much you’ve enjoyed my books. I hope you’ll like the new one, too. Thanks for visiting my website. Blessings!

  26. My second trip, got lost the first time. Nice new website. Love your books and follow you on FB! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  27. Wow! The new website looks fantastic! It will be so nice to have this place to learn more about your activities and book projects. I am especially eager to learn more about Waves of Mercy. I know it will be a huge blessing to read as all of your books are!
    Congrats on both the website and the book, Lynn. May God continually lead and bless you in all that you do.

    1. I’m glad you like the new website. My team did a great job on it. Yes, stay tuned for more information on “Waves of Mercy.” I hope you enjoy it.

  28. A new book! Yea! Just the news I was looking for. Can’t wait! I don’t believe I’ve ever read books written by an author as diverse and talented as you.

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  29. Your refreshed website looks great! and is easy to navigate as well, which is so important, but too often overlooked in web design.

    I’m looking forward to your next book!

  30. I recently discovered your books and I fell in love with your writing; I love the history aspect in them. You have become one of my favorite authors! Thank you for sharing the beautiful gift that God has blessed you with. Your books are very uplifting and a blessing to read. I can’t wait to read your new book.

    1. Jacqueline
      August 13 2016
      I have to agree with you. I just discovered you as an author myself. But I am no good at this computer thing. I was raised with religion but had no use for it. But I see the world today in adults eyes and fear for the next generation. Your books bring to life the Bible and I am brought back to God and I can see his works unfolding. You are blessed with a gift and believe I will not be the only person who turns her life around with your words. The library can’t get your books in fast enough for me.

  31. After finishing Bible Study Fellowship on the book of Isaiah, a friend recommended me The Chronicles of the Kings – so I could bring to life Isaiah’s book. It was the best summer reading. I went through the 5 books and could not let it go. I even bought the set as Christmas gift for my dear aunt Pat. Now, I am trying to get together with friends for a Book Club and my suggestion will be the Restoration Chronicles. Your talent is truly a gift from God. Marcelia

    1. Thank you, Marcelia. I’m so glad that “The Chronicles” were a blessing to you. I used to belong to BSF until I got too busy. What a wonderful way to learn Scripture! Thanks for sharing my books with your aunt, too. Blessings!

  32. Your website looks great, Lynn! I can’t wait to read your new book! My mom sent me info about your book signing on Sept. 30 in SJ. Too bad I can’t get there in time since I’m working on a Friday afternoon. My 10 year old read your book “Wonderland Creek” this summer and loved it. I want to reread it now.

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Jan. Sorry I’ll miss seeing you in St. Joe in September. Your 10 year old sounds like my kind of girl–an enthusiastic reader! Blessings!

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  33. Love your new website. It’s beautiful. I’m really looking forward to your new book. Your new release is always the highlight of my reading year.

  34. It looks like it is going to be another good book. I look forward to reading! I love the pictures from your research. I think it is so fun to have real inspiration to feed off of. I am looking into my families geneology and because I read too much I imagine each persons life as a story. I wish I had pictures to go off of though 🙂 Keep writing!

    1. I’m like you, Anne, I always imagine people’s stories as potential novels. I have borrowed a few for my books, too. I hope you enjoy “Waves of Mercy.”

  35. Lynn, you became my favorite Christian fiction author ten years ago when I was in a book club in Cape Town, South Africa. Every time it was my turn to purchase a book for our club, I made sure to get your latest title.

    Now we’re back in my hometown (Holland, Michigan), and I’m so looking forward to hearing you speak at the Breathe Writers Conference in Grand Rapids in October.

    Congratulations on the upcoming release of your latest book — I can’t wait to read!

    1. Hi Kate! I heard my books were in South Africa, so I’m glad to hear from a reader who found them. I would love to chat with you at the Breathe Conference. Enjoy Holland!

  36. Lynn, Love the website, very inviting and homey feeling. I have read all your books including the Pilgrimage= my favorite is Chronicles of the Kings, loved these so much. I have turned so many people onto your books. I also loved Leoda’s Garden, you are such a smooth writer and intriguing for the reader. Keep writing, going to pre-buy the book and want to be apart of the launch team, how do I get on the list? Blessings and may God forever be with you.

    1. Thanks for visiting my website, Kathy. And thanks for introducing others to my books. Let me know if you don’t get the information about the launch team.

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  37. Congratulations to Laura and Tonya who won signed copies of the book of their choice. We used the service Randomizer.com to choose the winner.

    Please check your email for instructions.

    AUGUST 5, 2016 AT 8:38 AM EDIT
    Your new site is very inviting! Love it! I can’t wait for your new book!

    AUGUST 5, 2016 AT 9:54 PM EDIT
    Looks great. Looking forward to your next book!

  38. Hi Lynn,
    My best friend from Bible college has lived with his family in Holland, Michigan for quite a few years now. I was able to visit his family and enjoy Lake Michigan and the Tulip Festival. So . . . I sent them a note today — they had already heard that you were featuring their home town and community in your latest book.
    May God bless you and your work.

  39. I enjoyed reading “Waves of Mercy” and meeting you last night at Christ Memorial Church!! It is such a joy to read a really good book without any 4letter words in it !!

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  40. I saw your new book advertised in my Michigan History magazine and wondered if would be age appropriate for any of my 3 grandaughters: 10, 12 and 16. Thank you,

  41. Thanks for always spreading positive info about the pitties! Every little thing helps, and we can all make a difference, even by politely correcting mifitsormanion or sharing cute pitbull pictures. I love the pic you chose for this post!

  42. I just finished “Waves of Mercy.” I am so ready to read “Open to the Sky.” I can’t find it in Kindle. HELP!!

    I absolutely ❤️ Your books! Than you so much,
    Linda Peters

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  44. Being a believer in the butterfly effect, I think that the best course of action is going with the gut, without thinking too hard about why the gut is telling you to do it. You are part of a bigger picture and can’t say for sure the eventual benefits or drawbacks of a particular choice–for you or others. But while not being able to see the consequences of either, you are able to know what helps you sleep most soundly. Sound sleep is good.And I also agree with Joe.

  45. I have only become a believer in brining just recently, but I won't do a large bird or pork without it now! I bet the apple flavors were amazing with this turkey. I think I might know what I'm doing for Thanksgiving this year!

  46. I have just discovered your books in the church library, reading “Waves of Mercy”. Just could hardly put it down, being Dutch and raised in Muskegon. Thank you for a wonderful read. I love the way you write.

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