Katherine Middleton leads a charmed life in her million dollar Georgetown Brownstone. The daughter of a world-renown anthropologist, she is happily married and employed by the Smithsonian when her world comes crashing down after the discovery of her husband’s secret life. An impulsive decision to hide out on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, in order to re-evaluate her own life, leads Kate to earth-shattering revelations about herself, her family, and her future. Chincoteague Island, Virginia, introduces Kate to a world where people can still rely on each other, where hard work pays off, and where one’s past does not dictate the future. Island of Miracles is a story about rediscovering oneself, restoring trust, recapturing love, and relying on faith.
Amy's first children’s book, Crabbing With Granddad, is an autobiographical work about spending a day harvesting the Maryland Blue Crab. Her debut novel, A Place to Call Home, was released in 2014 by Sarah Book Publishing. A second edition was published in March of 2015. Picture Me, A Mystery, as well as the critically acclaimed novel, Whispering Vines, were awarded the Illumination Bronze Award for being among the top Christian Romance books of 2015 and 2016. Whispering Vines was also awarded the LYRA for best ebook romance of 2016. Amy followed up her success in 2017 with the novel, Island of Miracles, and the children's book, The Greatest Gift. All of Amy’s books may be purchased in bookstores as well as online on all major print and ebook sites.
Amy grew up in Southern Maryland, received her Bachelor’s Degree from Salisbury University, and graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master’s in Library and Information Science. A former librarian and teacher, she now lives on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her husband, three daughters, and two dogs.
Another hit from Schisler! This is the kind of story that makes me long to run away from my perfectly fine life for the sole purpose of stumbling upon something magical. We all have that wonderment of what would happen if we just let go and started over. This character captures the hope and determination of all of us who wonder what it would be like to wander a bit. The relationships between brother and sister she establishes are very loving and remind me of the bonds that are truly important in life. The portrait of island life is nothing short of beautiful, with friendly faces along the way; I want to book a vacation there myself now. I hope that she continues the story with the character of Zach, he seems like the sort of guy that has a story to tell. This a perfect book to enjoy on a brisk fall day, a late evening on the beach, or even snuggled up in your favorite sweater. --Alexa Jacbos, The Dreamer