Middlefield – Mary Ellis, bestselling author of Amish fiction, will sign books at Sparrow Christian Bookshop on Friday, Nov. 18 from 2-4 p.m.

Mary grew up close to the northeastern Ohio, Amish community in Geauga County, where her parents often took her to farmer’s markets and woodworking fairs. She loved the peaceful, agrarian lifestyle, the respect for the land and the strong sense of Christian community among the Amish.

She, her husband, dog and cat now live close to the largest population of Amish in the country, a four-county area in central Ohio. They often take weekend trips to purchase produce, research for her best-selling books, and enjoy a simpler way of life.

All three of her Miller Family series, A Widow’s Hope, Never Far from Home, and The Way to a Man’s Heart have made the CBA and CBD bestseller lists. A Widow’s Hope was a finalist in the ACFW Carol Awards for 2010 in the long contemporary category, and a runner-up in the 2010 Holt Medallion Awards. A Marriage for Meghan is the second novel in the Wayne County series, following ECPA bestseller, Abigail’s New Hope. These books will be available for sale and signing at the Sparrow Christian event.

Sparrow Christian Bookshop carries a broad assortment of P Graham Dunn engravable items and artwork, as well as the latest in Christian bestselling fiction and non-fiction books and Bibles. Shop a large selection of gifts for the holidays.

Sparrow Christian Bookshop is located at 14962 S. State St., the intersections of Routes 87 and 608 in Middlefield. Call 440-632-0011 or visit www.sparrowchristian.com.