Award-wining author Melanie Dobson’s latest Christian novel, The Silent Order, is an intriguing story of the invasion into a small, austere Amish communinity by members of the mafia in their search for a detective who has been assigned to bring them under arrest. The detective has taken refuge in one of the Amish homes after learning that the notorious criminals are attempting to kill him. While there he becomes attracted to a beautiful young Amish woman, and also learns something that had escaped him until now, the value of Christian faith. It’s an exciting story, and very colorfully written.
Book reviewer :earl weirich
About the Author: Melanie Dobson
Melanie Dobson is the award-winning author of fourteen historical romance, suspense, and contemporary novels. Her first novel Together for Good was published in 2006. Two of her novels, The Silent Order and Love Finds You in Homestead, Iowa, won Carol Awards in 2011 and Love Finds You in Liberty, Indiana won best “Fiction of Indiana” in 2010.
Melanie received her undergraduate degree in journalism from Liberty University and her master’s degree in communication from Regent University. Prior to her writing career, she was the corporate publicity manager at Focus on the Family and a publicist for The Family Channel. She later launched her own public relations firm and currently teaches PR writing at George Fox University.
Melanie met her husband, Jon, in Colorado Springs, but since they’ve been married, the Dobsons have relocated numerous times with Jon’s work including stints in Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Colorado, Berlin, and Southern California. Along with their two daughters, Karly and Kiki, they now enjoy their home in the Pacific Northwest. The entire Dobson family loves to travel and hike in both the mountains and along the cliffs above the Pacific, and they enjoy serving together with the orphan care ministry in their church.
When Melanie isn’t writing or playing with her family, she enjoys exploring ghost towns and dusty back roads, line dancing, and reading historical fiction.