Rachel E. Rittenhouse, author



Frogs and Mud

Posted by on Aug 11, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Frogs and Mud

2 - Laura frogging

Being the most adventurous of the Woodsmall Sisters, Laura was often found outside fishing, gardening, or even in the lake. And when her brother Jake asks her to go frogging, Laura agrees.

What do you suppose the outcome of this picture will be?

“A coming-of-age journey”

Posted by on Aug 4, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

“A coming-of-age journey”

1 - Fishing

Only one more month until the launch of “Accepting Change”!! In the weeks leading up to the launch (official day to be announced soon!!), I will be sharing quotes from the book as well as what others are saying. Plus you’ll get to see all the illustrations from the book itself. Ready?

Linda Brooks Davis, author of The Calling of Ella McFarland and the 2015 Winner of Jerry B. Jenkins Operation First Novel says that Accepting Change is “A coming-of-age journey of discovering…of self and God.”

Cover Reveal!!

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Cover Reveal!!

It’s finally time to release the official cover for my third book coming out in August – Accepting Change!

AC final cover


It’s always fun to see how far the book has come along and how close to publication we really are!!

Aren’t the colors just beautiful? And I just love the winter scene! What are some thoughts you have about the book by looking at the cover? 

Sneak Peek at the Illustrations

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Sneak Peek at the Illustrations

It’s that time of year again! The illustrations have just come in from my illustrators. Would you like a sneak peek?

pic #1b


Can anything be more relaxing than fishing. What’s your favorite past time? 

pic #5

Does this picture evoke a sense of fear? Who is sick in bed? And with what?

pic #6b

What on earth is Laura doing??

pic #8

The Woodsmall Sisters have been through so much! Do you find yourself relating to Carolyn, Bethany, or Laura?

How was that for a sneak peek? Any predictions as to what is coming? Comment below!!

Launch Team for Accepting Change

Posted by on Jul 14, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Launch Team for Accepting Change

Dear Readers,

It is time for the launch of my third book, Accepting ChangeI have 10 e-books available for readers like you! I would love some help in getting the book out there and who wouldn’t want to read the book before it comes out?

Here is a list of the actions to complete:

  1. Write a review for Amazon the launch week (end of August)
  2. Complete at least 2 other influential actions from the suggestions below (feel free to come up with your own ideas).
  3. Email me your review before the launch day so I can post them too!
  4. Email me confirmation of your completed tasks the week of publication

Action Lists:

  • Post a review on Goodreads
  • Write a post/review on your blog
  • Share the book on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Pin the cover of Accepting Change to Pinterest
  • Take a picture of yourself with the book and post it
  • Request the book at your church or public library
  • Tell your friends and share your book!


Here is summary of Accepting Change:

Change is hard for 13-year-old Laura Woodsmall to accept, especially when the change seems to make her life even worse. Accepting Change chronicles the diary of Laura, younger sister to Carolyn and Bethany from Finding Faith and Discovering Hope. Laura finds it difficult to put her strength in God as her sisters have done. Will she be able to find true joy in God and learn to take all the curveballs life throws?


Please email me at Rachel@rachelrittenhouse.com if you are willing to commit to the requirements and join the team. If you are unable to be involved this time, I completely understand.


Whatever you decide, please let me know by July 20th and I will send you an electric copy of Accepting Change. Once you email me your list of completed tasks the week of the launch, I will send you a paperback as a thank you!



Rachel Rittenhouse