Linda Byler grew up Amish and is an active member of the Amish church today. She is the author of several bestselling fiction series, all set in the Amish world: The Dakota Series, Hester's Hunt for Home, Lancaster Burning, Sadie's Montana, and Lizzie Searches for Love. She has also written several Amish Christmas romance novels including Mary's Christmas Goodbye , Little Amish Matchmaker , and Becky Meets Her Match . Linda is also well known within the Amish community as a columnist for a weekly Amish newspaper. She lives near Lancaster, Pennsylvania.