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Amish Novel

So, we're on vacation in Lancaster, PA. Our vacation has been extended because Missy got sick, but that's not what this post is about.

So, our resort has a bakery & general store... and the resort is owned/run by Menonite people. The bakery has a book rack with paperbacks for sale... and I was very amused yesterday to see that they were ALL Amish novels! I had no idea there was such a genre, I thought it was so funny!

So... I woke up at 11AM this morning (which was awesome that Lilian let me sleep until 11) and Missy had set up on the table... a box of donuts, an ice bucket of iced tea and diet coke, and one of the Amish novels for me! What a romantic surprise! I can't wait to read it (while we're here, so it's authentic.) I asked her how she chose which one to get... and she said she had to read the backs of all of them! LOL.


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Sep. 26th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
I live in a heavily populated amish town. There are horse and buggys EVERYWHERE and warning signs on major highways for horse and buggys and if there is one driving on the major highway, which is A LOT you have to pull around them

theres amish bakeries and food markets and workshops here... and they're everywhere at walmart LOL it's so weird, i dont think i'll ever get used to it.

when i tell people that we're stationed in amish country, nobody believes me haha
Sep. 27th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
I guess you better get some Amish romance novels too! LOL
Sep. 27th, 2009 12:32 pm (UTC)
oh gosh.
walmart sells them like crazy over here, maybe i will! lol

i never thought, growing up in miami, i'd end up living in amish country.
Sep. 26th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
I love Amish books. Jodi Picooult has one called Plain Truth. I own a bunch of Beverly Lewis ones too.
Sep. 26th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Now, I've been looking FOR Amish books since I've heard they're pretty much addicting. Are they only available in Amish areas or would some other places have them?
(Yes I'm clueless!)
Sep. 26th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
You can get them anywhere. My wife works at Barnes and Noble. She buys me them. =)
Sep. 27th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
really? I didn't even know they existed!
Sep. 26th, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
Please let us know how the book is!!
Sep. 27th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
will do
Sep. 27th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
what is the premise of the book? i must know!
Sep. 27th, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Sadie Always Believed in God's Promises. But Can She Really Trust His Heart?
Young Amish widow, Sadie Fisher, leads a simple life in the quiet countryside of Lancaster County--selling Amish goods to a steady stream of tourists. Though it is a good life, lately she's wondered if it is God's will for her to remain without a husband and a family.

Winters can be brutally cold and lonely in Pennsylvania, so Sadie rejoices when a renter signs up for a three month stay in her guest cottage. But when wealthy, impulsive Englischer Kade Saunders arrives, she isn't sure she wants him around that long. Sadie feels the stress of the bishop's watchful eye, expecting her to act in accordance with the Ordnung, the understood behavior by which the Amish live. To complicate things, Kade is soon surprised with sole custody of a child he barely knows--his five-year-old autistic son, Tyler.

Sadie and young Tyler form an immediate connection. As she grows to love and understand this exceptional child, her feelings for Kade grow into something that both terrifies and exhilarates her. And while Kade seems to feel the attraction to her as well, their worlds couldn't be farther apart.

Sadie must stay true to her Amish roots, but denying the love she feels is impossible. Could it be that God has the improbable in store for Sadie? And will she have the faith to step into a love bigger than she's ever dreamed possible?

It reads just like a romance novel. I'm 25 pages in and she already fell on ice and was "rescued" by the mysterious outsider man! LOL.
Sep. 29th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
that sounds so awesome! missy picked a good one.
Sep. 28th, 2009 01:42 am (UTC)
They are commonly called Bonnet Books... I am addicted to them... SIGH!!!!
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