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Subject: If you like Amish fiction, might I recommend...
Date Posted: 11/11/2008 11:10 AM ET
Member Since: 2/13/2007
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I know lots of you (me included) really enjoy the Amish books of Beverly Lewis, Wanda Brunstetter and Cindy Woodsmall. I just finished a book by W. Dale Cramer, Levi's Will, that I would like to recommend.

It is the story of a young Amish man, Will,  who "jumps the fence" or leaves the faith after he was baptised, and engaged to be married with a pregnant fiancee. Stretching from the early 1940's to the mid 1980's, it follows Will's life, through his stint in the US Army during WWII to falling in love and raising a family in Georgia -- all the while trying to maintain some ties to his family in Ohio which involved being "under the Ban", or in other words, shunned for decades. It is a tale of redemption and forgiveness.

I found many new insights into the Amish people and their view of the world. It is a well-written book that deserves to be as well known as the other Amish books by the authors I have mentioned.

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 11:27 AM ET
Member Since: 10/19/2007
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That sounds great.  Added to my WL.  Thanks

Date Posted: 11/11/2008 12:45 PM ET
Member Since: 8/21/2005
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That does sound like a good one! Thanks!