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Subject: Amish Fiction
Date Posted: 3/13/2009 9:36 AM ET
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Hello All, lately I have been reading a few of these stories and finding that very good. My authors so far oare Cindy Woodsmall,Beth Wiseman, Beverly Lewis. Also if you like these stories Cindy and a few others have a website www.amishhearts.com  I think it is wonderful. Check it out. Also let me know who and what you have read in this thread. Who you really like and why.

Date Posted: 3/13/2009 2:32 PM ET
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Wanda Brunstetter(sp?) is another good author of this subject.


Date Posted: 3/15/2009 3:32 PM ET
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 I live very close to the Amish and have been wanting to read some of the books.  I am just wondering which is the best of the Amish books you have read?

Subject: Amish Books
Date Posted: 3/15/2009 6:52 PM ET
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Excellent book on this subject is Jodi Picoult - Plain Truth.    Loved this book!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2009 9:01 AM ET
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Sheila  they are all good. You can't go wrong.  Please check out the website  one author is coming to Lancaster in May. There are wonderful recipes there too.  Let me know which book you read..

Happy St. Patrick's Day,


Date Posted: 3/17/2009 11:26 AM ET
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Beverly Lewis is my favorite Amish fiction author.  Her books are set around Lancaster Co., PA, my part of the country. 


Date Posted: 3/18/2009 8:21 AM ET
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FYI  Beth Wiseman will be in Paradise Pa  May 23 signing her new book Plain Pursuit  which comes out  April 10th I think. 

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 8:47 PM ET
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I have Plain Truth on my Reminder List.  I guess it will be the next one I order.  Thanks everyone for the ideas.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 8:29 PM ET
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Plain Pursuit  by Beth Wiseman  will be coming out earlier than they thought. Next week!!  Keep you eye open !!

Date Posted: 3/27/2009 4:21 PM ET
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personally i'm not a fan of Cindy Woodsmall's series. I did not like the first book very much at all. I prefer Beverly Lewis or Shelley Shepard Gray. This website might be of interest to you, from Harvest House's line of Amish fiction.



Date Posted: 3/27/2009 4:54 PM ET
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I LOVED Cindy Woodsmall's series! The first book made me cry, and I was very upset with the way the girl was being treated by her community, but by the time I finished book three, I was just in awe.  Cindy didn't write an easy going, soft Amish work; she wrote gritty, real life material.

I can't wait for her next series!

Shelley Shepard Gray is also very good, as is Beth Wiseman.

It goes without saying that Beverly Lewis and Wanda Brunstetter are great Amish writers too!


Date Posted: 3/29/2009 7:12 AM ET
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Thank you Deborah, for the link. Always looking for new authors.  I am really enjoying Cindy's series.

Date Posted: 4/1/2009 4:12 PM ET
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A book that I really enjoyed, that no one has mentioned is Levi's Will
Author: W. Dale Cramer
ISBN-13: 9780739455197 - ISBN-10: 0739455192

The story concerned a young Amish man who left the faith and consequently was shunned, his life out in the world and what happens when he returns at the death of his father. Check it out!


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Date Posted: 4/1/2009 5:10 PM ET
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Thanks for the website. I also love Wanda Brunstetter, she is a really good author if you haven't tried her. I have read several books by Beverly Lewis and a couple by Cindy Woodsmall but I realy like her books so I will check the site out, thanks!!

Date Posted: 4/12/2009 1:18 PM ET
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I just got done reading Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult.  What a great book!  I loved it so much that not only do I want to read more of her books but want to read more Amish fiction.  I ordered The Postcard by Beverly Lewis.  I hope it's a good one.

Date Posted: 4/13/2009 7:45 PM ET
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P L (Paul) Gaus wrote an Ohio Amish Mystery series.  The first book in the series is Blood of the Prodigal.


I like that they're mysteries. 


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Subject: Amish
Date Posted: 4/15/2009 4:29 PM ET
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If you are looking for books about the Amish community, Karen Harper has written a series of mysteries which include these interesting people. I enjoyed them very much. They give much insight to their customs and beliefs as well as their interaction with outside people. Several titles are "Down to the Bone", Dark Harvest" and Dark Angel". Just plain good mysteries too!


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Date Posted: 4/18/2009 10:43 PM ET
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There was a trilogy of books by Lurlene McDaniel about the Amish: Angels Watching Over Me, Lifted Up By Angels, and Until Angels Close My Eyesi. They are typical Lurlene McDaniel, which if you know her means younger romance. But they are a touching story and have a good glimpse into the Amish lifestyle.

I would also HIGHLY recommend Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult. One of the very best Amish stories I have read.

Subject: Amish fiction
Date Posted: 4/20/2009 12:25 AM ET
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I loved Karen Harper's books about the Amish:

Dark Harvest

Dark Road Home

Down to the Bone

I also have Dark Angel but haven't read it yet.