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Subject: Amish Fiction
Date Posted: 4/21/2013 8:10 PM ET
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Forgiven by Shelley Shepard Gray. Sisters of the Heart series #3    I truely enjoy this story. It is full of real life and the struggles everyone has. The right thing to do and the wrong thing to do. Love and what it could cost to follow your heart....

If you like Amish Fiction let me know who is your favorite author is or the title of your favorite book is.

Date Posted: 4/21/2013 9:42 PM ET
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I really enjoy Linda Castillo's Kate Burkholder mysteries
Date Posted: 4/21/2013 11:57 PM ET
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The best Amish novel I have read.  Way ahead of the romance novels and really a great fiction and literature book.  Much more real and gritty and all of that......  The Dark Side of Heaven by Tamar Myers 

Date Posted: 4/22/2013 12:06 PM ET
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I don't typically read Amish fiction, but I did read Jodi Picoult's "Plain Truth"; thought it was a very good book.

Date Posted: 4/22/2013 4:49 PM ET
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Can't recommend any titles, but there is an Amish Fiction tag other members are using, in case it is helpful: http://www.paperbackswap.com/Amish-Fiction/tag/3669/

Date Posted: 4/29/2013 8:42 PM ET
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The Dark Side of Heaven by Tamar Myers

I so want to read this book!!!  The WL for it just didn't move for a couple of years so I took it off. It's on my RL now and eventually I'll just cave and buy it.

I have an entire shelf of Amish fiction -- I love Marta Perry's Pleasant Valley series. I like the Kate Burkholder series too but never considered it Amish fiction, but I guess it could apply. It's Amish. It's fiction. smiley

Plain Truth is still one of the best books I've read. It's one of the first "adult" books my DD read and remains a favorite of hers as well.

I also like Linda Byler and Amy Clipston.

Subject: A Time to Heal by Barbara Cameron
Date Posted: 5/6/2013 7:43 AM ET
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Date Posted: 5/6/2013 7:15 PM ET
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The Dark Side of Heaven by Tamar Myers

I ended up buying it.  It is unlike any other Amish story I have ever read and next to wagon train stories, Amish stories are my favorite lite reads.   Very gritty!  Very honest.  Not warm and fuzzy at all.  Very very interesting story.

Date Posted: 5/10/2013 12:03 PM ET
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I have read most of the Tamar Myers-Pennsylvania Dutch Mysteries with recipies.  These have the Amish flavor, and are a cozy mystery series, but get kind of boring after the first three or four.  I did enjoy the recipies though.  Have some on my bk shelf.

Date Posted: 5/16/2013 9:26 PM ET
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The only Amish fiction I have read are some of the series by Beverly Lewis. I enjoyed them.

Subject: A Promise of Hope by Amy Clipston Very good
Date Posted: 5/17/2013 7:18 PM ET
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Date Posted: 5/21/2013 10:20 PM ET
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Wanda Brunstetter is very popular at our local library, as are Beth Wiseman and Cindy Woodsmall. Did you know that Karen Harper penned an Amish trilogy?

Date Posted: 5/22/2013 6:43 AM ET
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There is an Amish thrift store near me, and I was surprised to see that Amish people read romance novels and trade them there. I did not see any Amish-themed books though! Interesting.

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