Discover the stories behind An Amish Harvest with Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman on Book Nook. Plus, enter to win a copy! What are some acceptable gifts to give the Amish? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Have you ever longed for the Amish … [Continue reading]
FROM THE BOOK NOOK: Wanting an Amish novel that will make you laugh? Cry? Or both? Look no further. Here’s where you’ll find the newest releases to hit the bookshelves.
Discover the stories behind An Amish Harvest with Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, and Vannetta Chapman on Book Nook. Plus, enter to win a copy! What are some acceptable gifts to give the Amish? Find out from our Amish Scribe on Ask the Amish. Have you ever longed for the Amish … Continue Reading
Under the Harvest Moon – Beth Wiseman Under the Harvest Moon follows Naomi, a recently widowed woman with two young children. She’s afraid to commit to another man following the death of her husband, even though remarriage is encouraged in her Amish community. When she meets Brock, she’s drawn to … Continue Reading
FROM THE COOK’S CORNER: Amazing, tried and true recipes from Plain (and nearly-Plain) kitchens. The next time you’re looking for something wonderful to try, check out Cook’s Corner! Deliciousness is just a click away.
The newest book in the Honeybee Sisters series, Like a Bee to Honey, comes out on August 30, and I am as excited as a bee on a honeysuckle bush! Rose Christner, the youngest of the Honeybee sisters, is timid and cautious, but she’s not shy in the kitchen. One of Rose’s favorite recipes is Honey … Continue Reading
To me, homemade soups and stews speak of home and comfort. I think many of us think of making soups and stews during the cooler months of late autumn through early spring, but really, soups and stews make a fine meal any day of the year. Serve with a salad and bread of some kind, and you have a … Continue Reading
FROM TRAVELER’S TIPS: Planning a trip to Amish country? Or maybe you just got back from one. This is the place to share your pix, tips, suggestions, things to do…or to skip!
Last month, I was in Pennsylvania and Ohio on a book tour. I spent a lot of time driving around the back roads, up and down the rolling hills, past the Amish farms. You just can't beat the scenery! These photos are unfiltered, taken on my iPhone. Yes, my Iphone! Our country is that beautiful. I … Continue Reading
At first glance, the name Plain City seems to give away the secret: Amish live here. Actually, the name of the town refers to the terrain, which is flat—a plain. Perhaps the Plain people chose to settle here partially because of the name. Certainly there were fewer hills for horse-drawn buggies to … Continue Reading
FROM ASK THE AMISH: Ever wondered what it’s really like to be Amish? Ask away! Our Amish scribe will return questions to me each week.
Hi, I'm going to see an Amish Lady that I met on my trip to Ethridge. We have been back twice and love to bring her children little snacks, but I thought it would be nice to make her a homemade apron. Would light blue color be appropriate or should I pick another color? ~Sharon C. Some dish … Continue Reading
I was wondering how the Amish feel about affection towards each other and their children. Also do they hug the English if they visit with the Amish family? ~Sharon Congdon You won’t see much in the way of PDA among the Amish. Hugging an English visitor would very likely make them feel … Continue Reading
FROM BEYOND THE BONNETS: Q&A with Authors, Conversations about the Anabaptists, thoughts about community, ideas about how to bring the best of the Amish into your life.
Recently, I read a story about an Amish newspaper that received hundreds of letters asking how to become Amish. The article explained that most people wanted a change of pace or were feeling stressed by their hectic lifestyle. The answer, they thought, was to become Amish. The newspaper … Continue Reading
Technology might be one of the least-understood things about the Amish. On first glance, how the Amish use technology makes little sense. "Why can they use flashlights and batteries if public power is not OK?" "Why is it fine to ride in cars but not own or drive one?" "And what about … Continue Reading