Thank you to everyone who entered our Harvest Bounty Giveaway and a big thanks to all the contributors who donated books and prizes! Congratulations to the winner, Brenda Veinotte! Please send your mailing address to email@example.com to claim your prize. Didn't win the Harvest Bounty … [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.
Thank you to everyone who entered our Harvest Bounty Giveaway and a big thanks to all the contributors who donated books and prizes! Congratulations to the winner, Brenda Veinotte! Please send your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. Didn't win the Harvest Bounty … Continue Reading
We are excited to reveal the cover of Charlotte Hubbard's upcoming spring release, A Mother's Love. Before we reveal the cover, here's a bit about the book: Faith, tenderness, security—there's nothing a mother won't give. Now beloved author Charlotte Hubbard brings you an unforgettable tale of … 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.
More-with-Less has given generations of cooks simple, healthy recipes that are gentle on the budget and mindful of those who are hungry. This 40th anniversary edition preserves hundreds of timeless recipes and tips from Doris Janzen Longacre’s bestselling cookbook, along with lay-flat binding, new … Continue Reading
In the Pinecraft Pie Shop fiction series, you’ll discover inspiring stories about sweet sisters… along with an assortment of yummy recipes to try! This recipe from the newest release, Sewn with Joy, is for cinnamon rolls with caramel icing—the perfect treat for an autumn morning or for surprising … 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!
It’s strange how trips go. Sometimes every detail is planned out and other times, you have time to simply explore. My last trip to Pennsylvania fit firmly into the ‘planned’ category. Well, for most of the days. I had library appearances, auctions, radio and newspaper interviews, and book signings. … Continue Reading
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
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.
Do the Amish have checking and saving accounts? ~ Jackie T. Yes, the Amish have checking and savings accounts. What do you want to ask the Amish? Ask our Amish scribe here. Sign up here to be the first to get exclusive news delivered to your inbox monthly. New books, cover … Continue Reading
Do Amish concern themselves with eating organic or non-GMO foods? ~Mrs O'Grady They don’t go out of their way to avoid everything to do with GMO related things. Most grow their own food with natural fertilizer and pest control methods that have been handed down through many generations, but … 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 my friend and former student, Kathryn, came back to Oregon from her home in Texas for a visit. 30 years ago, she was a little fifth-grader in a simple plaid Mennonite dress, with her hair in two long braids. Kathryn is now grown, and Reformed. We talked about what it means to be … Continue Reading
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