Anna Helmuth, the feisty mammi in Huckleberry Harvest, hands out potholders to potential suitors like most mammis hand out cookies... Taking a deep breath, Anna wiped the smile off her face. Even in the dim light, Noah could see her intense gaze. “Noah,” she said, “The Bible says that if my … [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.
Anna Helmuth, the feisty mammi in Huckleberry Harvest, hands out potholders to potential suitors like most mammis hand out cookies... Taking a deep breath, Anna wiped the smile off her face. Even in the dim light, Noah could see her intense gaze. “Noah,” she said, “The Bible says that if my … Continue Reading
May is a long month, which is perfect because we had lot of new and recent releases to tell you about here on Amish Wisdom! In fact, did you miss anything we featured this week? On Monday, first-time author Cheryl Williford told us the story behind the publishing of her new book, The Amish Widow's … 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.
Ingredients: 1-‐4oz. pkg. ground pecans 3 reg. boxes instant butterscotch or chocolate pudding 1 large container whipped topping 1-‐8 oz. cream cheese 1 stick butter 1 cup flour 1 cup of 10x sugar 1 can coconut First layer: ½ pkg. ground pecans mixed with flour and butter. … Continue Reading
Quilting bees are a common activity among many Mennonite women. Quilts are usually made as wedding gifts for family members or for some charitable benefit such as the relief sales. Making a quilt is a time-consuming task. A quilt pattern is selected and fabric is chosen to cut into pieces to make … 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!
I’m so thrilled that my book Love Finds You in Charm, Ohio has been made into a TV movie and will be premiering on the UP Network on June 7. I got to be on set during the filming of the movie, and it was filmed on location in Sugarcreek, Ohio. Charm and Sugarcreek are very near each other, and … Continue Reading
I love to visit the settings of my novels. Experiencing the area really helps me create a sense of place for my characters. This was especially helpful when I began to write my Amish Brides of Pinecraft series, including The Proposal at Siesta Key, which releases today! Pinecraft is a small … 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.
Q: I am working on a family tree and I've recently learned my father's family lived and was born in and around Ohio. I suspect we might have ties to the Amish. Do the Amish keep ancestral records? How might I go about finding out if any of my ancestors were Amish? ~ Toni Moore A: … Continue Reading
Q: If you had ancestors who were, at one time, Amish, but then lived and raised their children as English, does that make it easier or more difficult to rejoin the Amish faith? ~ Jessica Muse If you aren’t born and raised Amish it is very difficult to become Amish, even for those whose … 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.
Through the research I've done over the years for my novels I found that Amish communities have different prayer coverings. The prayer coverings the women wear in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, are heart shaped in the back. You won’t see prayer coverings like this in Indiana or Ohio. The prayer … Continue Reading
Living among the Amish in two states, I've admired their unity. But there’s an odd storm brewing. During the Industrial Revolution, when electricity and phones came into most American homes, the Amish had a debate over what to permit, and in the end they decided to pull back, not wanting to have … Continue Reading