We reached out to our readers to find out what was the first Amish book they read.
It was a Beverly Lewis book I’m sure! —Amada C.
The very first Amish book I read was The Shunning by Beverly Lewis. —Beverly M
My first Amish book was The Shunning by Beverly Lewis. I found it at a yard sale. After that I couldn’t get enough, I had to keep reading as many books as I could find about the Amish. —Jean S.
The first Amish book I ever read was The Shunning by Beverly Lewis.
Since then, I have collected all of her books along with all the books of Wanda Brunstetter, Charlotte Hubbard, Shelly Shepard Gray, Cindy Woodsmall, Marta Perry, Beth Wiseman, and Kim Vogel Sawyer.
I never counted how many books that is but I know it is quite the collection! And I have reread all of them at least once! They are enjoyable, have good story lines, and I don’t have to worry about foul language or sexual scenes like so many contemporary books seem to have today! I also learn about a different culture and so admire their uniqueness and dedication to God. I live in Michigan so it is only about 1 1/2 hours to Shipshewana, which I love to visit. And my daughter lives in Ohio so we always have to visit the Amish settlements around her house! —Pat S.
The first Amish book I read was The Shunning by Beverly Lewis. I picked it up at a store in Lancaster County while there on vacation. With that, I was hooked. Haven’t been able to stay away from Amish novels since. Hard to choose a favorite author. Love all of their books!—Jean F.
The first Amish book I read was Tricia Goyer’s The Memory Jar. —Sydney C.
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