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Amish in Fiction and Mystery

Blood of the Prodigal
Finding the Way
Lancaster Brides: Romance Drives the Buggy
Thee I Love, An Amish Historical


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Blood of the Prodigal: An Ohio Amish Mystery (Ohio Amish Mysteries)
by Paul L. Gaus, Paperback: 220 pages, Ohio University Press (July 1, 1999)
From Library Journal
YA-With an unusual setting and a quiet tone, this mystery carries readers into the world of the Ohio Amish, where a bishop's grandson, Jeremiah, has disappeared. ... The bishop calls upon a local "English" (non-Amish) college professor to locate the boy, ... matter becomes public and involves the sheriff and his deputy, who work with the professor to solve the murder and find the boy. This thoughtful book contrasts the Old Order Amish way of life with that of modern America, and provides a refreshing look at a cast of small-town people who do their jobs capably as a matter of course and make their own moral choices.
Judy McAloon, Potomac Library, Prince William County, VA
Copyright © 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Finding the Way
by Barbara Yoder, Paperback: 208 pages, Selah Publishing Group (February, 2002)
The hardships of growing up in large Amish families had created a bond between Elizabeth and her best friend Rachel. In precious moments of free time they would escape to their favorite place by the creek to share their visions of the future.
Rachel dreamed of romance while Elizabeth wondered what life would be like to not be Amish. But their girlhood dreams are shattered when Rachel is diagnosed with a serious illness. And the essence of their faith is tested as both girls come to grips with Rachel's illness. Elizabeth struggles to find the strength to cope with the tragic events as the mysteries of life and love unfold before her.
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Lancaster Brides: Romance Drives the Buggy in Four Inspiring Novels
by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Paperback: 478 pages, Barbour Publishing (May 1, 2003)
[5-stars]Fantastic Reading, November 27, 2003
Reviewer: K. Morgan (United States)
Lancaster Brides is a set of four stories about Amish life and loves....

These were four exciting and interesting stories. ... very well researched and very respectful of the Amish. It was a great insight into the lives of these people who live their lives in such a plain and simple way. These stories will touch your heart and leave you feeling like you are neighbors with each of the characters in the book. ... found this book and each of it's stories very refreshing to read. ... This book is great for a young girl or teenager to read as well as a mother or grandmother.
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Thee I Love, An Amish Historical
by Annette Blair, Paperback: 352 pages, Zebra Books (August 1, 1999)
BETTER THAN FIVE STARS, October 2, 2000
Reviewer: romance lover (usa)
This is a story I read in one evening because I couldn't put it down. The Amish way of life is beautifully and realistically portrayed. Don't judge this book by its cover; allow yourself the pleasure of reading it. You won't be sorry.

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