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The Inward Call to the Simpler Life | Martha Artyomenko

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Amish fiction. Jane Austen. The call of the past and the promise of a simpler life draws many of us. Those of us that spend our days surrounded by cell phones, computers, and the latest technological gizmo often think we would love something more or maybe I should say, something less. The draw of the […]

Amish Hospitality | A Special Trip to Amish Country

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Amish Hospitality Recently I was able to make a quick trip to Pennsylvania to see my Amish friend Ruth (fictional name to protect her privacy). I first met Ruth when I was researching A Gift of Grace, the first in my Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. Ruth lives on a dairy farm and has seven children. […]

Perspectives on the Plain

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If you’ve stepped into the Plain world for any length of time, whether by books or your own life experience, and mention it to others, often you’ll get a variety of reactions, especially about the Plain lifestyle and Plain-themed fiction. In my own experience, I’ve seen reactions from passionate lovers of all things Amish who […]

Bridge Over Troubled Water

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“And forever and forever, as long as the river flows…” —The Bridge, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow No doubt about it, there’s something romantic about a covered bridge. Sometimes called “kissing bridges,” many a kiss has been sought within the dim recesses, but romance isn’t the only fond memory. My husband’s grandpa once told us a story […]

Looking Beyond Stereotypes | Sarah Price

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No matter when I happen to visit my friend Rachel, she always greets me with a warm smile and accepts a big hug from me. After all these years, she must be used to my “popping in” without calling first (bad habit of mine, I admit). When her children were younger, the house would not […]

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