It is two-for-Tuesday today. Instead of five free Kindle books, today there are 10. My choices for today are Amish based books. I downloaded these books and they all run well on an original Kindle Fire. Most have a free preview, so be sure to check out your selection before you hit the download button.
Written by Anna Balma Myers and illustrated by Helen Mason Grose. The original book was published in 1920. This book can be found as an ebook on venues other than Amazon. This is a great book about family, traditional values and community. Perhaps that is the reason I am drawn to Amish writing, the themes ring true no matter what your religious background may be. There is a free preview available.
The Covenant Book 1 of the Abram’s Daughters series
Written by best selling author, Beverly Lewis. This book sets the stage for the entire series. It is set in 1946 Gobbler’s Knob, Penn. Sadie Ebersol is the main character, she and her three sisters are the focus of the series. An Amish romance story.
This is another book by Anna Balma Myers. It jumps right to chapter one without any table of contents. The book is about Mennonite/Amish life in Lancaster, Penn. It most likely was written around 1920, close to Myers other book listed above. The book is enjoyable although it progresses along at a slow pace. Good read if you like Amish literature.
Paper Roses Texas Dreams series book 1
Written by Amanda Cabot. The book opens with Sarah Dobbs and her sister, waiting for Sarah’s fiancé to arrive—he never does. Sarah finds herself alone in Texas, unable to return to her home back east. A good, but somewhat predictable read.
Child of the Mist Book 1 of These Highland Hills series
Written by Kathleen Morgan. Historical Fiction. The book is set in 1565 in the Scottish Highlands. A weak truce is formed between rival clans, based on an arranged marriage between Anne MacGregor and Niall Campell. Accusations of witchcraft are a common occurrence and someone wants Niall dead. This book makes you want to read the rest of the series. Not an Amish story, but I got hooked on it when it came up in a search for Amish literature.
A Bride for Pastor Dan Book 1 in the Parkside Communtiy Church Series
Written by Katie Crabapple. Unlike the other books on the list, this is a short story that introduces the reader to the other four books in this series. Anna is the main character in the story. She sets her eye on the new pastor who is not only single, but very attractive. Does she actually stand a chance with the new pastor?
Written by Ted Stetson. A short story (12 pages) about love conquering all. Joann and David are reunited after many years of separation. Car trouble reunites them after being apart for so long. A cute story—quick read.
Plain Wisdom An Invitation into an Amish Home and the Hearts of Two Women
Written by Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud. Unlike the other books on this page, this book is not available for free on Amazon. Instead, check you local library for an electronic copy of the book. Another option is to get this book for free when you try Audible with a 30*day free trial. I could not have a list of Amish literature without including something from Cindy Woodsmall. She is one of my favorite Amish authors. This book takes you into the lives of two women; Cindy Woodsmall and Miriam Flaud. The two talk about their lives, Amish culture and Miriam shares recipes and more.
The Amish: A photographic Look at the Life of the Amish.
Author Greg Stucky. A wonderful depiction of Amish life through pictures. Suitable for all ages. There are over 35 photos of Amish families and Amish lifestyle. This would be a good book to use with homeschooling to teach younger children about different cutures. This book is free through the Kindle Lending Library
Written by Elizabeth Byler Younts. This is the story of the author’s Mammie (grandmother.) Younts takes the memories of her Mammie and weaves them into a story depicting Mammie’s life. Mammie—her real name is Lydia Lee Coblentz—had more than her share of struggle and heartache growing up Amish during the Great Depression. Available for free through the Kindle Lending Library.
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