Thursday, May 28, 2009

Amish Love

What’s all the hubbub about Amish fiction? Major media outlets like Time and ABC Nightline are covering it, and authors like Cindy Woodsmall are making the New York Times bestseller list regularly. What makes these books so interesting?

Check out the recent ABC Nightline piece here ( about Cindy and her titles When the Heart Cries, When the Morning Comes, and When the Soul Mends. It’s an intriguing look at Amish culture and the time Cindy has spent with Amish friends.

And don’t forget that Cindy’s new book The Hope of Refuge hits store shelves August 11, and is available for preorder now.


Sir Nottaguy-Imadad said...

I think that the reason the books are so popular is the the Amish culture is so foreign & exotic to those who aren't a part of it. We have a large Amish & Mennonite population around here, and still those books are popular with the non-Amish/Mennonite crowd.

Lynette said...

It's so funny you would post this, because on Saturday I took the girls to the library. While they searched for kid's books, I wandered over to the "new release" section. I picked up a book called "Rachel's Secret" by BJ Hoff. I kind of shrugged and thought "ok, I'll give it a try."

I think the draw for me was that it's a romance, but I knew it would be clean.