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Amish Fun Facts 3

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I wanted to share more Amish fun facts. I hope you enjoy these. Many people ask me about the day to day happening in Amish life.

  • Do they celebrate holidays?
  • What kind of toys do the children play with?
  • How does that dating thing really work?

I’ve enjoyed visiting with Amish families and asking these questions myself. Click on each picture to enlarge it, and feel free to share on your Facebook pages or twitter feeds or just forward the email to someone who enjoys learning about the Amish. These pictures are from Amish communities in Ohio and Indiana. If you ever get the chance to visit, they’re both wonderful places to go.

You may occasionally read different and even conflicting things in Amish books. This is because each community does things a little differently. Their churches operate independently, although they share the same traditions. The Ordnung (rules) of each community are decided by local leadership and members. What have you learned about the Amish that surprised you? Leave a comment and I’ll choose one winner to send an Amish prize package to.

Blessings,

V

Announcements for this week:

  • My next Amish book, What the Bishop Saw, releases six weeks. This is a new cozy mystery series, and it takes place in Monte Vista, Colorado. Pre-order details here.
  • CBD is offering paperback versions of Raging Storm for $8.99. That’s 40% off. Amazon has lowered the price to $9.99.
  • My inspirational romantic suspense books, Hidden and Protected are currently 99 cents in the Kindle and Nook stores.
  • I’ll be selling and signing books at the Tyler Quilt Show this Friday and Saturday. If you live in the area, please stop by and say hello!

Amish Fun Facts 2

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Time for some more Amish fun facts! I hope you enjoy these. Click on each picture to enlarge it, and feel free to share on your Facebook pages or twitter feeds or just forward the email to someone who enjoys learning about the Amish. These are all pictures that I took while visiting Amish communities in Ohio and Indiana. If you ever get the chance, they’re both wonderful places to go.

Feel free to chime in with your comments/observations. I know that the Amish do things differently in different communities, so your experience might have been different than mine.

Blessings,

V

Announcements for this week:

  • My next Amish book will be What the Bishop Saw, and it takes place in Monte Vista, Colorado. Pre-order details here.
  • My publisher is offering free shipping on paperback versions of Raging Storm and a price of $10.49. Use promo promo code RAGINGSTORM when you checkout.
  • CBD is offering paperback versions of Raging Storm for $8.99. That’s 40% off.
  • Our Goodreads giveaway began and will continue through the 28th. We’re giving away 10 copies of Raging StormClick here to enter.
  • Lots of blog stops and giveaways. Click here to learn more.

Amish Fun Facts

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It’s true that the Amish have a simpler way of celebrating the birth of Christ. At least it seems more simple than much of the hullabaloo that I see around me. Why is there such an appeal to that? I suppose because we imagine it would be less stressful, less expensive, and more focused on the birth of Christ. We can all do those things without “becoming Amish,” which is part of the fun of reading about their unique lifestyle–it gives us ideas that we can apply to our own.

In my house this year we are simplifying dramatically, and I’ve enjoyed it. We’re still celebrating the birth of Christ, still sharing a few gifts, but anything that makes me feel stressed or tense I’m passing on. Meals are less fancy, gifts are fewer in number, decorations are less…but we’re having a lot of time enjoying a blazing fire in the hearth and I have big plans for a competitive Scrabble game. For me, Christmas is about faith, family, and taking the time to appreciate both.

I’ve started sharing Amish Fun Facts on my Facebook page. I’ll also share them here once a month. Click on the pictures above, and they will enlarge so you can read the Fun Fact. If there’s a specific question you have about the Amish, leave it in the comments section. If I don’t know the answer, I’ll ask around. And if you’re on Pinterest, feel free to pin the images to your Amish board.

Blessings and Merry Christmas!

V~

Announcements for this week:

  • Sarah’s Orphans is currently $3.19 and Anna’s Healing is $2.99 in the Amazon Kindle store.
  • Raging Storm recently received a 4 star review from Romantic Times. This is the 2nd book in my series The Remnant and will release 1-31-17.
  • A Simple Amish Christmas and The Christmas Quilt are now available in paperback, ebook, and audio book (including Audible.com). A Simple Amish Christmas was my first Amish book and one that is still special to me. My short story, Christmas at Pebble Creek, is free on all e-readers. If you haven’t read these, I think you would enjoy them!