The first book in my Amish of Lancaster Series, Fields of Corn, is FREE for a limited time! CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR COPY! This book is very special to me. Back in the late 1980s, I lived on an Amish farm in Lancaster County, PA. The family had an apartment over a mule shed that they rented out to people. It was one of the most special times in my life. I became a part of their extended family, going to picnics, making applesauce, enjoying dinner, and helping with the chores…all alongside these wonderful, kind people.
Unbeknownst to me, I even courted one of their sons. Being unfamiliar with the courting process, I wasn’t aware at the time that their son, Emanuel, had an interest in me. He hadn’t taken his baptism yet and seemed to like hanging around with me. We’d sit on the front porch of my apartment and talk into the wee hours of the night. He’d take me for buggy rides, even letting me drive the horse. Whenever I arrived at the farm, Emanuel would show up at my doorstep, asking me to go for a walk or just to see how my day was.
At some point, the family rented out the apartment to someone else while I was away. In hindsight, I know why.
This book is about that experience. Of course, it’s fiction and contains the “what if” scenario that I often thought about for many years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it…and living it.