I will be doing a “throwback” to some of my older books during the next couple of weeks. First up is Fields of Corn, my very first Amish fiction book! 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.
Here’s a little about Fields of Corn:
In Fields of Corn, Shana Slater, a non-Amish woman from out of state, doesn’t realize that her life is about to change when she pulls into the Lapp farm in Leola, Pennsylvania, to inquire about renting a small apartment over a mule shed. Yet, the price is right and the rolling fields of corn present a peaceful place for her to retreat when she is not working in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Her curiosity about the Amish way of life is piqued when she befriends Emanuel Lapp, the son of her landlord. As she learns about the Amish through his eyes, she quickly realizes that the Amish way of life is more than just religion and a plain way of living. She also discovers that the more she learns, the more she is unexpectedly falling for much more than their plain and simple lifestyle. When two worlds collide, which will survive and at what cost?