Too Many Books

Can a person read too many books? Is the phrase too many books an oxymoron? Have you ever bought the same book twice? I plead guilty, but I blamed it on the fact the publisher gave the novel a handsome new cover. Still, shouldn’t I have recalled the title by an author...

Amish Laundry Day

If you’ve visited an Amish community, you’ve most likely seen the graceful clotheslines, sometimes stretching up into the trees. I find Amish laundry drying in the breeze a beautiful sight. The women of the house have their hands full keeping up with the mounting...

Vannetta Chapman Interview

  An interview with Vannetta Chapman, popular author of Amish romance and mystery novels.     Kate: Vannetta, where do your characters come from? My books always start with characters and the plot follows. Usually these are a combination of people that I meet. It...

Are the Amish Stubborn?

I wouldn’t be surprised if many view the Amish as inflexible because they don’t hop on the rat-race like most folks. Why on earth don’t they install electricity, the Internet, and telephones in their homes, dress in the latest fashions, and drive cars? In some...