Amish Fiction: What Are Your Thoughts?

This was written by a reviewer–I thought it was a very interesting comment and wondered what your thoughts were:  

I have been a reader for much of my life, but it has only been in the past few years that I began reading Amish novels. I have discovered there are 2 types of Amish authors, ones who love the Amish and want to transport the reader to an Amish community and ones who feel the Amish are a religious cult, whose members need to be “saved.”

Do you agree with this reviewer’s perception of Amish fiction? Or disagree?  

Click here for her full review, if you’re interested. 

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.


  1. Amish Stories says:

    Well in talking about fiction period its hard sometimes to get a real feel of a writers feelings or thoughts. I don't dive too much into things like that and just judge the book on its own merits. Richard from Amish Stories.