Including 25+ rare photos of inside the Amish community and letters from the author's Amish friends!
Ever wondered what it would be like to live in an Amish community? Now you can experience what it would be like in this 100% true story for middle grade readers, young adults, and adults!
Join bestselling author Ashley Emma as she travels to the Amish community of Unity, Maine and stays with three Amish families for a total of a week a half over the span of both books in this series. This unique journal's rare photos literally show you the places you are reading about--even what inside Amish homes look like. Come along on the fascinating journey as twenty-year-old Ashley learns everything she can about the Amish as she rides in buggies, shells buckets of peanuts, attends Amish church services, helps make 100 quarts of applesauce, learns Amish customs, and teaches in the schoolhouse. Most of all, she makes lasting friendships with the Amish which make the characters in her novels so realistic.
What does a day in the life of an Amish person look like? If you've ever been curious about the Amish way of life, this book will not just tell you, it will show you what it means to be Amish. Join Ashley on this amazing Amish adventure and experience the Amish way of life for yourself!
"Her adventure into the Amish community felt like an intimate behind-the-scenes tour." -Marie Schaeller, bestselling author
"This book takes the reader into some homes, a church service and a 'singing'...Highly recommended."--USN Chief, Ret..VT Town, -Amazon Top 500 Reviewer
"An intriguing and riveting read! This book gives readers a very rare peek into life in an Amish community. The author personally immersed herself into the Amish life, in order to authentically portray their passion for contentment, simplicity, and faith as the setting for an adventure of a lifetime... The author has a way of drawing a reader into every scene... The characters she introduces us to are so real and relatable, despite the fact that they live such distinct lives from what would be considered main stream modern America! There is a sense of envy that causes an inevitable reflection on what we consider to be necessary and essential in our daily lives. It was a refreshing read!"
-Tracy Lee, author and pastor
"I LOVE these Amish books by Ashley Emma. They not only grab your interest and keep you reading, they give you a feel like you know a few Amish people and care about them. This is the most powerful step to understanding a culture different from your own... There is also a homespun gentleness and honesty about the spiritual side of these differences. If everyone acted like this, Christianity would have a better world view and there would be less hatred..."
-Chris McKay Pierce, author of Customer Service can be Murder
"Reading about her in-depth, genuine curiosity and appreciation for the people she met on her adventure into the Amish community felt like an intimate behind-the-scenes tour."
-Marie Schaeller, bestselling author of Breaking the Chains of Silence
"If you are looking for insight into the REALITY of daily life in an Old Order Amish settlement then this published, personal journal is for you...
I have been around the people of the Unity Settlement for about a year now and can absolutely state that this journal has captured the flavor of the Unity Settlement and its people as well as their hospitality... This journal is a nice tool for those researching the reality of the Amish lifestyle. People who find this journal interesting may want to look into the life and works of Elmo Stoll, the deceased father of the Stoll brothers of Unity, Maine."
-Pls1721, Amazon Customer