Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Annie's Year-End 2016 AMISH Fiction Favorite Reads + Giveaway


Welcome to my very late Year-End 2016 Favorites!!

My year end favorite reads are books I've read in 2016 for the first time (and not necessarily all reviewed here - eek! or reviewed in 2016 - a few were posted in January 2017).  They are also not all published in 2016, but majority am. 

To start it off, here's what's going to happen. Every day in through February 28th (minus Sunday) at 6:00 PM EST
  1. I will tell you my favorite reads in the category of the day through their covers (you know how I love covers) and 
  2. Remember, you can see my review of the book (in a new window) by clicking on the covers. 
  3. Then you come back and fill out the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a prize! 




(NOT in any specific order!)


   

   


Amish stories have a way to get deep into your hearts, filling with wonders of faith, love and community. I just love how there is a focus of community and faith when it comes to the Amish. There were quite a few Amish novels I've read in the past year, but these are the ones that hit something special with me. 




(2) winners will each win a box of books which consists of:

  

AND additional Amish fiction and swag from publishers and myself.

  I am still waiting on some prizes to be delivered, so I don't know all the contents yet.

Terms are on the Rafflecopter.

Many thanks to: 
 




a Rafflecopter giveaway


Don't forget these other Top Faves of 2016 and Giveaways!
(Not in order)

    
     
    
    




58 comments :

  1. Annie, I've read almost all of the Amish fiction that are your favorites for 2016. Thank you for sharing. We have some of the same ones as favorites. God bless. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  2. I love Amish Fiction because it is clean and has a big Faith element. I ❤️💜💕 Amish Fiction. Thank you so much for the chance to win.

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  3. I read a lot of Amish lit as my grandfather's and uncle's farms were bought by the Amish. In good weather I see their buggies almost daily in town and weekly at the farmer's market.

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    1. That is so cool! I love the Amish farmer's markets.

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  4. I love Amish fiction because of the solid family and Christian values portrayed. I think that there is much to admire about their culture. My husband teases me that I want to be Amish, but I'd have trouble giving up my modern conveniences.

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    1. I completely agree about admiring their culture.

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  5. I love Amish fiction because I grew up in near Belleville, PA, and saw Amish everywhere. It reminds me of home.

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    1. THat is cool. I love traveling through Amish towns. There's something serene about it.

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  6. I like your selection. I have read several of them.

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    1. Thanks Edward!! I hope you'll get to read the rest too! ;)

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  7. Great books! I have read several of these Amish fiction books!

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  8. I love reading Amish books. I love the values they have, encouragement of faith, and love of God family and community!

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  9. I like Amish fiction because I can learn something about the Amish way of life.

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  10. I love that they are living in an old fashioned way during a modern time. It's fascinating!

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    1. I think that's what peaked my interest in the first place!

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  11. I am not sure why anyone would not like Amish Christian, values, morals healthy living, that's what we all should be striving for in our live. Amish live the live God intends fir us too live. God, and family. I learn something every single time a read a new book.

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  12. I enjoy reading Amish fiction for general interest, education, and the feeling of stepping back in time to simpler and more community oriented lifestyle.

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  13. oh yay! I just need to read the first 3!!

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  14. I read some Amish fiction in the past but it is not my go to genre. My friend lent me a great Amish book, so I read the others in the series. A couple of my friends love Amish tales. I also love Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish Wisdom.

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    1. There's just something about them. Love Suzanne's books!

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  15. I like reading Amish fiction because I like learning about the Amish way of life and their traditions and culture.

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  16. I love that they live a simple life without all the things that the English people have. I look at all the things I have around me that I have acquired over the years and ask myself why do I have all this? It just takes up space. It makes wish I could live simpler but it's hard with what you already have. Also, reading Amish fiction helps me escape the problems around the world for a little bit. It's my "Calgon, take me away" time.

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    1. LOL Karen. It does make one think. Doesnt it?

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  17. I enjoy reading about different cultures especially the simple life of the Amish.

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  18. I have relatives who are Amish. I really enjoy visiting the Amish country and their traditions as well.

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  19. I love most Christian fiction genre's. Amish, suspense, romance, historical - especially Biblical historical. I'm not into fantasy nor books that have to do with demons/witchcraft, etc. Have seen some of them listed in some Christian fiction blogs & they just aren't for me. Love most of the authors that you listed.

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    1. Thanks Pat for dropping by!! Biblical historical is a new genre for me this year, and I loved every one of the ones I've read!!

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  20. I love amish fiction because the stories are about faith, family and a simpler way of life.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com
    Merry

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  21. I love reading about their simple lifestyle and dedication to God. They are very family oriented and are always there to help their neighbors.

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  22. I don't read Amish fiction, but my grandmother does and she LOVES it! This would be for her :)

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  23. I read Amish stories but find I don't enjoy them as much as I used to since I started working with & became friends with the Amish. I find the culture of my Amish friends are a little bit different than the cultures portrayed in a lot of Amish stories & I find myself shaking the book saying "that's not right".

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    1. O, that would be interesting to pick your brains on that!!

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  24. I think part of the reason I love Amish fiction has to do with my heritage. My Dad spoke Pennsylvania Dutch before he spoke English and I grew up knowing that my grandmother had many Amish cousins. We were always Mennonite but it's fun to read the stories and "hear" some of the language again.

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    1. That is really cool. Then you'd get a lot of the "insight" when you read Amish stories?!

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  25. LOVING this! So grateful to be included!! XO Suzanne

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    1. Thanks Suzanne! I love that series!! I hope you'll get back to some of the characters!! Thanks for stopping in!

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  26. I love Amish fiction because of their lifestyle and the choices the young people have to make when faced with staying or going.

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  27. Valerie monschien lauxFebruary 28, 2017 at 10:53 AM

    I love amish fiction . The simplicity of their lives and their love for each other

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  28. Amish fiction is a genre with good morals and lots of love which is something that can be hard to come by in books.

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  29. I love the feel good, faith promoting stories.

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