People often ask, "Why is everyone so fascinated with the Amish?" or "Why are there so many Amish novels?"
All you need to do is actually spend a little time visiting in one of these communities and you will have those questions answered.
First of all: In order to function and survive as a horse drawn community, there must be a very close knit group of extremely devoted people. Otherwise it would fall apart at the first streak of bad weather.
Another thing: The community must be living within close proximity with each other. You can only trot so many miles in one day.
Our Amish American's are not people who reverted back to old ways, they are a group that were living this way in the 1800's and just haven't changed much.
Nonetheless, horse drawn communities have a closeness and simpleness that can't be duplicated.
My blogs give a glimpse into this world, however, if you really want to "feel" it you need to see it first hand.
I hope my novels are the next best thing to being there. Give Under the Heavens a try!