ang: (basterds» tres francais)
OH MAN, YOU GUYS. So I have been reading Beverly Lewis's Abram's Daughters series at work lately. And in the FIRST PART, one of the Amish girls is ~seduced~ by an English boy and gets pregnant, and the boy is totally horrible, and she keeps her pregnancy a ~secret~ and then has the baby but it is stillborn and then eventually she gets shunned. BUT HER BABY IS NOT ACTUALLY STILLBORN, even though the only person who knows this is the doctor. And the book is basically like, and the doctor found a nice home for the baby to get adopted into! Yay!

Well, the girl in that book was pregnant at the same time as her mother was, and the daughter had a boy, and the mother had a girl, and I HAVE BEEN WAITING THIS WHOLE TIME FOR ACCIDENTAL INCEST. And basically the books make you think the son is this boy Carl who was adopted by a Mennonite family, and he's in the same class in school as Lydiann (the mother's baby), but then she thinks of him "like a brother" and I was very sad.

BUT THEN IN BOOK FOUR YOU FIND OUT THAT THE SON IS ACTUALLY THIS AMISH KID THAT LYDDIE IS DATING. AND I WAS LIKE "YESSSSSSSSSSSS."

Anyway, like the entire rest of the books are made up of slut-shaming, all her Amish protagonists being secretly more evangelical types than Amish people, and, like, all the stuff I actually want to read (like Mary Ruth becoming a teacher and getting involved with Robert Schwartz after she moves out and becomes a Mennonite instead of getting baptized) gets totally skipped over when a new chapter starts and it's suddenly four years later or some shit.

Also, these people have the most hilariously confusing family tree even without the secret baby.
ang: (basterds» tres francais)
OH MAN, y'all! My co-worker brought in THREE NEW AMISH ROMANCE NOVELS TO WORK. I am SO EXCITED. I just finished reading Wanda E. Brunstetter's A Cousin's Promise, which I was hoping would have cousin-on-cousin action in it, but sadly, it did not.

It did include a fantastically ill-omened family again, though! )
ang: (dc» what the heck?)
So today at work, I discovered my coworker brought in a NEW AMISH ROMANCE NOVEL that I have NOT YET READ. It is called White Christmas Pie, and it is exactly as amazing as that title makes it sound! Feelings! )


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