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Fields of Corn (Amish of Lancaster #1)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  529 Ratings  ·  47 Reviews
Shana Slater doesn't realize that her life is about to change when she pulls into the Lapp farm in Leola, Pennsylvania, to inquire about renting a small apartment over a mule shed. Yet, the price is right and the rolling fields of corn present a peaceful place for her to retreat when she is not working in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Her curiosity about the Amish way of life is
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published (first published January 31st 2010)
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Sue Laitinen
Feb 06, 2012 Sue Laitinen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really, really enjoyed this book. I loved the interaction of the 2 main characters in the book, and how the author shows the differences between their worlds, and both learning to accept the differences in each other while trying to fit in each others world. The love story is great, but so is the story of acceptance, and forgiveness. I highly recommend it.
Janie  R. Freeman
May 26, 2012 Janie R. Freeman rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
Love in this relationship between an Englischer and an Amish,proved true,amid the many differences in their cultures, and religion.Learning to forgive, is not an easy thing to do, neither is letting go and moving on. A beautiful story-loved it!
Jun 17, 2012 Whoopie rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! The story didn't end with "I Do". It continued on and gave you a very good perspective of life afterwards. I experienced many emotions while reading this book from Shana's perspective... Can't wait to continue the Lapp story with the next book!
Jun 24, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
I finished reading the book "Fields Of Corn" by Sarah Price and all I can say is I am amazed. This is a wonderful book. It has all the basics of life covered. I hope the rest of the series is as good as this one and if it is I will have a new favorite author . Oh did I say I really liked this book.
Karen Vogel
May 03, 2012 Karen Vogel rated it it was amazing
Such a fabulous book! Sarah Price is up ther with Beverly Lewis when it comes to rich interior dialogue, character driven plots and making you feel transported into Lancaster County. Highly recommended.
May 22, 2012 Sandi rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish, book
Loved this book. It's a story about becoming Amish and the trials of letting go of the English world.
Jun 09, 2012 Nancee rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone who loves Amish fiction
Recommended to Nancee by: FB Amish fiction friends
Excellent book! Brought me to tears occasionally.
Apr 15, 2013 Hal rated it liked it
Don't laugh. I know it's a romance novel. I grabbed it thinking it was a novel about the Amish way of life.

And it is, so I'm not disappointed I read it. There is a romance theme to the book, but it's not a steamy, sexy romp that characterizes most so-called romance books today. It's the story of a gentle developing love between two very selfless young adults who learn to deal with their differences before becoming one.

But more than this, it is a description about the Amish faith and way of life.
Stanley Nice
Great book. A must Amish read.
Stacey Gallagher
Aug 02, 2012 Stacey Gallagher rated it it was amazing
Love this series! Great reads, beautiful stories and wonderful details.
Mar 20, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing
Lovely, soothing romances set in Lancaster PA
May 07, 2014 Janet rated it liked it
I enjoyed this book about Shana Slater. She moves into a house on Amish property while managing a
Restaurant near by. While there she and Emanuel Lapp start a friendship that blossoms into love.

This is their story.... Does Shana turn Amish or does Emanuel turn English? How do they meld the two worlds?

I had a little of a hard time following all the people in the book but that could be just me, my only real issue wasShanas parents and the part they played in is book.
Mar 29, 2013 Kaye rated it liked it
Enjoyable Amish story. I just wish the author would've used the better grammar. If an author is not sure of how to pluralize a word, look it up. Daughter-in-laws is not correct. It should be daughters-in-law. Other grammatical mistakes with subjective and objective misuses annoyed me. May sound picky but these are details I would expect such a seasoned and prolific author to know the correct usage.
Fields of Corn is not your typical Amish book. While I did enjoy parts of the story, I didn't care for it as much as other Amish books I've read in the past. I had a hard time connecting with any of the characters. The romance between the main characters seemed to progress far too quickly and quite a few things just didn't seem that realistic to me. A one-time read.
Jul 23, 2010 DJ rated it it was amazing
I was really surprised by this Amish themed book by Zimmerman, a new author. It sets the story from beginning (meeting) to end (marriage) and shows the adjustments & lessons learned by combining two different worlds. Zimmerman did an excellent job with this. I sure hope she writes more soon!
Janice Aitkens
Sep 29, 2013 Janice Aitkens rated it it was amazing
I read this on the Kindle

I really enjoyed this book it the first book i have read by this author & her writing makes it easy to follow as she writes very nice

The storyline was a good one & you enjoy learning about the family & their ups & downs of life
Jul 24, 2015 Lynda rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish
First -- I enjoyed this book. I find the Amish books that I enjoy always have some thought-provoking words that I always highlight. Sometimes it's a Bible verse; sometimes it's just a well written phrase that speaks to me. And occasionally I learn something new (hopefully it is accurate) about the Amish.
" is easy to adjust when one has no choice." [I don't think it is EASY but sometimes we need to be reminded that 'adjust we must'.]

"...a person's inner strength, their inbred values, and th
May 09, 2015 LadyCalico rated it it was amazing
Great story about an Englischer woman who falls in love with an Amish man. He has not been baptized, so he chooses to leave the Ordnung to marry her, but retains essentially the same attitudes and lifestyle, so she finds herself in a marriage where compromise is usually AWOL and she must do all the changing and accommodating, in other words, a realistic plot! I used to read a lot of bonnet romances because they were generally clean until I realized that most involved stock characters in a generi ...more
Janet Crandell
Jan 25, 2013 Janet Crandell rated it really liked it
Shelves: amish-fiction
This book was a good read. Shanna, an Englisher, falls in love and marries Emmanuel Lapp an Amish raised man. This book really goes into the details of what a transition between worlds really means. Emanuel can not join the church unless Shanna does. Shanna and her family and Emanuel's family
struggle with this couple's decision. Shanna over time transitions into the Amish world but her struggles are described with clarity. I found this a very thought provoking book. I hope the rest of this serie
Aug 19, 2012 Denise rated it it was amazing
Shelves: amish, romance, fiction
I was told about Amish Fiction by my Aunt/Godmother #2. I have always been fascinated by the Amish having spent summers in an area in North Central Minnesota with an Amish community surrounding it, and my grandfather only purchasing his harnesses from the local Amish.

I loved this book. I not only enjoyed the book, but learned a lot about the Amish community. I was fascinated by the interactions between the Amish and the Englishe(sp).
Mar 03, 2014 Gail rated it it was amazing
This has got to be one of the best stories I've read by Sarah Price about the Amish culture and how it interacts with the Englishe Community or should I say how it doesn't interact! I had a hard time putting this down, kept wanting to know what would happen next!

An Englisher comes together with an Amish family and what happens is a tremendous story!

I would recommend this to anyone that loves reading about the Amish or just loves to read about different cultures!
Kristie (fabk)
Maybe 2.5 stars.
This just wasn't my cup of tea. I hated Emanuel. Seriously. Asking so much from Shana and not willing to give in to anything for her?!!?! I just can't even.
This was my first and probably last book about the Amish. I love learning about new cultures but this was just too much for me to enjoy.
Mar 28, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
Englisher, Shana, moves into an apartment on the Amish Lapp farm. A transfer in her job, at a restaurant, lands her near Landcaster, PA. Emmanual Lapp starts talking and taking an interest in her. Going to various events in the area, gets them closer together. How can it ever work between them? Love Sarah Price's books!
Apr 08, 2013 Pat rated it it was amazing
Shana, a restaurant manger is transfer to Lancaster,PA. She falls in love with Emmanuel and decides to marry him and then decides to become Amish. But she learns that saying she is Amish and truly being Amish is hard. When pain and grief come to her life which way will she choose?
Beverly Richardson
Apr 11, 2015 Beverly Richardson rated it it was amazing
Fields of Corn

This is a new author to me. I love reading now authors and reading about the Amish. The book didn't disappoint. Beautifully written. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading this kind book.
Jan Hall
Mar 31, 2015 Jan Hall rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed reading this story. It is very different from other books I have read. I learned a bit about what is involved in marrying someone not yet baptized Amish and a lot about forgiveness. It definitely has made me think.
Jan 29, 2013 Tina rated it really liked it
This was a very enjoyable and enlightening story. I find the Amish life to be interesting and occasionally will read one of the books about the Amish community. I would definitely recommend to those who enjoy a good inspirational romance.
Sharon C Manning
Jun 01, 2014 Sharon C Manning rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly Enjoyed!

Thoroughly Enjoyed!

The journey Shana takes in this story is truly amazing. Learning the true meaning of faith in God and resting on his promises through life's ups and downs.
Apr 12, 2013 Diane marked it as to-read
I enjoyed this book very much ' It was an easy read ,kept my interest and made me want to not stop reading it . Iwould give this book 5 stars because i felt like the characters were really my neighbors here in Lancaster Co.Love Sarah Price books , Great writer .Diane C.
Tina Watson
Apr 21, 2013 Tina Watson rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013-read
I learned a few new things about the Amish in this book, but one does need to keep in mind that each Amish district/community is slightly different in what they allow their members to do and not do.
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The author of over 30 novels, Sarah Price publishes with Realms, an imprint of Charisma House and Waterfall, an imprint of Brilliance Audio.

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