Serena B Miller was blessed to have made some very good friends among the Amish community who helped her to research her first novel Love Finds You in Sugarcreek Ohio and she was further blessed to receive an invitation to their daughter’s upcoming wedding.
She has written a wonderful account of that day (and a few of the events leading up to that wonderful day as well).
And I must say that it reads just as beautifully as her fiction.
Although it is clearly a true account.
Not only that, Serena really shows a unique understanding of the community and their ways. The wedding day, the ceremony and the celebration that followed were nothing like Serena was expecting and she handles those unexpected revelations with grace and a sense of humor.
Through her eyes we see the intricacies and the delicate handling of what so many of us in the “world” see as nothing more than an event meant to impress.
Clearly the Amish understand that the day is about celebrating and not about impressing anyone. They see it as a time to come together and enjoy each other’s company and fellowship and Serena shows us all of that with her beautifully crafted recounting.
As far as I can tell, the story is only available as an eBook but it’s $ .99 so the price can’t be beat. Anyone who can and who is even remotely interested in Amish culture, should definitely buy it and read it!