The simple way of life in the Amish community is much different than the hurriedness of the rest of today’s world. Smartphones and social networking are widely used by most of us, while the Amish abstain from technology. Yet despite the difference in our cultures, both Amish and “English” alike know what it feels like to suffer when a loved one disappears. The angst of fearing the unknown is the same no matter what walk of life we choose to follow.
This month’s Jen’s Jewels Shelley Shepard Gray touches upon this very topic in MISSING, the first book in her new Amish series The Secrets of Crittenden County. It’s the story of a local boy who goes missing from an Amish community and winds up being found dead in an abandoned well. As the local townsfolk and Amish people come together to bring his killer to justice, best-kept secrets are revealed, changing this quiet Kentucky community forever.
As part of this interview, Avon Inspire, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, has generously donated five copies for you, my favorite readers to win. So, don’t forget to look for the trivia question at the end of the column. As always, thanks for making Jen’s Jewels a part of your reading adventure.