Laura V. Hilton: Escape Through Lit
(May 24, 2012)
As the Amish of Seymour series draws to a close with Promised to Another (Whitaker House), Laura V. Hilton has one final journey for the feisty, free-thinking Annie Beiler, a woman who’s never really fit the typical Amish persona. In Promised to Another, Annie is torn between two men—the one she was always “promised” to, and a new guy who moves to town from Pennsylvania.
Laura says the life of the Amish appeals to readers because people want an escape. “Sometimes we need to find the peace and simplicity that resounded in the lives of our ancestors. Our minds and living spaces are cluttered, and we need relief from our crowded lives,” Laura says. “By not using electricity or modern conveniences, the Amish are fascinating and surrounded