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But I think if people really want to know the truth about some of the things that happen in the Amish community, they need to read books that were published by people who grew up in the Amish community, and there are several of those books now.” Amazon now lists 1,504 results in its Amish romance category.Between 20, the genre’s three most popular authors alone sold more than 24 million novels, according to the Wall Street Journal.Gingerich’s own memoir, “Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape,” documents her departure from the Amish, the only life she’d ever known, on a cold January day back in 2006.It was okay being Amish, she said, until it wasn’t – until she finished her schooling at age 14 and spent her days at home, weaving baskets and watching her younger brothers and sisters.“Here, I got baptized for the right reason – because I believe in Jesus – and there was nobody telling me, ‘Well, if you get baptized, you have to wear a long dress and keep your hair under a bonnet,’” she said.
Gingerich just hopes readers realize those novels romanticize the Amish lifestyle – something she knows about first-hand. “Some novels are all about feeling good, and that’s the way the Amish (ones) are too.
Living on her own and going back to school was a hard transition at first, she said.