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I listened to an Amish Romance novel on Audible ~ Dominic Noble



It was weird. An Amish Harvest: https://www.audible.com/pd/1515946827?action_code=SNGGBWS072717001P&ipRedirectOverride=true An Amish Harvest: …

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  1. dan bing

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    " Jesus swipes right so you don't have to" I legit choked on my drink and snorted some laughing. Sorry for the over share just damn! I laughed so hard at that.

  2. Tzarina Victoria

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    You got it all wrong about the Amish and their beliefs and practices

  3. Art Gaignard

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Has he done the famous/infamous My Immortal?

  4. Awesome Person

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    This makes me want to see or read a story about how the Amish are the only ones who survive the zombie apocalypse.

  5. Sarah Ashley

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    As someone with PTSD I can say that therapy is essential as hell! It is not an easy fix, but it does get better if people are willing to put in the work.

  6. jaffa4242

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    19:16 Imagine groups of cavaliers riding around on budgies though

  7. Happily Pessimistic

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Is there any context for that Goddamn shirt please I need to know

  8. Cédric Rüfenacht

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    as someone who is on the spectrum i dont know how to feel about this character amos…

  9. akeleven

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Witchcraft, magic, all of that stuff is is considered Mega dangerous to these kind of Christians that you mention are the primary audience for these books. A relative of mine picked out a ring and then when she realized it was a unicorn she refused to wear it. I mean- come on. So the author probably felt it was important to cater to their fears. Desperate to make a plot out of three sentences worth of material.

  10. Veronica Blake

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    POWWOW is not a Native American thing, but an actual Dutch tradition of magick emerging from the 16th century Dutch Settlers practices.
    -From a Witch xo

  11. Isaac Schmitt

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Coulda swore I mentioned this already, but Powwow or folk magic is a little more complicated than Dom talks about here. It's not Wicca, though they are admittedly very close in nature. The difference is that Powwow is. . . well, more accepted within certain Christian circles, specifically within the Pensylvania Dutch communities.

    The use of the word Powwow does come from Native Americans, though I wouldn't call it cultural appropriation. You have to remember that at one point, settlers and Natives lived closely together, and not always in a hostile way. There was a lot of coopetation and trade. "Powwow" is an Algonquin word for "healer," specifcally one of a magic and herbal nature, which is what the European folk healers were. It's a lot more nuanced than it looks at a brief glance from someone with a completely different perspective.

    Calling that cultural appropriation would be like saying Spanish slipping into the English lexicon in the Southern US is cultural appropriation. Its a natural absorbtion of language and culture from two close peoples.

  12. Kate the Great

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Evangelicals don’t read Amish romances so that their beliefs aren’t challenged in any way and they don’t care whether or not it’s American. They read them because they’re clean and almost nothing else is.

  13. Rachel A. Schrock

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    a lot of these types of books have questions like that. i think they're meant for book clubs.

    also, i grew up in a Mennonite family living in Amish country, so these kinds of books were everywhere.

  14. Kitty Elf

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    The better Amish romances tend to be written by people who either have lived among the Amish most if not all their lives or had grown up Amish but for whatever reason chose not to join the church, and have still done extensive research. Their full-length novels have plots and fully realized characters who aren’t fetishized, but are shown to be flawed human beings just like everyone else on earth.

  15. Seph Shewell Brockway

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    My copy of Octavia Butler’s Kindred has a set of questions for discussion at the back, aimed at people reading the book as part of a book group. Could that be what’s going on?

  16. NurseJackal

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Just a couple of things, given I just finished reading the print book.

    1: All the stories in the print book have discussion questions. Don’t know why the people making the audiobook didn’t record the rest of them but they are there. 2: The print book only has three stories, you don’t get the treasure hunt story. Dunno why the audiobook added an extra story.

    I enjoyed your review of the book, just thought I’d point out a couple interesting things about your version compared to mine.

  17. Cricket Pickett

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Amish women make their own very boring wedding dress and then always wear that dress to church for the rest of their married lives together.

  18. Robert Nett

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    If you start with 'Still better than 50 shades of grey' … sounds like …. Dying in an explosion is still better than being hung, drawn and quartered….

  19. Illien Galene

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Funny:
    Dutch
    German
    Switzerdutsch
    Austrian German
    Wolgadeutsch
    AND
    English
    Are all from the same linguistic family.
    Originating from an ancient Turkish(region wise) language with words like wata'a for the origin of Wasser/Water.

  20. Paranormal Encyclopedia

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Actually pow-wow can also refer to a form of magical practice among the Pennsylvania Dutch akin to wicca without the pagan religious aspects. You can see the best known form of this in the hexs painted on barns to bring good luck and ward off evil spirits.

  21. Dyslexic Guy

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    "Deutsch, which is the German word for German." Is a sentence, that is unintentionally funny for me as a 'German'. But rather less because of the actual sentence than because of the formulation: 'the German word for German'. Apart from the fact that we actually refer to our language as Deutsch, the name German comes from the fact that in many cases the Romans named a much larger group of people after the tribes they discovered first. In our case the Germans (or germanic tribes). While the word Deutsch is the name of the language we speak.

    It is probably not a good idea to post such a comment explaining something that seems arrogant and omniscient at the same time. At least it could be understood that way, because actually I just wanted to say: You are funny on levels that you may not even be aware of and that are not based exclusively on schadenfreude, thanks

    Funfact: What I find funny out of schadenfreude is when English-speaking people use the word schadenfreude. Because it is taken directly from the German language, but we pronounce it a little differently then the most

  22. angelicsailor

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Fuck my mom loves these

  23. Stormwind

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    5:52 If only you knew what was to come.

  24. Keep Perspective

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    The Dom approves of therapy. More people should take advantage of therapy.

  25. Legionaire Sunny

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Crystals should be an aid, not the solution. Even if it's a placebo it makes me feel better to focus on something other then my emotions.

  26. Samantha C.M

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Absolutely love the blooper reel at the end!

  27. Morphikus

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Ah, yes, the divine plan… Divine and ineffable…

  28. cynthiaholland13

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I LOVE those stories!

  29. Josh S

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Im here for the algorithm, so the unholy abomination does not drag this channel to hell.

  30. Timothy McLean

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    1:30: So, the Amish react basically the same as anyone else, except more personally.
    4:25: "I'm already pregnant, you little twerp!"

  31. Hannah Johnson

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I just stumbled across some Christian Amish romance at the bookstore, and stage-whispered "DO THEY F*CK" within earshot of a blonde lady looking at bibles

  32. Mercury

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    i need a budgie big enough to fly on and i'm sad i'll never have one

  33. niauropsaka

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    (Five months later Dom & Calluna broke up.)

  34. Kay

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I didn't think I ever read an Amish related book but then I remembered I was really into Lurlene McDaniel during my tween years, all her stories were related to medical issues, dealing with death, and had religious overtones. the Angels trilogy specifically featured the Amish community. I also read one where it was mormon girl leaving the community by Ellen Hopkins, which by the way was a wild ride back when I was 13. So yeah I'm not that surprised that there is romance books on them. I swear every has been done.

  35. ZipplyZane

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    I don't think the claim that Evangelicals read Amish romance for the exoticism is necessary true. My mom read these, and from what I read, they seemed more like they were relatable to her younger life, as she grew up even more rural than I did. It also is pretty much guaranteed not to get too explicit, unlike a lot of romance books.

    She didn't start out reading Amish ones. It was just any Christian romance books, for the same reasons. But the Amish subgenre seemed to take off, and there were enough of them to keep her satisfied. I still haven't gotten around to canceling her Kindle Unlimited subscription that we got her so she could read as much as possible.

  36. Mod Duregård

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    When I saw the thumbnail i thought you were reviewing The Handmaid's Tale.

  37. shadowreaperjb

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    "There's so much worse than healing crystals" you sweet summer child

  38. Liz Real Girl Beauty

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    One of my very good friends is a German Mennonite (immigrant who came here to be part of the community). I'm going to ask her about these, but I don't think they're her cup of tea! She's more into historical romance tv shows and films.

  39. Mary P

    July 5, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Does anyone else just watch these things to watch Dom dress as a woman?

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