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Book Report: Murder mystery, romance revolves in Amish community

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Forty years ago, when Amish families began buying up farms in western Wisconsin, my father wasn't too enthused. He owned a business on Main Street in Whitehall, and worried that the incursion of buggies, beards and black bonnets might hurt his business.

I asked him what he had against these peaceable folk.

"Nothing really," he replied, "but all they'll buy on Main Street is salt and black thread."

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