Anna’s Healing

A few months ago I told you that I would be visiting the Amish community in Chouteau, Oklahoma. This is the scene for my upcoming book, Anna’s Healing. Today I thought I’d share some of those photos.




One of the first things you’ll see when entering the town of Chouteau is the Amish Cheese House. They have wonderful sandwiches made on fresh bread with Amish cheese, and of course the workers are Amish and Englisch. Everyone was very friendly!





This is a common thing to see in Chouteau. The Amish use tractors in this community (due to the difficulty in farming the clay dirt). They also drive the tractors to town! Notice the canopy to shield them from the sun and the truck bed pulled behind! this is for storing your groceries or other purchases. It also provides a place to sit if your friends want to go to town with you!




This is a fairly typical Amish home in the area. Notice the absence of electrical lines, the gas tank in the front, and the tractor. I discuss the differences in this Amish community in my series!







Items found at a local store. You definitely know you’re in Amish country!









Anna’s Healing will release one year from now, and I’ll let you know as soon as the pre-order button is available. In the meantime, if this series sounds interesting, you might check out my Pebble Creek series here.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer!







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8 Responses to “Anna’s Healing”

  1. Looking forward to reading “Anna’s Healing” next year!

    Judy B

    I love your books!


    vannetta Reply:

    I’m editing this book right now, Judy. Then it’s off to my publisher ANNA will go. :)


  2. Thanks for sharing those great pics, Vannetta!


    vannetta Reply:

    You’re so welcome, Sonja!


  3. I think it’s very interesting seeing the different ways the Amish live . I really enjoyed seeing how the Amish from Chouteau Oklahoma , haul their groceries home. Do they use the horse and buggy at all to go to Sunday Meetings or visiting?
    I noticed the hats in the Amish store. I have shopped in Amish stores before and have always been able to find useful items I can’t find in an Englischers store. There is an Amish community about 35 miles from where we live. Although I’ve lived here for 45 years we only started visiting those shops recently.
    Blessings and thanks for the pictures.


    Vannetta Chapman Reply:

    Hi Shirley! Great question. They still use the buggies on Sundays and also when attending weddings and funerals.

    I love Amish stores too. It’s always makes me a bit nostalgic to step into one.



  4. About the only books I read are Amish and Mennonite. They take me to places I will probably never be able to visit. Their way of life is very interesting.


    vannetta Reply:

    Hi Liz. So glad you are enjoying Amish books. Thanks for stopping by. :)


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