While I'd never say I was as eclectic a reader as my dear friend Jenny, I do have to wonder at my tastes sometimes; in the past 3 days, I've gone from Elvis (thank you very much) to Christian fiction (Amish country) to historical romance (Hugh and Bess). I like what I like.
I've always been fascinated by the Amish; the fact that in today's world of modern conveniences they still cling to their principles based on religion is amazing to me. Beverly Lewis, while definitely a Christian author, does an excellent job of bringing the sometimes secretive world to life. I admit to not being quite as enamored of the first book in this series (The Parting), but with The Forbidden, Lewis has begun to tie some threads together and bring relationships forward. While there is still some preachiness, there are far fewer fanatical leanings in this sequel (a good thing, IMHO). I enjoyed this entry so much that I've preordered the final book in the trilogy from amazon so I can see how it will all end up. That's always a good sign.
You can find my amazon review at http://tinyurl.com/5elu2k. "Denki" for looking.