Um…the book is set in 1840s Dorset, England.

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Two new books by mother and daughter members of the Old Order Amish community offer glimpses into what really goes on among the Plain people.

Mother Linda Byler, a Franklin County resident, is a popular novelist whose fiction seems truer than some people’s fact. Her seventh novel, “Fire in the Night,” Book 1 in the new Lancaster Burning paperback trilogy, combines romance with drama and suspense, tempered with reflection on the Amish way of life.

Just in case you missed the Downton Abbey Meets Broadway reference, this is Dame Kiri Te Kanawa singing “Beim Schlafengehen” from Four Last Songs by Richard Strauss.

3. “Beim Schlafengehen”

(“Going to sleep”) (Text: Hermann Hesse)

Now that I am wearied of the day,
my ardent desire shall happily receive
the starry night
like a sleepy child.

Hands, stop all your work.
Brow, forget all your thinking.
All my senses now
yearn to sink into slumber.

And my unfettered soul
wishes to soar up freely
into night’s magic sphere
to live there deeply and thousandfold.

Composed: August 4, 1948

Text courtesy of Wikipedia