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.