6 Amish Romances that Will Appeal to Every Reader
by Karen Green
Secrets, tension, triumph, love and longing: as book lovers, we know that these are some of the most important ingredients used when cooking up a delicious read. We savor these themes and topics in our favorite romance stories—so would you be surprised to know that these are also the main ingredients in stories set in the Amish romance genre?
Thanks to wonderful storytellers like Patricia Davids, Cheryl Williford and Emma Miller, today’s Amish romance novels have all the hallmarks of an engaging, emotional and original love story, while staying true to the authentic details that make the Amish romance genre special.
Whether this is your first look at Amish romance, or it is already a favorite, these six traditional tales will make you a lifelong reader of this sweet genre.
His Amish Teacher (The Amish Bachelors) by Patricia Davids
Lillian has a calling to be a teacher, and she won’t give it up to marry. But her plans—and her heart—are at risk when she begins to feel more than friendship for lifelong pal Timothy Bowman. When Tim rescues Lillian and her class from a fire, he sees what he’s been blind to all his life: he wants his friend as his wife. But something is holding Lillian back. He’s got to unlock her secret before he loses his friend—and his forever love.
Plain Target (Amish Country Justice) by Dana R. Lynn
Horse trainer Jess McGrath only wants to clear her disgraced brother’s name, but enemies keep coming out of the woodwork and danger only gets closer. Jess soon learns that no place is safe—and no one can be trusted…except for the last white knight she’d ever expect to ride to her rescue. When they find sanctuary in the Amish community, can they uncover answers in time to stop a killer—and resolve their past in time to build a future together?
Her Secret Amish Child (Pinecraft Homecomings) Cheryl Williford
Lizbeth Mullet has a secret: she’s never told anyone the true identity of her son’s father. Not even now that she’s come home to Pinecraft and the man in question is her new landlord. Fredrik Lapp may not know Benuel is his son, but the two soon form an unmistakable bond. And seeing Fredrik again stirs feelings Lizbeth had worked hard to bury. Revealing the truth could mean a lifetime of happiness together—or the loss of her second chance at forever.
A Husband for Mari (The Amish Matchmaker) by Emma Miller
Single mother Mari Troyer decides to move—temporarily—to the Amish community of Seven Poplars. Mari soon fits right in. But when her son asks a matchmaker to find Mari a husband, Mari worries that the handsome builder who’s become the boy’s father figure can never be her intended. James Hostetler requires a wife as committed to the Amish life as he is. Need brought Mari to Seven Poplars, but maybe love and renewed faith will make her stay forever.
When Secrets Strike (House of Secrets) by Marta Perry
Amish quilter Sarah Bitler’s dreams no longer feature a husband and family. Instead, she searches for success in the quilt shop within Blackburn House, a place once tarnished with deadly secrets. She refuses to let the past influence her future…until an ominous fire forces them to collide.
His Amish Sweetheart (Amish Hearts) by Jo Ann Brown
Nathaniel Zook returns to his Amish community of Paradise Springs after inheriting his grandparents’ alpaca farm—but knows nothing of the furry creatures. Only one person can teach him what he needs to know to save his family’s homestead. But his childhood best friend, Esther Stoltzfus, still the pretty tomboy he remembers, is unusually reluctant. He’ll have to risk sharing all that’s in his heart to form the family he always dreamed of.
Are you already a fan of Amish romance, or new to the genre? Let us know which titles you’ll be trying and which titles you love!