High Stakes Suspense in Amish Romance
by Karen Green
In the very popular category of inspirational Amish romance resides a subgenre that will appeal to those looking for a high-stakes plot and some mystery in their reading. Amish romantic suspense titles offer everything readers love about Amish romance, plus the thrilling additional aspects of danger, crime and conflict that take place both inside and outside of the Amish community.
Adding dimension and tension to these stories is an element that moves beyond the domestic boundaries of most Amish romances, while retaining the tenderness, honesty and tradition that are the beloved hallmarks of the genre. And delivering these exciting titles are popular authors like Debby Giusti, Kit Wilkinson and Shelley Shepard Gray.
If you like inspirational Amish romance, then you’re sure to enjoy these Amish romantic suspense titles. Discover your favorite among these exciting new releases today.
Lancaster County Reckoning by Kit Wilkinson
The father Darcy Simmons thought was dead is actually alive, but in a coma, and the men who attacked him are after her to produce what he was hiding. But she hasn’t spoken to her father in twenty years, since he entered witness protection and became Amish, and has no clue what the criminals want. Now the only person she can depend on is Amish farmer Thomas Nolt, her father’s neighbor and closest friend. Thomas knows nothing of his friend’s past, but he’s determined to save the fragile beauty the man shielded all these years with his silence.
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 man she’d ever expected to ride to her rescue. Paramedic Seth Travis was the boy behind her high school humiliation, but he’s also the man keeping her alive. 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?
His Guilt (The Amish of Hart County) by Shelley Shepard Gray
Mark Fisher has returned home to Hart County, determined to put the past behind him. Two years ago, after being wrongly accused of assault, he left the Amish community, though he never forgot his home. But when the one person who helped him through his rough times asks for help, Mark returns. Waneta Cain is one of the few people in Hart County who doesn’t believe Mark is guilty of hurting anyone. However, his worldliness and tough exterior do make her uneasy. As she begins to see the real man behind all the gossip and prejudice, she wonders if he is the man for her.
Plain Sanctuary by Alison Stone
Returning to her Amish hometown to open a bed-and-breakfast, Heather Miller thinks she’s finally safe from her violent ex-husband—until he escapes from prison. Now, with her ex determined to hurt her, she must rely on US Marshal Zachary Walker for safety. For Zach, this mission isn’t only his duty—it’s personal. The escaped convict killed his sister, and Heather was instrumental in putting the man behind bars. But with Zach’s natural protective instincts toward Heather turning into something deeper, he must keep his emotional distance.
Amish Refuge (Amish Protectors) by Debby Giusti
Miriam Miller barely escapes the ruthless attacker who killed her mother and kidnapped her sister. After running deep into the woods, she’s running out of hope when she falls into the arms of an unlikely bodyguard—a peaceful Amish farmer. Something about Abram Zook inspires her trust, but even in bucolic Willkommen, Georgia, Miriam faces danger, both from the men pursuing her and from her growing feelings for the caring—though guarded—widower who protects her.
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