Readers of Amish fiction are looking for stories that depict themes that may be considered little old-fashioned, telling stories that depict a simpler lifestyle and convey warmth, romance and faith. These novels represent a very popular genre available to borrow from the Lititz Public Library
Lydia’s Charm by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Moving to Charm, Ohio, to be close to her mother and help with her grandfather, a young widow finds strength in a family of four young boys and a secret admirer.
The Amish Seamstress by Mindy Starns Clark and Leslie Gould
An Amish-raised young woman, in love with a Mennonite-raised young man who will soon leave for college, learns some unsavory news about her own past.
A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston
A recently widowed woman is determined to support her three children without being a burden to her Amish community so she takes a job cleaning hotel rooms.
The Captive Heart by Dale Cramer
In 1920, religious persecution forces a man to move his Amish family from Ohio to Mexico where they face heartbreak and revolution.
Heart in Hand by Barbara Cameron
After her cousin’s wedding, a widow finds herself missing love and the closeness of a husband.
Abigail’s New Hope by Mary Ellis
When a difficult delivery takes a devastating turn, an Amish midwife is faced with some hard choices.
The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher
A young Amish woman is torn between leaving her community to follow the man she loves and staying to marry someone else.
The Caregiver by Shelley Shepard Gray
When her train breaks down on the way to take care of her ailing cousin, a young woman joins the only other Amish person on the train – a dashing young man – to find a place to stay for the night.
Rachel’s Secret by B. J. Hoff
A wounded riverboat captain, who is a secret Underground Railroad conductor, brings chaos to a rural Amish community when he needs a safe place to recuperate.
Plain Jayne by Hillary Manton Lodge
Personal disappointment sends a big city reporter to Oregon Amish country for solace.
Lilly’s Wedding Quilt by Kelly Long
Caring for her widowed mother and teaching at the Amish school offers comfort to a young woman who feels she isn’t the sole object of her husband’s affection.
Vanish in Plain Sight by Marta Perry
Arriving in Lancaster County to find the truth surrounding her mother’s mysterious disappearance, a freelance illustrator finds an ally in the man who discovered her mother’s bloodstained suitcase.
Plain Proposal by Beth Wiseman
A woman vows to follow her husband no matter what the future holds, even when rumors circulate that he may leave their Amish community to pursue an apprenticeship.
The Hope of Refuge by Cindy Woodsmall
Threatened by a stalker, the widowed mother of a little girl heads for an Amish community to discover answers to family secrets.
Leah’s Choice by Emma Miller
A young woman’s dreams of marrying an Old Order Amish man and raising children in her peaceful Delaware community are jeopardized by a fascinating Mennonite missionary.
Almost Amish by Kathryn Cushman
An overwhelmed and burned-out mother accepts an offer to participate in a reality TV series promoting simple living on an idyllic farm outside an Amish community in Tennessee.
Originally published on March 28, 2014 in the Lititz Record Express.