Romance in contemporary, Amish settings

Romance visits Amish country and small towns in several new romance books!

In Beth Wiseman’s “Amish Secrets” series, a young woman continues to try to figure out what world she belongs to in “Home All Along.”

Charlotte came to Lancaster County and the King family under not-so-truthful circumstances. Pretending to be a young Amish woman from outside the area, she visited the family that her brother was once going to marry into, until the day he committed suicide. Now, trying to put her brother and now her estranged mother to rest, Charlotte is unsure where her path lies. She has fallen for Daniel, but could she live the Amish life for him? Meanwhile, Charlotte’s equally estranged sister shows up and Daniel’s family is thrown by an illness and estranged family. Will the two find their way together or apart?

A lovely story of finding family, this is a tale of faith, love and friendship.

“Amish Secrets” is published by Thomas Nelson. It is $15.99 and 356 pages long.


Amy Clipston kicks off a new series, “An Amish Homestead” in “A Place At Our Table.”

In Lancaster County, Jamie Riehl is busy with his work on the farm and working at the local volunteer fire department. But he finds himself captivated by Kayla. Meanwhile, Kayla is trying to keep her younger brother Nathan, to not be a firefighter, and Jamie is making that harder. She has already lost one brother in a fire and she doesn’t want to lose anyone else she cares about. Will she keep pushing Jamie away, or will she take a chance on romance?

A story of grief as well as new beginnings, this is a lovely Amish tale and the start of a great new series.

“A Place At Our Table” is published by Zondervan. It is $15.99 and 336 pages long.


A young woman returns to the small town she vowed never to visit again in “Blue Ridge Sunrise” by Denise Hunter.

Zoe has always been too free-spirited for the small town of Copper Creek, so she left and never looked back. That is, until her grandmother dies and leaves the family peach orchard to her. Bringing her daughter and boyfriend with her, Zoe is looking to figure out if she’s meant to run an orchard. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend, Cruz, is still in town, and they didn’t end on the best of circumstances.

Can Zoe make a fresh start in her old town? Is her future with her boyfriend, Kyle or her old flame, Cruz?

A story of legacy and love, this a tale with a warm heroine readers will enjoy.

“Blue Ridge Sunrise” is published by Thomas Nelson. It is $15.99 and 320 pages long.


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