New Amish fiction for the genre fans

Two new books bring a variety of authors’ Amish fiction to readers.

First from New York Times bestselling author Wanda Brunstetter comes the first book in her Amish Greenhouse Mystery series, “The Crow’s Call.”

When a terrible accident takes the lives of Amy King’s father, brother and brother-in-law, she decides to help her mother with the family’s greenhouse business and put her life on hold, including dating Jared, a local boy. While she and her mother try to continue on, her sister is unable to do most things except care for her three children, she is so consumed with grief. And their youngest brother, Henry, seems to be acting out. Can the whole family work together to keep themselves afloat? Or will they all succumb to the pressure? And why are mysterious things happening around the greenhouse? Is Henry lashing out or is someone out to get them?

This is the start of a good series, as readers will be drawn into the family and want to see what happens next to them.

“The Crow’s Call” is published by Shiloh Run Press. It is $15.99.


Four bestselling authors bring a story of spring and love in the novella collection, “An Amish Picnic” by Amy Clipston, Kelly Irvin, Kathleen Fuller and Vannetta Chapman.

In Clipston’s “Baskets of Sunshine,” Phoebe is helping her sister with her bake stand (the main character from Clipston’s last book) when she meets Kevin, her father’s new apprentice. A friendship starts to bloom, but Kevin doesn’t seem to think she is girlfriend material. Will something change with him?

In Irvin’s “Candlelight Sweethearts,” Esther copes with her stuttering problem even as she works at the local grocery shop. But when her boss gets sick and his son Jasper has to step in, he is out of his element and needs Esther’s help. Will the store provide a way for the two of them to be together?

In Fuller’s “Reeling in Love” a shared love of fishing has brought two friends together, Nina and Ira.

But are they destined to only be friends? While Nina thinks there could be something more there, she isn’t sure of Ira’s thoughts on the matter. With the help of some matchmakers, will the two find their way toward a different kind of relationship?

In Chapman’s “Picnics and Prospects,” Faith and David tried to date once in the past and it didn’t go well.

When the two find a packet of letters on a group outing, they decide they want to help locate the rightful owners. Will their mission bring a second chance at romance after several misunderstandings?

These are all sweet stories that will bloom for readers.

“An Amish Picnic” is published by Zondervan. It is $15.99.


Contact Amy Phelps at aphelps@newsandsentinel.com.


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