Top 10 Amish Authors

Amish romance authors capture the purity and love that is often found in romance without the focus on the erotic trend that romance has taken, thanks in part to fiction like Fifty Shades of Grey. While there are plenty of Amish authors for you to choose from, the following top ten list focuses on some of the best the genre has to offer.
 

# 1 Beverly Lewis

 
Deservingly at the top of the list of the best Amish romance authors, Beverly Lewis truly comes from the Amish country in Pennsylvania. For over a decade, she has been writing award-winning titles including her critically acclaimed book, The Preacher’s Daughter. This book would go on to become a finalist for the coveted Quill Book Award.
 
With a style of writing that is real and honest, she is able to engage the reader and brings something unique and special to the genre. She is one author you won’t want to miss.
 
Website: http://www.beverlylewis.com/
 
About the Preacher’s Daughter: The story of a young woman who struggled with her passion for art and her love of God. This story recounts her journey as she attempts to remain true to her Amish way of life.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Preachers-Daughter-Annies-People-Book-ebook/dp/B00B5J4TZM#
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/preachers-daughter-beverly-lewis/1100375775?ean=9781441203397
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/preachers-daughter/id438435867?mt=11
 

# 2 Kate Lloyd

The second on this list of Amish authors is Kate Lloyd. A remarkable Amish storyteller, her writing tends to focus on the human relationships between people. To add to the authenticity of her books, Kate writes by focusing on the things she knows best. In, A Portrait of Marguerite, she crafted a powerful story that took place in the Pacific Northwest where she lived at the time. Today, she still spends part of her time in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and is an active member of the Lancaster County Mennonite Historical Society while also spending time in the Pacific Northwest with her husband and two sons.
 
Website: http://www.katelloyd.net
 
About A Portrait of Marguerite: A single mom raising an 18 year old, Marguerite decides to go back to school and takes a painting class. She discovers that this class not only helps to inspire her, but brings her closer to God.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Portrait-Marguerite-Novel-Kate-Lloyd-ebook/dp/B007NI0MXM/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/portrait-of-marguerite-kate-lloyd/1102877583?ean=9780781407243
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-portrait-of-marguerite/id512790277?mt=11

# 3 Cindy Woodsmall

Cindy Woodsmall uses her real life experiences with the Amish community to help her write her books. To date, she has written three novels, six novellas and worked closely with Miriam Flaud, an Old Order Amish practitioner with whom she wrote the non-fiction title, Plain Wisdom.
 
No stranger to the New York Times best-sellers list, Cindy also is has won multiple awards in her career. She has also received nominations for prestigious literary awards like the Christian Book of the Year, Christy Award and even the Christian Retailers Choice Award.
 
Website: http://www.cindywoodsmall.com/
 
About When the Hearts Cry: Hannah is an Old Order Amish who falls in love with a Mennonite boy. When a life-changing event takes place, she finds her life is on the verge of being destroyed.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/When-Heart-Cries-Sisters-Quilt-ebook/dp/B0019O6J2E/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=&qid=
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/when-the-heart-cries-cindy-woodsmall/1103237910?ean=9780307446275
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/when-the-heart-cries/id419971145?mt=11

# 4 Amy Clipston

Amy Clipston is an Amish romance author who has devoted her career to authentic titles that focus on the Amish community with their views on faith and love. Many of her titles are directed at the young adult inspirational market that give young adults age appropriate reading material that introduces them to the Amish life.
 
Amy is also passionate about organ donation. In June 2011, her husband needed a kidney and she wasn’t a match. She did find another couple who also needed a kidney for the wife. Amy gave her kidney to the other couple and they in turn provided a kidney for her husband.
 
Website: http://www.amyclipston.com/
 
About A Gift of Grace: Rebecca Kauffman finds her two nieces in her custody after a car accident kills her sister. Rebecca was unable to have children of her own with Amish husband Daniel and raising the teenage girls in a different world proves to be challenging and enlightening.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Gift-Grace-Novel-Kauffman-Bakery-ebook/dp/B0023ZLOUA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410200416&sr=1-1&keywords=a+gift+of+grace
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/gift-of-grace-amy-clipston/1100032267?ean=9780310561880&itm=1&usri=a+gift+of+grace
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-gift-of-grace/id398991001?mt=11

# 5 Wanda E. Brunstetter

Any list of Amish authors should include Wanda E. Brunstetter. A nationally celebrated author in the Amish community, she is a chart-topping bestseller who has written both fiction and nonfiction titles. To date, more than seven million copies of her works have been sold and she has won several prestigious awards.
 
Today, she continues to write her Amish fiction while visiting the Amish communities in the United States. In each, she is embraced warmly and celebrated for helping spread information about this fascinating group of people.
 
Website: http://www.wandabrunstetter.com/
 
About Lydia’s Charm: After losing her husband, Lydia King struggles to make sense of things. When she is open to finding love again, mysterious gifts begin to appear on her porch and she explores the mystery of who is leaving these gifts.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Lydias-Charm-Amish-Widow-Starts-ebook/dp/B003X28720/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410200981&sr=1-1&keywords=lydia%27s+charm
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lydias-charm-wanda-e-brunstetter/1100403340?ean=9781607422037
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/lydias-charm/id385287772?mt=11

# 6 Beth Wiseman

Beth Wiseman is perhaps best known as a contemporary Christian novelist with works like Need You Now and The House That Love Built. However, that hasn’t stopped her from exploring the world of the Amish. In 2011, she released the acclaimed Seek Me With All Your Heart was the first Women of Faith title to be chosen as book of the year.
 
Today, she continues to focus her attention on writing quality books that take place in Amish country. Her passion for the community and her craft are obvious in each of her stories.
 
Website: http://bethwiseman.com/
 
About Plain Perfect: After facing numerous hardships in the world, Lillian Miller seeks her grandparents’ home in Lancaster, PA to start her life over in a simpler place.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Plain-Perfect-Daughters-Promise-Novel-ebook/dp/B007FZXI48/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410202387&sr=1-1
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/plain-perfect-beth-wiseman/1100324473?ean=9781418569082&itm=1&usri
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/plain-perfect/id616933667?mt=11

# 7 Kathleen Fuller

A devoted wife and mother of three, Kathleen Fuller is also the best-selling author of more than twenty-five books. Her works offer detailed accounts of the Amish lifestyle and their innocent approach to love. Her best-selling series, Hearts of Middlefield keeps reader entertained as they experience the journey of romance in the lives of different woman while staying committed to their faith.
 
Website: http://www.kathleenfuller.com/
 
About A Man of His Word: Moriah Miller, recently married and pregnant, finds her life in pieces when her husband leaves her and the Amish way of life. As the community bands together to help her, a new love that she never expected presents itself.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Man-Word-Hearts-Middlefield-Novel-ebook/dp/B002NT3BPW/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410204244&sr=1-2
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/man-of-his-word-kathleen-fuller/1100326122?ean=9781418579135&itm=1&usri
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-man-of-his-word/id607352894?mt=11

# 8 Kelly Long

Born in North Central Pennsylvania, Kelly Long grew up near the Amish people. In her small town, she had her early encounters at the Amish hitching post located at the local grocery store. This inspired her to become an Amish romance author and to produce classic tales like Sarah’s Garden, Amish Christmas and Lily’s Wedding Quilt. She is a devoted Christian and cites the bible as one of her favorite books. Today, she lives with her husband and children in Atlanta, where she continues to write her books.
 
Website: None
 
About Sarah’s Garden: Sarah King is passionate about her garden and enjoys spending her time devoting herself to it and God. But when she meets Grant Williams, an outsider, she begins to have torn emotions and crafts a quilt that showcases her pain.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Sarahs-Garden-Patch-Heaven-Novel-ebook/dp/B003XYES9O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410206677&sr
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sarahs-garden-kelly-long/1100323638?ean=9781418562434&itm=1&usri
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/au/book/sarahs-garden/id607387418?mt=11

# 9 Marta Perry

With over 35 novels to her credit, Marta Perry is the literary genius who has created the Pleasant Valley Amish series that fans across the world enjoy. She is a mother to three children and a grandmother to six. Her lifelong experiences in Pennsylvania have helped her gain a considerable amount of information about the area and the Amish culture. This has helped her become one of the most celebrated Amish authors in the world.
 
Website: http://www.martaperry.com/
 
About Hide in Plain Sight: Andrea Hampton wants to turn her old grandmother’s property into an Inn and is romancing a carpenter on the job. But someone doesn’t want the changes to take place and is sabotaging the project. Could it be the man she is falling for?
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Hide-Plain-Sight-Three-Sisters-ebook/dp/B00BNRJAT6/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410207206&sr=1-1
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hide-in-plain-sight-marta-perry/1100347455?ean=9781459245778&itm=1&usri=
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/hide-in-plain-sight/id614570237?mt=11

# 10 Suzanne Woods Fisher

An award winning author, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a writer of both fiction and nonfiction books that focus on the Old Order Amish. As part of her literary work, she gives people some insight into how they can incorporate the Amish values into their daily lives without ever having to go all out. Suzanne is the host of a popular radio show and blog, and she writes for Christian Post. She currently lives in California with her family where she raises puppies to be Guide Dogs for the Blind.
 
Website: http://suzannewoodsfisher.com/
 
About The Keeper: Julia Lapp’s father is suffering from a heart condition and her husband keeps delaying their wedding. When she finds the wedding delays are being caused by a nomadic beekeeper, she decides to take matters into her own hands.
  • Amazon Kindle Edition: http://www.amazon.com/Keeper-Stoney-Ridge-Seasons-Book-ebook/dp/B005PQUXD8/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1410207929&sr=1-1
  • Nook Edition: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/keeper-suzanne-woods-fisher/1103094382?ean=9780800719876
  • iBooks Edition: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/keeper/id484600714?mt=11
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