Amish Romance Novels And Writers

It’s said that love makes the world go round, even though the steps and styles of romance vary by culture. Amish romance novels provide a look into the lifestyle of a portion of Americana. At the same time, readers are presented with believable characters faced with everyday situations needing resolution. There are more ways than ever to enjoy a “good read”, including hardcover books, paperbacks, eBooks, tapes, and videos.
 
Casual and serious romance readers will recognize the names of favorite authors known for Amish writing, including Barbara Cameron, Suzanne Woods Fisher, Beverly Lewis, Marta Perry, Tricia Goyer, and Wanda Brunstetter. Writers appreciate the groups who read their books and then gather to discuss plots and subplots, themes, and characters. It is common to find a short explanation by the author of what led her/him to write the story, as well as questions for discussion.
 
Amish romance writers follow the steps used to create any good tale by choosing interesting locations, events, and characters that draw the reader’s attention. For example, author Tricia Goyer uses the Montana hunting season to build the plot of The Memory Jar. The book was published by Zondervan, part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing, in October 2012. Zondervan is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
 
The Internet provides access to short reviews of books by topics. Goodreads.com is an excellent source for finding information about Amish romance writers, novels, and short stories. Readers can ask questions, leave comments and reviews, and learn about the availability of books they have yet to read. Another source for locating Christian fiction with an Amish theme is familyfiction.com.
 
Bestselling author Beverly Lewis began a “Home to Hickory Hollow” series of stories in 2012 with The Fiddler, a story of a young woman seeking solitude and answers after her life turns upside down. This series is published by Bethany House. Her latest effort, scheduled for release in March 2015, is The Love Letters. Mystery surrounds an older man who is using an abandoned mill for shelter. The unraveling of restored hope as the letters start a chain of events for the characters in this story makes The Love Letters an excellent story for group reviews and discussion.
 
Patricia Davids has a new Amish romance book coming out under the Love Inspired banner of Harlequin Romance. Titled Amish Redemption, the book is scheduled for release in April 2015. The intrigue builds as readers follow nature’s challenge in the form of a tornado and the search for redemption of an ex-felon and single mother.
 
Never let it be said that only women write about realistic romance. Jerry Eicher is recognized for his compelling ability to build warm stories of hope, friendship, and love in his Amish fiction. Eicher’s Little Valley Series includes titles like Ella’s Wish and A Wedding Quilt for Ella. Conversations between family members and friends help build plots and explain the reasons for activities and the various styles of the Amish way of life.
 
Religion-themed romance is offered through most prominent publishing companies. Readers appreciate the affirmation of faith and hope while identifying with situations that realistic characters face and work through.
 
It is frequently a surprise to the general public when they meet someone reading a religious-themed romance novel published by a Christian book publisher located in the United States or Canada. The books themselves provide a source of quality fiction that is inspirational and tasteful. They are available in hardcover, paperback, and eBooks. Some are part of a series or follow a general theme, while others are one-of-a-kind publications where no sequel is planned.
 
One of the prominent Christian book publishers is Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group which is located in Bloomington, Minnesota. They have been in the publishing business for more than half a century. Their roots began when a missions organization needed a source to produce its publishing ministry. Today Bethany House is recognized as a leader in providing inspirational Christian fiction. The novels include contemporary and historical romance and suspense as well as Mennonite and Amish fiction.
 
Many of the books published by Bethany House have been included on Christian bestseller lists. The company is motivated to see this motivational writing become available to as many readers as possible. Therefore, many of the books have been translated into over 60 languages. The books are printed in both standard and large print for easy readability. Readers preferring to read books from their Kindle or laptop can purchase novels of their choice as eBooks.
 
Janette Oke and Laurel Oke Logan recently had their book, Where Trust Lies, published by Bethany House. Family and romantic love, trust, and dedication abound in this warm novel that helps main character Beth Thatcher find the answers so many of us seek to the question of where we belong.
 
Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is located in Carol Stream, Illinois. Some of the Christian fiction they have published has appeared on the New York Times bestsellers list. Two of their authors received “Inspirational Readers Choice” awards from the Romance Writers of America (RWA) in 2010. Breach of Trust, the first of DiAnn Mills’ Call to Duty series, was published in 2009. It centers on a former CIA agent who relocates to a small town to reduce the chance of danger. In June, 2010, the book also received a Christy Award for Contemporary Romance.
 
Maureen Lang received an award for her book, Look to the East, also published in 2009. It involves two feuding families who must set aside their differences and work together for survival when their small French village is invaded by the German Army during World War I.
 
Harlequin Romance, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, publishes Christian romance novels under the banner of Love Inspired Historical, Suspense, and modern-themed novels. Steeple Hill, a well-known Christian book publisher that prints Christian romance, is another company that operates under Harlequin’s umbrella.
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