Last Updated on February 15, 2023 by ellen
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Best Amish Romance Novels
I love a good romance, especially on Valentine’s Day. While I’ve certainly read a few adult romances in my life, most of the time I prefer clean romance books like Amish romances or Christian romances.
My Mom got me hooked on Amish love stories years ago and it’s an interest that has stuck. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite Amish romance writers.
If you enjoy Christian fiction, I hope that you’ll read a few of these Amish novels. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, what better time than to stock up on your favorite Amish romances.
These are all books that I have read and enjoyed. Most can be found as ebooks or as traditional paperback books. My Mom cannot stand ebooks and refuses to get an e-reader so many of these I have read as paperbacks. She passes them on to me when she’s done with them.
The Captive Heart
The Captive Heart – Bandit troubles intensify as Caleb Bender’s family tries to settle into their new life in 1920s Paradise Valley. When El Pantera kidnaps Rachel and leaves her brother, Aaron, for dead, Jake Weaver and the Mexican native Domingo pursue the bandit leader to his mountain stronghold in a hopeless rescue attempt.
Jake and Domingo manage to escape with Rachel, with the bandits hot on their trail. In a desperate attempt to avoid recapture, Domingo puts himself squarely in harm’s way, giving Jake and Rachel time to get away. This is not the quiet life Caleb Bender envisioned when he led his family out of Ohio. What is a father to make of his daughter’s obvious affection for a man outside the fold? And how will a pacifist Amishman like Caleb respond to the events that threaten his family and their way of life?
Lilly’s Wedding Quilt
Lilly’s Wedding Quilt – While Lilly Lapp has loved Jacob for years, she wouldn’t compete with Sarah King, the woman Jacob was determined to marry. But when Sarah marries another, Jacob spontaneously agrees to wed Lilly. Lilly divides her time between teaching the local Amish children and caring for her widowed mother who suffers from depression. Lilly’s faith comforts her, but her heart still longs to be the sole object of Jacob’s affection.
As the days slip by, Lilly decides that hoping is too risky and vows to protect her heart. But God is subtly as work, and as winter turns to spring, their hearts awaken. The furthest thing from Lilly’s mind is her Amish wedding quilt, a traditional gift for new brides. And the person she’d least suspect is the one making it. Like stray pieces of fabric quilted into a new design, Jacob and Lilly’s marriage begins to bind them together in ways neither expected.
The Thorn – Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. THE ROSE TRILOGY is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.
Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop’s foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose’s sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good, Amish fellow, so dismisses the warnings. Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding?
The Amish Widow
The Amish Widow – Newly widowed Amish woman Emma Kurtzler has little time to grieve before she discovers that someone is trying to force her from her farm. The man who had the lease on her farm is found murdered shortly after informing Emma of his intention to break the lease. In an effort to both save her farm and avoid becoming a suspect in the man’s murder, Emma sets out to get to the bottom of things.
Emma befriends a group of Amish Widows and quickly discovers that there is more to these sweet Amish ladies than meets the eye when they willingly help her with her investigations. In the midst of Emma’s troubles she is drawn to Wil Jacobson, a friendly neighbor, but can she trust this man who is trying his best to win her heart?
Reckless Heart – Slipping. Lydia Bontrager’s youngest sister is frighteningly ill, and as a good Amish daughter, it falls to Lydia to care for her siblings and keep the household running, in addition to working as a teacher’s assistant and helping part-time at her grandmother’s bakery. Succumbing to stress, Lydia gives in to one wild night and returns home drunk. The secret of that mistake leaves Lydia feeling even more restless and confused, especially when Joshua, the only boy she’s ever loved, becomes increasingly distant.
When a non-Amish boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but the community is convinced Lydia is becoming too reckless. With the pressures at home and her sister’s worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that she’s ever held close.
Breath of Spring
Breath of Spring – As a bright season brings a fresh start to Willow Ridge, Annie Mae Knepp feels she can never make peace with the past. Her disgraced ex-bishop father is furious she has taken her five siblings to live with her. Annie Mae fears no man will want to take on the responsibilities she’s gladly shouldered. True, her quiet neighbor Adam Wagler has been steadfast, helping her through her trials, but he surely couldn’t think of someone so lost as more than a friend.
Forever Amish – Sally Bingham needs some time away to sort through the changes in her life and to rethink her upcoming marriage. Despite her ailing father’s hesitations, she takes off for a bed and breakfast in Lancaster County for a weekend away. But her best-laid plans leave her in a near collision with a bishop’s buggy and in the home of a mysterious Amish woman named Lizzie. Lizzie introduces her to a different perspective on life, a charming farmhand named Armin— and opens a Pandora’s box that will forever change Sally’s life.
If you enjoyed my list of the best Amish romance novels, you may want to check out a few of these.
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13 thoughts on “Best Amish Romance Novels”
I will have to go through my ereader and find my Amish ebooks for a good read on Valentine’s Day. I’ll take them over 50 shades of anything, any day! Ha, ha, my folks still live in Amish country and are against all e devices too. They don’t even have a phone, oy.
I do love reading about the Amish. I’m certain I wouldn’t make it without my technology though!
As close as I live to Amish country, I really need to learn more about their culture. These romance novels would be a fun way to get a peek at a different way of living!
I visited once years ago but would love to go back some day!
I love reading Amish fiction. I’ll have to check out the ones you listed. The only one I’ve read is The Thorn and maybe The Reckless Heart.
Thanks, Julie. Hope you have a chance to read some!
I’m trying to take more time to read for myself. Usually it’s Little Critter and Dr. Seuss. 😉
I’d love to have more time to read too, Lisa!