Looking for a story about a simpler way of life, an escape from the technologization of our modern world, a nice “clean” gentle romance novel, a reflection of one’s one spiritual journey? Try one of these popular romance authors!
A collection of three novellas about three different couples at an Amish wedding includes Beth Wiseman’s “A Perfect Plan,” in which Priscilla King wonders if her wedding to Chester Lapp will come off after a series of problems.
Beverly Lewis’s many series, such as Home to Hickory Hollow, The Courtship of Nellie Fisher and Seasons of Grace, often feature Amish characters interacting with contemporary English society, struggling with–and finding–their place in the Amish community and their faith.
Jerry Eicher is another author of romantic Amish fiction whose novels are filled with the kind of authentic world-building that can only come from being raised in an Amish family. His series include The Beiler Sisters and The Adams County Trilogy.
Linda Byler is currently an active member of a central Pennsylvania Amish community, writing both for an Amish newspaper and novels set in contemporary Amish communities.
Cindy Woodsmall writes about strong contemporary Amish women as they work to find balance between honoring tradition and being true to their own gifts and passions in her series such as Sisters of the Quilt and Amish Vines and Orchards.
Laura Hilton’s contemporary Amish series explore themes of identity, belonging and the pull of the English world.
Suzanne Woods Fisher‘s series focus particularly on the intersection of traditional Amish lifestyles with the modern world.
Lori Copeland, while known more for her mainstream historical fiction and inspirational fiction, combines humor, faith and her trademark Western setting in her Amish of Apple Grove series.
Barbara Cameron draws heavily on the Amish quilting tradition in her stitchery-themed series.