I find with Amish fiction you either like it or you don't. I personally love Amish fiction. It's definitely different from the other Christian fiction genres. Something about living the simple life just kind of attracts me to the stories!
I haven't done one of these kinds of posts in a while. And I think this is my last genre to share recommended authors. Also, I am close to having my free reference library set up. In that library, you will be able to download lists of Christian authors by genre. How neat is that? The perfect shopping list! Stay tuned for the launch! The best way to get updates is to subscribe to my newsletter. Which you can do so - on the right of the screen. ;)
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Let's get on to today's post. Without further ado, here are 5 Amish Fiction authors to check out:
Beverly Lewis is the most popular and well known Amish fiction author. She is also the only author out of this list that has lived in Lancaster County near the Amish. She didn't start publishing her work until she had children. She was first published in the Highlights magazine and surprisingly her first book was a children's book! Since then she has written over 80 novels and is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University.
Shelley has written over 40 novels. She wanted to write stories about regular, likable people in extraordinary situations-and who just happened to be Amish. In addition to her writing as Shelley Shepard Gray, she has written a dozen novels for Harlequin Romance under the pseudonym Shelley Galloway.
Before writing, Shelley taught school and earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education. Shelley often attends conferences and reader retreats in order to give workshops.
Wanda E. Brunstetter is a romance novelist. She has written over 90 books with more than 10 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.
All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold almost two million books, her novels have held spots on the Publisher’s Weekly Bestseller List, the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She was the recipient of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011 and 2013. She is a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. Her first book in the Land of Canaan series—Seek Me With All Your Heart—was selected as the 2011 Women of Faith Book of the Year.
Amy originally worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Planning as a writer/editor. Her career as a fiction author took off after she joined the Chesapeake Romance Writers fiction writing group. Amy’s plots involve family issues intertwined with faith. Her books have been recognized on the CBA (Christian Book Association) & ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) bestseller lists.
Do you enjoy reading Amish fiction? If so, share your favorite authors/books in the comments!