Yay for the weekend! We’re continuing our week-long preview of the fabulous books releasing from September-December 2020. Today we’re looking at Late 2020 Amish Fiction New Releases.
Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre!
Wednesday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Thursday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
TODAY: Amish Fiction
Today (later): Speculative/Youth
Check out Wednesday’s post for the lowdown on how this works.
Susan, do you have your list ready?? 😉
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
AN AMISH SINGING
Zondervan / September 1, 2020
Romance is bound strike a chord when the young people of Bird-in-Hand join together to bring their community the gift of song. Hymn of Praise – Sharon Lambert and Jay Smoker have been friends for a long time, but lately Jay has seen Sharon in a new light. Amazing Grace – Dave Esh is broken with guilt after a recent tragedy. Will Alice’s friendship help Dave learn how to forgive himself the way God already has? Great Is Thy Faithfulness – Darlene Bender’s mother has been battling cancer, and Darlene can’t understand why God would allow someone so wonderful to go through such a terrible time. When Andrew Detweiler senses that Darlene needs a confidant, he approaches and befriends her. O Holy Night – Elaine Lantz and her parents have just moved to town from New Wilmington. After leaving behind some painful events and a group of deceitful friends, Elaine worries she’ll never be able to trust again. But the young people of Bird-in-Hand don’t give up, and Calvin King takes it upon himself to make Elaine feel welcome.
AMISH CHRISTMAS TWINS
Shelley Shepard Gray, Rachel J. Good, Loree Lough
Kensington / September 29, 2020
In these heartwarming, faith-affirming stories, three Amish families face the joys, and challenges, of the holidays—with fruitful results . . . THE CHRISTMAS NOT-WISH (Shelley Shepard Gray) – When the foster parents they’ve cautiously grown to love discover they’re expecting, orphaned Roy and Jemima Fisher, ages six and seven, are secretly devastated by the certainty they’ll be given up. With Christmas around the corner, their only wish is for new foster parents as nice as Mr. and Mrs. Kurtz. NEW BEGINNINGS (Rachel J. Good) – Still grieving the loss of her husband and unborn baby in an accident several months ago, Elizabeth Yoder is oblivious to her neighbor Luke Bontrager’s deepening affection for her. But while she bleakly faces Christmas alone, it’s Luke who reminds her it’s the season for giving. TWINS TIMES TWO (Loree Lough) – Spirited twins Priscilla and Leora Schwietert have each been blessed with mischievous twins of their own—all born on Christmas. Nearing their fourteenth birthdays, their sons have asked for horses. Their parents can fulfill their wish—but worry they’ll be rewarding unruly behavior. The solution: A contract requiring hard work and an anonymous gift for someone in need.
(Tompkins Mill #1)
Janice Kay Johnson
Berkley / September 29, 2020
When Luke Bowman returns to the Amish faith after years of being away from home, he does so with absolute conviction. Those feelings are shaken when he meets Julia Durant, a non-Amish woman who works at his family’s furniture-making business. Despite his instincts, Luke is drawn to Julia, and although Julia is still recovering from a brutal assault when she was a college student, she is drawn to Luke as well. As Luke and Julia grow closer, and their fragile friendship grows stronger, Luke wants to be with Julia, but the reason he came home–his faith–is now the thing keeping them apart. Luke and Julia will have to decide whether their relationship can survive this divide, and whether the home Luke has made in the Amish faith is one that’s fit for two.
THE AMISH CHRISTMAS SECRET
(Indiana Amish Brides #7)
Love Inspired / October 1, 2020
Becca Schwartz’s curiosity is going to be a problem. When Amish secret millionaire Daniel Glick moves to Shipshewana for seclusion, he doesn’t expect his pretty new neighbor to ask so many questions. Or to be so generous, despite her family’s poverty. As Daniel falls for Becca, his secret looms between them. This Christmas, can he finally give her the truth…and his heart?
AMISH CHRISTMAS SEARCH
Love Inspired Suspense / October 1, 2020
Convinced her friend didn’t run away as the police believe, Lizzie Kauffman searches for the truth—but someone will kill to keep it hidden. Now the Amish housekeeper and her friend Caleb Zook are on the run for their lives. And if they want to find their missing friend, Lizzie and Caleb must figure out a way to survive the holidays.
AN AMISH CHRISTMAS WEDDING
Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, Vannetta Chapman
Zondervan / October 6, 2020
Evergreen Love by Amy Clipston – Ryan Lapp had promised to marry Lorene Bontrager as soon as he was able to build them a house, but the day never came. Ryan moved away. Five years later, Lorene has settled in to her old maid role, and she’s shocked when her younger sister announces her quick engagement to Ryan’s younger brother. Holiday of Hope by Kelly Irvin – Bachelor Henry Lufkin likes his solitude. When an old friend asks him to care for his son, Henry has to share his small cabin and his life with bewildered and rebellious ten-year-old Tommy, prompting Henry to reach out to Tommy’s teacher, Leesa Yoder. Wreathed in Joy by Kathleen Fuller – Mary Wengerd and Jakob Mullet have been best friends since childhood. Pressured by friends and family, they decided to date—with disastrous results. When they break up, their friendship is ruined. A year later, Jakob steps in to help after Mary breaks her arm, and she is inexplicably and suddenly falling for him. A Christmas Prayer by Vannetta Chapman – Widower Micah Miller runs the Amish Tour Company, offering Englischers a glimpse of a simpler life as well as tea at Rachel King’s. Rachel has never married and has recently lost her parents. As Rachel is charmed by the abandoned dog Micah gives her, and shocked by news of the existence of family she never expected, her heart and mind bend toward the possibilities of change in her life—even toward the possibility of love.
SOFTLY BLOWS THE BUGLE
(The Amish of Weaver’s Creek #3)
Revell / October 20, 2020
When Elizabeth Kaufman received the news of her husband’s death at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863, she felt only relief. She determined that she would never be at the mercy of any man again, even if it meant she would never have a family of her own. Then Aaron Zook comes home with her brother when the war ends two years later. Despite the severity of his injuries, Aaron resolves to move West and leave the pain of the past behind him. He never imagined that the Amish way of life his grandfather had rejected long ago would be so enticing. That, and a certain widow he can’t get out of his mind. Yet, even in a simple community, life has a way of getting complicated. Aaron soon finds that while he may have left the battlefield behind, there is another fight he must win–the one for the heart of the woman he loves.
THE AMISH CHRISTMAS GIFT
(Hidden Springs #2)
Laura V. Hilton
Forever / October 27, 2020
Elsie Miller has witnessed — and experienced — Levi Wyse’s forgetfulness too many times to count. But even after they broke things off, Elsie never forgot the handsome Amish toymaker or her love for him. So when Levi’s sister asks her to help keep him organized for the busy Christmas season, Elsie agrees. But she didn’t expect working alongside Levi to reignite those old feelings. Secretly, Levi’s heart will always belong to Elsie. But she deserves a better man, one who isn’t so absentminded . . . or responsible for a terrible tragedy. Now, she’s at his workshop every day and as Christmas draws near, his reasons for staying away become harder and harder to remember. Will the spirit of Christmas heal past hurts and give Elsie and Levi the greatest gift of all: a future together?
A HAVEN FOR CHRISTMAS
(North Country Amish #3)
Love Inspired / November 1, 2020
An accident landing an Englischer on Becca Beachy’s farm isn’t quite the peaceful Christmas she expected. But with the widow struggling after an emergency, Tully Lange’s help is a blessing. Now Becca’s determined to give the cowboy a true Amish Christmas. But even as she falls for him, she knows their love is forbidden. Will this be the start of forever or the beginning of goodbye?
AMISH CHRISTMAS MIRACLES COLLECTION
Various Authors (see description below)
November 10, 2020
Spend Christmas in Amish country. As snow falls softly outside the window, curl up by the fire with this collection of 14 stories by your favorite Amish fiction authors. Let them transport you to Amish communities all across the country. Travel to small towns where horses clip-clop down the road, farms dot the snow-covered landscape, and families gather to celebrate the real meaning of Christmas. Sigh over sweet stories that touch your heart. Laugh, cry, rejoice, and smile as couples renew their faith and find their perfect soul mates. These heartwarming tales of faith, hope, love, and Christmas miracles are a special gift to you from Kathleen Fuller, Lenora Worth, Adina Senft, Laura Bradford, Jennifer Beckstrand, Jennifer (J.E.B.) Spredemann, Rachel J. Good, Serena B. Miller, Mary Alford, Loree Lough, Dana R. Lynn, Susan Simpson, Tracy Fredrychowski, and Ashley Emma.
(Agatha’s Amish B&B #2)
November 17, 2020
Why would someone kill Nathan King? The peace of a perfect November afternoon is shattered when Agatha hears the frantic bleating of goats across the river from her B&B. Agatha kayaks over with retired detective Tony and two guests–Bishop Henry and his wife Emma. They find the goats huddled together in a terrified group and Nathan lying face up beneath the Live Oak trees, lifeless eyes staring at the Texas sky. Then one of Agatha’s guests goes missing. She delves into Joey’s past and learns he was Dead Broke, so what was he doing vacationing at her B&B? And why was he pretending to be Amish when in fact his permanent address was Dallas, Texas? Most importantly, did Joey have anything to do with Nathan’s death? Agatha and Tony are at a dead end before the investigation has properly begun, but this time they receive help from unexpected places. Bishop Henry has a gift, and he’s no longer afraid to use it, even if doing so may put them all be in danger as they work together to catch a killer.
THE COFFEE CORNER
(Amish Marketplace #3)
Zondervan / December 1, 2020
Alongside her cousins who have booths of their own, Bethany Gingerich runs a busy and successful coffee and donut stand at the Amish market. Since she has café-style tables and chairs, her regular customers enjoy purchasing a morning treat so they can sit and talk to their friends. Micah Zook and his grandfather, Enos, visit Bethany every Saturday morning to purchase coffee and donuts before going to work at Enos’s custom outdoor furniture shop. Bethany enjoys talking to Micah and Enos, and she’s always thought Micah was handsome—but she doesn’t think her crush will ever result in anything more. When Micah and his grandfather don’t come to see her one Saturday morning, Bethany begins to worry. And when she learns that tragedy has struck, she wonders how to help Micah in his time of need. Turns out he needs a friend now more than ever, and Bethany may be just the kind of friend that God has provided for him.
AN AMISH HOLIDAY COURTSHIP
Love Inspired / December 1, 2020
Ginger Stutzman has her sights set on the new Amish bachelor in town, but becoming a nanny for widower Eli Kutz’s children puts her romance plans on hold. Though it’s not the Christmas connection she expected, Ginger can’t deny the pull she feels toward Eli. But is it only the shine of the holiday season—or is a family with Eli a gift built to last?
DEADLY AMISH REUNION
(Amish Country Justice #9)
Dana R. Lynn
Love Inspired Suspense / December 1, 2020
Jennie Beiler’s husband was supposed to be dead, so she’s shocked when he rescues her from an attacker. Although Luke has no memories of his Englisch wife, it’s up to him to protect her from someone who won’t stop until she’s dead. Can the peaceful Amish community he returned to after losing his memory shelter them and their son this Christmas when danger strikes again?
HIS ACCIDENTAL AMISH FAMILY
(Unexpected Amish Blessings #3)
Rachel J. Good
Zebra / December 1, 2020
After a buggy accident when she was a teenager, Anna Flaud was told she would never walk again. Unwilling to be an object of pity, she put aside her dreams of marriage and found purpose as an assistant at a Community Care Center. Now she has a chance to fulfill her dearest wish—motherhood—and adopt three siblings with special needs. Yet the opportunity comes with a condition Anna isn’t sure she can meet: finding a husband. Levi King began working at the center as penance after a careless mistake led to tragedy. Though he’s dealing with his own heartbreak, he’s drawn to Anna, cheering her on as she strives to regain her mobility. Her quiet determination, her generous heart—these are qualities to cherish in a wife. Still, Anna’s plans give him pause. Given his past, Levi hardly trusts himself to care for one child, let alone three. Yet together, perhaps they could forge a family made sturdier by all they’ve overcome . . .
HER AMISH WEDDING QUILT
(Hope’s Haven #1)
Forever / December 15, 2020
Spirited, forthright, impulsive — everyone told Greta Eicher she’d have to change her ways if she ever hoped to marry. Then her best friend Calvin, the man she thought she would wed, chooses another woman. Now Greta’s wondering if the others were right all along. Her dreams dashed, she pours her energy into crafting beautiful quilts at her shop and helping widower Noah Stoll care for his adorable young children. Noah knows it’s time to think about finding a wife. When Greta offers to play matchmaker on his behalf, Noah eagerly accepts. After all, no one knows his children better. But none of the women she suggests seems quite right, because, unexpectedly, his feelings of respect and friendship for Greta have grown into something even deeper and richer. But will he have enough faith to overcome the pain of his past and give love another chance?
(River Haven #3)
HQN / December 29, 2020
Rachel Hurst sacrificed the life she wanted to stay home and care for her father and siblings after her mother’s death. But now her father has decided to remarry, and there’s no room for Rachel. Desperate to find a job, she accepts the position of housekeeper for a wealthy elderly woman in her isolated mansion. Jacob Beiler thought he had gotten over Rachel’s rejection, but when she arrives as the new housekeeper, he is battered by both joy and bitterness at seeing her again. When odd near accidents threaten the elderly woman’s well-being, her relatives are quick to point fingers, but Rachel suspects someone is intent on harming her employer. When no one believes her, the only person she can turn to for help is Jacob. With danger deepening, Rachel faces a situation that could cost her life…and will certainly break her heart once again.
add these to your wish list
all the new releases by each separate month
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my fave covers?
What about you? Which Late 2020 Amish Fiction New Releases are you most anxious to read? Which covers are your favorites?
If you don’t see your book mentioned here or in my goodreads/amazon lists, I apologize! It’s impossible to keep up with all the books LOL! Please feel free to leave your release info for Christian / clean fiction in the comments.