Hello yet again! Have your TBR piles survived the look at Mid 2021 new releases so far? Mine gave up with yesterday’s mystery & suspense list haha. Today we’re looking at Mid 2021 Amish Fiction New Releases (May-August). Everyone (Susan) get your list-writing hand ready!!
Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre(s)!
Monday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Tuesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Wednesday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish, non-speculative)
TODAY: Amish Fiction
Y’all probably already know that while I love Amish fiction I’m also pretty picky about it. I tend to stick to my favorite authors and only branch out when a story (or cover) intrigues me. That makes this list a little shorter than the others but if your fave author isn’t on here, make sure to check the links to ALL the May-August 2021 releases, each in their own list by month. Or you can keep up with 2021’s new books as I learn about them by bookmarking my ‘2021 Releases‘ page & checking it each month!
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)
THE JAM AND JELLY NOOK
(Amish Marketplace #4)
Zondervan / May 4, 2021
Since her husband died seven years ago, Leanna Wengerd has done her best—tending to her son, Chester, and running her Jam and Jelly Nook at the Amish market. Though she enjoys seeing her cousins and customers at the marketplace, she wishes she could find more time for her rebellious teenage boy. When Chester gets into trouble for trespassing, he winds up at the police station with his friend Maggie, who was riding with him to a youth group gathering. Leanna comes to the police station to fetch Chester and happens to meet Emory, Maggie’s father. Emory is also a widower, raising Maggie alone—and both he and Leanna have similar burdens and problems. Over time Emory and Leanna become closer friends, discovering how much they have in common. The two eventually realize they have feelings for each other—but when they try to date, their children resist. Will God pave a way for them to build a family together, or will hurdles block the path to a second chance at happiness?
AN AMISH SURPRISE
(Berlin Bookmobile #2)
Shelley Shepard Gray
Gallery Books / May 18, 2021
Miriam and Calvin Gingerich have been trying for a baby for several years, but the Lord hasn’t seen fit to bless them. Though Calvin claims he’s content with their childless state, Miriam knows he’s not, and when he starts spending more time off their farm, she worries he’s found someone else. But just as she finds herself at her lowest point, she discovers the ultimate surprise. Unable to confide in anyone who might tell Calvin—out of fear she’ll disappoint him with another miscarriage—Miriam turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller—and any books she may have on pregnancy and childbirth. Calvin has been keeping a secret from his wife, but it’s not another woman. It’s a little boy. One afternoon when visiting Sarah Anne’s bookmobile, he meets Miles, a ten-year-old living with a foster family down the road. But after spending more time with the boy, Calvin learns that his foster family has no plans to adopt him. Calvin feels a connection with Miles and yearns to give the boy a home, but he’s afraid to tell Miriam, knowing she’s devastated they can’t have children of their own.
SHELTER IN THE STORM
(Johns Mill Amish Romance #1)
Berkley Books / May 25, 2021
Unspeakable tragedy strikes the Amish hamlet of Johns Mill when an unstable Englischer opens fire in the Hochstedler’s General Store. In the aftermath, and under the media’s spotlight, Joseph Hochstedler struggles to hold his shattered family together, drawing unexpected comfort from a faithful childhood friend. Born with a serious heart defect, optimist Naomi Schrock has always longed to live a life of service. She rolls up her sleeves, determined to help Joseph cope with this terrible crisis. But dare she hope that his friendship will finally deepen into love? As the media’s obsession with the Hochstedler shooting escalates, Joseph and Naomi find themselves caught between tradition and compromise, lingering sorrows and uncertain hopes. And in the end, two people who’ve already lost far too much must find the courage to trust their hearts one last time.
AMISH COUNTRY COVER-UP
Love Inspired Suspense / May 25, 2021
When Amish nanny Liddie Miller is attacked more than once while caring for Jonah Troyer’s children, the attempts stir up too many memories of his wife’s murder for comfort. Though the police insist the murderer died in prison, Jonah’s convinced there’s a connection. And he won’t let another woman die on his watch. He just has to figure out the culprit’s motives…before it’s too late.
AN UNLIKELY MATCH
(Amish Inn #2)
Zondervan / June 8, 2021
Evelyn Schrock has dismissed the attempts of every young man in her small Amish community to court her. She’s willing to wait for a suitor who shares her curiosities about life and faith. The only reason Jayce Clarkson is in Amish country hefting equipment for his famous father’s movie production company is for the paycheck. The homestyle cooking at the Peony Inn is a perk though, as is his friendship with Evelyn Schrock. If Jayce can endure his dad’s put-downs for a month, he’ll finally be in a position to make a fresh start—somewhere away from the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles and the shadow of his checkered past. To matchmakers Esther and Lizzie, the widowed sisters who operate the inn, Jayce seems like a good man stuck in a life he doesn’t want. But the boy isn’t Amish, and that leaves far too much room for broken hearts. Despite that, Jayce and Evelyn start to realize that they can’t deny their growing attraction. Any path forward seems impossible, and they will have to learn what the future will look like when they leave their fate in Gott’s hands.
THE AMISH QUILTMAKER’S UNRULY IN-LAW
(The Amish Quiltmaker #2)
Zebra / June 29, 2021
Mischievous and rebellious, young Ben Liem is making the wrong kind of name for himself throughout the town of Yoder. And even though his sister-in-law, Esther, somehow coaxes him into keeping company with sensible Linda Eicher, Ben can’t see anything they have in common. Or that he could ever be good enough for someone like her. But Linda’s down-to-earth nature and unexpected understanding have Ben trying his best to be better, no matter how challenging… Linda couldn’t be more surprised when Ben turns out to be caring and helpful, despite his rowdy pranks and bad-news friends. And falling in love with him suddenly seems just right. But when a heartbreaking misunderstanding comes between them, both she and Ben must risk enough to trust, stitch the pieces back together–and dare a forever precious happiness.
(Tompkins Mill #3)
Janice Kay Johnson
Berkley Books / June 29, 2021
Hannah Prescott was used to the transitory life–her mother had always been a wild child, and throughout her life, Hannah became used to taking care of someone who never settled down. But everything changes when Hannah receives the startling news that her mother stole her away from her biological father and the Amish community at a young age. Although heartbroken and confused, Hannah decides that in order to find out who she is, she needs to find out who she could have been. This includes not only a relationship with her father, but also the chance to make a connection with a young widower who recently moved to the settlement with his children. While her mother still disdains the Amish, and her new community is wary of outsiders, only Hannah can know if she’s brave enough to commit to a fresh start and a real home.
AMISH COUNTRY THREATS
(Amish Country Justice #10)
Dana R. Lynn
Love Inspired Suspense / June 29, 2021
While searching for proof that her brother’s death was no accident, Lilah Schwartz is almost killed by a sniper in her Amish community. Hiding in Levi Burkholder’s barn is all that keeps her alive. The former soldier will do everything in his power to protect Lilah, but can he and Lilah uncover the evidence her brother hid before she’s the next to die?
THEIR SURPRISE AMISH MARRIAGE
Love Inspired / June 29, 2021
No one in their Amish community thought Rachel Mast would end up with Ben Raber—least of all Rachel! Everyone assumed she’d start a family with his brother, until he broke her heart by leaving the community. Now Rachel’s unexpectedly pregnant and married to a hardworking husband who feels like a stranger. It’s not the marriage she hoped for…but can they turn this rocky beginning into a happy ending?
AN AMISH MOTHER FOR HIS TWINS
(North Country Amish #6)
Love Inspired / June 29, 2021
Amish widow Maisie Schrock is determined to care for her newborn niece and nephew, and no one will stand in her way—not even their father. But Nathan Weaver refuses to accept help from the identical sister of his late wife, who abandoned him. Before the next bus home leaves, can Maisie convince Nathan she’s the ideal guardian for the twins…and his wounded heart?
(Amish Blessings #1)
Zondervan / July 6, 2021
Cassie Yoder loves her job as a housekeeper for elderly couple Job and Dinah Keim. Their only children, a son and daughter, left the Haven, Kansas, district and their faith more than twenty years earlier with no contact. Cassie feels for the Keims because her own parents’ infertility struggles left her an only child in a community where big families are a blessing. When Child Protective Services shows up on the Keims’ doorstep with their five grandchildren, their quiet lives—and Cassie’s—are turned upside down. Mason, the oldest grandson at twenty-two, believes his siblings should be his responsibility and struggles with giving the Keims authority. Moving in with the Keims, Cassie jumps in with both feet and is happy for the challenge of caring for these English-raised children. Mason and Cassie strike up an uneasy alliance that turns into friendship, and then something more, but neither dares to admit it. Can an English man and an Amish woman find common ground and a home together?
AN UNEXPECTED AMISH COURTSHIP
(Surprised By Love #2)
Rachel J. Good
Zebra / July 27, 2021
Jilted by her first love, Sovilla Mast fled her hometown to live in Pennsylvania with an aunt she’s never met. Only after she arrives does she realize that the cantankerous woman has left the faith and alienated everyone around her. To take her mind off her sadness, Sovilla turns to baking homemade pet food and treats to sell at the Valley Green Farmer’s Market. It’s there she meets dog breeder Isaac Lantz… Shy and kind-hearted, Isaac breeds Labrador retrievers and works as a puppy raiser for assistance dogs. When he and Sovilla bond at the market, he is immediately drawn to her. And when he tells her he needs a new puppy raiser, Sovilla jumps at the chance. But as their friendship deepens, Isaac can’t help but notice that Sovilla keeps herself at a safe distance. Gaining a puppy’s trust and affection has been easy for Isaac, yet he has no idea how to win the heart of the woman he’s fallen in love with–until Sovilla needs advice in dealing with her aunt. Soon, Isaac is putting his lessons from man’s best friend, and his faith, to work for the good of all involved…
COURTING HIS AMISH WIFE
Love Inspired / July 27, 2021
When Levi Miller learns Eve Summy will be forced to marry her would-be attacker or get shunned, he marries her instead. Now husband and wife, but complete strangers, they must figure out how to live together in harmony. But with Levi’s family questioning the motives for their surprise wedding, getting to know each other—and possibly finding love along the way—is harder than they expected.
AN AMISH SCHOOLROOM
Amy Clipston, Kathleen Fuller, Shelley Shepard Gray
Zondervan / August 3, 2021
A Class for Laurel (Clipston) – Adventurous Laurel Weaver leaves Pennsylvania to answer a newspaper ad for a teaching position in Colorado. She stays with handsome Glen Troyer’s family, and they become close. However, she never intended to stay in Colorado, and his family doesn’t approve of her outgoing ways. Now she can’t bear to think of leaving Glen and her beloved students, but she’s beginning to feel like she’s out of options. // A Lesson on Love (Fuller) – Priscilla Helmuth left her Amish community twelve years ago to pursue her dream of being a country singer, but she’s missed her faith and her family. Now, she’s moving to Birch Creek to be a schoolteacher. Micah Wagler recently moved there as well to put the past behind him. They bond over their love of music, but soon it appears that Priscilla’s dreams of fame just might be coming true. She has to give up something, and Micah worries that it will be their faith . . . and his heart. // Wendy’s Twenty Reasons (Gray) – Wendy Schwartz is used to people underestimating her, but she’s sure she can be a great teacher. Unfortunately, it’s a disaster not long after she starts, and soon her job is in jeopardy. To make matters more complicated, she worries that she’s falling for the son of the older couple she’s boarding with. Lewis Weaver knows he shouldn’t have a romantic relationship with a tenant, but he can’t help but be drawn to Wendy. When a dangerous ice storm traps Wendy in the schoolroom with her students, uncomfortable truths will have to be faced by the town that just might change the future for everyone.
DANGEROUS AMISH SHOWDOWN
Mary J. Alford
Love Inspired Suspense / August 24, 2021
Gunshots shatter Willa Lambright’s placid Montana evening—and that’s before she discovers on-the-run lawman Mason Shetler on her doorstep. Willa hadn’t glimpsed her childhood friend since he’d turned his back on Amish country years before. Now the US marshal’s returned with an injured partner, a young witness he must protect at all costs…and vicious Mafia agents dead set on making sure none of them survive.
HER NEW STORY
Kensington / August 31, 2021
Tess Baker thought she had the perfect everything—until her best friend, and (now ex) husband, betrayed her, leaving her with nothing, except her career as an investigative reporter. In her work for a leading magazine, Tess can lose herself in whatever story she’s chasing. So she’s devastated when her next assignment is far from the exciting location or action-packed quest she anticipated. Thanks to a recent misstep, Tess is handed a bus ticket to Pennsylvania—to Amish country. The story? Write about living in the past in a modern-day world. Determined to prove herself by coming up with something juicier than a run-of-the-mill human-interest piece, Tess makes her way through this strange place, digging for dirt . . . Yet no matter where she turns, scandal eludes her. Instead, Tess encounters kindness and grace, even striking up unexpected friendships with women who bear a wisdom and capacity for forgiveness she can’t imagine. It’s only when she meets eighty-something Miss Lottie, beloved by the community even after decades away, that Tess realizes she may have hit upon the story she was looking for. But can she betray the people who have opened their arms—and their hearts—for the sake of a scoop?
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 Mid 2021 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 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.