Hello! Welcome back to another day full of great books and towering TBR piles as we look at this new season of upcoming releases! Let’s jump into Late 2021 Amish Fiction New Releases (September-December).
Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre! (I apologize for not having this post up yesterday – I had too many things to do & not enough time to do them.)
Tuesday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Wednesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Thursday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish)
TODAY: Amish Fiction
In my continued quest to streamline these posts I’m only selecting a few I’m most giddy about to spotlight here. A book is featured probably because the cover or author pulled me in and then the blurb confirmed it. (I’m pretty picky about the Amish fiction authors I read so this list is naturally more narrowed down than the others.) I’ll also include links to all the September-December 2021 releases, each in their own list by month. You can also keep up with 2021’s new books as I learn about them by bookmarking the ‘2021 Releases‘ page on my blog menu & checking it periodically!
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)
MATCHED AND MARRIED
(An Amish Mail-Order Bride #2)
Zondervan / Sept 7, 2021
Margaret Yoder is a free spirit, to the worry of her mother. When her mother sees an advertisement encouraging want-to-be brides to visit the Amish community of Birch Creek, she forces Margaret to make another visit to her cousins, the Yoders. When Margaret arrives, she discovers everyone has marriage on their mind, except for Ezra Bontrager, who has problems of his own to deal with, and the last thing he needs is to be pressured into getting married. Since the advertisement was first placed, several women have arrived in Birch Creek, and Ezra sees that the tables have turned for the bachelors in his community. He finds Margaret refreshing, since she’s the one single woman who isn’t trying to pin him down as a husband. But that doesn’t mean he’s attracted to her . . . or does it?
CHRISTMAS AT THE AMISH BAKESHOP
Gray, Good, Lough
Kensington / Sept 28, 2021
USA Today bestselling authors Shelley Shepard Gray, Rachel J. Good, and Loree Lough celebrate the spirit of the season, the warmth of simple traditions, and of course, the joy of holiday treats, with this faith-affirming collection of three connected holiday novellas about the Christmas surprises in store for those who work and shop at a charming Amish bakery.
FIRST CHRISTMAS ON HUCKLEBERRY HILL
(The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill prequel)
Zebra / Sept 28, 2021
The endearingly mischievous matchmaking grandparents Anna and Felty Helmuth have helped generations of their Wisconsin community – including many of their own grandchildren – find love over the course of USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Beckstrand’s beloved Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series. Now, in this heartwarming prequel set in 1952, Anna and Felty’s own love story takes center stage as the young couple spends their first uncertain Christmas together.
COVERT AMISH INVESTIGATION
(Amish Country Justice #11)
Dana R. Lynn
Love Inspired Suspense / Sept 28, 2021
After a woman in witness protection disappears from Kate Bontrager’s Amish hometown, the now Englisch police officer goes undercover—and enters a killer’s sights. Partnering with Abram Burkholder, the man she’d hoped to marry nearly a decade ago, is the only way to solve the case. But can they face the past and heal their still damaged hearts…before they both end up dead?
HIS AMISH WIFE’S HIDDEN PAST
Love Inspired / Sept 28, 2021
Englischer Hannah Raber will do anything to protect her children when they are sent into witness protection—even marry her late husband’s brother. Learning to be an Amish wife is a big adjustment, especially since she’s determined to keep an emotional distance. But as her girls bond with Daniel, Hannah can’t help but wonder if strangers from different worlds can turn a convenient marriage into a forever love…
A SEASON ON THE WIND
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell / October 5, 2021
Ben Zook had only two loves in his life: books and birds. In a stroke of good fortune, he’d stumbled onto a way to cobble together those two loves into a career, writing books about rare birds. He was as free as a bird–until a chase for a rare White-winged Tern takes him to the one place on earth he planned to never return: his Amish home in Stoney Ridge. Desperate for photographs of the elusive tern, Ben hires a local field guide, Micah Weaver, and boards at Micah’s farm, planning to “bag the bird” and leave Stoney Ridge before anyone recognizes him. But he neglected to plan for Micah’s sister, Penny. One long-ago summer, Penny had introduced Ben to birding, even sharing with him a hidden eagle aerie. That eagle became his spark bird–the one that inspired his lifelong love. Ben. He was Penny’s spark bird. That was when she knew true love. She’d always hoped Ben would come back to Stoney Ridge. Back to his Amish roots. Back to her. The only problem? Ben has absolutely no memory of Penny.
A CHRISTMAS COURTSHIP
(Berlin Bookmobile #3)
Shelley Shepard Gray
Gallery Books / October 19, 2021
A solitary sort, forty-two-year-old Atle Petersheim spends his time hard at work in his wood shop. But as the days get long, he realizes just how lonely he’s become. When his longtime crush, Sadie Mast, a widow and mother of three, asks him to help her build a room in their barn for her son Cale, Atle can’t say no. Eager to pursue Sadie at last, he turns to bookmobile librarian Sarah Anne Miller for courting advice. More than happy to help, Sarah Anne decides the best way to learn about love is through books—romance novels to be precise. Though Atle’s efforts are initially clumsy and his declarations a bit awkward, Sadie can’t help but be charmed by him. He’s patient and kind…and at times even seems to know far more about romance than he’s let on.
Entangled: Amara / October 26, 2021
Grace Miller believed herself in love with the charming Englischer who eventually broke her heart. Now alone except for the secret life growing inside her, she arrives in the unfamiliar small village of Walnut Ridge, Kentucky, to hide and hopefully gain forgiveness. She is pleasantly surprised, however, to find a tight-knit, welcoming group who help her heart grow right alongside her belly. And with the holidays around the corner, there’s plenty of preparations to occupy her mind. Also occupying her mind? Her strong, protective neighbor, Cullen Graber, the town’s blacksmith, who seems intent on not allowing her to ever suffer alone.
AN UNEXPECTED AMISH CHRISTMAS
(Surprised by Love #3)
Rachel J. Good
Zebra / October 26, 2021
In USA Today bestselling author Rachel J. Good’s new Surprised by Love Amish romance, two lonely pen pals–a grieving woman with too many responsibilities and a shy man paralyzed in a buggy accident–fall in love through their letters. Will the Green Valley Farmer’s Market be the unlikely backdrop for translating their feelings from the page to in-person?
A HARVEST OF LOVE
(Promise Glen #3)
Berkley / October 26, 2021
When widowed shop owner Dinah Hershberger is unceremoniously charged with safely escorting an infant to his uncle, she finds herself torn. Jacob Miller is everything Dinah could want in a partner–he’s kind, handsome, strong–and nothing she can ever have. As much as she yearns to help the new family adjust, each minute Dinah spends with Jacob and the baby leaves her heart more vulnerable and her head more certain that the secret she hides makes a future with the Miller men impossible. Jacob has long admired Dinah for her strength and independence, but it’s her generosity of spirit that tempts him like never before. With Dinah at his side, Jacob opens himself up to the daunting new world of fatherhood, but how can he pursue his feelings for her when his life is in such disarray? After the disappointments of her first marriage, she deserves better than what Jacob can offer.
THE AMISH OUTCAST’S HOLIDAY RETURN
Love Inspired / October 26, 2021
Grace Beiler’s shocked when Zach Miller arrives at her family’s farmhouse seeking forgiveness for his teenage mistake that cost her sister’s fiancé his life. But when her father gives Zach a job, Grace gets to know the man he’s become…and starts to want more than friendship. Can love bloom amid hidden secrets and family grief, and give them a fresh start at Christmas?
AN AMISH BABY FOR CHRISTMAS
(Indiana Amish Brides #8)
Love Inspired / October 26, 2021
In danger of losing her farm after her husband’s death, Abigail Yutzy needs help–even if she can’t afford it. At her bishop’s insistence, property manager Thomas Albrecht pitches in to aid the pregnant widow. With his troubled past and her shattered heart, their arrangement must stay business only. But their uneasy holiday alliance might just heal both their hearts…
MORE AMISH CHRISTMAS MIRACLES
Good, Miller, Beckstrand, Alford, Lynn,
Spredemann, Senft, Simpson, Emma, Lough
Blessed Publishing / November 9, 2021
Discover more miracles in Amish country! Curl up in front of the fire, wrap yourself in a fluffy blanket, and treat yourself to this collection of romantic Christmas stories by some of your favorite Amish fiction authors. Whether it’s a snowy lane in the moonlight, a sleigh ride across the glistening snow, or a cozy Christmas celebration next to a crackling fire, you’ll find yourself falling in love and believing in Christmas miracles. This second collection of sweet, heartfelt Christmas stories is brought to you this holiday season by ten USA Today bestelling authors.
THE AMISH BACHELOR
Laura V. Hilton
Whitaker House / November 16, 2021
Kish Troyer is living the dream, playing baseball in the minor leagues, when life throws him a curve ball. Injuries take him out of the game he loves. Permanently. Kish decides to return to his home in the Amish community of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and open a hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports shop—while trying to stay clear of the woman who broke his heart. Twice.
Naomi Kaiser is determined to stay as far away from the handsome Kish Troyer as possible. Hurt her once, shame on him; hurt her twice, shame on her. Hurt her three times? Not happening. But what’s a girl to do when he keeps showing up at her bakery? Naomi decides to introduce Kish to some other single Amish women. That will work, right?
THE MEMORY QUILT
(Shadow Lake #1)
Kensington / November 30, 2021
When Abigail King stumbles upon a man lying on the beach near her family inn, her every instinct says to help the stranger. With his memory gone, “Jonah” is reluctant to contact the authorities, so Abigail offers him shelter, despite her sisters’ reservations. As she nurses him back to health, Abigail helps him recover his lost past by creating a quilt from images of the shattered fragments he recalls. But with every square Abigail adds, she wonders if she’s falling for a man who can never truly be hers ….
AMISH CHRISTMAS ESCAPE
(Amish Country Justice #12)
Dana R. Lynn
Love Inspired Suspense / November 30, 2021
In a killer’s sights after she witnesses her sister’s murder, Christy O’Malley’s only option is to flee to Amish country—and the estranged husband she left behind. But there’s something Sam Burkholder doesn’t know—they have a daughter. With enemies closing in, Sam will do anything to protect Christy and their little girl…but can he forgive the past for a chance to be a family for Christmas?
HER SECRET AMISH MATCH
Love Inspired / November 30, 2021
After Hannah Miller loses her dream job, becoming a nanny—and matchmaker—for widower Jake Burkholder is her only option. Finding Jake a wife is her hardest assignment yet. After all, he once broke Hannah’s heart when he married her best friend. But as long-held secrets are revealed, Hannah can’t help but wish she could be Jake’s perfect match…
AN AMISH QUILTING BEE
Clipston, Fuller, Gray
Zondervan / December 7, 2021
Patchwork Promises by Amy Clipston / When Colin Zook and his beloved grandmother lose everything in a fire, their greatest loss is a beloved family heirloom quilt that helped keep her dementia at bay. When Joanne Lapp hears about the loss, she decides to recreate the quilt. Colin soon feels himself developing feelings for her, but he’s held back by the knowledge that a future with him would involve care of his grandmother and his farm. // A Common Thread by Kathleen Fuller / Susie Glick returns from a shopping trip laden with beautiful fabric for her quilting group. On the bus ride, Alex Miller—her crush from three years ago—sits next to her. Susie was just a kid when he left, but now she’s a woman—and she definitely has his interest. The women in her quilting circle aren’t as excited about Alex’s return, assuming that he’ll leave again in search of adventure. Susie is convinced they’re wrong, but just as they start dating, Alex tells Susie he has to leave. // Stitched Together by Shelley Shepard Gray / Rosie’s joy is her yearly project for the Pine Craft Mennonite Quilt Sale, and she dreams of being the top earner. But she’s worried that she’s bitten off more than she can chew with her latest entry. To make things even more confusing, after coming to terms with her single state, she’s recently formed a friendship with Tim Christner. He’s only in town for a month, but he has Rosie wondering if she’s found love at last.
NURSING HER AMISH NEIGHBOR
(Brides of Lost Creek #6)
Love Inspired / December 28, 2021
Seeking a break from her nursing duties, Miriam Stoltzfus returns home to Lost Creek—and encounters her most difficult patient yet. Her childhood neighbor, Matthew King, is suffering after an accident left him injured and his younger brother dead. But he doesn’t want anyone’s help. Can Miriam guide him through his grief to prove he’s still the strong, confident man she remembers?
add these to your wish list
all the new releases by each separate month
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my favorite covers?
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What about you? Which Late 2021 Amish Fiction New Releases are you most anxious to read? Which covers are your favorites?