Happy Thursday! Welcome back to another day full of great books and towering TBR piles as we look at this new season of upcoming releases! Get your lists ready and join me in further TBR madness as we look at Early 2022 Amish New Releases (January – April)!
Here is the schedule of posts for the week so you can zero in on your fave genre!
Monday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Tuesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-suspense)
Wednesday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish)
TODAY: Amish Fiction
In my continued quest to streamline these post, I’m only selecting the books that most caught my eye to spotlight here. (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 January-April 2022 releases, each in their own list by month. You can also keep up with 2022’s new books as I learn about them by bookmarking the ‘2022 Releases‘ page on my blog menu & checking it periodically!
Susan… is your list notebook ready? 😉
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)
THE INN AT HARTS HAVEN
(The Matchmakers of Harts Haven #1)
HQN / January 4, 2022
Pregnant and desperate, Victoria Worthington runs to the only place that’s ever felt safe. For years she’s been controlled, first by her crime-boss father, then by her ex-boyfriend. Donning a hand-sewn dress, a kapp and a new name, she escapes as Abby Martin to the Amish community of Harts Haven, where she spent happy summers with her grandparents. Taking a job as a maid at the local inn, Abby plans to repair her grandparents’ abandoned house and build a new life for her baby. Since a tragedy took his family, contractor Joseph Troyer has traveled from one Amish town to another, refusing to let anyone get close. Not that it stops the inn’s elderly, eccentric owner, Rose, from doing some matchmaking while Joe renovates her kitchen. Though Abby is more outspoken than any Amish woman he knows, something draws him to her—and to the secrets she’s hiding.
SNOWBOUND AMISH SURVIVAL
Love Inspired Suspense / January 25, 2022
When armed men burst into her patient’s house looking for her, Amish midwife Hope Christner barely escapes with her pregnant friend. Now running through a snowy forest with enemies in pursuit and a blizzard raging, Hope has no choice but to turn to the closest neighbor, her ex-fiancé, Hunter Shetler. But facing the heartbreak of their past is just as frightening as the attackers on her trail…
THEIR SECRET COURTSHIP
Love Inspired / January 25, 2022
Much to her Amish mother’s exasperation, Bay Stutzman isn’t looking for a husband. That is, until a buggy accident on a stormy night leads to meeting handsome greenhouse owner David Jansen—who might just be Bay’s perfect match. The only problem? David is a Mennonite. Now Bay is torn between her life among the Amish…and the man she can’t envision a life without.
CARING FOR HER AMISH FAMILY
(The Amish of New Hope #3)
Love Inspired / January 25, 2022
When Anke Bachman agrees to care for her Englisch nephew despite disapproval from her community, moving in to a derelict old house is her only option. With newcomer Josiah Mast’s help, she might just be able to make the place livable. But Josiah’s past has him wary of any hint of scandal. As their feelings blossom, can Josiah and Anke find acceptance in the community…and a future together?
THE BUTTERFLY BOX
(Miller’s Creek #2)
January 31, 2022
Penny Lapp thought life was done knocking her down, but when the earth shakes the ground beneath her, she knows life isn’t finished toying with her yet. Everyone she has ever cared for is gone. Now suffering from her own accident while being the sole caregiver to her mother, Penny must find a way to survive the storms God has given her. Giving up would be easier, but when a stranger from the north arrives and refuses to leave, she might just discover she has so much to fight for. Luke Milford came to Kentucky months ago for his cousin’s funeral. Helping his family with their mounting losses, Luke finds himself drawn to his cousin’s intended. He has never met anyone so fragile, so in need…of him. Penny Lapp needs more than a new roof, and Luke is determined to give her that before he must head back home. What was meant to be simply repaying an old debt for saving his life years ago, has now brought him back to claim what captured his heart.
FOUNDATION OF LOVE
(An Amish Legacy Novel #1)
Zondervan / February 1, 2022
Crystal Glick is grateful to live with her brother’s family since her father died and her fiancé, Owen, broke their engagement. Crystal loves her bruderskinner and cheerfully helps her sister-in-law through a difficult pregnancy with babies number seven and eight, but she yearns for a husband and children of her own. Duane Bontrager is mourning the recent death of his wife, Connie, after twenty-four years of marriage. He and his grown sons have a thriving roofing business but can’t get used to life without her. As the young men prepare to launch out on their own, Duane can’t imagine life alone—nor with anyone but Connie. When a roofing job at the Glicks introduces Duane and Crystal, they’re attracted in spite of their fourteen-year age difference. But their bishop thinks Duane is better suited for the sweet widow Tricia, and Duane’s sons object to his interest in anywoman. Crystal’s family fears losing her indispensable help. If she must go, they’d rather she be reunited with Owen in spite of his betrayal.
SMUGGLERS IN AMISH COUNTRY
Love Inspired Suspense / February 22, 2022
When the robbery suspect she’s tracking begins attacking delivery girls in Amish country, officer Marti Sommers must go undercover as bait. With ex-cop Luke Lehman’s niece as one of the targets, this case is personal. After all, Marti’s rookie mistake ended with Luke injured and another officer dead. But can the two former colleagues stop a deadly smuggling ring…before Marti becomes the next victim?
BUILDING HER AMISH DREAM
(Amish of Prince Edward Island #1)
Jo Ann Brown
Love Inspired / February 22, 2022
Opening a new farm shop on Prince Edward Island with her little sister is Mattie Albrecht’s chance at a fresh start. But avoiding her past becomes impossible when Benjamin Kuhns—her old secret crush—offers to help with repairs. As they work together to renovate the shop, the new beginning they’re searching for could be right in front of them…
A DEPUTY IN AMISH COUNTRY
(Amish Country Haven #1)
Harlequin Heartwarming / February 22, 2022
When Annabelle Richards needs someone to keep her safe until she’s able to testify, Deputy Conrad Westhouse volunteers to protect her at his family’s ranch, deep in Amish country. Watching Annabelle charm his neighbors and dream of starting over in the Ohio countryside tugs at Conrad’s heart…even though keeping his emotions locked down is the only way to protect the woman he’s starting to care about.
STRENGTH IN THE STORM
(A Johns Mill Amish Romance #2)
Berkley / February 22, 2022
After the murder of both her parents, Emma Hochstedler returns to the small community of Johns Mill, hoping to resume her quiet existence. Reclaiming her place proves harder than expected—especially now that a movie is being made about her family’s loss. But then, an old friend offers her a lifeline that gives her new purpose. Amish builder Samuel Christner is the biggest—and the strongest—man in town. In fact, the gentle giant has only one weakness—Emma. Even though she broke his heart, he won’t let his childhood sweetheart face her troubles alone. He hires Emma as a nurse for his elderly aunt…and finds himself falling for her all over again. But while romance blooms, storm clouds gather. And when darkness falls, it will take all Sam’s strength—and all their love—to see them through.
AMISH SPRING ROMANCE COLLECTION
Jennifer Beckstrand, Kathleen Fuller, Patricia Davids,
Rachel J. Good, Jennifer Spredemann, Debby Giusti & Molly Jebber
Blessed Publishing / March 1, 2022
Spring is in the air! And so is romance. Second chances and hope fill the pages of this new collection of Amish romances from seven of your favorite Amish fiction authors. This delightful collection of Amish romances is a gift from USA Today Bestselling authors Jennifer Beckstrand, Kathleen Fuller, Jennifer Spredemann, Rachel J. Good, Patricia Davids, and Debby Giusti, and Molly Jebber.
THREADS OF HOPE
(Plain Patterns #3)
Bethany House / March 1, 2022
Tally Smucker’s quiet life of reading and quilting hides her sorrow over her mother’s declining health and the lack of a fulfilling future for herself. When her daily life is shaken by her free-spirited neighbor Danielle–who grew up Plain but joined the Army at eighteen–Tally’s instinct is to distance herself. Yet she finds she can’t turn away when Danielle’s brother, Kenan, specifically asks for her help. She invites Danielle to visit Plain Patterns quilt shop with her, where the story of the plight of a WWI soldier and the girl he left behind resonates with both Tally and Danielle, but for different reasons. When Tally’s mother suffers a setback at the same time Danielle’s PTSD becomes unmanageable, it seems Tally’s efforts to aid them only make things worse. Can the soldier’s story, along with the care of Kenan, help Tally accept the hope that waits just around the corner?
MISTAKEN FOR HIS AMISH BRIDE
(North Country Amish #6)
Love Inspired / March 29, 2022
Traveling to Maine in search of family, Mari Kemp is injured in an accident—and ends up with amnesia. Mistakenly believing she’s the fiancée he’s been exchanging letters with, wheelwright Asher Fisher will do anything to help Mari recover her memories. He’s kind, caring—maybe even her perfect match. But she’ll need to remember the past before she can see their future.
(Willow Brook – Secrets of the Pen #2)
Elk Lake / April 15, 2022
Johanna Yoder can breathe again. Willow Brook’s once tyrannical Bishop Zook has been replaced by Gott’s true elect, Gideon Hochstetler. And the new bishop can’t help but show some special leniency towards the aspiring Amish writer. Working at the Mountain Laurel Star newspaper while remaining Amish is a dream come true for Johanna. And, as her love for the Englischer reporter, Judah Barton, steadily increases, so does a niggling suspicion that her former bishop rots in jail for a crime he didn’t commit. Judah joins Johanna in her convictions, and together they seek to uncover the truth to what really happened that dark night over forty years ago when three men were killed. But in the middle of searching for answers, Johanna finds herself struggling with a crushing crisis that comes from living a double life. Who is she, really? Does Johanna have it in her to embrace what she needs most as she desperately fights for justice for a man who once wished her dead?
THE BOOKSELLER’S PROMISE
(The Amish Bookstore Novels #1)
Zondervan / April 19, 2022
Yvonne Wilson arrives in Montgomery, Indiana, determined to purchase a rare book on behalf of a client willing to pay her an absurd amount of money for her efforts. Engaged to be married in a few months, Yvonne is thrown off guard when she finds herself attracted to the handsome bookstore owner, Jake Lantz—and now she’s asking herself unexpected questions about her future. Jake Lantz made a promise to his grandfather to never sell the book Yvonne wants to buy, and it’s a promise he plans to keep. Jake begins to read the book with Eva, one of his employees, and Eva sees this time together as a way to get Jake to see her in a new light. Eva’s loved him for years but senses Yvonne’s attraction to Jake right away—and she wonders how Jake feels about Yvonne, an attractive English woman determined to stay in Montgomery until she convinces Jake to sell the rare book. As Yvonne’s, Jake’s, and Eva’s individual paths merge into something more than they could have imagined, each must face decisions they never anticipated.
SECRETS IN AN AMISH GARDEN
(Amish Seasons #4)
Love Inspired / April 26, 2022
After losing her first love, Amish garden nursery owner Rebecca Eicher thought she’d shuttered her heart forever. But when Englisch stranger Jeb Martin asks for work, there’s an instantaneous connection—almost like Rebecca knows him. But Jeb has a past he’s been hiding. And when her brother helps play matchmaker, will the truth bring them together or break them apart?
THE AMISH TWINS NEXT DOOR
(Indiana Amish Brides #9)
Love Inspired / April 26, 2022
Amish single mom Deborah Mast is determined to raise her seven-year-old twin sons her way. But when neighbor Nicholas Stoltzfus takes the rambunctious boys on as apprentices on his farm, she’ll learn the value of his help with more than just the children. And when the two little matchmakers hatch a plan of their own, Deborah could also discover how to reopen her heart…
add these to your wish list
all the new releases by each separate month
(amazon affiliate links used)
my most very favorite covers?
(because I have to narrow it down somehow lol)
What about you? Which Early 2022 Amish 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 in the comments.