Happy Saturday! We’re continuing our look at upcoming new releases I want to read, and we’ve arrived at Amish fiction – a post where I group contemporary, historical, and mystery/suspense reads that take place in Amish settings, with Amish characters. Since I’m pretty selective in this genre, the Late 2022 Amish Fiction New Releases (September-December) list won’t be quite as out of control as the previous posts have been haha! Still, it seems to grow a bit larger every year as my list of Amish fiction authors that I love expands.
Here is the schedule of posts for the rest of the week – that I promise to stick to now – so you can zero in on your fave genre or, you know, drool with anticipation over all of them!
Tuesday: Contemporary Fiction (non-Amish & non-mystery/suspense)
Wednesday: Historical Fiction (non-Amish & non-mystery/suspense)
Friday: Mystery/Suspense (non-Amish)
TODAY: Amish Fiction
Sunday: Non-Fiction – including the book I’m MOST EXCITED ABOUT this season!!!
In my continued quest to streamline these posts I’m only selecting the few that most caught my eye to spotlight here. I’ll also include links to ALL the September-December 2022 releases, each in their own list by month, not just the ones I’m featuring here on the blog. 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, are you ready? lol)
spotlight on titles i’m most giddy about
(click on book title to go to its goodreads page if available)
Cindy Woodsmall & Erin Woodsmall
Tyndale House / September 6, 2022
Eliza Bontrager and Jesse Ebersol have fallen in love and are determined to marry, despite the belief of their Amish community and respective families that there’s a hidden curse–one that only shows up when an Ebersol and Bontrager marry. Before the ceremony on the day of the wedding, Eliza’s great-aunt Rose gives her a family heirloom quilt and tells her that she may use it to change one event in the past. Eliza appreciates the woman’s heart, but she dismisses the strange conversation while keeping the beautiful quilt. Several years later, mourning the loss of their third child, Eliza discovers her inability to deliver a healthy baby is genetic. Remembering her great-aunt’s strange words, she decides that if she can go back in time and reject Jesse’s proposal, she can save him the heartache of a childless marriage. Her sacrifice will allow him to marry someone else and raise a family. But once she puts her plan into action, she discovers the true impact of her decision–on Jesse and so many others within their community.
AN AMISH PROPOSAL FOR CHRISTMAS
(Indiana Amish Market #1)
Love Inspired / September 27, 2022
The one thing Becca Yoder loves more than Christmas is her dream of leaving her Amish community and traveling the world. Becca has her father’s reluctant permission to leave—if she trains Gideon Fisher to run the family’s enormous outdoor market. But Gideon is homesick for Texas. Can Becca make him fall in love with her hometown…without falling for the handsome bachelor herself?
AN AMISH CHRISTMAS STAR
Shelley Shepard Gray,
Charlotte Hubbard & Rosalind Lauer
Kensington / September 27, 2022
Buggies, Trains & Automobiles by Shelley Shepard Gray – Called home by family, John Miller and Ellie Coblentz are each looking for a way north from Pinecraft, Florida. With few options, they decide sharing the burden of travel must be the Lord’s plan for them. But can this bumpy, bad-weather journey home help them find their way into each other’s hearts, too? // Star of Wonder by Charlotte Hubbard – When Raymond Overholt comes to Promise Lodge, hoping to sell the barnboard signs he’s painted with stars and Christmas messages, spirited young Mennonite Lizzie Zehr is intrigued. But any courtship between them will face fierce opposition from the bishop of Raymond’s Old Order community—unless someone can convince him that at the heart of faith lies love . . . // Starlight Everlasting by Rosalind Lauer – Newlyweds Rachel and Luke Coblentz can’t wait to celebrate their first Christmas together after years of courtship. But when Luke’s factory job threatens to keep them apart—from each other and their dream of a family—it will take faith to believe in the gift of a truly joyful ending.
HER SURPRISE CHRISTMAS COURTSHIP
(Seven Amish Sisters #1)
Love Inspired / September 27, 2022
Handsome Amish men like Elden Yoder don’t fall for big girls like Millie Koffman, so she’s sure he bid on her charity-auction cake by mistake. Only it’s all part of Elden’s plan to woo his pretty neighbor—and put his failed engagement behind him. But as the past threatens their new courtship, can they overcome their own insecurities…and find love for Christmas?
THE SECOND CHRISTMAS
(Promise Glen #4)
Berkley / September 27, 2022
When Leah Beiler pictured returning to Promise Glen, she imagined taking everything she learned from her aunt’s business in Upstate New York and starting up a quaint herbal tea shop of her own. What she didn’t expect was for Josiah Burkhalter to insist on helping her. Josiah might have been her childhood sweetheart but they’ve both changed a lot since then and Leah’s not sure she can trust the man who once broke her heart. During her time away, Leah looked forward to once again spending the holiday season with her family, especially Second Christmas, December 26th, a time of celebrating with extended family and close neighbors like the Burkhalters. But as Christmas nears, her feelings for Josiah grow more confused, strengthened by their time of working together. Now it will take all the magic of the season for Leah to confront her fears and reach for the love she deserves.
(Miller’s Creek #3)
Vinspire / September 27, 2022
Hannah Troyer thinks she can do it all, but it’s clear the young woman needs help with the apple harvest this year. The local bakers have an idea on how to remedy that. Throw in a handsome, overly confident, Leon Milford and let the sparks fly. It will be the craziest summer ever to hit Miller’s Creek, but who doesn’t like a good challenge?
ANYTHING BUT PLAIN
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell / October 4, 2022
It’s not easy being the bishop’s daughter, especially for Lydie Stoltzfus. She’s not like other Amish girls, as much as she wishes she were. The only thing she does well is disappoint others. Leaving her family and church seems unbearable, but staying might be worse. Knowing Lydie is “between” jobs, the local doctor asks her to fill in at the front desk for a few months. To Lydie, this is a boon. It gives her time to figure out how she’s going to say goodbye to her neighbor, Nathan Yoder–the main reason she needs to leave Stoney Ridge. Nathan claims he’s in love with her, but she knows she’s not good enough for him. If in doubt, Nathan’s father reminds her frequently. As Dok spends time with Lydie, she recognizes symptoms of a disorder rare among the Amish. She offers treatment for Lydie. But will it be enough to make her stay? Or has help come too late?
A MATCH MADE AT CHRISTMAS
(The Matchmakers of Hart Haven #2)
HQN / October 4, 2022
Karl Graber is too busy struggling with his hardware store and two young daughters to indulge local matchmaker Rose Yoder’s schemes. After his wife’s death, the thought of loving and perhaps losing another woman holds no appeal. So while he’s relieved to learn he’s not on Rose’s list of potential husbands for new schoolteacher Sophie Eicher, he’s also surprised. Despite himself, Karl can’t help wondering what Rose thinks he lacks—and why outspoken, attractive Sophie has so little interest in marriage. After surviving breast cancer, Sophie is hoping to make a fresh start in Harts Haven. Perhaps the handsome widower next door would make a good match for her sister, but Sophie won’t burden any man with her uncertain future. But when Karl offers to help her to create a “living nativity” Christmas program for the schoolchildren, she gratefully agrees. It’ll take a bold plan and help from Karl’s children to make this chaotic Christmas play a success. And as friendships deepen, hearts open and hopes are rekindled, two unlikely people may discover the healing gift of love.
THE STORY OF LOVE
(The Amish Bookstore #2)
Zondervan / October 11, 2022
When Yvonne Wilson’s Amish friends, Jake and Eva Lantz, offer her an opportunity to run their bookstore in Montgomery, Indiana, Yvonne jumps on the opportunity for a change of scenery. A spark is rekindled unexpectedly when the move brings her back into contact with Abraham Byler. But Abraham is now dating a woman named Brianna, and the last thing Yvonne wants is to interfere in their relationship. Abraham grew up Amish, but he chose not to be baptized, eventually entering a career as a sheriff in the hopes of bringing justice to his community. But when a high-stakes situation on the job arises, he begins to question his decisions and contemplate a return to his Amish roots. Meanwhile, he finds himself drawn to Yvonne—casting doubt on his current relationship with Brianna. Brianna herself is keeping secrets . . . and some of those secrets might be dangerous.
IN A SNIPER’S CROSSHAIRS
Love Inspired Suspense / October 25, 2022
When a radio broadcast describes taxi driver Lily Hudson’s passenger as an armed criminal, she becomes his immediate target. Narrowly escaping, Lily accepts Matthias Overholt’s offer to hide at his Amish family farm for Christmas—until evidence reveals the gunman’s plan is tied to Lily’s past. Now to prevent an assassination, Lily and Matthias must unravel a years-old conspiracy…and evade a sniper who has them in his sights.
AN AMISH CHRISTMAS INHERITANCE
Love Inspired / October 25, 2022
Inheriting her beloved aunt’s farm feels like coming home for Katie Schwartz. Unfortunately, it means sharing the farm with handsome—and irritating—Amish widower and daed Levi Miller. Compromise feels almost impossible. But this property isn’t quite the Christmas gift they expected. Now they’ll have to work together to save their inheritance…and the love they didn’t see coming.
SNOWBOUND AMISH CHRISTMAS
(Amish of Prince Edward Island #2)
Jo Ann Brown
Love Inspired / October 25, 2022
After being left at the altar, Kirsten Petersheim needs a fresh start. This means making a success of her new cleaning business and definitely not falling in love. But when her handsome client Mark Yutzy asks for her help with his troubled teenage brother, Kirsten’s resolve is tested. As romance blossoms over the holidays, can Kirsten put her fear of heartbreak behind her and give love one more chance?
THE AMISH QUILTMAKER’S UNCONVENTIONAL NIECE
(The Amish Quiltmaker #3)
Zebra Books / October 25, 2022
Resourceful Colorado Amish quiltmaker Esther Kiem has her hands full with husband, home, and a baby on the way. But putting her skills to the test for an outspoken niece who’s running for town council is a matchmaking challenge she can’t resist. Infused with her signature humor and saturated with heart, award-winning, USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Beckstrand blends quilting, mischief, and matchmaking for the third Amish Quiltmaker romance.
HAPPILY EVER AMISH
(The Amish of Apple Creek #1)
Shelley Shepard Gray
Kensington / October 25, 2022
Addie Byler may be Apple Creek’s resident wallflower, but she knows she has a lot to offer—and much to be grateful for. Raised by her loving grandmother, she lives a life filled with good friends and hard work. Wary of romance, Addie assumes no man will look beyond her glasses and her tendency to talk to her rescue donkey, Snickers—until the day she finds a note from a secret admirer. A prank, most likely. But then, a second note arrives . . . It’s not that Daniel Miller doesn’t like Addie, he just doesn’t want to court her. She’s too willful, too chatty, too odd. Yet when he learns she’s been teased because she’s never had a beau, he decides to send a little note of encouragement. One note leads to another. And when Addie begins replying with thoughtful messages of her own, he’s struck by her sweetness and warmth. As chilly winter melts into spring, what began as a gesture of sympathy becomes something much deeper. Daniel fears revealing the truth, but with courage, faith—and a helping hand from their close-knit community—Apple Creek’s most unlikely couple may find their path to happiness . . .
AMISH HOLIDAY VENDETTA
Love Inspired Suspense / November 29, 2022
Attacked in her barn just before Christmas, Amish quilter Elizabeth Walton doesn’t know why someone wants to harm her. But when gunfire narrowly misses Elizabeth and furniture maker David McKay, the Englischer fears his past has put them both in the crosshairs. David’s determined to protect the pretty widow…but is his presence the real danger? Or is there another motive behind the deadly threats?
AN AMISH CHRISTMAS WISH
(Secret Amish Babies #3)
Love Inspired / November 29, 2022
Amish widow Susanna Glick knows marriage isn’t kind to everyone. Rather than remarry, she’s focusing on community and building her homemade noodle business. Renting a store from newly widowed daed Seth Lehman is the perfect opportunity—if she helps care for his adorable baby girl. But being a family isn’t part of Susanna’s plan for Christmas…no matter what her heart says.
CHRISTMAS ON HIS DOORSTEP
(North Country Amish #7)
Love Inspired / November 29, 2022
Amish schoolteacher Danny Coblentz is surprised to find an adorable puppy abandoned on his doorstep. And he’s even more surprised when shortly after, the puppy’s owners—pretty Jane Christner and her niece—arrive looking for shelter. Now among the Amish, Jane finds safety, acceptance and even the first bloom of love. But can they trust the joy of Christmas, knowing she must leave soon?
THE FORGIVING QUILT
(Shadow Lake #2)
Zebra Books / November 29, 2022
Eliza King already has a broken heart, and thanks to a rickety ladder, she now has a broken leg too. She isn’t dealing with either very well. Ever since a brief romance ended when the boy who’d been courting her tried a little too hard to take things further, Eliza has sought refuge in reading books and tending to her beloved horses. Being incapacitated makes the latter impossible. But her Englisch doctor knows an Amish man looking for just such work. Eliza is shocked to discover that the man is Levi Lapp, the very boy who humiliated her, now all grown up. Levi is embarrassed over his clumsy behavior as a teen. He wants to earn Eliza’s forgiveness, even if he can’t win back her heart. . . . And once Eliza reluctantly agrees to hire him, she finds herself enjoying the little gifts and encouraging notes Levi leaves for her. Encouraged by her older sister, she begins to fashion a quilt out of each item. Soon Eliza can see Levi’s caring spirit plainly before her—and the possibility that he might just be the best thing for her horses—and for her.
THE MYSTERIOUS AMISH NANNY
Love Inspired / December 27, 2022
When car failure stalls Englischer Ruth Wengerd’s impulsive cross-country trip, she doesn’t expect to be rescued by a horse and buggy—or to suddenly become a nanny for widower Adam Chupp’s son. Helping the sweet family reminds Ruth of her Amish upbringing and the shameful secret she’s hiding. But when the temporary job begins to feel permanent, can she face up to her past…for a future she left once before?
HER FORGOTTEN LIFE
Maggie K. Black
Love Inspired Suspense / December 27, 2022
Gunshot victim Sara Kilpatrick has no memory of her life before she ended up in an Amish farmhouse—or why someone’s trying to kill her. But when clues lead to her own gravestone, Sara discovers a deadly conspiracy—and a husband and baby she doesn’t remember. And uncovering the truth could cost her everything…including the family she just found.
HER UNLIKELY AMISH PROTECTOR
Love Inspired / December 27, 2022
Miriam Schrock has one rule in her quest for a respectable Amish life—stay away from troublemakers like Aaron Raber. That is, until their employers play matchmaker and Miriam sees a different side to the former rebel. Aaron promises his time with an Englischer gang is behind him. But when his past returns, will protecting Miriam from their threats mean losing her for good?
But wait! There’s more!!!
there’s no way I could have included every Amish Fiction release for September-December, so I’ve compiled all the new releases by each separate month in these Amazon lists.
add these to your wish list
What about you? Which Late 2022 Amish Fiction New Releases are you most anxious to read? What makes you excited about these books?
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 Amish fiction in the comments.
💣💣💣💣💣oh my goodness……I have quite a few of these already(thank goodness) but many more I didn’t know about! So thank you for that Carrie, I think!😂😂😂 Thank you so much for putting these together!💜💜💜
haha you’re welcome, my friend 🙂
I just finished reading Jocelyn McClay’s first book…and my first Amish fiction. Looking forward to reading more.
I shopped your suggestions and came up w the perfect book for my friend who loves Amish-themed books. TY (Her Surprise Christmas Courtship)
I want to read all of these. 😄
Thanks so much for the list of “Late 2022 Amish Novels.” I love reading the Amish books, especially the suspense ones. Thx again.
you’re most welcome! 🙂