Category: Amish

Best Books of 2015: Amish Fiction

Best Books of 2015: Amish Fiction

Posted December 17, 2015 / 14 Comments

It’s that time of year when everyone is making lists and checking them twice. Some are finding out who has been naughty and who has been nice. Some are making sure those in their circles of gifting know what they want for Christmas.

Here at Reading Is My SuperPower, I’m making lists too! Every day this week will feature the best books I read in 2015 from different genres.


Review Extravaganza: Patricia Davids

Review Extravaganza: Patricia Davids

Posted December 5, 2015 / 4 Comments

One of the problems that occurs when you maintain an active book blog is that, thanks to review schedules and deadlines, you don’t always have time to read the books you normally would have read by now. As such, I found myself woefully behind when it came to Patricia Davids’ books and made some time this past week to play catch-up. Rather than inundate y’all with numerous posts, I decided to just do mini-reviews of each one at once.


Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Huckleberry Hearts by Jennifer Beckstrand

Review (Plus a Giveaway!): Huckleberry Hearts by Jennifer Beckstrand

Posted December 4, 2015 / 16 Comments

While this is the 6th book in the Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series by Jennifer Beckstrand, it can easily be read as a stand alone. But I can just about guarantee you will want to go back and read the other books in the series as soon as you’ve finished Huckleberry Hearts because you will fall in love with Anna and Felty and Cassie and Zach and well, MOST of Cassie’s extended family 😉 Written with much talent and warmth, Huckleberry Hearts is a new favorite and I highly recommend it to fans (and non-fans) of Amish fiction, Jen Turano, and Cynthia Ruchti.


Veterans Day Reads

Veterans Day Reads

Posted November 11, 2015 / 6 Comments

Today in the United States, we celebrate Veterans Day to honor those men and women who have protected our country by serving in any branch of the military. I know that so often we take for granted that our freedom was free to us, but we don’t consider how much it […]


Review: A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray | New Release

Review: A Christmas Bride in Pinecraft by Shelley Shepard Gray | New Release

Posted October 10, 2015 / 1 Comment

Christmas has come to Pinecraft in bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray’s final Amish Brides of Pinecraft novel, an uplifting story that proves anything is possible when you follow your heart When manager Beverly Overholt’s beloved Orange Blossom Inn is broken into, she’s shaken to the core. The inn has been […]




The Friday 56: The Promise of Palm Grove

The Friday 56: The Promise of Palm Grove

Posted September 18, 2015 / 26 Comments

The Friday 56 is a weekly meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. The rules are simple: Turn to page 56 or 56% on your e-reader and post a line (or two)! Just be sure to not spoil the book. In preparation for the A Wedding at Orange Blossom Inn book tour, I’m […]


Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 10th 2015

Bestsellers in Christian Fiction as of September 10th 2015

Posted September 10, 2015 / 5 Comments

According to the ECPA, these are the top 20 books in Christian fiction as of September 10th, 2015. Congrats to the authors of these wonderful books!! FTC Disclosure The Harbinger by Jonathan Cahn (FRONTLINE, Jan 2012) – Can I just be honest? This one makes me want to roll my eyes. […]


Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Book Review: Brightest and Best by Olivia Newport

Posted July 22, 2015 / 3 Comments

The collapse of a schoolhouse puts pressure on Amish families and their long-held educational values. Ella Hilty anticipates marrying Gideon Wittner and becoming a mother to his children. In a whirling clash of values, Ella seeks the solid ground that seems to have slipped away. Margaret Simpson, an English schoolteacher, […]


Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Review: Meek and Mild (Amish Turns of Time series) by Olivia Newport

Posted July 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Over 20 years ago, the Old Order Amish in Clara’s Pennsylvania community voted unanimously (or so it was recorded) to shun those who had moved just across the border to embrace the Mennonite’s practice of Sunday School for the children. Shortly after that, Clara’s mother died giving birth to her stillborn […]



Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Tightly Knit (Amish Village Mystery #2) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted July 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

Earlier in the week, I reviewed the first book (Murder Simply Brewed) in this cozy whodunit series set in an Amish Artisan Village in Middlebury, Indiana. Today, I’m talking about book #2 – Murder Tightly Knit. If you’re like me and you sometimes think (for a millisecond or two) about trying to solve one […]


Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Review: Murder Simply Brewed (Amish Village Mystery #1) by Vannetta Chapman

Posted June 29, 2015 / 3 Comments

I confess: I have never read a book by Vannetta Chapman until Murder Simply Brewed. It may have been my first but it definitely won’t be my last! Murder, intrigue, romance, and faith are all blended to create one entertaining story! Summary:  Amber Wright, a 40-something single woman who lives with her cat on […]


Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List

Top Ten Tuesday: My Summer TBR List

Posted June 16, 2015 / 3 Comments

I recently discovered the Top Ten Tuesday meme at The Broke and The Bookish and after reading their past and future themes, I wanted to play too! Bookishy people love lists… maybe it’s the words. Today we’re talking about the top ten books on our summer reading lists.  Now, to me, […]


Book Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Book Review: A Faith of Her Own by Kathleen Fuller

Posted June 1, 2015 / 3 Comments

A FAITH OF HER OWN by Kathleen Fuller SERIES: Middlefield Amish #1 GENRE: Contemporary/Amish Romance (Christian) PUBLISHER: Thomas Nelson RELEASE DATE: March 27, 2015 PAGES: 310 Can Anna Mae heed God’s call on her life, even if it means leaving behind everything she knows . . . and everyone she […]