Who are your favorite Amish genre authors? Do you have a favorite book? Since I began reading Amish novels a couple of years ago, I have had several favorite authors. I began by reading Wanda Brunstetter and her many series of books along with Beverly Lewis, the matriarch of Amish genre authors.
After Wanda Brunstetter and Beverly Lewis, I branched off to Cindy Woodsmall, Shelley Shepard Gray, and Suzanne Woods Fisher. I would eagerly begin a series and read straight through, book after book. I was just beginning my journey of appreciating Christian fiction. I was experiencing the joy of just reading for pleasure yet finding appropriate messages of hope, love, acceptance, and forgiveness.
Since I was new to Amish fiction, I would do Google searches to discover additional authors. There are so many out there and to date, I have read over 40 different Amish genre authors. Besides the ladies named above, here are some of my current favorites:
I highly recommend that you Google these excellent authors and try out some of their novels. I will write about some of my other favorite Amish fiction authors at another time.
There was another author I came across in my search for Amish fiction, Hillary Manton Lodge. She wrote Simply Jayne and Simply Sara. I loved both books and eagerly awaited her next book. But her next book was A Table by the Window – not in the Amish genre. I have already read the book and it is simply delicious. I’ve done a review for Family Fiction magazine so I will wait until that is published before I place it on this blog.