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List of Books (Bibliography) Written by Christian Fiction Author Wanda Brunstetter

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:

Wanda’s website offers a variety of information and photographs of Amish life including answers to popular questions about the Amish.
Wanda Brunstetter and Carrie Bender are two of most-mentioned authors when it comes to providing an authentic, realistic picture of everyday life of the Amish. Both authors use real scriptures and language in part of their stories to help provide as authentic feel as possible of the Amish lifestyle. Without a doubt, the stories ARE FICTION, but many readers find that they can lose themselves in another time and life as they read these books by these two authors. If you are looking to escape to another time and place then there may not be a better place for many people then Amish country and the Amish community.

If you are looking to purchase any of these books, then please note that many of the series of books were reprinted as “packages” with all books in a specific series sold as a collection. It might be a less expensive way to go if you want to purchase any of the books.
Near the bottom of this list of fiction books is a list of short stories, childrens’ literature, and NONfiction books authored by Wanda Brunstetter. There is a demand for cookbooks featuring authentic Amish recipes. A few books that feature Amish recipes are listed in the nonfiction section near the bottom of this long web page.

Some of the books, listed below, can be found in your local library. If they do not have the books, then please feel free to ask the library staff if they have a free interlibrary loan service. Some of the books may be out-of-print. If you would like to see a review or purchase any of these books then please visit and its used-bookstore associates. Some of the older books can be obtained for a pretty fair price at some of's used-bookstore affiliations.

Standalone Fiction Books

The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. 2012. “Join the club of unlikely quilters who show up for Amish widow Emma Yoder s quilting classes. A troubled young woman, a struggling couple, a widower, a rough and tough biker, and a preacher s wife make up the mismatched lot. But as their problems begin to bind them together like the scraps of fabric stitched together in a quilt, they learn to open up and lend a helping hand. Is this what God had in mind to heal hurting hearts and create beauty from fragments?”

Lydia’s Charm. 2010. “Widowed and jobless, Lydia King moves her son and herself to Charm, Ohio, to be close to her mother and help with her grandfather. Menno Troyer, a furniture store owner, is also recently widowed and the father of four energetic boys. Levi Stutzman, another newcomer to the area, is the only one in his family not handicapped by dwarfism and has dedicated his life to caring for them. As fall colors the countryside, will anonymous gifts left for Lydia bring her hope for a new life and romance, or will another tragedy flood her with infinite despair?”

White Christmas Pie. 2008. “Step into Amish country for this bittersweet holiday romance. Here you'll meet Will Henderson, a young man tortured by his past, and Karen Yoder, a young woman looking for answers. Add a desperate father searching for his son, and you have all the ingredients for a first-class romance that will inspire and enthrall.”

Betsy’s Return. 2007. (Heartsong Presents 776) (Clergy / Love Story) Reprinted in 2010 as book TWO of the Brides of LeHigh Canal Series.

On Her Own. 2005. (Heartsong Presents 646) (Amish Women / Widow)

Dear to Me. 2005.(Heartsong Presents 662) (Amish / Love Story) Reprinted in 2007 as book THREE of Brides of Webster County Series.

Going Home. 2004. (Heartsong Presents 610) (Love Story) Reprinted  in 2007 as book ONE of the Brides of Webster County Series.

Clowning Around. 2003. (Heartsong Presents 542) (Love Story)

The Hope Chest. 2002. (Heartsong Presents 486) (Love Story)  Reprinted in 2006 as part FOUR of the Brides of Lancaster County Series.

The Neighborly Thing. 2002. (Heartsong Presents 517) (Reprinted in a collection of short stories in 2005  Washington: small town romance in four distinct novels).

Looking for a Miracle. 2001. (Contemporary Inspirational Romance / Heartsong Presents 421) (Amish / Love Story)

Talking for Two. 2001. (Heartsong Presents 465) (Love Story)


Brides of LeHigh Canal Series (Historical Romance)
“Relive the glory of a Pennsylvania canal town through the eyes of those who ministered to the needs of the workers.”

Kelly’s Chance. Book 1. 2004 (Amish)

Betsy’s Return. Book 2. 2010

Sarah’s Choice. Book 3. 2010


Brides of Lancaster County Series (Amish)
“Despite their horse-and-buggy pace in a high-speed world, when it comes to romance, the Amish find their hearts racing at top speed. The Brides of Lancaster County tells the stories of four Amish young adults as they explore their place in the world--while finding true love in the process.”

A Merry Heart. Book 1. 2006

Looking for a Miracle. Book 2. 2006

Plain & Fancy. Book 3. 2006

The Hope Chest. Book 4. 2006 (2002) Expanded edition in 2006 with more scenes.


Brides of Webster County (MO)  Series  (Amish)
“Four Missouri women struggle to fit to the expectation of their Amish community and to trust God when life hands them unexpected challenges of widowhood, parenting, careers, and dating.”

Going Home. Book 1. 2007

On Her Own. Book 2. 2007

Dear to Me. Book 3. 2007

Allison’s Journey. Book 4. 2008


Daughters of Lancaster County Series (Amish)
Amish romance, faith, and family relationships in Lancaster County.

The Storekeeper’s Daughter. Book 1. 2005

The Quilter’s Daughter. Book 2. 2005

The Bishop’s Daughter. Book 3. 2006


The Discovery - Lancaster County Saga Series (A six-month-consecutive month release serial novel)
“Join Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple who are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A suspected pregnancy. A last-minute trip to Middlebury, Indiana. A drug addict on the run. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?”

A Goodbye to Yesterday: Part 1. February 2013.

The Silence of Winter. March 2013

The Hope of Sprint. April 2013

The Pieces of Summer. May 2013

A Revelation in Autumn. June 2013


Indiana Cousins Series (Amish Love, Family Relationships, and Challenges among Cousins)
“Willkumm to the lush and lavish Amish country where Wanda Brunstetter’s new romantic series, Indiana Cousins, begins with A Cousin’s Promise. Loraine Miller finds herself torn between the love of two good men—Wayne Lambright who, crippled after a tragic accident, feels himself unworthy of her love; and Jake Beechy who, after having abandoned her to explore the English world, returns to renew their courtship. To which man will she pledge her love and loyalty—for better or worse, until death they do part?”

A Cousin’s Promise. Book 1. 2009

A Cousin’s Prayer. Book 2. 2009

A Cousin’s Challenge. Book 3. 2010


Kentucky Brothers Series (Amish)

The Journey. Book 1. 2010

The Healing. Book 2. 2011

The Struggle. Book 3. 2012


Sisters of Holmes County Series (Amish)
“Lose yourself in Holmes County, where romance, suspense, mystery, and faith-filled Amish ways rule the day!”

A Sister’s Secret. Book 1. 2007

A Sister’s Test. Book 2. 2007

A Sister’s Hope. Book 3.  2008


Short Stories

Love Finds a Way: 3 modern romances make falling in love simple and sweet. 2012.
“Three stories of light-hearted romance from bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter prove Love Finds a Way. Widow Lorna Patterson returns to college looking for education not romance. Then she meets fellow student and culinary novice Evan Bailey. Will his persistence have her re-thinking love? When Shelia Nickels searches for her grandmother’s doll her hunt leads to antique dealer Dwaine Woods’s door. But will she find love instead of a lost treasure? Wendy Campbell doesn’t want a relationship, but her father does. . .for her. Will his matchmaking end with an unexpected romance for Wendy and paramedic Kyle Rogers?”

Blueberry Surprise
Grandma's Doll
Matchmaker 911


Love Finds a Home : 3 historical romances make falling in love simple and sweet. 2011.
Glenna Moore, a gambler’s daughter, makes her own gamble by trusting a young reverend. Schoolteacher Judith King learns a lesson in love. Widowed mother Bev Winters discovers unexpected kindness—and love—in her new employer.”

Daddy's Girl
Dear Teacher
Twice Loved


A Log Cabin Christmas Collection : 9 historical romances during American pioneer Christmases.
“Experience Christmas through the eyes of adventuresome settlers who relied on log cabins built from trees on their own land to see them through the cruel forces of winter. Discover how rough-hewed shelters become a home in which faith, hope, and love can flourish. Marvel in the blessings of Christmas celebrations without the trappings of modern commercialism where the true meaning of the day shines through. And treasure this exclusive collection of nine Christmas romances penned by some of Christian fiction’s best-selling authors.”

Snow Angel by Margaret Brownley
The Christmas Secret by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Christmas Traps and Trimmings by Kelly Eileen Hake
A Star in the Night by Liz Johnson
The Courting Quilt by Jane Kirkpatrick
Under his Wings by Liz Tolsma
The Dogtrot Christmas by Michelle Ule
A Grand Country Christmas by Debra Ullrick
Christmas Service by Erica Vetsch.


Attic Treasures : out of the dust come memories of yesterday that initiate four romances of today. 2005.

Grandma's Doll by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Fishing for Love by Tammy Shuttlesworth
This Prairie by Janet Spaeth
Seeking the Lost  by Pamela Kaye Tracy


Schoolhouse Brides : teachers of yesteryear fulfill dreams of love in four novellas. 2005.

Dear Teacher by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Prairie Schoolmarm by JoAnn A. Grote
Reluctant Schoolmarm by Yvonne Lehman
School Bells and Wedding Bells by Colleen L. Reece


Washington: small town romance in four distinct novels. 2005.

Neighborly Thing by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Talking for Two by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Race for the Roses by Lauraine Snelling
Song of Laughter by Lauraine Snelling


Holiday Hope: love has much to give in two stories from the 1940s. 2005.

Twice Loved by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Everlasting Song by DiAnn Mills


Romance on the Rails : all the Enchantment of railway travel in four short stories. 2001.

Daddy's Girl by Wanda E. Brunstetter
A Heart's Dream by Birdie L. Etchison
The Tender Branch  by Jane LaMunyon
Perfect Love by Terri Reed


Children / Juvenile Literature

Rachel Yoder, Always Trouble Somewhere Series (Amish)
“School's Out! And so is Rachel, with trouble following close on her barefooted heels! Nine-year-old Rachel Yoder is a delightfully high-spirited Amish girl who finds plenty of trouble amid the rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. When she's not getting locked in a root cellar, bringing frogs to church, or taking wild buggy rides, she's setting fireflies free and trying out new skateboards in all the wrong places. Kids will love this fun new series-full of adventure and mischief.”

School’s Out! Book 1. 2007

Back to School. Book 2. 2007

Out of Control. Book 3. 2008

New Beginnings. Book 4. 2008

A Happy Heart. Book 5. 2008

Just Plain Foolishness. Book 6. 2008

Jumping to Conclusions. Book 7. 2009

Growing Up. Book 8. 2009


Solomon Lapp and Friends Amish Storybook Series
“Growing up amid the beautiful rolling hills of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the children encounter everything from dark, dancing shadows to loose chickens, quilt-eating goats, and mischief-making siblings. From one adventure to another in twelve intriguing chapters, Solomon and his friends learn life lessons about courage, brotherly love, helping, obedience, kindness, and more. This enchanting storybook will not only entertain but inspire, teaching children Christian values and the wisdom of God.”

The Wisdom of Solomon. 2009. (Illustrated by Phil A. Smouse)


Mattie & Mark Miller: Double Trouble Series
“Welcome to Holmes County, Ohio, where twins Mattie and Mark Miller can’t seem to agree on anything. When their disagreements start to cause big trouble in their Amish community, will these energetic nine-year-olds call a truce and acknowledge that their differences are what make them so special?”

What a Pair! Book 1. 2012

Bumpy Ride Ahead! Book 2. 2012



Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook : desserts. 2011.  Presents over 125 authentic Amish recipes for a variety of desserts.

Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Cookbook. Volume 2 : 200 hearty recipes from Amish Country.
2009Book one and this book 2 feature authentic Amish and Mennonite recipes through the United States. This book not only presents recipes, but also, information about the Amish communities and photographs.

Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends’ Cookbook : 200 hearty recipes from Amish Country. 2007.  Features Amish and Mennonite recipes.

A Celebration of the Simple Life : inspiring thoughts from Amish country. 2011. “Celebrate the beauty of simple living and experience new appreciation for a slower-paced, more enjoyable life. Featuring the original poetry of Wanda E. Brunstetter, bestselling author of Amish fiction, and paired with dozens of devotional readings, this unique package will bring delight and warmth to your spirit.”

The Simple Life : devotional thoughts from Amish Country. 2006. “Each reading features a brief story of the Amish, providing a "behind the scenes" insight into their culture; a spiritual lesson, accompanied by scripture, drawn from the story; and a "bonus" of an Amish witticism or recipe. Now readers can enjoy the peace and quiet of Amish country anytime, anywhere.”

Some of the books, listed above, can be found in your local library. If they do not have the books, then please feel free to ask the library staff if they have a free interlibrary loan service. Some of the books may be out-of-print. If you would like to see a review or purchase any of these books then please visit and its used-bookstore associates. Some of the older books can be obtained for a pretty fair price at some of's used-bookstore affiliations.

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