A fascinating new romance genre in the last twelve years is Amish romance, more fondly known as “Bonnet Rippers.” The importance of hearth and home are central themes in Amish romance with the backdrop of a tight-knit and loving community. While an outsider might woo a young Amish girl, she remains true to modesty and faithfulness. Many enjoy the genre as it is not racy, erotic, or overly sexual, but rather a sweet and innocent romance.
The three most popular authors of Amish romance are Beverly Lewis, Cindy Woodsmall, and Wanda Brunstetter. Together, they have sold more than 24 million books since 2003. Other spinoffs of Amish fiction include mystery, science fiction, and even “The Amish Bloodsucker Trilogy.”
For more information on the Amish romance genre, take a look at this article by The Wall Street Journal.
Three popular Amish Romance series you might enjoy are:
Home to Hickory Hollow Series by Beverly Lewis
Amish Vines and Orchards Series by Cindy Woodsmall
Brides of Lancaster County Series by Wanda Brunstetter
And don’t forget to check out this helpful list of Amish Fiction created by your very own St. Charles Public Library Reader Services team!