Growing Up Amish
By Ira Wagler
DBC 1549, LT 13295, Available as BARD Download
Describes the author's Amish childhood, his departure from his community at age sixteen, his struggles to return to the Amish way of life, and his final acceptance of his own identity and his past. 2016.
Growing Up Amish
The Healing Quilt
By Wanda E. Brunstetter
Retired Amish newlyweds Emma and Lamar Miller start a new quilting class, in which they work with an unlikely group of students to achieve emotional healing and create beautiful traditional quilts. 2014.
His Amish Teacher
By Patricia Davids
For Lillian Keim, instructing children in her one-room schoolhouse is as close to being a mother as she'll ever get. Lillian has a calling to be a teacher, and she won't give it up to marry. But her plans--and her heart--are at risk when she begins to feel more than friendship for lifelong pal Timothy Bowman. 2017.
The Homestead: The Dakota Series
By Linda Byler
DB 88593, Available as BARD Download
Teenaged Hannah resents her parents when they leave Lancaster County after losing the farm during the Depression. Settling in North Dakota, the family struggles without the support of the Amish community. Hannah seeks help from ranch hand Clay Jenkins and wrestles with her feelings for him. 2017.
House Calls and Hitching Posts: Stories from Dr. Elton Lehman's Career Among the Amish
By Elton Lehman
Medical technology meets rural values of simplicity, home health remedies, and unwavering faith in divine providence when a country-boy-turned-country-doctor returns to his roots. House Calls and Hitching Posts is a sometimes humorous and often intimate account of Dr. Elton Lehman's 36 years practicing medicine among the Amish of Ohio, for which he was named Country Doctor of the Year. 2005.
A Killing in Amish Country: Sex, Betrayal, and a Cold-Blooded Murder
By Gregg Olsen and Rebecca T. Morris
Barbara Weaver was happy to live as the Amish have for centuries, but her husband, Eli, was tempted by technology and sexting. Online he found no shortage of women looking for love and sex. Twice he left Barbara and their children, was shunned, begged for forgiveness, and was welcomed back to the church. Barb Raber was raised Amish, but became a Conservative Mennonite. She drove Eli to appointments and she gave him what he wanted, including sex. When Eli started asking people to kill his wife for him, Barb offered to help. 2016.
A Lancaster County Christmas
By Suzanne Woods Fisher
Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband, Sol, the Christmas gift they both longed for - news of a baby on the way. Instead, the holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big Amish family isn't likely to become a reality. Will those empty chairs at the table ever be filled? Then a winter storm raging outside blows a young woman and her husband into the Riehl home on Christmas Eve. Do miracles still happen at Christmastime? 2012.
Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home
By Rhoda Janzen
DB 71283, LT 10593, Available as BARD Download
Poet and professor describes one week during which her bipolar husband of fifteen years left her--for a man--and she was badly injured in a car accident. Having recovered with her Mennonite family, she good-humoredly discusses their culture and her experience. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
More Than Happy: The Wisdom of Amish Parenting
By Serena Miller
DB 82543, Available as BARD Download
An in-depth look at the practices and principles of Amish child-rearing, aimed at raising children who are self-sufficient, hardworking, and remarkably happy. Among other topics, Miller discusses the significance of responsibility, unstructured play time, firm rules, and freedom to make decisions. 2016.