Featured Story


This month's featured story, The English Guest, is based on a real-life romance (names were changed to protect anonymity). Writing it was a nostalgic and rewarding experience. It is the first Amish romance in my Paradise Valley series. Click on the picture above for more details.

Amish Romance Short Story 1: The Courtship of Waneta Zook

Young Waneta Zook has bigger responsibilities than many of the other girls her age. Her mother has passed away, leaving Waneta to look after her three younger siblings... and now her father is in failing health. So, Waneta has humbly resigned herself to the fact that she will probably never marry because she knows that her father will need to be taken care of even after her sisters and brother are grown. However, the Lord has other plans for Waneta! Click on the cover image above to learn more.

Amish Romance Short Story 2: More Than Hannah Expected

Hannah King is the most beautiful young woman in her community. But she has a problem and is feeling a little blue... Young men flock around her because of how she looks, not because of who she is or how she feels about things. They even have a wager going about which one of them will make her their wife. So, Hannah has nearly given up on finding her love match. However, Hannah may be in for a surprise when she visits her cousins in Paradise Valley! Click on the cover image above to learn more.

Amish Romance Short Story 3: Katie's Young Heart

Katie Zook is a spritely, good-natured young lady well-loved by all in her community. But her cheerful outlook is tested one day when her special friend, Harvey Hershberger, is gravely injured... “Hi, Smudge,” said Katie letting the cat up onto her lap, “I know that Doctor Schrock is excellent at his job, but I also know that he couldn’t help my Maemm. She left us much too soon, when I was only nine years old. What if I lose Harvey before we even have time to find out what we might have?” Will Harvey recover? And will Katie and Harvey get a chance to explore their growing feelings toward each other? Click on the cover image above to learn more.

Amish Romance Short Story 4: A Love Match for Ruth Troyer

It’s been nearly two years since Ruth Troyer tragically lost her husband, Eli. Since then, Ruth has tried to convince herself that she and her daughter can get along fine on their own. But now, after meeting Mark Beiler in Paradise Valley, Ruth notices a fluttering in her heart and a sense of giddy anticipation... She hasn’t felt this way in a long time. What should she do? Is God presenting Ruth an opportunity to experience love again? Click on the cover image above to learn more.

Amish Romance Short Story 5: Nathaniel

Nathaniel burned his hands four years ago when he helped put out a dangerous fire, and he was left with bad scars -- the kind that draw your eyes even when you don’t mean for them to... Consequently, he feels self-conscious and has nearly lost all hope finding a wife. But now, he is in Paradise Valley attending his sister Ruth's wedding and he has just been introduced to Ellen, a beautiful nurse who seems to accept him, scars and all... Is God presenting Nathaniel a chance to experience romantic love at last? Click on the cover image above to learn more.

Amish Romance Short Story 6: Return to Love

Meet Lydia and Thomas... Lydia is a beautiful and intelligent young Amish woman, strong-willed and perceptive. Thomas has a reputation for courting a woman and then leaving her once he has captured her heart. Now he's got his sights set on Lydia. Will Lydia quickly reject him? Some people think Thomas is a heartless playboy. However, Lydia believes she can see another side of him -- a sensitive, honest and noble aspect -- that deeply interests her... What shall she do? Click on the cover image above to learn more.

Amish Romance Short Story 7: Amish Orchard

Lydia and Thomas are back! The beautiful and strong-willed Lydia Hershberger has come to believe that Thomas Mueller is her love match. And she's almost certain he cares for her too. However, a difficult problem stands between them. What shall she do? Lydia prays... and then she remembers someone who has successfully advised many others in the community. But will this remarkable person be able to help her too? Click on the cover image above to learn more.