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Why I Started Writing Amish Books (Plus Giveaway!) by Lenora Worth

Why I Started Writing Amish Books

I never dreamed I’d write Amish books but one day while I was walking on the beach with my husband, an idea came into my head and I knew I wanted to write Their Amish Reunion. I sent the idea to my editors and they all liked it, so I got to work. That book came out in 2018.

But it didn’t stop there. They offered me a multi-book contract and my second Amish story Her Amish Child, will be out in February 2019. I’m working on a third—a suspense—and two more are planned.

People often ask me to I like writing these stories? I do. I didn’t jump on the bandwagon because Amish fiction is so popular, although I’m sure that’s why I got a great contract. This story was one that I would have written with or without a publisher. But there is something very settling and peaceful about writing of a life that is simple and full of faith. These books have been a blessing to me. I don’t take that lightly at all. I believe this is why Amish fiction is so popular. These books show us a structured, disciplined way of life that keeps faith and forgiveness front and center. And that is a blessing to all of us!

I hope you’ll read Their Amish Reunion and Her Amish Child. They are both very dear to my heart.


Thanks for stopping by Destination Amish, Lenora! Are you ready to win some books, everyone? Lenora is giving away a copy of Their Amish Reunion and an advanced copy of Her Amish Child to one lucky reader! To enter, leave a comment below. Easy peasy!

Giveaway starts today, Thursday, January 3rd and ends Thursday, January 10th and is only open to US residents. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, January 11th. Good luck and don’t forget to share this giveaway with your friends!


Lenora WorthA member of both the RWA and ACFW Honor Rolls, Lenora Worth writes romance and romantic suspense for Love Inspired and also writes for Tule Publishing. Three of her books finaled in the ACFW Carol Awards and several have been RT Reviewer’s Choice finalists. She also received the RT Romance Pioneer Award for Inspirational Fiction. “Logan’s Child” won the 1998 Best Love Inspired for RT. She is a NY Times, USA Today and Publishers Weekly bestselling writer. With eighty-plus books and novellas published and millions in print, she enjoys adventures with her retired husband, Don. Lenora loves reading, baking and shopping … especially shoe shopping.


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106 thoughts on “Why I Started Writing Amish Books (Plus Giveaway!) by Lenora Worth

  1. I Love reading Amish stories. They are clean, educational and easy reading and would love to win. Thank you for this great opportunity!

  2. I’m always eager to read Amish fiction from an author I haven’t read before. Thanks for this opportunity to get to know Lenora Worth!

  3. Their Amish Reunion and Her Amish Child sounds wonderful. I Love reading Amish books.Have a good week. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  4. I’m thankful that you write Amish books as they are my favorite genre. Thanks for your stories whether Amish Fiction or contemporary Pictionary.

  5. I love collecting amish items, like dolls and hats. I have been reading Amish stories for a long time. THIS BOOK LOOKS INTERESTING. also, nice to meet you.

  6. I just love book about the Amish I learn so much. We live in eastern Iowa and at our farmers market there are a lot of Amish that travel and sell their wonderful made items. It is so fun to talk to them and also they use their language and they laugh when I try! God Bless

  7. I love reading Amish fiction and non-fiction. I’m really looking forward to reading these books. Thank you for the opportunity.

  8. Would love to be entered in your contest. Love reading about the Amish. They way of live reminds me of my grandmother & the way she lived. She had electricity but she had a wringer washer (I remember how excited she was when she got it – she had been using a tub & rub board), I was grown when she got an indoor bathroom. she taught me to cook on a wood stove & I was still small when she bought her first gas stove. Also, used to live near an Amish & a Mennonite village. I loved buying fresh produce from them & going to the Mennonite farm where the ladies baked bread, cakes, etc and had canned goods for sale every Thursday. My husband said he could tell when I went because he could smell the fresh bread from the car when he pulled into the drive – with the ac going.

  9. I am amazed at a writer’s ability to take an idea that pops into his or her head and flesh it out into a two or three hundred page book. Wonderful talent!

  10. Than you for the opportunity to win two of your Amish books, I have not read any of your books before but enjoy reading Amish fiction and also love discovering new authors. Thanks again!

  11. I have read several of your books but both of these are new titles to me. I would love to read them and thank you for the chance to win!

  12. I very much enjoy reading books such as those about the Amish because they bring about a sense of peace and happiness. Thank you for the opportunity to win these books. I look forward to much more similar readings in 2019. Happy New Years everyone.

  13. Hi, everyone. Thanks for making me feel so welcome. I hope you’ll all get a chance to read theses books and please send me feedback. I’m still learning about the Amish culture. Best wishes to the winner!

  14. I really enjoy reading Amish books. My mom and I swap and share books all the time. Would love to win for us both. Thanks for a chance.

  15. These look wonderful. Would love to win so I could share with my dear friend that needs a cheering up. Thanks for the opportunity

  16. So glad you are writing Amish stories..I love reading them, as they take me away from the world of today, as least for a bit.. Happy New Year to you and yours..

  17. Always exciting to meet a new author. Love reading books about the. Amish. look forward to reading your work. Thank you.

  18. So excited to see a new to me Amish writer. Sadly my library does not carry your books so I will be on the look out in the stores.

  19. I really enjoy Amish novels. The Amish communities are so wonderfully close knit & supportive of each other. Happy New Year!

  20. Love reading Amish Books and I Love your books Would Love to win haven’t read these yet! Thanks for the chance to win!

  21. Both books sound delightful. I enjoyed reading about your start with Amish fiction. I find the genre peaceful in a hectic world.

  22. Faith and Family- Simple Life, Hardworking, I have Amish Families on my road… Love Reading about the Amish Life…

  23. Amish fiction is my favorite genre and I enjoy the Love Inspired line of books. Thanks for the chance. Happy New Year!

  24. I love reading Amis books and learning more about them. I especially like Lov Inspired books because of their price. Can get more that way. Thanks for the opportunity to enter this giveaway.

  25. I love to read Amish books. I always come upon such wonderful little reminders of the way one should live. My brain doesn’t seem to hold on to these so I welcome the reminders. Congrats on the book deal. I wish you well.

  26. It’s always good to try something new! I’ve read a few Amish suspense and they are wonderful. Thanks for an opportunity to win new books!

  27. I am constantly looking for and reading Amish books. I love the stories. I visit Sugarcreek once a year and go to Amish country in Lancaster, Intercouse, PA and around the area with my brother who lives in Elizabethtown, PA. We even went to a wedding dinner feast cooked by Amish women in Intercourse at the firehouse last fall, I really enjoyed it. Hope to win your books! Thanks

  28. I love Amish books. I would really love to read these Amish books. Thank you so much for the chance to win! And thank you for giving me the chance of finding a new Author that writes Amish books.

  29. You are exactly right! The faith and forgiveness aspect of their lives is what draws me every time. I enjoy reading all Amish stories for just that reason. Have to say that I love your stories, too!

  30. I loved all the Amish books that I’ve read. I really love the suspense one too! I think it’s a great idea to write about different countries and cultures. And it’s like as long as you’ve done your research on them and their way of living then your stories will turn out great and it will definitely represents them and help others know about them!

  31. How nice of you to offer two Amish fiction books in a gvieaway. I really enjoy Amish fiction and can only read print books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  32. I love your books and also love Amish stories, so these books are a win for me. I am glad you started writing Amish books. I am looking forward to reading these. Thanks for sharing.

  33. I am really hooked on Amish books!! I would love to be entered into win these books. I would also love to visit an Amish community or district someday.

  34. Amish genre is one of my favorite genre to read. I love the simple life style, faith, family and community. Blessings on the winner selected.

  35. I love to read Amish stories for all the reasons Lenora stated but also because they are a clean read – one that I would gladly share with friends and loved ones, one we can discuss and learn from. I love that the strength of faith and some of the lessons they teach through the pages of a well written book are things that we can apply to our everyday lives to be better human beings with more thought to our fellow mankind and how we not only want to conduct our lives but how we want others to see Christ through our deeds.

    Thank you for the wonderful chance to win not one but two fabulous books by Lenora! Both are on my TBR list and I’d love the opportunity to read them.

  36. Have loved reading Amish books and books about the Amish for many years -would love to win! Thank you for this opportunity.

  37. You are a new author to me Lenora and I enjoyed why ;you write Amish books. It is always nice to read about new authors and finding out about their books. I am looking forward to reading both of your books and will tell one of my facebook friends about them. Thanks for the chance to win and looking forward to reading more of your books, Lenora

  38. The winner of a copy of Their Amish Reunion and an advanced copy of Her Amish Child is Carol Quinn. Congratulations! Please watch your email for details on how to claim your prize. Thanks for entering, everyone!

  39. Love reading amish books, love how clean it is and always takes me away. Exspecially during the cold winter months. Good book, good blanket and no TV is the best.
    Thank you for the chance to win.

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