Amish in April Readathon

The Bookish Knitter on Youtube announced this monthlong readathon last week and I did a search on my Kindle of the word Amish and five books came up. I’m sure I have more Amish books but five seems like a reasonable number coupled with the rest of my April TBR. I mostly want to participate in this readathon because I want to make sure that I am consistently trying to read books on my Kindle since I buy so many of them every week!

This readathon has the them of “Triple C” because all nine prompts start with letter “C” and so you use the board to connect three words together and find a book that fits all those prompts. The only word that I kind of stretched was connection because in the video she says it means a book in a series that you have previously read but I’m just using it as a book in a series. For the classic prompt I went on the Libby app and checked out a book that was from a recommended author so I ended up with six books for this list. My goal is to read all six of them but we’ll see how much I can actually get done this month. I’m being pretty ambitious but I also have in the back of my mind that Dewey’s 24 hr readathon is at the end of the month so I do have that in my back pocket!

Classic+Contemporary+Country

Amelia “Amy” DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance. Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains. She leaves her cell phone behind so life’s demands can’t intrude on her solitude. She doesn’t know, nor care, where she will end up.When her car breaks down deep in the mountains, Amy realizes the flaw in her “no cell phone” plan. She abandons her car and walks the winding roads, searching for help. Following the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of music, she finds a rustic log cabin. There she meets a young Amishman–and through him a community–that will change her life forever.

Cozy+Cooking+Contemporary

He’s more than just her competition…

She’ll do anything to protect her bakery…

no matter the cost to her heart.

Amish baker Mary Brenneman is furious when handsome Englischer Noah Miller opens up a bakery right across from hers. Now she must win a local baking contest just to stay in business—and beat know-it-all Noah. But somewhere along the way, Noah and Mary’s kitchen wars are quickly warming into something more…

Contemporary+Cover+Country

Luke Beiler has loved Elisabeth Schrock for as long as he can remember and is looking forward to the day they both join the church so they can marry. Elisabeth, however, chafes under the church rules and flees to the Englisch world leaving Luke heart broken.

When an accident leaves Brianna Mitchell with amnesia, she feels helplessly lost. What will happen when she is mistaken for Elisabeth Schrock and taken home to Paradise, Pennsylvania?

Category+Contemporary+Cover

A business arrangement…or a Christmas proposal?

Anything’s possible with Amish Country Courtships

On the brink of losing her bakery, the last thing Faith Yoder’s interested in is courting—until Hunter Schwartz returns to Willow Creek. After hiring him to deliver her treats to a Christmas festival, Faith’s determined their relationship will stay strictly professional. But despite a secret that’s kept her single, Faith can’t help but wish she and Hunter could become husband and wife.

Connection+Cover+Contemporary

Isaac King is content as he is—single and without complications of the female kind. So when his father approaches him with the outlandish idea of finding him a wife, Isaac is naturally hesitant. But as his father explains his intentions and his well-thought-out plans, Isaac eventually yields to his father’s wishes. Will his agreement be his greatest blessing? Or will it be the worst decision of his life? 
Becky has always been a faithful Amish woman. With the years quickly passing, she worries that she won’t find a suitable mate and be destined to alt maedel-hood. But she doesn’t want to marry just anybody, she wants Der Herr’s will. She has almost given up hope until a stranger comes to town with an unusual proposition. Could his appearance be of Gott, like he claims? Or will Rebekah’s acceptance lead to her ultimate heartbreak? 

A sweet Christian romance about finding God’s will for your life. Amish fiction fans are sure to love this heart-warming story inspired by Isaac and Rebekah from the Bible. 

Crime+Cooking+Contemporary

When her husband of thirty years runs off with a college student named Cherri, Jane Delight returns to Pennsylvania to work in her Amish sister’s cupcake store. Having lost everything in the divorce, Jane now finds herself sharing an apartment with two elderly ladies and their quirky cat.  
But there is no time to despair. A man is murdered in the cupcake store, and now Jane and her sister, Rebecca, are the prime suspects. Enter brooding detective Damon McLeod, a Scot with a tragic past and a desire for justice.  
Can Jane solve the murder, wrangle her new roommates, and stop herself from falling for the detective? 
Or will she never get her new life on track? 

BONUS: 2 Amish Recipes Included!

~Cassie

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