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Wanda E. Brunstetter, Beverly Lewis, Kelly Long, and Charlotte Hubbard are several authors of Amish Romance, also considered writers of Inspirational Romance. I find that the Inspirational Romance catagory includes a wider range of authors than does the strictly Amish;

for example, not all of Debbie Macomber and Diana Palmer‘s  books are necessarily Christian Romance.

Beverly Lewis straddles all three catagories. Tracie Peterson and Robin Lee Hatcher write Christian and Inspirational Romance. In fact, Christian Romance is also referred to as Inspirational Romance.

Karen Witemeyer‘s Head in the Clouds and Deeanne Gist‘s A Bride in the Bargain are similar Christian Romances. Both heroines travel West to a position as either a governess or bride for the hero, during a similar time period, and in my opinion the romance develops during the resolution of a problem situation.

Listed below are several authors in each catagory.

Contemporary Amish Romance
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Beverly Lewis, Mary Ellis, Naomi King, Cindy Woodsmall, Charlotte Hubbard, Barbara Cameron, Shelley Shepard Gray, Vannetta Chapman, Rosalind Lauer

Contemporary Inspirational
Delia Parr, Lori Copeland, Catherine PalmerJanice Thompson, Emma Miller, Marta PerryRobin Lee Hatcher, Karen Kingsbury, Beverly Lewis, Kelly Long, Charlotte Hubbard, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Tracie Peterson

Christian Romance
Julie Klassen, Tracie Peterson, Beverly Lewis, Lynn Austin, Robin Lee Hatcher

Though it is only a sampling of what’s available, this post should give you plenty of options if you like the subgenre. If an author appears in more than one of the catagory listings, it will only be linked once. Read on!

Gist, D. (2009). A bride in the bargain. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers

Witemeyer, K. (2010). Head in the clouds. Minneapolis, MN: Bethany House Publishers

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