Amy Lillard

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Author: Amy Lillard

I am a published author, a proud wife and mother, and an expert corn bread maker. I love homemade tacos, shoes, and romance novels–not necessarily in that order. I’m a big fan of country music, and I’m shamefully obsessed with all things Harry Potter.

I grew up in the South, but moved away after school. I’ve retained a little of my Mississippi accent though most people think I’m from Texas. (?)

I dislike people trying to convince me to read the Twilight series (I’ll get to it or I won’t, either way I’m good with it), gratuitous violence, and strawberry ice cream. (I know I’m alone on this last one, and again, I’m good with it.)

Favorite movies–(besides HP) French Kiss, Maid of Honor, A Lot Like Love, Just Married, and Sweet Home Alabama. Enchanted, Tangled, & Mega Mind.

You can visit me on Facebook Amie Louellen-author or follow me on Twitter. Or come check out all my fun boards on Pinterest!

Amie Louellen is the pen name for romance author Amy Lillard. Amie Louellen books are fun, contemporary, and sexy romances. Warning: Happily Ever After ahead!

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Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper - An Amish Mystery, #1

Kappy King and the Puppy Kaper
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: B06XZQTCQH
  • Release: 2017-12-26
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Susp: Mystery, * Susp: Cozy Mystery, Amish, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Content to be unmarried and plain-spoken, Kathryn “Kappy” King is an odd-woman-out in the Amish community of Blue Sky, Pennsylvania. But she’s skilled at making the special kapps local women need to cover their hair. And she might be the only one who can unearth the danger hiding in this peaceful valley . . .

When Kappy's neighbor, Ruth Peachey, turns up dead in her yard, everyone in Blue Sky believes it’s a tragic accident. Until the Englisch police find the gentle dog breeder was deliberately struck down—and arrest her mentally-challenged son, Jimmy, for the crime . . .

Jimmy’s sister, Edie, returns to Blue Sky clear his name, yet no one will speak to a shunned former Amish woman, much less give her information. Determined to help, Kappy starts digging for the truth among her seemingly-innocent neighbors. But suddenly a series of suspicious “accidents” threatens Edie and the Peachey farm—property Edie is determined to protect for her brother’s future.

Now, as danger looms large in the small community, Kappy must bait a trap for a killer snapping hard at her heels. And Edie must decide whether to make a home once more in the town she thought she’d left behind . . .


Marrying Jonah - A Wells Landing Romance, #6

Marrying Jonah
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420139778
  • Release: 2017-03-28
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Life isn’t always as simple as it seems for the Amish community of Wells Landing, Oklahoma. Neither is love. . .

Everyone in town knows that Sarah Yoder is enamored with Jonah Miller, even though he’s been with his girlfriend, Lorie, for years. But all that changes when Lorie runs off with another man. Inconsolable, his faith in love shattered, Jonah resists everyone’s attempts to ease his pain—until the unexpected happens one night.

Jonah is filled with confusion. Sarah is not the woman he yearns for, yet he asks for her hand in marriage, if only out of honor. Still, he worries, can they live in harmony if their vows are built on a lie? As Sarah seeks spiritual advice, Jonah tries to look toward the future—and finally begins to see her for who she really is: A beautiful, strong-willed woman whose heart is pure and belief is true. But will it be too late for him to prove that he wants to be her husband?


Healing A Heart - A Cattle Creek Novel, #2

Healing A Heart
  • Stars
  • Number: 9781101990957
  • Release: 2017-02-07
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Western
  • Publisher: Berkley
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The author of Loving a Lawman invites you back to the ranch...

As cowboys, the Langston brothers of Cattle Creek, Texas, know it’s easy to mend a fence. Mending a broken heart, however, takes time...

Rancher Jake Langston prides himself on being the sensible type. But five years after the loss of his wife left him to raise their daughter alone, he indulges in a one-night stand with a sexy stranger. He thought he’d never see the woman again. Four months later, though, she’s standing in his drive with a big surprise.

Bryn Talbot wants nothing from the hunky cowboy who got her pregnant, but her Southern nature demands she at least tell him about it. When Jake’s family persuades her to stay for a while, she’s soon won over by their charms—and by Jake. But with the losses the two of them have suffered in the past, neither is sure if they’re ready to take the leap to forever...


Titus Returns - A Wells Landing Romance, #5

Titus Returns
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420139754
  • Release: 2016-12-27
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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In Wells Landing, Oklahoma’s warm and welcoming Amish community, there’s always hope for a new beginning—and a second chance…

Five tumultuous years have changed Titus Lambert in every way. Back then, Titus was preparing to marry his longtime sweetheart, Mandy Yoder. Then came the unthinkable—a tragic car wreck that left Titus serving time for vehicular manslaughter.

Titus isn’t sure he belongs in this peaceful place anymore, but he must make amends. When he goes to visit the Kings, whose son, Alvin, died that terrible night, he’s shocked to see that their farm has fallen into disrepair. Alvin’s sister, Abbie, resents Titus’s reappearance, but there’s no denying she needs his help. Honest toil—and their evolving friendship—slowly help his soul to heal. But with his feelings for Mandy still strong, Titus must choose between two very different futures, and find the strength and faith to claim the surprising gift of a fresh start.


Loving a Lawman - A Cattle Creek Novel, #1

Loving a Lawman
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781101990933
  • Release: 2016-07-05
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction, * Rom: Uniformed Heroes, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Signet
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As cowboys, the Langston brothers of Cattle Creek, Texas, know it can hurt like hell to fall off a horse. But it can hurt even more to fall in love. . . .

Sheriff Seth Langston is head over heels for local wild child Jessie McAllen and has been for years. The trouble is she has eyes only for Seth’s rodeo star brother, Chase. Even though he considers Jessie his girl, Chase is an incorrigible ladies’ man with a wandering eye and no chance of settling down soon.

Jessie is ready to move away from Cattle Creek to put her feelings for Chase behind her, but after she shares a white-hot kiss with Seth, things get a little complicated. Jessie realizes her heart should have been his all along. And in the face of sudden tragedy, they’ll discover if their newfound passion will tear the Langston men apart or make the family stronger than ever. . . .


The Amish Christmas Sleigh

The Amish Christmas Sleigh
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781496700131
  • Release: 2015-09-29
  • Authors: Amy Lillard, Kelly Long, Molly Jebber
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: Collections & Anthologies, Seasonal / Holiday, Amish
  • Publisher: Kensington Books
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Through the snowy night, silver bells ring cheerfully, heralding a season of secret gifts, unexpected chances, and love's sweetest journeys . . .

A SLEIGH RIDE ON ICE MOUNTAIN

Kelly Long

For solitary toy-maker Sebastian Christner, hiring Kate Zook as his new housekeeper is simply the right thing to do. Now she can support her special-needs brother. But one taste of her independent spirit is showing him undreamed-of holiday joy—and making him long to give her a home for always . . .

A MAMM FOR CHRISTMAS

Amy Lillard

Bernice Yoder has far too much to do to entertain holiday dreams. Even if she can help Jess Schmucker outwit his three mischievous young daughters, it's impossible to imagine the handsome widower can see her as anything but a scolding schoolteacher. He never guesses how a magical Christmas Eve will open his eyes to love or how Der Herr will awaken their faith and hope.

AN UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS BLESSING

Molly Jebber

As much as Charity Lantz's children need a father, the young widow isn’t sure her new neighbor Luke Fisher can ever be the right choice. They’re having more disagreements than snowflakes in December. Besides, he's never given a sign he wants to be more than friends. Can Gott show them a way past their misunderstandings to a forever love?


Lorie's Heart - A Wells Landing Romance, #3

Lorie's Heart
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420134575
  • Release: 2015-07-28
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Welcome back to Wells Landing, Oklahoma, the tranquil Amish community where still waters run deep and a brave young woman sets out to discover her faith, her family, and herself…

Lorie Kauffman is grief-stricken when her father passes away unexpectedly. But her heartache quickly turns to bewilderment when she discovers he’d been leading two lives—one of simplicity and hard work in Wells Landing, and one fraught with painful ordeals in Tulsa. As she starts digging into her family’s past, Lorie finds herself torn between the Amish world and the Englisch world—and she’s no longer certain where she belongs…

Lorie knows that if she leaves Wells Landing, she may never be able to return. But what if her destiny lies in the outside world—the world her father knew so well? Change is never easy, but with a bit of courage and the help of a handsome and kind-hearted Englischer, she just may find the peace, acceptance, and love she’s been longing for…


Courting Emily - Wells Landing, #2

Courting Emily
  • 5 Stars
  • Number: 9781420134551
  • Release: 2015-01-06
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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Return to Wells Landing, the close-knit Amish community in Oklahoma, where a hopeful young woman struggles to find true love while staying true to her faith. . .

Emily Ebersol is the bishop's daughter, and everyone--including Emily--assumes she'll marry a faithful Amish man and live out her days within the community. But her childhood sweetheart, Luke Lambright, fell in love with racing cars during his rumspringa and decided to leave Wells Landing. Emily prays for his return, but as the months go by, she begins spending time with another young man--a man who may not be as exciting as Luke, but perhaps he's exactly what she needs. . .

Elam Rhiel knows that Emily has always been in love with Luke--but he is certain he could be the loyal, steady husband Emily deserves. Then, just as Emily begins to fall for him, Luke returns and complicates her feelings. Now, they all must learn that the greatest love requires the greatest sacrifice. . .


Caroline's Secret - Wells Landing, #1

Caroline's Secret
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9781420134537
  • Release: 2014-08-05
  • Author: Amy Lillard
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Rom: Inspirational, Amish
  • Publisher: Zebra Books
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In Amy Lillard's poignant introduction to Wells Landing, a small Amish community is home to two brave souls hoping to forget their painful pasts and rebuild their faith in the future. . .

Caroline Hostetler arrived in Oklahoma determined to forge a new life for herself and her daughter, Emma. As a single mother, she values the warmth and safety she's found in close-knit Wells Landing. She's even caught the eye of a handsome newcomer--a man who just may be the partner she longs for and the father Emma deserves. But the arrival of an Englisher threatens to lay bare the secrets she's worked so hard to leave behind. . .

After losing his life-long sweetheart, Andrew Fitch moved to Wells Landing to work in his uncle's furniture business and nurse his broken heart. Finding love again seems all but impossible--until he meets Caroline and Emma. But his plans to join their lives together may be shattered when the truth of Caroline's past comes to light--unless, together, they can learn the true meaning of sacrifice and forgiveness. . .