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Kelly Irvin Books In Order

Publication Order of Bliss Creek Amish Books

To Love and to Cherish (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Heart Made New (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love's Journey Home aka Love Finds a Home (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of New Hope Amish Books

Love Still Stands (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Love Redeemed (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Plain Love Song (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Amish of Bee County Books

The Beekeeper's Son (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bishop's Son (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Saddle Maker's Son (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Every Amish Season Books

Upon a Spring Breeze (2017) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

A Deadly Wilderness (2010) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
No Child of Mine (2011) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tell Her No Lies (2019) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

A Christmas Visitor (with Amy Clipston, Tricia Goyer and Ruth Reid) (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
An Unexpected Joy (with Amy Clipston, Tricia Goyer and Ruth Reid) (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Kelly Irvin is the author of over a dozen of Amish novels who specializes in writing Romantic Suspense and Inspirational books. Born in Kansas, she attended the University of Kansas where she majored in Journalism, and for more than 30 years, the author has been writing nonfiction novels 10 of which she spends working on a newspaper report. Kelly is married to her husband, Tim Irvin, a photographer. They live in San Antonio Texas with their two children, grandchildren and two cats. During free time, Kelly likes to read books written by her favorite authors in romantic suspense and mystery genre, write short stories.

One of her latest novel releases is The Saddle Maker’s Son; it is the third book in Amish of Bee County series and was published in June 2016. The novel is the sequel to The Beekeepers son and The Bishop’s Son books that have made it to the finalist level in ACFW Carol Award Contest for the romance category.

Kelly is also the author of New Hope Amish series and Bliss Creek Amish series both published by Harvest Housing. Other novels released by the author are No Child of Mine and A Deadly Wilderness, novellas in two collections include; An Amish Market, An Amish Christmas Gift.

Love Redeemed made it to the finalist in American Christian Fiction Writers Carol Awards in 2015.

To Love and to Cherish

The novel begins with Emma Shirack’s father and mother light automobile being hit by neighbor’s truck, Mr. Cramer. The witnesses to this horrifying accidents are Emma’s sister, Katherine, and her brother Luke who saw their parents being thrown out of their buggy and dying right before them.

With the death of their parents, life changed for the worst, they almost lost their farm, and they had no one to care for them. Luke, Emma’s elder brother, and his family sold his property and moved in with his siblings.

Emma’s was already heartbroken and not fully healed from her past. Her boyfriend, Carl Freiling had deserted the Amish community of Bliss Creek 4 years earlier, and she had no proper information as to why he had left. Since then she vowed that no one would ever break her heart and that she would never date again. Thomas Brennaman was the man who was interested in dating her after his wife died four years ago from cancer. He wanted to date her, but the problems were that he always had trouble in expressing himself and thus all that Emma saw in him was a good friend.

Now Carl, the boyfriend who abandoned her returns and begs Emma to give him a second chance. Moreover, fearing he would lose in the game of love, Thomas, at last, decided to express his feelings to Emma. The entire novel is all about to terms with what her former boyfriend Carl did to her and whom she decides to date in this game of love.

To Love and to Cherish is a well written; the baseline of the story is heartbreaking with the first few pages of the novel dealing with the death of the protagonist character. It is a story of forgiveness and family relations. The characters are so real, for instance, Emma emotions are so touching and real such that you can relate to real life people.

She is dealing with the death of her parents and forgiving the man responsible is no easy task for her. The author did a splendid job, of enabling the characters to express their feelings in a way that connects with the readers. The romance part of the novel read very well, starting from Thomas to Carl.

A Heart Made New

A Heart Made New is book two in The Bliss Creek Amish series by Kelly Irvin. In this book, Annie Shirack has always been in love with David Plank right from childhood. Unfortunately, his sickness seems to be making a wide gap between them, and in addition to this David has decided that it is for their best that they never see each other again. This separation is intended for the best since this way in case David dies, Annie will not be left a young widow, and the separation makes her very upset and thus feels that he is not giving their relationship a chance.

In the absence of her parents, Annie seems like she is a burden to Luke her elder brother. And with Luke’s wife complaining that Annie is not helping a lot in the house, but she works in the local town bakery and gives her money to Luke to aid with home expenses. One day, a desperate man walks into the bakery and pulls out a gun, a few moments later the man is arrested and taken to prison, leaving behind his girlfriend and a three-year-old baby in their van.

The compassionate Ann takes them home with the belief that helping someone in need is what she is supposed to do. However, not even all the right doings in the entire world cannot change Ann’s troubled heart or can it aid her to forget the man she loves.

Love’s Journey Home

For Helen Crouch, it has been seven years since her husband died, but she is still doing fine. She now makes a living from selling canned goods and jams at the bakery. Her whole world goes into turbulence when a new family moves in town. Gabriel Gless has moved to town together with his family so as to escape the worldly influences of Indiana. For Gabriel and Helen, they have so much in common. They both have lost their spouses, and both have the experiences of raising their families alone. Also during the summer, the scorching sun and drought force the families to abandon their families and establish settlement somewhere else, and each family must find the faith and trust to follow Gods direction.

Loves Journey home is a novel that showcases, Kelly Irvin spectacular writing skills in the publishing world, the characters both primary and secondary are well crafted with each character connecting with the reader correctly. The storyline is well developed that keeps the reader’s attention captivated.

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