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Ruth Hartzler’s books have happy endings, and no animals or children are harmed.
They are all feel-good books.
All are available in paperback and Large Print paperback, and some are available in audio. Ruth’s books published by Harlequin are available in bookstores across the US.


Cozy Mysteries
An Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery series
USA Today Bestselling Series
  1. True Confections
  2. Previous Confections
  3. Confection is Good for the Soul
  4. Speak with Confection
  5. An Instant Confection
  6. Confections of a Partygoer
  7. A Scottish Confection

More coming.

The first 3 books are available in a box set: Amish Cupcake Cozy Mystery Box Set Books 1-3
Top 7 (paid) Book Amazon US Store 2020
USA Today Bestseller 2020


Amish Safe House
Clean and Wholesome Romantic Suspense
#1 Best-selling series of 3 novellas.
These books are available in paperback and Large Print paperback.
In ebook, they are only available to readers who join Ruth’s email list.


Kate Briggs is a U.S. Marshal who works in WITSEC, the Federal witness protection program. After an attempt on her life, her boss sends her to live in a small Amish community until the mole in the agency is found. Will Kate, who is used to the ways of the world, be convincing as a sweet Amish woman?

When a murder is committed in the community, how will Kate assist the handsome police officer heading up the case without revealing her true identity?

And will Kate be able to leave behind her non-Amish ways as she finds herself off the grid in more ways than one?

  1. Off the Grid
  2. In Plain View
  3. Safe Hearts
Amish Safe House: Three Book Box Set
Top 50 Book (Paid) on Amazon US Store 2017
Top 100 Book (Paid) on Amazon US Store 2020


Ruth also writes Amish Romance
The Amish Millers Get Married
A series of happy, feel-good Amish Romance full length novels.


The four Miller sisters are injured when their buggy is hit by a car driven by Noah Hostetler who is on rumspringa.

The oldest sister, Hannah, is the first to recover physically, but is left with a fear of buggies and worse still, unforgiveness in her heart for Noah.
Can Hannah recapture the love she once felt for Noah?
Will love be enough to heal the wounds of the past?

  1. The Way Home
  2. The Way Forward
  3. The Narrow Way
  4. The Only Way
  5. Finding the Way
The first three books are available in the Box Set:
The Amish Millers Get Married: Box Set: Books 1-3

Top 20 (paid) book Amazon 2014 and Kindle All-Star book


Amish Second Chance Romance
Amish Romance

Diana Hunt has been an advertising executive in New York for the past fifteen years, avoiding her family and her old home in Lancaster as much as she can. A phone call changes everything.

When Diana returns home, she finds herself the close neighbor of Amish man, Jethro Wittmer, whose heart she broke fifteen years earlier.

Is Jethro betrothed? And why does Diana care?

Can God work a miracle and heal these broken hearts? 

  1. Healing Hearts
  2. Match Made in Heaven
  3. The Secret of Love

These are available in the Box Set: Amish Second Chance Romance Three Book Box Set


 The Amish Buggy Horse
Amish Romance
Series of 5 Amish Romance novellas
An Amish buggy horse by the name of "Blessing" is passed from one person to another, changing their lives in the process.
  1. Faith
  2. Hope
  3. Charity
  4. Patience
  5. Kindness
All FIVE books available in Box Set:
The Amish Buggy Horse Five Book Omnibus


Amish Bed & Breakfast series.
Clean and wholesome romantic suspense
30,000 word novellas.
  1. Amish Trust
  2. Amish Haven
  3. Amish Favor
  4. Amish Romance
All FOUR books available in Box Set:
Amish Bed and Breakfast: Four Book Box Set


Relic Hunters Taskforce
USA Today Bestselling Series
Clean and wholesome archaeological adventure


Dr. Abigail Spencer is an ancient languages scholar. So why do covert agents want her dead?

When Special Agent Jack Riley asks college professor Dr. Abigail Spencer to translate an ancient copper scroll, she has no idea it will lead to the lost treasure of Croesus hidden for centuries.

When they arrive in Ephesus, their contact is dead; the scroll is gone, and mercenaries sent by a covert organization are determined to kill them.

It's a race against time for Abigail. Can she reach the treasure before the killers, and manage to stay alive?

  1. Scroll
  2. Papyrus
  3. Codex

  4. Sigil
Box Set available: Relic Hunters Taskforce 3 Book Box Set: Books 1, 2, & 3.
Top 12 (paid) Book Amazon US Store 2021