Amy Schisler books in order
Amy Schisler is an American award-winning author of faith-inspired fiction books.
Raised in Southern Maryland, she holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Salisbury University, and a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Maryland.
Amy, who previously worked as a librarian and a teacher, currently resides on the Eastern Shore of Maryland with her beloved husband, their three lovely daughters, and two dogs.
Passionate about writing from early on, serving as an author and freelance writer for virtually all her life, Amy’s summer experiences with her grandparents on the shores of the Wicomico River, St. Mary’s County, inspired the setting of her books, Crabbing With Granddad (2015), and The Devil’s Fortune (2019).
Some of her literary accolades include, the Illumination Award, LYRA award, Independent Publisher Book Award, the Golden Quill, the Oklahoma Romance Writers International Digital Award, and the Forward Indies Award, among others.
Genres: Christian, Fiction, Romance, Spirituality
- A Place to Call Home (2014)
- Picture Me (2015)
- Whispering Vines (2016)
- Summer’s Squall (2017)
- The Devil’s Fortune (2019)
- The Good Wine (2021)
- Desert Fire, Mountain Rain (2020)
- Crabbing With Granddad (2015)
- The Greatest Gift (2017)
Chincoteague Island Trilogy
- Island of Miracles (2017)
- Island of Promise (2018)
- Island of Hope (2019)
Devotionals and Meditations
- Stations of the Cross Meditations for Moms (2018)
- A Devotional Alphabet (2019)
Detailed book overview
Susan O’Neil, young, single entrepreneur and owner of her own computer consulting business, is shocked to discover runaways Cassie and Ellie eating out of her trash.
Thus begins a dangerous journey, both figuratively and literally, for Susan, the children, and childhood friend and undercover FBI agent, Jim Russell.
Racing against the clock to find the true paternity of the supposed orphans pits Susan and Jim against a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to protect his empire.
From the Baltimore City Government to the Caribbean Islands and the Las Vegas Casinos, the unearthed secrets about Cassie and Ellie’s past threaten all of their futures.
Melissa Grant escaped the clutches of death, not once, not twice, but three times. While she considers this to be divine intervention, her assailant is sure that her luck will run out, and the authorities are suspicious that Melissa isn’t as innocent as she seems. Implicated in the murders of two of her closest friends, and running from both a hit man and the law, Melissa does what is thought to be impossible in the 21st Century – she disappears.
Julie Lawson has no family, no friends, and no past. She spends her days photographing the country and her nights tossing and turning as nightmares plague her sleep. While passing through the town of St. Brendan, on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, Julie finds some things she hasn’t had in a very long time – a home, friends, and love. For the first time in two years, Julie can see her future, but she can attain it only by surviving a predator from her past.
Eric West has a past of his own that he is trying to forget. His return to his hometown keeps his demons away until he meets Julie, and she stirs up emotions in him that he hasn’t felt in a long time. As he slowly begins to let go of this past, Eric tries to break down the walls that Julie has so tightly built around herself. Gaining her trust one small act at a time, and hiring the best investigator in DC to dig for answers, Eric opens the Pandora’s Box to Julie’s past which threatens all of their futures.
When death takes yet another person from Alex O’Donnell, she questions whether or not she will ever find happiness. Upon learning that she has inherited a vineyard in Italy, Alex leaves everything she knows behind to seek her future. She moves from her Baltimore apartment to a villa in Italy where she discovers a life of possibilities beyond her hopes and dreams. Arriving at the villa, Alex is taken aback by the animosity and scorn of the vineyard’s co-owner, Nicola Giordano.
Resentful of Alex’s sudden appearance, Nicola struggles to maintain his control over his business and his feelings for his new partner. The discovery of a journal from World War II becomes the tie that binds Alex and Nicola as they work to secure their future while putting together the pieces of a puzzle from the past. Unlock the hidden secrets among the Whispering Vines.
Baltimore City Police Detective, Abe (Lank) Lankton, assumes he'll be helping his cousin solve a minor problem when she calls and asks him to fly west. When he learns that he's been called out there to aid in capturing an elusive stalker, his first instinct is go straight back to Maryland.
However, when he meets the alluring victim, Summer Cooper, all bets are off. With his future, and his own life, in jeopardy, Lank must choose between going back to the life he knows in America's Charm City or staying out west to help Summer, but Lank's not sure that Summer is all that she claims to be or that the stalker even exists. One thing he knows for sure, Summer is guilty...of stealing his heart.
“They say, money can’t buy happiness…”
As a child, all Courtney ever wanted was to own Riverview Terrace. As an adult, that was the farthest thing from her mind. Following a near-fatal accident and court-approved windfall, Courtney gains a renewed desire to buy her ancestors’ colonial-era house, complete with rotting beams and a collapsing roof.
The legends of pirate treasure, hidden passageways, and long-concealed family secrets intrigue Courtney, but when a vandal thwarts the renovation process, the house is suddenly much more than she believes she can handle. River Terrace may lead Courtney to her destiny, but will the journey be on a road paved with treasure or a dead-end street that leaves her with nothing but regret?
You have kept the good wine until now.
It was said that the award-winning Whispering Vines was "Written in the spirit of those time-honored books and movies of wine-growing and Italy such as A Walk in the Sun by Deborah Chief or Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes" (Thomas Holyday, Eastern Shore Writers Book Blog). Picking up five years after the story of Alex and Nicola, The Good Wine gives us the story of Nicola's mother, Marta, and the forbidden love of her youth.
Marta Giordano spent the first half of her life on her family's struggling vineyard and the second half in the city of Florence as a wife and mother. However, between life on the vineyard and life with her husband and son, Marta lived a third life-a summer filled with secrets and romance-while staying with her aunt in Little Italy, Baltimore. Thirty-six years later, the widowed Marta returns to Little Italy older, wiser, and longing to reconnect with the man she left behind, but will their second chance lead to even more loss and heartache than it did the first time?
Dominic DeAngelo made one mistake as a youth, and it cost him everything-the trust of his family and community, his education and promising future, and ultimately, the love of his life. For his entire adult life, Dominic has worked hard to prove to the world, and to himself, that he is a good man. Finally content with the life he has made, Dominic learns that he is destined to lose it all once again. Will a reunion with the only woman he has ever loved be the blessing he has long awaited or a curse on them both?
Andi Nelson’s dream was to go to the Naval Academy and serve her country. As an intelligence commander with SEAL Team Three, her life is what she always imagined until a lapse in intelligence leads to the death of her team and the man she loves. Plagued with survivor’s guilt, Andi returns to her hometown in the Arkansas Ozarks only to discover that Buffalo Springs is as depressed and broken as she is.
Wade Montgomery, a mover and shaker in New York City’s world of finance, has closed his heart to the possibility of love. When he returns to Buffalo Springs to care for his ailing mother, Wade accepts the position of mayor and the task of helping the town to die gracefully.
Succumbing to the pitfalls of pride, he closes his eyes to the illegal dealings within the town’s government, plunging the town and Wade into a pit of lies and deceit that may destroy them both. Will restoring the town provide the purpose Andi needs to continue living? Will Andi’s determination to save the town open Wade’s eyes and his heart?
Three children accompany their grandfather to work one day unaware that their hero is one of a dying breed – a Maryland Waterman. While crabbing with Granddad, the children learn about the Maryland Blue Crab; but ultimately they learn something more important – how to make memories that will last a lifetime.
Princess Brianna has spent her life looking at the world from the windows of her room, the highest room in the tallest tower of the castle. Her plan to leave the castle and find a life of her own means that she will have to marry, but Princess Brianna refuses to settle for anyone.
She desires not just the perfect love, but the chance to experience life in the real world. With wisdom, courage, knowledge of self, and the help of her cat, Rune, Brianna devises a way to leave the castle on her own terms while obeying her parents and following her dreams.
Chincoteague Island Trilogy
Katherine Middleton leads a charmed life in her million dollar Georgetown Brownstone. The daughter of a world-renown anthropologist, she is happily married and employed by the Smithsonian when her world comes crashing down after the discovery of her husband’s secret life.
An impulsive decision to hide out on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, in order to re-evaluate her own life, leads Kate to earth-shattering revelations about herself, her family, and her future. Chincoteague Island, Virginia, introduces Kate to a world where people can still rely on each other, where hard work pays off, and where one’s past does not dictate the future.
Island of Miracles is a story about rediscovering oneself, restoring trust, recapturing love, and relying on faith. Island of Miracles is a 2018 winner of an Illumination Award, placing it among the best Christian works of fiction of 2017, and received an honorable mention from the Catholic Press Association.
Promises are like castles made of sand...Kayla believed Zach was the man to repair her heart and her family. Zach believed Kayla was the woman to repair his soul. But Zach’s secrets are too big, his guilt too heavy, for him to keep his promises. He needs to get out now before he causes Kayla more heartache than the young widow has already endured.
There’s nothing like a crisis to bring two people together, and suddenly, the idyllic island off the Mid-Atlantic coast has those in spades. A serial killer has found his way into paradise, bringing Zach’s former life close to home, and Kayla is facing a health scare that is every woman’s worse nightmare. Will the tragedies they face pull them apart or bring them closer to fulfilling their promises to each other?
Hope is that thing that sees through walls, breaks through barriers, and propels dreams into reality.
Despite numerous struggles and tragedies, the Middleton and Kelly families live humble and faith-filled lives on the Atlantic Ocean resort town of Chincoteague Island, Virginia. The tight-knit families represent everything Nick Black hopes to have – loving parents, welcoming homes, and stable lives, but a broken heart confirms his belief that he is worthy of everlasting happiness.
Taylor Murray wants nothing more than to be one of the world-famous Chincoteague Island Saltwater Cowboys, but a long-standing tradition stands in her way and pits her against her friends and neighbors. Brought together by a sudden tragedy, Nick and Taylor must navigate the waters of death, darkness, and despair in order to discover that miracles abound, promises are fleeting, and hope is a necessity for the families on Chincoteague Island.
Devotionals and Meditations
Amy teamed up with authors, Susan Anthony and Anne Kennedy, to create a book of Lenten meditations for moms based on the Stations of the Cross. The book contains meditations that make the Stations of the Cross more meaningful for moms. Real women, real moms, real problems. Open up this traditional Lenten practice and see how it can connect with your day-to-day life.
Amy Schisler is an award-winning novelist and a weekly blogger. Her blog posts center around her faith journey and the lessons she has learned along the way. These sixty-second meditations are taken from her posts between 2014 and 2019. They are meant to inspire, encourage, and welcome all women traveling on the road to Heaven.