An Amish Kitchen….By Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long

An Amish Kitchen

By Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long

Published by Thomas Nelson

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Book Description

The Amish Kitchen is the Heart of the Home – and the Ideal Setting for Stories of Love and Hope.

Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania, always brings a brisk change in the weather. This season also ushers in unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women.

Fern has a green thumb for growing healing herbs, but longs for love to bloom in her life. Then the next-door neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance—until mistrust threatens to end the growing attraction.

Nearby, Hannah runs her parents’ bed and breakfast, Paradise Inn—but her life feels nothing like Paradise. She longs for a man of integrity to enter her life, but never expected him to knock on the front door looking for a room. Will she be able trust Stephen with her future once she discovers his mysterious past?

When a storm blows a tree onto Eve’s farmhouse, she has little choice but to temporarily move her family into her parents’ home. Outside of cooking together in the kitchen, Eve and her mother can’t agree on anything. But this may be just the recipe for hope in healing old wounds.

Three Amish stories—each celebrating love, family, and faith—all taking place in a tight-knit community where the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.

Also Includes Reading Group Guide and 45 Old Order Amish Recipes.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

An Amish Kitchen is a neat collection of three novellas, and the Amish Kitchen of the characters has a huge part of each story. The stories are so realistic because the kitchen is a major part of the Amish lifestyle in reality. And I loved getting the recipes as a bonus in this book, especially the herbal remedies! 

I love Amish fiction and really enjoyed Faith and Abram’s story in Kelly Long’s “A Taste of Faith; reading about Hannah King’s Bed and Breakfast and newcomer Stephen Esh in Amy Clipston’s “A Spoonful of Hope,” and  Beth Wiseman’s “ A Recipe for Hope,” and Eva Bender and her family’s disaster when a tree falls on her haus. In all three of these stories, the characters deal with difficult situations, and they need to trust God and depend on Him. Their faith carries them through, but it is not always easy. It is difficult to pick a best one, because they all interacted so well together and I enjoyed them all.

If you love Amish fiction, this one is for you. You will love these short stories. This is a great book for those who really don’t have time to read a full size novel.

Booksneeze provided a copy of this book for me to read and review through their blogging program. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

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