Wanda Brunstetter The Blessing From Barbour Books

Wanda Brunstetter  The Blessing

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Return to the Troyer farm where Heidi welcomes six new cooking class students who experience the healing hand of God.

Despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Lyle and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi’s table.

During each class, Heidi teaches culinary skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her students—though, this time Heidi’s own hurting heart will need some healing nourishment.

This is the second book in The Amish Cooking Class series. Check out Book 1, The Seekers

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

This book was such a Blessing to read, probably why it’s called The Blessing. Lyle and Heidi once again invite people into their home for cooking classes. This time she had six students. All six were very different, all ages and all walks of life. But each one had struggles they had to deal with daily, including their hostess. With Heidi and Lyle’s string faith in The Lord and sweet attitude, the six students were drawn toward their kindness. My heart hurt so for Heidi because she wanted a child so bad. Situations change in life just as they did in this story, and I liked the way the story ended.

And as for the ‘old fashion’ words and statements in the story as one reviewer put it. That depends on where you live. Some of my family talk more ‘old fashion’ than the author used in this story. It’s nothing wrong with it, it’s a way of life that we need to respect. And in this story, we were reading about plain people, and they don’t talk fancy. Just my thoughts on that.

This was such a sweet story. I haven’t read any more books in this series but I plan to read them soon. If you enjoy Amish fiction, you will really enjoy The Blessing. A copy of this book was provided by the publisher, Barbour Books for me to read. I was not required to write a review. The words and opinions in this review are mine, and mine only.

 

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The Farmer’s Market Mishap by Wanda Brunstetter

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New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter and Daughter-in-Law, Jean, Weave a Lighthearted Romance from Indiana’s Amish Country

Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love.

Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill—50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won’t work for her. Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp.

Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?

How did Thelma meet her husband? Find out in The Lopsided Christmas Cake.

 

My Thoughts on this book
Elma Hochstetler didn’t like living alone in the house their grandmother left she and her twin sister. But Thelma had moved just across the street with her new husband in their new house. The sisters still so which other every day working in the Amish store also left to them about their grandmother. But Thelma was pregnant so she was unable to work very many hours per day. Which made Elma even lonelier.
That is until Ben Wagler not a basket of fruit off the table at the farmers market. A basket of fruit that was to be sold. Elma and Ben were attracted to each other but the problem was I live so far away from one another. And especially Thelma didn’t like that idea of her sister moving away, so she spent her time trying to hook Elma up with a friend of her husbands. But wait, they had just met and no one was moving.

I enjoyed this sweet Amish story about these twin sisters. Marriage is not an easy time for twins who have spent their entire life together. If only Elma could find someone close by to love, so she breaks it off with Ben. And of course I shared Elma’s hurt because I really like Ben. And I was so happy for both of them to finally find love, especially at their age.

I highly recommend this Amish story to everyone who loves Amish books. Or if you just want a good clean enjoyable read, this is a book that you need to check out. I received this book from Barbour Publishing. I was not required to write a review, it was my choice to write this positive review, and the opinions in this review are my honest opinion’s only.

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About the Author
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda’s stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at http://www.wandabrunstetter.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Women of Courage by Wanda E. Brunstetter……from Barbour Books

Women of Courage

by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Women of Courage

ABOUT THIS BOOK

Take a three-thousand mile journey with Amanda Pearson as she leaves the disgrace of a broken engagement and enters the work of a Quaker mission in the western wilds. The trip is fraught with danger, and Amanda is near death before reaching her destination. Among those she meets are an Indian woman who becomes her first convert and a half-Indian trapper who seems to be her biggest critic. But love follows her into the wilderness and will determine the course of her future. You are sure to enjoy this historical romance adventure from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Women of Courage was a bit different than the Amish fiction that Wanda Brunstetter writes, but Ms. Brunstetter can write anything, and she shows it in this book! She has my attention early in the book, and I enjoyed the adventures I experienced throughout this book. Following Amanda Pearson as she takes the three-thousand mile journey will keep you hopping until the very end. And you will enjoy the historical journey, the heartbreaks and difficulties as well as the happier times. I always enjoy stories with Indians, and I really enjoyed the Indians Amanda comes in contact with, and getting to know them. This book covers a lot of miles and a lot of information, but all in all, it is a really good read.

I received this book from Barbour Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband’s Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.

The Best of Amish Friends Cookbook Collection by Wanda E. Brunstetter …all from Barbour Books!

COMING TO YOU FROM BARBOUR BOOKS

Best of Amish Friends Cookbook Collection, The

2 Bestselling Titles in 1

by Wanda E. Brunstetter

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About this Cookbook!

From Barbour’s bestselling author of fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter, comes The Best of Amish Friends Cookbook Collection. This brand-new title is a treasure trove of recipes and interesting facts from the heart of Amish country and includes recipes divided into sections such as breads and rolls, desserts, main dishes, sides, jams and jellies—and more! You’ll find only the best of home cooking between the pages of this delightful book, and as an added bonus, you’ll find featured facts about Amish life. Topped off by one beautifully designed package, cooks of all ages will have a hard time passing this one up!

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK,,,,,and its on sale here at Barbor Books
This is the most amazing cookbook I’ve ever seen! It is not only a cookbook, it is a book to display on your coffee table, or other places in your home for friends and family to be able to look at. Most of the recipes are pretty easy to make and those I tried are fabulous!! The book is spiral bound and the paper used looks like photo paper and is a very good quality. The pictures are awesome and top quality. There are photos of some of the recipes, and they look scrumptious and good enough to eat! There are also pictures taken around different places on Amish farms. And I really love the little tidbits all throughout the book about the Amish and their lifestyle.
As I looked through this book, I thoroughly enjoyed all of the photos, the food as well as the Amish pictures. And the little Amish tidbits truly warmed my heart as I got a glimpse of the Amish lifestyle. And one little cutesy thing I like is the Amish horse and buggy at the bottom of each recipe.
This entire book is so very well thought out and put together.  This Amish Cookbook is a really beautiful book inside and out. Wanda E. Brunstetter and Barbour Publishing needs all the praise for creating an amazing Cookbook such as this.
Oh and a few of my favorites are…..
Crispy Baked Potatoes – these are so, so good!
Baked Pork Chops – so very good and so easy!
Golden Baked Chicken – Yummy!
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Peanut Brittle!
You may have heard of or used a lot of these recipes, but many were new to me. And to have so many recipes I will use in one book is even more amazing! As you can tell, I love, love this book. And I hope you will love it as much as I do!
I received this book from the publisher Barbour Books to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 About the Author

Wanda E. Brunstetter

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband’s Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.

Twice Loved…..By…Wanda E. Brunstetter

Twice Loved…..

By…Wanda E. Brunstetter

From Barbour Publishing

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About Twice Loved

Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter brings you a touching story of a single mother widowed after World War II. Bev Winters’s new job is an answer to prayer and just in time for Christmas—until her boss’s kindness awakens an old longing. Will her pride allow love after loss? Also enjoy a collection of 1940s recipes and handcrafts along with stories and trivia about Christmas 1946.

My Thoughts on this Book

This is a very heartwarming and touching book to read, and especially if you read it during the Christmas Holidays. Dan was trying to keep the second hand store opened after his wife passed away, and was willing to hire Bev Winters since she needed a job. Bev had lost her husband, and now she had no job, trying to raise her daughter, and this was perfect for her. She even found a place to live so she could walk to work so save money. As they spent more time together, Dan started getting attached to Bev’s daughter and an attraction to Bev was there as well.

In this sweet and touching story, two lonely people finds someone to spend time with. And more importantly, they were able to spend their Christmas together. I loved Twice Loved and I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting a good Christmas read! Wanda Brunstetter again gives readers a wonderful heartwarming story to read. Purchase your copy today for an enjoyable read!

I received this book from the publisher…Barbour Publishing and NetGalley to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Wanda E. Brunstetter

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband’s Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.

The Discovery…Six Part Series from Wanda Brunstetter from Barbour Books

Wanda Brunstetter….The Discovery

exclusive 6-consecutive-month release Amish serial novel. 

 Book 1 

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About this book

In Goodbye to Yesterday, part one of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery–A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus, an Amish couple, are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives. Financial struggles. Arguments. A suspected pregnancy. A last-minute trip to Middlebury, Indiana. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. Will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?  Follow their story in this exclusive 6-consecutive-month serial novel.

My Thoughts On Part One

I really love Meredith and Luke and struggled with them as they made the decision for Luke to travel to Indiana for a few weeks. Meredith has doubts about the trip, and she was right, Luke was mugged and left for dead when a troubled teen decided to take his money and identity. Luke is now in this hospital fighting for his life.

Book 2

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In The Silence of Winter, part two of New York Times Bestselling  author, Wanda E. Brunstetter’s The Discovery–A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith anxiously waits to hear that Luke has arrived safely in Indiana for a new job opportunity. . .but Luke’s call never comes. Instead, Meredith receives news that tears her heart to shreds and leaves her just barely living—and only for the sake of the little one growing within her. How will Meredith ever go on without Luke?

My Thoughts On Part Two

This part is very sad, with Meredith waiting for a call from Luke that she will never get. Then the sheriff shows up at her door with the news that changes her life. What will she do now with a baby on the way, most of their savings gone, no job and no help? Things just can’t get any worse than they are now. Or could they?

Book 3  

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 In The Hope of Spring, part three of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery–A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith Stoltzfus is trying to piece her life back together, while in a hospital miles away, a young man is fighting for his life and remains in a coma. . . . Weeks away from the baby being born, Meredith has never been so scared. She aches for Luke and knows her baby will need his father. She’s nearly out of money; can she somehow manage to provide for herself and her baby—alone?

My Thoughts On Part Three

By this time, I am just as anxious as Meredith is and my heart goes out to her as the time for her delivery draws closer. She is really trying to live life again, but missing Luke makes it almost impossible. But then there is Jonah, they new guy in town. And there is also a man in the hospital that hasn’t waken up and no one knows who he is.

Book 4 

4About this book

In The Pieces of Summer, part four of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery–A Lancaster County Saga, it’s only been a few months since Meredith Stoltzfus lost her husband, Luke, and deep down, she feels uncomfortable when Jonah Miller comes by often, so willing to help her with things around the house. Meanwhile, as a young, nameless man heals and regains strength in his body, his mind grasps at every image that flits across his memory, desperately trying to recall his former life. . . .

My Thoughts On Part Four

Despite the fact that Meredith lost her husband only a few months ago, Jonah keeps making appearances at her house. I really got annoyed at Jonah because he seemed to be pushing his way into Meredith’s life. I thought he needed to give her more space instead of trying to force his way into her life. Yeah, he says he is just helping her out because it’s the Amish way, but then where are the other young men in the area? Are they not doing their job by not helping? I don’t think that is the case. And Luke’s mom isn’t too happy about Jonah hanging around her son’s house either! Even though he is gone. But the man is still in the hospital, but healing, and trying his best to remember.

Book 5 

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In A Revelation in Autumn, part five of New York Times Bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter’s The Discovery–A Lancaster County Saga, Meredith Stoltzfus becomes closer to Jonah Miller and agrees to marry him in the spring of next year. About the same time, Luke, who is called “Eddie” by his nurse, is grateful for the nurse’s grandparents who kindly take him in. Maybe living in a home-type atmosphere will help him regain his memory. Can he put the pieces of his past back together and return home in time—before he loses Meredith again?

My Thoughts On This Book

Well he finally does it, Jonah has ask Meredith to marry him. So the real truth comes out, and Mrs. Stoltzfus, Luke’s mom is not happy at all. But Meredith says Yes, so they start preparing for the wedding. In the mean time, a man is still struggling with his identity, trying to remember about his past life and who her really is. Though he remembers a few things about his former life, he just can’t put it all together.

Book 6

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In A Vow for Always, the conclusion ofNew York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunsetter’s The Discovery, Luke Stoltzfus’ memory completely returns, and he rushes home to Lancaster County. When Meredith reunites with Luke, hours before her wedding to Jonah, she realizes her feelings for Jonah were never true love. Can Jonah’s heart withstand the way Meredith must break it to regain real love and restore her family?

My Thoughts On This Book

And what we have been waiting for. Luke remembers more and more and when he sees a faceless doll, he remembers the name of the person who made it, which happens to be Meredith’s sister. This leads Luke to a time or remembering, even remembers who he is, his wife and family, and that he is Amish. But at the same time, a wedding is about to be, and Jonah is so excited that he is finally marrying the person he has loved for many years. Will Luke return home in time? And what else has changed in the year he has been gone?

You will find answers in Wanda Brunstetter’s Six Part Amish Series, The Discovery.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are the books and the order they are written:

The Discovery–A Lancaster County Saga
Book 1 – Goodbye to Yesterday
Book 2 – The Silence of Winte
Book 3 – The Hope of Spring
Book 4 – The Pieces of Summer
Book 5 – A Revelation in Autumn
Book 6 – A Vow for Always

My Overall Review……

This is a really good series to read. And each book is short and only takes a few hours. So if you are one of those people who can’t read a big thick book, check out this Amish series. You will have six short books and can read when you can and how much you want.

I really liked Meredith and Luke, and was sad when he was beaten beyond recognition. But Jonah was a different story. I thought he was just in the way, but then I knew about Luke and Meredith didn’t! I did feel bad for Jonah though when his wedding was canceled at the last minute and he lost the girl he had loved for years.

Other characters I enjoyed were the nurses at the hospital and the family that took Luke in after he got out of rehab. Even though they were an Englisch family, a bond was between them and Luke’s family because of the hospitality they showed toward Luke.

If you enjoy Amish fiction, this is a series you will love. Pick up your copy today for hours of enjoyment and entertainment.

I received this book from the publisher Barbour Books to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

About the Author

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 60 books with more than 6 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA 518ef6b307ab0a7e9d9a8a.L._V182261774_Today, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda’s primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern “Englishers.” Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit: http://www.WandaBrunstetter.com