Join a class of unlikely Ohioans who take cooking lessons at Lyle and Heidi Troyer’s Amish farm. A woman engaged to marry, an expectant mother estranged from her family, a widowed mom seeking to simplify, a Vietnam vet who camps on the Troyer’s farm, and an Amish widower make up the mismatched lot of students. But Heidi’s cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as they each share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?
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 over 70 books with more than 9 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA 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: www.WandaBrunstetter.com
I love this new series coming out by Wanda Brunstetter. This series will touch many hearts. I loved all the different individuals and their own stories and what bought each one to the cooking class held by Heidi. From all walks of life. I love to go to one of these classes. I think I am a lot like Charlene. My cooking skills are not great. She is engaged to be married but his mother doesn't seem to like her. Then there is Loretta a widow raising her two little ones. Eli is a friend of Heidi's and Lyle's and his wife was killed and his cooking skills are not great. A mystery that hasn't been solved is who killed her? Then we have Kendra a unwed mother. Trying to find herself in life and a
answer as what to do with her baby. Then comes Ron and veteran who is struggling in life and finds ways to provide for himself not legally. Heidi finds this is more then just a cooking class. People who are there for more then just learning to cook. Can Heidi help them? You see God working through out the book using Heidi. Awesome characters well written as Wanda's books always are. O and as a bonus there are recipes in the book for you to try.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.