Monday, June 5, 2017

The Farmers Market Mishap by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter

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.


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 90 books with more than 10 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:

My Review

The Farmers Market Mishap is a sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake. I really enjoyed this book. I loved reading Wanda's books you are never disappointed in a well developed story and characters.  Elam and her twin sister have always been together. Even after Thelma marries they still live by each other and run their grandparents store that was left to them. Only on e thing Elma is  now lonely cause she lives alone. Although she has dated a few men  she still hasn't found Mr. Right. Till one day she meets someone new at the Farmers Market. Ben Wagler is single man and helping out his mom at the market. While there checking out other stands at the market he accidentally knocks off a bunch  of fruit from one stand  and who does he meet Elam. She  likes him but how can anything become of a relationship when he lives so many miles away. Long distance relationships just don't work. Then there is her sister and her family she couldn't possibly move to Grabill. Then Ben has his mother to care for and his business so how can he possibly move to Topeka?  How can the two come together? Get this great book and find out!

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