A STORY SET IN THE HEART OF THE HOME-THE KITCHEN..
February 1, 2013
My Book Addiction
AN AMISH KITCHEN by Beth Wiseman,Amy Clipston and Kelly Long is a wonderful inspirational Amish Romance set in Paradise, Pennsylvania. For a glimpse of hope,delicious Old Order Amish recipes,family,faith,and love follow three women on a journey of forgiveness and healing. Fern,Hannah and Eve will bring a joy to your heart as each struggle for hope,second chances and another chance at love.Written by three powerful and talented authors comes three compelling and endearing novellas of faith,courage,and love. A story set in the heart of the home-the kitchen. A must read for Amish readers as well as romance readers. Received for an honest review from the publisher.
HEAT RATING: SWEET
REVIEWED BY: April, My Book Addiction and More/My Book Addiction Reviews
I am a huge fan of Amish fiction, I love reading about and learning about the simple life they lead and their strong reliance on God. Also I was beyond excited to see that there were 45 different recipes in the back of this book!! The only thing I love more than reading about the Amish, is learning to cook like them!
I found this book quite sweet, the stories were short, but so well written, that you don't feel like you were shorted in any way! I've read a number of Beth Wiseman's books, so I knew I was going to be reading a pretty great book already! (and I am a bit familiar with Both Kelly Long and Amy Clipston, and have enjoyed some of their short stories in the past). I wasn't surprised by this book, and enjoyed it so much!
Each story, (From Fern's slowly blooming love and trust, to Eve's struggle to build a relationship with her mother once again) had a really great heartwarming overtone to them. They were strongly Christian stories, but not in an overtly preachy way, so I would be very comfortable and highly recommend them to both Christian and non-Christian readers alike!
Excellent book, fantastic stories, and a great read!
Oh my stars ~there is not a thing better than a good Amish book in January. An Amish Kitchen is a collection of three stories with a common thread running through each story to tie them together.
There is nothing better than an Amish kitchen. Well except~ the yummy food prepared there. This book features 45 Old Order Amish recipes and remedies. I have already tried a few~ fantastic recipes!
The first story is about Fern ~ who happens to have a green thumb and uses her herbs and remedies they produce for healing. Fern's neighbor is watching his younger siblings while their parents are out of town. Fern is much needed to patch them up on more than one occasion. Romance blossoms from the crisis~ but it does not all work out so well.
The second story takes place just down the road where Hannah is managing her parent's Bed and Breakfast. An Amish man named~ Stephen shows up from another community to find a place to stay and needing work. He seems to be running from something but Hannah is happy to have a new friend and help around the Inn. Only her mother and the Bishop are not so excited about a single young woman and man living under the same roof.
The third story is about the neighbor named Eve~ who just happens to have to move back to her parent's home with her husband and three boys. A recent storm has landed a tree right through their roof. She dreads returning back home to her unloving mother. Her mother believes she is way to lenient with her boys~ letting them test too much of the world's devices. How will she survive until she is able to return to her home?
What a fun book~ I loved it! I liked how each story was short enough to finish in one setting. Yet~ the next story tied into the last story. I rate this book 5 stars. I am just a little sad it had to come to an end.
The last is also a story of forgiveness. Eve and Ben move into her parents home while there home is being repaired, a tree fell on it during a storm. There are the five of them going to live with her parents...there is a love triangle, and some old child abuse.
Will this family be able to get rid of old and new hurts, and have a good relationship?
These are three really good stories, and a very fast afternoon read.
Then there are the mouth watering recipes at the end...several going on my list!
I received this book through the Booksneeze Blogger Program, and was not required to give a positive review.