Soulful stories from three beloved authors! Eve and her family need A Recipe for Hope while they temporarily live with her Old Order parents. Hannah must look past her stubbornness if she's to find A Spoonful of Love. And Deborah needs A Taste of Grace when it comes to brooding Abram. Includes a PDF file with a reading group guide and 45 Old Order Amish recipes!
Unabridged audio CD; approximately 7 hours; 6 CDs; read by Heather Henderson.
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 neighbors oldest son, Abram, comes running into Ferns kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance until mistrust threatens to end their 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 Eves 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 cant 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.
"Heather Hendersons performance conveys warmth and tenderness in three stories about family, faith, and forgiveness. Through variations in tone and pacing, Henderson injects a wide range of vocal qualities into the diverse characters. Young, innocent Fern struggles to focus on her job of healing people rather than her nervous attraction to the testy, strong-willed Abram. Independent Hannah helps a quiet stranger stop running from his past and the guilt that haunts him. And Eve stays with her parents, watches the development of her mothers debilitating illness, and discovers why their relationship is so strained. Hendersons steady, unhurried performance smoothly interweaves the Amish language with English and conveys the traditions and wisdom of this tight-knit community."
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