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Elma and her twin sister Thelma run the general store together. When Thelma marries and spends more and more time with her growing family, Elma feels lonely. She has dated, but wonders if she is being too picky. She meets Ben Wagler at the farmers’ market and sparks fly. The only problem is that he lives fifty miles away. How can she date someone who lives that far away and help run the store?
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: 2017
|Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.50 (inches)|
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 Thelmas 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 Grabill50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it wont 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.
Wandas 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 www.wandabrunstetter.com.
Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: Female3 Stars Out Of 5Simple Amish storyDecember 6, 2017Pam BurkePotosi, MOAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3The Farmers' Market Mishap is Wanda and Jean Brunstetter's sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake. Twins Elma and Thelma return in this simple story of life's ups and downs in their small Amish community.
This book is quick to read and pretty predictable in most elements of the story. Elma's concerns about whether or not she will every find love and how difficult it would be to move away from her sister are somewhat overplayed for my interest, which makes the story rather sluggish at times. Die-hard fans of Amish fiction, though, should enjoy this sweet story.
Thanks to Wanda and her publisher for providing a copy of the book. The thoughts provided in this review are my own.
Debbie WilderSalinas, CAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A delightful Amish romance!November 9, 2017Debbie WilderSalinas, CAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I thoroughly enjoyed looking in on Elma and Thelma again. They are very well developed and presented. It was fun seeing how Thelma and her husband Joseph have moved on with their lives since the end of the first book in the series. The bond that the twins have is a little strained because of the natural distance with this change. Yet their love for each other is the same.
I found the differences in the men that come into Elma's life very clear and easy to pick up. It was fun to see how her relationship with each of them progressed. I knew from early in the book who I wanted her to end up with.
I received a free eBook copy of this story through NetGalley. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.
Disclaimer: *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*
mommab5 Stars Out Of 5The Farmer's Market Mishap #2August 8, 2017mommabQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As always Wanda Brunstetter has come up with a great story. I would recommend this for some great Amish reading.
DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyed this mishap to husband romance...July 17, 2017DeannaNEAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was a story of the second unmarried twin found a husband, how her work and life was lived mostly helping and putting others first. Having twin grand-babies born this year I enjoyed this story focused on twins.
Booklover104 Stars Out Of 5Enjoyed this sequel to The Lopsided Christmas CakeJuly 16, 2017Booklover10Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Three things drove me to pick up this novel. The first was that it was written by Wanda Brunstetter and I have really enjoyed everything I have read by her. The second is that the cover is very eye-appealing. With it's bright colors and perfect setting, it definitely depicted some of the important scenes in the story. The third is that I truly liked The Lopsided Christmas Cake, so I knew I would like this sequel.
Elma is a woman that actually inspired me. She is a hard-working girl who doesn't let herself sit in her pity over not having a spouse or a family. She pours herself into working at her shop and helping her sister as she transitions into motherhood. She really doesn't think it's possible for her to find a husband because she can't move anywhere that's not near her twin sister.
I was torn completely with Delbert and Ben. I couldn't decide who I wanted to end up together until the end. I was definitely pleased with the ending! I appreciated that the story didn't make either one out to be a bad choice. It has been a while since I actually couldn't decide on who would be the best one to choose.
I'm looking forward to the next book that is coming out by Wanda Brunstetter. I'm thankful I don't have to wait long to read another gem by her!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.