Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Book Review - "An Amish Kitchen"

"An Amish Kitchen" is a collection of three Amish novellas written by Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston and Kelly Long,  three women whom write wonderful Amish stories! 

Book Description from the publisher:

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 neighbor’s oldest son, Abram, comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance—until mistrust threatens to end the 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 Eve’s 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 can’t 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.

Also Includes Reading Group Guide and 45 Old Order Amish Recipes

My Review -

This book really is a quick read as it is split  into three novellas.  I was immediately drawn into each of the three stories as well into the lives of the characters.  Fern, Hannah and Eve are all strong main characters and although I loved their stories, I would love to read more about these women as well!  Each woman is faced with choices, decisions and the prospect of love and each much learn to look to God, rely upon Him and follow their hearts. 

*I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for a honest review.*

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