Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book Review - "The Forgotten Recipe"

Book Description from the publisher:

After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies.
Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend. Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome—but most importantly, he loves Veronica.
When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her, a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love—or be loved—again. Yet when she discovers a batch of forgotten recipes and opens a bake stand to sell her Mammi’s raspberry pies, Veronica picks up a regular customer who gives her heart pause.
Jason Huyard was with Seth when he lost his life—a memory that haunts him still. So when he seeks out the grieving fiancée to convey his condolences, the last thing he expects—or wants—is to fall in love. Nonetheless, Jason soon finds himself visiting Veronica’s bake stand every week . . . and it’s for more than the raspberry pies.
Now, as Veronica’s heart thaws, Jason can’t bring himself to tell her he was there when Seth died. Can he ever reveal where he was on the day her life derailed? Or will his secret rob them of the second chance at love they both want?
About the Author
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at www.amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston

My Review:
"The Forgotten Recipe" is book #1 in Amy Clipston's Amish Heirloom series, and it is an excellent start to the series that will tug at your heart and take you back into your own memories of family recipes.  I loved how the storyline revolved around a newly found heirloom recipe.  A recipe that has not been made in years and is an instant hit with people who stop by the bake stand.  This pie forms a connection with Jason and Veronica; although Jason knows they have another connection as well and is hesitant to share it.  Veronica and Jason are both such great main characters, I found myself empathizing with both of them and becoming completely immersed in their world.  I am looking forward to book #2, "The Courtship Basket," as I loved book #1 and the concept of this series. 

*Thanks to the BookLook Bloggers Program for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

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