An Amish Kitchen
By: Beth Wiseman, Amy Clipston, Kelly Long
Published by Thomas Nelson
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.
I love Amish fiction, so I was excited to read and review An Amish Kitchen.
These stories are fairly short, making them good for a busy mom. 🙂
I found them perhaps a bit rushed at the end – moreso in the 1st story – but they flowed well overall.
Relationships are so important in our lives, and they are often nurtured in the kitchen. The first 2 stories focus on a romantic relationship (a nice, rated G one!) and the 3rd book tells of a mother and daughter who are trying to mend a strained relationship.
I enjoyed the stories and would recommend the book. They were an easy read and easy to follow. They had simple but wholesome messages within.
These stories remind us that God’s plan doesn’t always make sense to us and we may have no clue why certain things in life are happening — or not happening — but He does indeed have a plan for us that will come about in His perfect timing.
There is also a reading group discussion guide included, as well as 45 Old Order Amish Recipes. Nice!
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