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
“Fans of Amish fiction will find triple the enjoyment here thanks to this gathering of novellas in one book.” —Publishers Weekly for An Amish Wedding
|Contributor(s)||Beth Wiseman , Amy Clipston , Kelly Long|
|About the Contributor(s)||Beth Wiseman
Beth Wiseman is the best-selling author of the Daughters of the Promise series and the Land of Canaan series. Having sold over 1.5 million books, her novels have held spots on the ECPA (Evangelical Christian Publishers Association) Bestseller List and the CBA (Christian Book Association) Bestseller List. She is a two-time winner of the Carol Award in, a three-time winner of the Inspirational Readers Choice Award, and an INSPY Award winner. In 2013 she took home the coveted Holt Medallion. This is Beth’s fifteenth novel, and she has also published thirteen novellas that appear in various Thomas Nelson collections.
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller 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 three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
Kelly Long is the author of the Patch of Heaven series. She was born and raised in the mountains of Northern Pennsylvania. She’s been married for twenty-six years and enjoys life with her husband, children, and Bichon. Visit Kelly on Facebook: Fans-of-Kelly-Long and Twitter: @KellyLongAmish.
|Release Date||Dec 18, 2012|
- Review by Roslyn
I was pleasantly surprised by An Amish Kitchen. The main focus of the three novellas is navigating the path of life – love, redemption, family – by their faith in God.
As I am unfamiliar with the Amish dialect as a whole, it was really handy to have the glossary in the front. I’m sure I could have worked it out, but this reference guide was really handy.
What I got from An Amish Kitchen is that, yes, the Amish do live a lifestyle that many of us simply don’t understand, however they are normal, regular people with the same emotions and issues as non-Amish. They want love, they struggle with guilt and their family relationships are tested.
This was a really lovely book, and if you are looking for a sweet, inspirational read, this will be right up your alley. The authors have done a wonderful job of portraying three honest women of faith.
I’ve got to say I did like the recipes that came after the stories. I’ll have to give them a try.
Note: I was graciously provided with a copy of this book by the publisher, Thomas Nelson via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review.
(Posted on 5/28/2013)