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ARC Review - An Amish Kitchen May 29, 2013
I don’t tend to read a lot of Christian or Amish fiction. However, I have read a number of books set in and around Amish communities and so I was interested to read a book that was from the actual Amish perspective.
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.
Review by Roslyn
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
|Publication Date||December 18, 2012|