Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A Chance to Heal (Love Inspired) by Vannetta Chapman and Rebecca Kertz

 My Thoughts:  YAY!  Today is the release of this great 2-n-1 book.  Two stories for the price of one.  

Just to let you know that this is a reprint.

The first story is The Baby Next Door by Vannetta Chapman.  

When Grace Troyer and her baby girl move back to Amish country because Grace is Amish she meets Adam Schrock.  Adam likes Grace and so when he  needs help on his farm tours he asks Grace if she would be willing to cook for English people.  

Grace isn't sure this is a good idea but she needs a job so she agrees.  This turns into a fun adventure for Grace and Adam.  

The next story is Loving Her Amish Neighbor by Rebecca Kertz.

Lucy is a pregnant Amish widow and if she doesn't have enough trouble she is in a buggy accident.  So, now that he buggy is out of commission she wonders what she will do.  Then her neighbor, Gabriel Fisher, wants to help her.  

Poor Gabriel is a wounded Amish bachelor.  He just wants to help Lucy.  

Lucy decides to accept his help and the story takes off on their sweet courtship.

Need encouragement this summer?  Read these two great stories.

*Thanks to the author for providing this book for review*

Monday, June 27, 2022

The Hawaiian Discovery by Wanda E. Brunstetter & Jean Brunstetter


Book Description:  Ellen Lambright mourned when her best friend, Mandy, moved from Indiana to Hawaii. But now Ellen has received the Amish church’s permission to go to Hawaii and help Mandy through challenging times. Rob Smith works on the Williams family’s organic farm, far from his past mistakes and burning regrets. When Ellen befriends Rob, the attraction is mutual, but her commitment to the Amish faith stands between them. Could a heartfelt discovery lead to forgiveness, reunion, and love? Or is Ellen’s destiny waiting for her in Indiana?

My Thoughts:  I loved The Hawaiian Quilt so I was anxiously awaiting this sequel.
~back story~Remember that Mandy Frey and her three friends worked and saved enough money to take a cruise and ended up in Hawaii.  But when it was time for the ship to return one of her friends was missing and so Mandy and Ellen miss the ship looking for their friend.  They are taken in by a sweet christian couple who are Hawaiian. Mandy loves it but Ellen misses everything Amish.
Now Mandy is living in Hawaii and Ellen misses her. So when the church allows Ellen to go to Hawaii to help Mandy things develop that neither young woman sees coming.
Can these young Amish ladies learn to live in the place they love and with people that they have come to cherish.
Such a grandastic story!  Of course, I love Wanda & Jean Brunstetter's storytelling!  So I am a bit biased. 😊  
This is a great sequel.  Makes a wonderful gift too.

Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Shiloh Run Press 
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1683224477
  • ISBN-13: 978-1683224471

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

The Simplified KJV [Wildflower Medley] Hardcover

 My Thoughts:  WOW!  This Bible is super!  I really have no words to describe how beautiful it is.  

It's a nice size too so the pages are big enough that there is room to write or draw in the margins.  It will make a nice journaling Bible. It's hard back so the pages don't get messed up. But best of all Barbour has simplified the King James and Barbour's Simplified KJV builds off the familiarity and trustworthiness of the King James Bible while removing the difficulties of antiquated language and punctuation. 

Keeping all the original translation work of the 1611 Bible, the Simplified KJV carefully updates old styles that may interfere with your understanding today: 

  • outdated verb styles are refreshed--for example, art becomes aregavest becomes gave
  • old forms of address--like theethou, and ye--are updated
  • confusing older terms--such as wroth or divers--are modernized
  • pronouns for God--He, His, Him, You, Yours, Me, My--are capitalized for clarity
  • quotation marks are included with spoken language
  • long sentences are shortened with modern punctuation
  • paragraphs are added throughout

I love  this Bible!  It's truly in a class by itself.

*This Bible was provided for review by Barbour*

It's available at Amazon

WOW {Warm Oven Wednesday}


Tuesday, June 21, 2022

The Return to the Big Valley by Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter


 Book Description:  Journey back to an area of Pennsylvania that is home to three distinct Amish communities and meet three young women who face heartfelt disappointments in romance.

My Thoughts:  Three short stories in one book all penned by the Brunstetter women.
Wilma’s Wish by Wanda E. Brunstetter:  The wise old heart and five young children.  Such a humorous story full of laughter and children.  Five boys!  What can five boys do to help love along?  Such a great story.

Martha’s Miracle by Jean Brunstetter:  Martha is not your average Amish young woman.  She loves to fish and hunt not cook, sew and bake.  Can a man understand Martha's feelings for nature?  Then she meets Glen.  Glen is great and a fireman to boot but Glen wants to leave the Amish faith.  Is this romance headed for disaster or can Martha see how Glen feels.  An interesting take on the Amish life.

Alma’s Acceptance by Richelle Brunstetter:  This was the saddest of all the stories to me.  I felt deeply for Alma as a widow and needing acceptance.  Sometimes people no matter the religion can be so cruel in their disdain for what they don't know or see.  Elias Krutz doesn't see their romance as a problems and then Alma receives some news that changes her thoughts.  A lovely if somewhat sad story.  But remember sad doesn't mean bad just emotional.

*This book was provided for review by Barbour Publishing*

  • Publisher : Barbour Fiction 
  • Language : English
  • Paperback : 448 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1643528718
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1643528717