Thursday, March 28, 2013

An Amish Kitchen

An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Kelley Long, Amy Clipston

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. 


Short, but such good stories. One of my favorite book genres, are Amish Fiction. Maybe because I love the Amish life so much and have such admiration and respect for them. These 3 stories take us right into the heart of Pennsylvania, to the kitchens, to the goodies being baked and cooked, and to the stories of Fern, Hannah and Eve. I really enjoyed the different characters, the stories, the faith that the Amish women have and as always the love that binds this community together. A joy to read.