I enjoy Amish stories and this is one of my favorites! Cooking with children, interacting with the parents and the faith element made this a wonderful book I didn’t want to put down or come to an end. Certainly one of my favorite authors!


I was gifted a copy from Barbour Publishing and my review is voluntary..




The Blessing by Wanda E Brunstetter

The Blessing (The Amish Cooking Class #2)

Heidi’s cooking classes are the focus point of the story. People from different walks of life come together for a class that gives them much more that learning to cook some Amish dishes. I enjoyed how each person becomes a friend and how Heidi is blessed through blessing others! Wonderful characters, a truly feel good book, and, I’m looking forward to trying the interesting Amish dishes that were included in the book.

I was gifted a copy and my review is voluntary…

About the Book: Return to the Troyer farm where, despite stressful changes occurring in their lives, Joel and Heidi once again open their Ohio home up to those seeking to learn about Amish cooking. This time a teenager helping her divorced dad cook for the family, a caterer needing new recipes, a food critic, a hunter looking to impress his buddies, a wife given the class as an unwanted gift, and a mailman lured in by the aroma of good cooking gather around Heidi s table. More than good food is exchanged, though, as friendships form, a romance blossoms, and hearts are healed.”

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook

Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook

When I received this cookbook I just sat and read it like a book! The pages are beautifully done. There are a variety of pictures of the  garden, the Amish life, produce and some of the recipe items that look so delicious  I wanted to head right into the kitchen and get started cooking! This book is a compilation of Amish friends recipes and many gardening ideas that I certainly will be trying. There are some scripture verses that mark the next recipe section that are on pages that are just lovely and I found myself flipping through the pages just to see how the next section was introduced.  I did not know there were so many ways to use Dandelions! There are recipes for main dishes, soups & salads, and the desserts, oh my!  I also found advise for planting, harvesting, fertilizer, bug repellent and home remedies. This book is spiral-bound so it will lay flat or fold around so your place is on top.  Wanda E Brunstetter’s,  Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook is beautifully done and this is easily one of my favorite cookbooks.

Wanda E. Brunstetter's Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook About the Book:

Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds? Now you’ll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with dozens of recipes and tips from the heart of Amish country in Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook. This well-organized book is sure to become a treasured resource.

  • Spiral-bound: 224 pages
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“I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing in exchange for my honest review.”

The Decision by Wanda E.Brunstetter

The Decision was a story that pulled at the heart strings. I was drawn into the Schrock families life and followed Elaine in the ups and downs of becoming a caretaker of her Grandmother. Elaine decides she alone is responsible for taking care of her Grandmother who is diagnosed with dementia and diabetes. Elaine has made the decision that she will not allow Jonah Miller, who has courted her for a year to help her and rejects his marriage proposal. His help would have helped her through but she had made her decision. I enjoyed reading about how the communities family life and the decisions they made connected them. I’d recommend this to all who enjoy Amish books.
I was gifted a copy by Barbour Publishing for my honest opinion which I have given.