Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman, Amy Cliptson and Kelly Long

on November 27, 2012


About the book:


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.


My Opinion:


You don’t have to be Amish to know that life sometimes really does revolve around the kitchen – family gatherings, lunches with children, births…..did I say births well if you want to know more you’ll have to get your own copy of this three in one novella that is written by some of the top authors in Amish fiction.  The stories all intertwine to some extent and you’ll feel as if you really know these characters by the end of the book and the whole book just flows with seemingly no breaks, which makes for an enjoyable read (and quick).


I have to say though I loved the bit about the lizard, again you’ll have to get the book to know what I’m talking about, but the lizard part just tickeled my funny bone and had me laughing – which then had my family thinking I was perhaps going crazy as well.  Seeing the faith, family and love all being lived out by those who may have been dealt a bad hand is wonderfully inspirational and that is what this book is, inspirational.  There is some romance but nothing that I wouldn’t not let my oldest daughter read, although she only wants to read the one with the lizard in it!  Grab a cup of tea (or coffee) and visit in a Amish kitchen, even if it’s only in your imagination.


**Disclaimer:  I was provided an e-copy of this book from Booksneeze (Thomas Nelson) in exchange for my honest opinion, no other compensation was given.


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