Thursday, July 25, 2013
Review of Twice Loved by Wanda Brunstetter
Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter brings you a touching story of a single mother widowed after World War II. Bev Winters’s new job is an answer to prayer and just in time for Christmas—until her boss’s kindness awakens an old longing. Will her pride allow love after loss? Also enjoy a collection of 1940s recipes and handcrafts along with stories and trivia about Christmas 1946.
I have read many of Wanda Brunstetter's Amish books and loved them, and this World War II Christmas romance was simply enchanting. I have heard many stories from my granny, mom, and mother-in-law about their experiences in World War II. My Uncle Pax Booth Jr was killed in Normandy, France at the age of 19. So the feelings and fears of this young widow and her young daughter were very real to me. Thinking of cooking when rationing often meant some ingredients were just not there to use is amazing enough and Wanda included several recipes in the book with this in mind.
I love snow! The young store owner running in the snow catching snowflakes on his tongue with Bev and her daughter made me long for winter! I worked in a toy store when I was pregnant with my first daughter, so I really appreciated the joy that the job brought to the characters. Is there only one love for each of us in our lifetime or can there be another chance at happiness, can we be "Twice Loved"? Read this delightful book to find out!
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
For information about the author, visit her website at: http://www.wandabrunstetter.com/