Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Review of The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters (Whoopie Pie Sisters #2)

Review of The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters

(Whoopie Pie Sisters #2)

by Sarah Price & Whoopie Pie Pam Jarrell


A new trilogy by best-selling author of Amish Christian Romances, Sarah Price, and Helping Hands Press' own Whoopie Pie Pam Jarrell. The first book immediately hit #1 in the Amish genre as well as an Amazon Top 100 within days.

In Book 2 of the series, readers will continue following the story of four Amish sisters who run Whoopie Pie Place, the best known bakery outside of Berlin, Ohio. Each sister has a secret that influences their lives and, unknowingly, impacts each other. Yet, little by little, the pressure of balancing their responsibilities of their daily lives with their individual secrets becomes harder to manage. Leah, Susan, Lydia, and Sadie need to decide whether or not to confide in each other in order to gain the support of their family. As secrets begin to be revealed, more problems ensue. Can Leah continue to hold the family together? Will Susie address her issues at home? Will Lydia admit what everyone else knows? How can Sadie maintain her balance when faced with life-changing decisions?

The Divine Secrets of the Whoopie Pie Sisters is a different type of Amish Christian story. By blending the 25 years experience of living among the Amish from Sarah Price with Pamela Jarrell's extensive 15 years experience interacting and befriending the Amish in Berlin, Ohio, Price and Jarrell team up to give the readers a new type of story that focuses not so much on romance but on friendships and the reality of day-to-day life living among the Amish. 

Book Three is scheduled to be released January 2014.

My Review:  Oh, I am just furious!  for sure and for certain, I am.....Sarah Price and Whoopie Pie Pam Jarrell left me hangin' over a BIG cliff with that ending!  I was sailing along with my reading and enjoying every tiny little word and then....boom!   they left me hangin'!     I love reading a book where some of the characters are actually friends I converse with online frequently.   It made this book seem somehow personal to me.   More secrets surface in Book 2 and it seems more secrets will be revealed and hopefully resolved in Book 3.   I can hardly wait for Book 3 so I can find out what happens to the wonderful friends and sisters at Whoopie Pie Place.  Read it....you might be mad but you won't be sorry.
I purchased a copy of this ebook for myself with a gift card I won in a giveaway.
About the Authors:

Sarah Price's ancestors emigrated from Europe in 1705, settling in Pennsylvania as the area's first wave of Mennonite families. Sarah Price has always respected and honored her ancestors through exploration and research about her family history and their religion. At nineteen, she befriended an Amish family and lived on their farm throughout the years. 

Twenty-five years later, she now splits her time between her husband and children in the NYC Metro area and a farm in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where she retreats to an Amish farm to reflect and write.
Whoopie Pie Pam JarrellPamela Jarrell will tell you that she lives in a wacky, wonderful, blessed world where God is her ruler! It is her goal to love, laugh and face each moment with all the passion that she can find within. She and her husband Tom are blessed with 5 children, 3 Son-In-Laws, 5 wonderful, awesome, fantastic Grandchildren (1 more on the way) and 2 dogs. A loving, dysfunctional family surrounds her.

While battling Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma, Pam was inspired to create a Facebook group called the Whoopie Pie Book Club. For years, she had called a group of ladies in her family, by that same name. Pam and those ladies would travel semi-annually to Amish country for a retreat of reading Amish fiction, seeing the Amish sights and eating plenty of Whoopie Pies. 

Today, Pam is best known as “Whoopie Pie Pam.” 

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