Sunday, August 23, 2015

5 star review of "Made With Love"

Review of Made With Love

by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore

How many Amish women does it take to open a bakery in Pinecraft, Florida? Four...plus a construction crew made up of troublesome rumspringa teenagers and a handsome Amish bachelor. Serving up traditional Amish food to Florida-sun-kissed tourists provides plenty of surprising situations for the three sisters and their mother--not to mention love and good cooking--in this series from popular Amish writers Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore.

In the first installment of the The Pinecraft Pie Shop series, Lovina Miller has two things on her mind: to open her own pie shop...and mem to find husbands for her daughters! As the head of the construction crew steps forward to help fulfill her dream, mem wonders if he might also be the one who ruins it.

Readers who enjoy Amish novels will love this authentic series by bestselling novelist Tricia Goyer and Amish-Mennonite author Sherry Gore.

MY Review:  yummy! delicious!  pies, pies, and more pies appear in this book and recipes for many delightful dishes that Lovina Miller loves to make.    Lovina truly loves making pies for people and serving them with love.   She feels that it is a true calling from God that she opens her own pie shop.   She plans for it to be a place for folks to gather and enjoy pie and coffee or their favorite beverage as they depart from the buses coming in with Amish and Mennonites for the winter.   For Pinecraft, Florida, has warm weather year round and the doctor ordered just that for Lovina's dadd to help with the severe pain from his rheumatoid arthritis.   Lovina finds the perfect building for her shop and her dadd is planning to help her make her dream come true but her mem is concerned about the young Amish contractor who wants to help Lovina bring her dream to life.   Mem has heard rumors about Noah Yoder.   She does not want him with Lovina!   She sets Lovina up with the promising young Thomas instead.   But God may just have other plans for Lovina's life.   Mem is determined to find husbands for each of her five daughters.   She is certain that is her duty as a good Amish mother.   
        This book is filled with surprises, both good and bad ones.  I immediately took a liking to Lovina and Noah.    I was rooting for them to develop more than the concept of the perfect pie shop.   But her mem was equally determined to ruin those chances.   Lovina's sweet and talented sisters are all more than willing to help her in achieving her dream.  I am excited to find that this is book one in a series so that I can continue to follow the lives of the Miller daughters.   Readers will enjoy trying the wonderful recipes included in the book as well.  I know that I am dying to make some of them to share with my family and friends.  
     I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers of Amish and Christian fiction.  
      I received a kindle version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

About the Authors:
Tricia Goyer
Tricia Goyer

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of two, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com.

Sherry Gore
Sherry Gore

Sherry Gore is editor-in-chief of Cooking & Such magazine, the author of "Simply Delicious Amish Cooking", "Me, Myself and Pie" and a weekly scribe for the national edition of the Amish newspaper, The Budget, established in 1890. The National Geographic Channel featured Sherry prominently their documentary series, Amish: Out of Order. Sherry's culinary adventures have been seen on NBC Daytime, the Today Show, Mr. Food Test Kitchen, and Fox, NBC, CBS and ABC affiliates across the country. Sherry is a year-round resident of beautiful, sun-kissed Sarasota, Florida, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. When not spending time with her family, writing, or eating, Sherry is a cooking show host, and an official pie contest judge.

Sherry is currently under contract with Harvest House Publishers for a 3-book novel series with best selling author Tricia Goyer.

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