Saturday, February 6, 2016

5-Star Review of "The Restoration" and Giveaway

Review of The Restoration and Giveaway!!!

 And the winner is: plaingrl

by Wanda Brunstetter

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Dive into an Amish country love triangle in this third book of the Prairie State Friends series. Priscilla Herschberger finds herself pursued by Elam, a childhood friend from her community, and David, an outsider raised in the modern world. Elam would do almost anything to convince Priscilla that David would never fit into the Amish way. Will flames of jealousy rage out of control and ruin lives? Can forgiveness allow love and trust to grow? 

MY REVIEW:  Don't you love when reading a book feels like coming home?   That's how this book made me feel. I kept remembering portions of the previous books in the Prairie State Friends' series and it just felt like they were all family to me.  Priscilla has two young eligible bachelors vying for her attentions and her heart.   But jealousy gets in the way and causes great pain for all of them.  Can love ever be restored through forgiveness?  Priscilla's friends, Elaine and Leah both have many exciting changes and challenges occuring in their lives as well. Priscilla helps Elaine serve Amish dinners in her home to tourists and both Priscilla and Elaine would love to have a husband and family like their friend Leah.   Leah continues practicing reflexology in her home and caring for her husband and his three nieces whom they are raising after the death of Adam's sister and brother-in-law.  Adam's mother, Cora, wants desperately to repair the past and make amends with him and be a true grandmother to the three nieces but Adam's heart is hardened and forgiveness seems hard to attain.  
Readers will thrill at seeing how these and other issues are resolving for the Prairie State Friends.   I couldn't wait to get back to my reading of this book tonight after caring for my elderly mom for the day.  I also want to share the joy of this book by offering a giveaway of the print copy I received from the publisher.  
I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers.  
I received a print version of this book from the publisher and a pdf version of it from netgalley in exchange for my honest review. 

About the Author:
Wanda E. Brunstetter

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.


  1. I'm looking forward to reading The Restoration by Wanda Brunstetter. This exciting series setting is near me and I enjoy visiting the Amish community there. Thank you for the giveaway. God. Bless.

  2. My love for the Amish and Christian Amish Fiction books began with Brunstetter. I was given a birthday book from a friend, and now years later, it is my favorite genre. I would love to win this book. Thanks for the chance.

  3. Thanks for your review. I'm looking forward to reading The Restoration to complete the series. God Bless.

  4. I have enjoyed all of Wanda Brunstetters' books.

  5. Would love to win this book. Love reading Wanda's books. All so good.

  6. would love to win!

  7. I love reading your books!!! My email is! I received this book, The Restoration, last week, and finished it in two days!!! I couldnt put it down! You are such a wonderful writer! I love all your books!!! I spoke to you a few months ago, and you said that I could become one of your reviewers, I don't know if I did, or not, but it would be such a blessing! I shared this on Twitter, Google, Pinterest and Facebook too!!! I would be so blessed and honored to win!!! Thanks so much for the opportunity! God Bless You, Your Wonderful Husband and Your Family!!! Have a wonderful, Blessed Day!!!

  8. You can't go wrong with a book by Wanda and this one sounds very good. Thanks for offering a free copy.

  9. Thank you Wanda for such a wonderful chance to win one of your awesome stories. Blessings

  10. She is such a great author!! love her books

    marie with Spreading Joy


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