Tuesday, February 7, 2017

5-Star Review of "The Seekers"

The Seekers Review

The Amish Cooking Class Book #1

by Wanda Brunstetter

The Seekers (Amish Cooking Class #1)

Join a class of unlikely Ohioans who take cooking lessons at Lyle and Heidi Troyer’s Amish farm. A woman engaged to marry, an expectant mother estranged from her family, a widowed mom seeking to simplify, a Vietnam vet who camps on the Troyer’s farm, and an Amish widower make up the mismatched lot of students. But Heidi’s cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as they each share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?

MY REVIEW:  Can't cook? Looking for friends?  Just want to have some fun?  Bored?  Hungry?  Heidi Troyer is ready and willing to take a risk and teach some Amish meals and share a few scripture verses along the way.  Come join, she invites and several do just that.
         This book was very fun to read and emotional as well.  I think readers will enjoy the Amish recipes and learning ways of the Amish as well as shedding a few tears and laughing too.   Many people will relate. I personally find great enjoyment in cooking and remember when I was first married, I bought many many many cookbooks and loved trying new recipes on friends and family.  I got a wok and a fondue pot and enjoyed trying some new adventures with food, ones that my "good 'ole southern mom and grandma" had never cooked.  I even made some big mistakes in cooking, just as some of Heidi's students.  Teaching a cooking class also seems a wonderful way to have some fun and earn some money for folks like Heidi.
           I am giving this book a 5-star rating and encourage those who enjoy reading Christian and Amish books to give this one a try.
            This book was a gift from Barbour Publishing and netgalley.  No review was required.

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 70 books with more than 9 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. You can visit Wanda's blog at www.wandabrunstetter.com

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