Come back to Amish Country Ohio for some more nice recipes and new friends!

Come back to Amish Country Ohio for some more nice recipes and new friends!

The Blessing by Wanda E. Brunstetter is the second in the series of the Amish Cooking Class. Again we meet Heidi and Lyle Troyer and their next set of students for cooking class. If you haven’t read the first book, you should check out my last review. There maybe a few spoiler details below, but I left out the details on what happens for you to ponder.

Heidi is anxiously waiting for the arrival of Kendra Perkins’ baby, the young unwed pregnant girl from the last story. Kendra has promised the Troyer’s that they could adopt the baby and raise it Amish, but plans may have changed. What will Kendra decide? Will Heidi be able to accept the decision even with God’s help?

We soon meet the next round of students. They are definitely a different bunch and have many more issues to tend to. Let’s meet our six new students:

  1. Lisa Brooks is a caterer looking for some new food ideas to offer in her business. She also has other stressful situations that continue to arise in her life,  like her renters… Will she be able to resolve the issues that arise in her life?
  2. Todd Collins is a food critic and is secretly reviewing the cooking class. He is also  secretly dealing with the pain of a broken past relationship. Will Todd’s heart heal and will he ever admit what he is really doing at this cooking class?
  3. Bill Mason is a janitor at a nearby school and he’d like to be able to make something other than the “usual” for the camping buddies. Will Bill show his buddies he has more to share in his cooking skills?
  4. Allie Garrett is a police officer’s wife, who has been given this course as a gift to treat herself to do something fun. However, her life is very chaotic. With her children going here and there and her husband constantly working late and acting defensive when he asks questions, she starts to worry that possibly he is having an affair with another woman.   Will Allie be able to be proven wrong on her assumptions or will they turn out to be true?
  5. Then there’s Nicole Smith. A teenager with a lot of responsibility on her hands. Her mother and father divorced and the situation is still very messy, due to the fact her mother is an alcoholic. Will Nicole be able to get comfort out of the cooking class?
  6. Lastly, there’s Lance Freemont. He’s the happy mailman, however his brother comes to town unexpected and turns his world upside down. How will Lance handle his brother?

As you can see these people are quiet the eclectic group. They all have some serious matters to attend to. Heidi even has her own issues, as she still longs for a child of her own. Her and Lyle have been married for 9 years and have never been able to have a boppli (Pennsylvania Dutch for baby) of their own. Will the void in her heart ever be filled? Will Kendra give her baby to them for adoption?

All these questions and more will be answered in this installment of the Amish Cooking Class Series Book 2- The Blessing.

Here are some places to find the book:

Walmart: $11.48 paperback

Amazon: $11.87 Paperback; $9.99 Kindle

Christian Book: You can get both books (1& 2) here for $19.49

Barnes and Noble: $11.86 paperback; $10.99 Nook. Also you can get the Extended Preview for free on Nook here.

I’d like to thank the publisher, Barbour Books Publishing for giving me the opportunity to review the second installment of this book for my honest review. I’ve really enjoyed the series so far. I can’t wait for the next installment coming in February 2018. Hopefully, I’ll get the opportunity to read this book as well.

As always happy reading!!! See you again soon with another book. I still promise to post the children’s book I read while back… Procrastination set in. Sorry everyone.. See you soon.

 

I can’t take the cuteness!!! =D

Okay, Today I got permission from NetGalley to borrow this awesome book. I’m totally in love with  this book. This is a crafting book. Called Dumpling Cats, this book has endless patterns for crocheting these cute looking cats and critters. You can also make their boxes, bowls and bed. I love them. They are adorable.

I can’t say enough about this book already and I’ve barely read any of it. The patterns are fairly easy and I love the guided images. I really like the images because they are very clear and help with the instructions.

This is the first crochet book I’ve reviewed on here.  Again, this book is called Dumpling Cats  by Sarah Sloyer. I’ve really enjoyed reading and reviewing this book today for all of you.  Plus, I want to thank the publishers at Dover Publications and Netgalley for letting me review this book.

I can’t wait to see it on shelves at a store nearby soon.

I’ll see you next week with a great review on a historical situation of the heart. Enemy versus friend. Forgiveness and Love. All these things are going to happen in the next book review. 🙂

 

 

Strive to be UNCOMMON

Strive to be UNCOMMON

Hi everyone… I promised I’d post this book review yesterday, but I’m still battling this crazy sinus infection, I’ve had for almost a month. It has been a drag, but I’m glad I still felt up to reading. 🙂 So today, we are going to look at the newest book that just hit stores today– Uncommon-The Pursuing a life of passion and purpose by Carey Scott.

We meet Carey Scott a young woman, who has been hit with almost everything. She was told her has ovarian cancer, but by God’s grace and gentle hand was healed by a miracle the cancer was gone. This made her think about how it is to be uncommon and write this awesome book.

Through out the book we take a look at several uncommon virtues and Biblical women who were not the norm during their time or even today. Carey wants us to see that it is important to stand fast in your feelings and moral rights when all about you are losing their minds. That reminds me of the poem If by Rudyard Kipling. (“If you can keep your head, when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, and make allowance for their doubting too….”  That’s all I remember. lol)

She mentions how people today are scared to speak up for their opinion. The world does want you to shush today. She mentions the last Presidential election and how people are still fighting. Does this have to continue? No, we must strive to be uncommon and voice our opinion and also listen to others reasonably.  Being Uncommon is tough stuff, but in the end God will reward you. Be loud and proud and show off your God colors. 🙂

I wasn’t sure what to think about this book when I first received it from the great Barbour Publishers. I thought “okay, what’s this book going to tell me?” Instead this was a good application book and I even felt sad sometimes, because how true the stuff was being said. There were a lot of truths mentioned. It’s a very moving book and every though provoking.

I really think this book would be great for a Bible study in a church. It’s a lot to cover, but I think it would be well worth it.

Here’s a few places to find the book:

Barnes and Noble: $12.09

Walmart: $9.66

Here are some other sites to learn more about this book and more about Carey Scott.

careyscott.org/uncommon/ 

Again, I thank Barbour Publishers for sending this great book for my honest opinion.

I thank you for stopping by today and reading this review. I appreciate it. If you like what you see, please follow my page via email or wordpress follow button.  You aren’t obligated to follow, but any of the follows I get help me to get the word out on these awesome books.

Remember to take a look at the other books I’ve read and stop by again soon, for another review. See you all very soon.

Happy Summer, Happy Reading… 🙂

 

 

The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller

Hi, folks. Since I’ve been sick, I’m just going to make this review somewhat short.  Now without further-ado, the review we’ve all been waiting for: The Chapel Car Bride by Judith Miller. 🙂
This book had a good story line about a girl and her father, who was a minister on a chapel car in the early 1910s. The girl, Hope, always looks for the good in others around her, including the stealing, cheating miner’s son, Kirby Finch.

Then there is Luke Hughes. Luke Hughes has a passion to preach, but feels entirely responsible in working in the mine, where his father died, in order to support his mom and siblings. When Hope and her father come to town, Luke’s priorities start changing. n Luke starts having an interest in Hope, but things begin getting heated between Kirby and himself…

Kirby is trying to use Hope’s naivety in taking Sunday School materials to neighboring town, in order to accomplish illegal actions. Luke becomes aware of the issue and tries to warn Hope.
Will Luke’s warning jeopardize his relationship with the minister’s daughter? Will Hope ever see what is really going one? Will Luke lose the new love of his life? Will Kirby for once get into trouble? Well you are just having to get a copy…

I will say at times the story drifts and becomes sort long winded, but I enjoyed it very much. Also at times the writing style was odd and hard to focus on, but other than that it was good.

I cannot closed without saying thank you to the Bethany house publishers for letting read a copy for my honest opinion. It was wonderful..

Enjoy!!! Happy Reading!

Update: Been very sick- Book review coming soon

Hi, everyone. I’m so sorry for not posting the Review of the Chapel Chair Bride by Judith Miller. I’ve been very sick the past couple of weeks. I’ve been teaching through all my sicknesses. I thought I was better last Sunday and would have a chance to write the review. However, to my detriment, I ended up worse.

By Tuesday of last week, when I would have sat down to write my review, I ended up very, very sick with a sinus infection that infected my tonsils and my lymph nodes. Until today I haven’t felt very good. I ended up, after I went to the doctor (something I never do, only when I know I’m not getting well), getting pink eye, too. 😦 Yes, it has been a bad 2 1/2 weeks for me. Hopefully, this week I’ll be able to get to the review so you can all hear about my latest book. 🙂

I’m really happy to share this sweet story. I’ll see you later this week with the review as promised. I’m still fairly weak, but I did get outside for a slow walk today. so I’m coming back up to speed.

See you all soon with my latest book review.