Thursday, February 16, 2017

The Seekers by Wanda Brunstetter

Do you remember the first time you discovered a new genre and fell in love with it?  I do.  If you follow the blog I'm pretty sure you already know what books I enjoy best.

Amish fiction is a personal favorite.  The first Amish book I ever read was by Wanda Brunstetter. After that I was hooked.

The Seekers is book one in a wonderful new series that Wanda has put out.  From the back:  Will Heidi's cooking lessons turn into life lessons for five unlikely students?

Heidi Troyer cooks up the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cuisine in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. But is it a recipe for drama when five very different men and women answer the advertisement?

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.

Class members share details of their disappointing lives, work to solve a mystery, and stir some romance into the pot. Soon Heidi’s cooking lessons turn into life lessons as they each share their challenges. . .and their souls are healed one meal at a time. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?

Wanda brings a beautiful cast of characters to life.  Her gift of bringing flawed people together to make something beautiful is the reason I keep reaching for her stories over and over again. I find myself becoming friends with her book characters every time.   

Heidi believes that each person is sent by God.  Everyone comes somewhat bruised and battered. What lessons will they learn?  Will they find healing along with learning to cook?  Will Heidi find the answer she is looking for?  

This is such a beautiful story and at the end of the book you are treated to some fantastic recipes from the story!  I have made a couple (German Pizza and Amish Country Breakfast) and they were awesome!  I felt like Heidi was there coaching me while I cooked.  

So pick up your copy today and enjoy a great read!  Happy Reading!  

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