ABOUT THE BOOK
The comforting aroma of fresh baked-and-buttered bread. The hearty spice of cinnamon-oatmeal bars and hot coffee. In 1912 Ohio, The Amish Charm Bakery is the sweet sustaining center of a faith-abiding town built on peace, forgiveness--and ever-surprising love . . .
Ellie Graber couldn't be happier working at Amish Charm--and making good on a precious chance to reunite with her Amish community. Grief over her mother's death made her rebel and try the Englischer world, but now she's home to start again. And quiet, thoughtful Joel Wenger is one of the few willing to understand her as their unexpected friendship develops into something much more . . .
But no matter how hard Ellie tries, Joel's mother resolutely refuses to approve of her--much less accept her as a potential daughter-in-law. And as painful misunderstandings and a beautiful rival for Joel's affections threaten to separate the couple for good, can they bridge the gap between distrust and faith to secure a lifetime of love?
This Amish author has won my heart as a favorite top 10 authors I enjoy supporting.
I enjoy reading her books because they always remind us that forgiveness and trust are essential to our daily lives. Jesus says that we are to forgive as he would 7 times daily ( I think that's how it goes). Bit anyway it's a good reminder.
We are also not to judge others. I thought it was unfair that Joel treated Ellie as he did. I know that what Ellie told him was a lot to take in but at least she had some backbone to fess up. I think I would've done the same because if you denied it it would eventually come out in the end.
I think I like Peter best. I like him because he loves everyone until they give him a reason not to. I'm the same way.
Mrs. Wengard reminds me too much of my mother in law. Too controlling and wrapping her attention all into one child. It's truly sad when a parent does that
In some ways I'm glad I'm an only child.
I admired Ellie for trying to change and behave herself. I consider her a prime example of living the way Amish do despite her bad past. But then don't we all have a past or skeletons that we're ashamed of. It's called love and forgiveness.
Joel also had a past but not the same. I do think he learned a lesson the hard way. I felt like he blew things out of perspective but I'm glad things worked out.
Did I say God intervenes? Yes, He does but only in His own time. Sometimes its in our favor and some not so good. He always closes one door only to open another. Isn't that great?! All we need to do is ask and walk the walk.
I also enjoyed this story because Ohio was used a backdrop as the setting. I'm from Marysville so not too far from where this story takes place.
I can't wait for y'all to read this sweet little read!! It's full of excitement and action!!
I received this book from Netgalley. No compensations were received and all opinions are my own
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
I said to my loving husband, Ed, “I’ve always wanted to write a book. A story that readers would get lost in for a while.” He said, “Do it!” My daughter, Misty, brother, Mitch, and Mom, Sue said, “Take Ed’s advice, do it!” So I did. The road wasn’t easy, but the education, Amish research, and ride along the way to getting published taught me to take my favorite verse to heart.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13
Why Amish Inspirational Romance?
I love their dedication to serve God. I visited Amish Country in Ohio many times. They work hard and have such a close knit friendship with each other. It’s heartwarming and uplifting. At the same time, they face hardships and difficult problems just like we do.
God answered my prayers and gave me the best mentor, author, and friend, Patricia Campbell, to hone my skills. I’m blessed to have Dawn Dowdle as my agent, and John S. from Kensington as my editor.
I’m thank for you, the reader, for being interested in my book!
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