Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The Crow's Call by Wanda Brunstetter

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Mysterious Events Plague a Greenhouse in Pennsylvania’s Amish Country
When Vernon King, his son, and son-in-law are involved in a terrible accident, three women are left to cope with their deaths, as they become the sole providers of the family they have left. The women’s only income must come from the family greenhouse, but someone seems to be trying to force them out of business.
Amy King has just lost her father and brother, and her mother needs her to help run the family’s greenhouse. It doesn’t seem fair to ask her to leave a job she loves, when there is still a sister and brother to help. But Sylvia is also grieving for her husband while left to raise three children, and Henry, just out of school, is saddled with all the jobs his father and older brother used to do. As Amy assumes her new role, she also asks Jared Riehl to put their courtship on hold. When things become even more stressful at the greenhouse, will Amy crumble under the pressure?


A continuation from the Prayer Jar series except this new series is going to be even better!!

This book was truly amazing!!! I just couldn't put it down!!
I loved every bit of it. 
Wanda is an excellent story teller! Her books really do have some wonderful messages in them! 
I love how she puts her characters through some life changing events and they come out on top of it for the better.
Life is funny like that. 
While God sees the whole picture we can only see bits and pieces of it.
Amy is a young girl who has had to learn life's lessons the hard way. I can relate to Amy in many ways. 
I enjoyed getting to know her and her family. They certainly felt like my family. Michelle knew what she was doing.
We also get to know Belinda, Amy, Sylvia and Henry. 
I sure wanted to give ol Henry a good shaking to make him come to his senses. But somehow I don't think that would've helped.
This is just my opinion and some people do deal with grief in their own way but, I thought the story focused too much on Sylvia.
Grief has no time limit that's for sure. I still miss my family. They would have loved my son. I felt that they missed out ob so much!
Amy and Henry got their fair share as well. Their squabbles made me realize what I missed out on!! I was raised as an only child.
I'm like Amy I didn't like that old bird. And yes, I know as Christians we aren't supposed to be superstitious. There again I can't help myself.
Virginia sort of reminds me of my mother in law. Snooty, hard to get to know, judgemental etc while Earl is my father in law a very down to earth man. In other words, the peacekeeper of the family. I miss Charles so much. He left such a void in our family.
I snickered at Virginia a time or too. She amuses me for some reason.
I found this a very delightful tale of a wonderful Amish family.
I loved that the author has made them flawed and I enjoyed watching them deal with life in their own way.
I think this book is a wonderful reminder to tell your loved ones how much you love them and never take for granted what you have. Take each day as it comes and remember to tell God how thankful you are for all he has given you.
I know I am blessed and Thankful.
I highly recommend.
My thanks to Barbour Publishers and Netgalley for a copy of this awesome book. NO compensations were received and all opinions are my own.


Wanda E. BrunstetterNew York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at

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