The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter. Ohio:Shiloh Run Press, 2015. 203 pages. *****
Twin sisters, Elma and Thelma Hochstetler inherit their grandparent's house and general store. Living together with their parents for their thirty-two years and unmarried, the sisters decide to become independent, move from Sullivan, Illinois to Topeka, Indiana and continue their grandparent's business. While participating in a charity bake-off they catch the eye of bachelor friends, Joseph Beechy and Delbert Gingerich. The bake off is a disaster and the twins handle it with humor and poise. Will a lopsided Grandma's Christmas cake bring welcome changes to the Hochstetler twin’s social life or should they sell the house and move home with their parents?
Brunstetter never disappoints, reading her books is like welcoming a best friend into your home. You know that it will be a wonderful, calming, fun experience and you will feel better after you are finished reading it. You will instantly want more and cannot wait until she publishes the next one. Wanda and her daughter-in-law collaborated on this book and I am sure there will be many more in their future.
I received a copy of this book from Barbour Publishing to review.
New York Times, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the Founders of the Amish fiction genre. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandbrunstetter.com
Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law's family. Jean lives in Washington State with her husband, Richard Jr. and their three children.