The Amish Cooking Class: The Seekers
The Amish Cooking Class : The Seekers (The Amish Cooking Class, book 1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Ohio: Shiloh Run Press, 2017. 310 pages. Recipes. Discussion Questions. *****
Married for eight years without children and her husband won't adopt, Heidi Troyer decides to share what she does best. She advertises to teach a cooking class modeled after the quilting classes taught by her aunt. What Heidi didn't count on are the students who signed up for her class bring their troubles, concerns, and drama to her door. The cooking students are Charlene, who is engaged to be married, but is a disaster in the kitchen; Kendra, a pregnant teen; Loretta, widowed with two children; Ron, a hustler who parks his van on the Troyer farm; and Eli, an Amish widower who wants to learn to cook for himself. Add a mystery and romance between the students and cooking class is never dull.
Reading a Brunstetter book is like greeting an old friend. Her characters have a certain grace, peace, and faith. They work through life's problems and joys with drama and arrive at a quiet acceptance. One of her greatest strengths as a writer is her ability to bring her characters to life. I have read all of her books and each character is unique. When I finish one of her books I believe all is right with the world, escapism at its highest form. The recipes sound yummy and are a bonus! I am looking forward to the next book in the series.
I received a copy for a review.
New York Times bestselling, award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter, is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. 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. To learn more about Wanda, visit her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com.