Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Twice Loved By Wanda Brunstetter

Beloved, bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter tells a touching story of World War II widow and single mother Bev Winters who discovers unexpected kindness—and love—during the Christmas season. Also included in this beautifully embellished book are 1940s recipes and handcrafts along with stories and trivia from Christmas 1945.
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Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 60 books with more than 6 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.

Wanda's fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda's desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.

All of Wanda's novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

Wanda's primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern "Englishers." Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too. For more information, visit:
I just read Twice Loved in less then an hour. It is a fast read but it is so full of Love.  I love Dan and Bev's story, the family they became.
I don't think this book is anything Like what most of you Wanda Fans are used to.
This is not an Amish story, it is a fantastic love story, a story of healing and getting over the loss of a loved one.
I love books with a great Christmas story, this is not a book to be missed. This is a feel good book.
This is an older book first published back in 2005 it has just be republished this year and I am so happy that I got the chance to read it.
5 Star book for sure.


  1. Love Wanda E. Brunstetter books she is a wonderful author . Sounds like a book that would be a good ,quick read .Blessings ,Dana "Girl"

  2. I have read all of Wanda's Amish fiction books and have met her twice in person. She is such a sweetheart as well as her husband Richard. Her faith shines through.

    Thanks Mary for your great review and giveaway. I'm looking forward to reading this one!

    Judy B

  3. Finally a Christmas book. I want to read this one. Thank you for this review.

  4. I love Wanda's book. This sounds like a good book and Thanks Mary for the great review.

  5. Would love to win this Christmas book.
    Wonderful review.

  6. Mary, thank you for this great review. I love recipes and I love a good love story so this sounds like the best of both worlds. Thank you for the chance to win.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

  7. Mary this sounds like such a great book. Wanda is on my top list of authors I can not pass by. Mary thanks for such a great review. I am heading over to Amazon to get a copy of this right now.

    1. Sue, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats, you will like this book!

  8. This sounds like a beautiful love story. Christmas stories are some of my favorites! Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  9. This one just got put on top of my want list. I love Christmas stories!

    Thanks for great review Mary

    Cathy Weber

  10. Thanks for the wonderful review, Mary! I'll be sure to read this one. I love Christmas stories, and I don't think that Wanda B. necessarily needs to limit her writing to Amish fiction. She's a talented author!

  11. TThank you Mary for the good review. Wanda was my second author about the Amish. I love her books. And, I love love stories as well as love stories. This should fit well. She does have a few series that are not Amish. i would love to win this book of hers. and, before we know it Christmas will be here. Please add my name to the drawing. Thanks. Maxie

  12. Wonderful storyline in a book by a wonderful author - love Christmas stories, & would love to read this!

    Thanks for the review, Mary!

    Bonnie Roof

  13. would like to read this one sounds interesting.

  14. Thanks for the great review. I have read lots of Wanda's books, all Amish, so far, so this might be an interesting change!

  15. Thanks for sharing.I love Wanda's books.I am looking forward to reading this book.