Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Farmers' Market Mishap By Wanda Brunstetter And Jean Brunstetter

New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter and Daughter-in-Law, Jean, Weave a Lighthearted Romance from Indiana’s Amish Country  
Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love.
Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill—50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won’t work for her.  Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp.
Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?

How did Thelma meet her husband?  Find out in The Lopsided Christmas Cake.

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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 90 books with more than 10 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:

My Thoughts...

I loved going back to Indiana and visiting some of my favorite Amish characters.
I loved the twins story. I would give most anything to run the general store and be friends with all of the Amish in Topeka. I was on the edge of my seat hoping and praying for Elma to find love. And start a life like her twin sister already had.
I was very disappointed that this light read was so short. I needed more.  Wanda's books are never long enough for me. In my opinion that's not a bad thing.
I did love how everything turned out and I hope you will pick up a copy of the sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake.
I gave this book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend it.
I received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. This is one I want this month for sure. I've been waiting on it.

  2. My library has a waiting list for this but I am not going to wait a year to read it.I;m going to get me my own copy.

  3. Amish authors all want to be as good as this one right here.

  4. I have been waiting on this one . I loved the first book. Thanks Mary

  5. I loved your review. I think this is going to be a good one

  6. I don't read many amish books any more they all are the same. But this is one I will be reading.

    1. Ms. Jean you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you. Congrats! You are going to LOVE this one.

  7. Awesome review! Looks like an awesome read!

  8. I am Wanda's biggest fan. I will be reading this one. Thank you Mary for sharing.

  9. Oh my goodness! I just have to have this! I love /Amish fiction and this sounds sooooooo good! Thank you Mary for this review!

  10. I can't wait to read this one.

  11. I really want this book!

  12. Love her books !! Sounds really good .Blessings ,DanaGirl