Friday, January 26, 2018

The Celebration By Wanda Brunstetter Win it before you can buy it!

Return to Holmes County, Ohio, for Amish style cooking class.

Lyle and Heidi Troyer have taken in a brother and sister, who were orphaned when their parents were killed in a car accident. Hoping to help the children adapt and make friends, Heidi decides to hold a series of cooking classes for kids. But kids are always accompanied by an adult—and that is where the trouble arises.

Miranda Cooper is living the life of a single mom to her two kids while separated from her husband, but Trent is trying to worm his way back into her heart.

Denise McGuire’s life as a wife, mom, and real estate broker is full and spilling over.

Darren Keller, single dad and firefighter, and Ellen Blackburn, single mom and nurse, find a few things in common.

Will hearts be healed over plates of Amish food?

This is the third book in The Amish Cooking Class series.
Book #1:  The Amish Cooking Class - The Seekers
Book #2:  The Amish Cooking Class - The Blessing

Pick up your copy here...

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...

This whole series was good and I enjoyed all three books. But I must say I think that The Celebration was my favorite of the three.
I found the love and the heart of the kitchen and the kids so much fun.
I did have an issue with the smart acting kids and I know kids are disrespectful at times. One particular kid had me screaming.
I loved whole series  and how the whole story played out.
I gave this book 4 stars. I recommend the whole series . While this book can be a stand alone. If it were me I would read the whole series. You are sure to enjoy it.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

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  1. I'm excited about this one. I read the first two books and loved them.

  2. I want to read this last one. I hope that I win it.

  3. If I had a dime for every Amish book I have read I would be very rich but none can compare to Wanda's books. Entry me please.

  4. I use to read books by Wanda Brunstetter until a lady on facebook said she wrote the recipe books for her, then why is Wanda's name on them? Very deceiving I won't buy her books ever again.

  5. Yes Please. Love Her Books! !!!! Blessings, DanaGirl

  6. Thank you for sharing this review with us Mary.

  7. I saw Mandy's comment I need not say any more. I do agree with her. I am still very sad by this. I wish I had never heard it or seen it on your facebook wall.

  8. I just checked with my library and I will get this book as soon as it comes in to my library. Thank you for telling me about it coming out next week.

  9. Yet another book to add to my ever growing list of books to read. I loved your review of it.

    1. Natalie, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you! Congrats!

  10. Can't wait to read this! Thanks Mary for another great review!

  11. I haven't read this series but I think I'd enjoy it!

  12. I always like it when you review Amish books since it's my favorite genre. Thanks.

  13. I have this one from Barbour publishing as a part of their review crew & I can't wait to read it! I've read the first two and have been looking forward to The Celebration :-)

    Thanks for the lovely review Mary!