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Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Gift by Wanda Brunstetter - Book Review

About The Book:

Follow the heart-wrenching story of Adam Beachy, whose mother walked out on him and his family—and away from the Amish faith. Now he balks at the idea of ever marrying and having a family of his own.

But when tragedy strikes, Adam is suddenly a father figure to his three nieces and finds himself needing a wife. Despite their differences over her practice of reflexology,

Leah Mast seems the best option to fill that role. Can they make it work in a modern-day marriage of convenience?

My Thoughts:

I've always enjoyed Wanda Brunstetter's Amish-based novels and I was honored to be asked to review her latest book, "The Gift," the second book in her "Prairie State Friends" series.

The thing I really love about Wanda's books is that the reader learns so much while being involved in the heart-warming story. In this particular story the art of reflexology (manipulating the feet to help aches and pains in other parts of the body) is a huge part of the main character's story and I, for one, discovered aspects of this treatment I'd never known before.

Hummingbirds are also a huge part of this heartwarming story. The sweet little jewels of the air are very important to the children that are part of the story and I loved how the banding and tracking of the birds was explained.

While this is the second book in the "Prairie State Friends" series, and there are obvious references to previous events and characters in the first book, it is still possible to sit down and enjoy this charming story as a stand alone.  And love, love, love the recipes for the chocolate-chip cheese ball and the "Hummingbird" cake that is included at the end of the book.

I always highly recommend Wanda Brunstetter's books and "The Gift" is no exception. If you enjoy Amish-based stories, you'll love this one!

About The Author:

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 nearly 70 books with more than 8 million copies sold.

Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, 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, USA Today, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and Country Woman. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.

Check out her website at www.wandabrunstetter.com for more information on her books and upcoming events.

My thanks to Nancy Berland Publicity for supplying the review copy of this book. I was not compensated for my opinion.

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