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Review: The Seekers by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Seekers by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Series: Amish Cooking Class (# 1)
Release Date: February 1, 2017
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Pages: 320
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Will Heidi’s cooking lessons turn into life lessons for five unlikely students? Heidi Troyer cooks up the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cuisine in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. But is it a recipe for drama when five very different men and women answer the advertisement?

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Review: Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber

Two Suitors for Anna by Molly Jebber
Series: A Keepsake Pocket Quilt (# 3)
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 288
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Anna Plank moved to Ohio with her widowed mother and two sisters.  She tells herself that as soon as Noah Schwartz, the love of her life, proposes, they will start their new chapter here in Ohio.  Noah has other plans, and tells her he wants to travel and live in the other communities.

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Review: Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Amish Friends Harvest Cookbook by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Series: Amish Friends Cookbook Series
Release Date: August 1, 2016
Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Pages: 224
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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Overloaded with garden produce, CSA shares, or farmers’ market finds? Now you’ll know what the Amish do with these seasonal fruits and vegetables and how they preserve some of them for future use. Bring the wisdom of Amish gardeners and cooks into your own home with dozens of recipes and tips from the heart of Amish country in Wanda E.

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Review: Small Town Brides Romance Collection

Small Town Brides Romance Collection by Janet Lee Barton, Susan Downs, Darlene Franklin, Pamela Griffin, Kelly Eileen Hake, Debby Mayne, Donita Kathleen Paul, and Kathleen Y’Barbo
Release Date: May 1, 2016
Publisher: Barbour Books
Pages: 448
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Join the fun and feel the romance in various historical communities from Massachusetts to Florida, Missouri to Texas. Meet ladies who take firm stands for their work in mills, orphanages, churches, schools, hospitals, and the like as they dance through courtship with their beaus.

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Review: Big American Cookbook by Mario Batali

Big American Cookbook: 250 Favorite Recipes from Across the USA by Mario Batali
Release Date: October 4, 2016
Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style
Pages: 512
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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Over two years in the making, with Batali searching for truly delicious dishes from all corners of the US, this definitive cookbook features the best America has to offer. With over 250 simple recipes celebrating the treasures of the state fairs and the dishes of the local rotary clubs and ethnic groups.

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Throwback Thursday Review: More-with-Less Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition by Doris Janzen Longacre with Rachel Marie Stone

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More-with-Less Cookbook 40th Anniversary Edition by Doris Janzen Longacre with Rachel Marie Stone
Re-release Date: September 27, 2016
Publisher: Herald Press
Pages: 384
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review
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How we cook can change the world.

With one small idea, a movement was born. More-with-Less has given generations of cooks easy, healthy recipes that are gentle on the budget and mindful of those who are hungry. This 40th anniversary edition preserves hundreds of timeless recipes and tips from Doris Janzen Longacre’s bestselling cookbook, with updates by award-winning food writer Rachel Marie Stone.

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Review: Like a Bee to Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand

Like a Bee to Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Honeybee Sisters
Release Date: August 30, 2016
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Affectionately dubbed The Honeybee Sisters in their Wisconsin Amish community, the three Christner girls are devoted beekeepers who are coming-of-age—and discovering the sweet surprise of love…

Shy, skittish Rose Christner is more comfortable tending to the beehives on the family farm and keeping her aunt’s unruly cats in line than attending social gatherings with the rest of the die youngie.

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Review: A Bee In Her Bonnet by Jennifer Beckstrand

A Bee In Her Bonnet by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Honeybee Sisters (# 2)
Release Date: July 26, 2016
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Poppy Christner has always liked playing softball with the boys better than playing dolls with the girls. In grade school, she periodically got into tussles with boys who poked fun at one of her sisters or mistreated the little kids. She once gave Luke Bontrager a bloody nose when he refused to let her join in a boys-only game of tackle football.

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Throwback Thursday Review: The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook by Lara Starr

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The Frugal Foodie Cookbook: Waste-Not Recipes for the Wise Cook by Lara Starr
Release Date: September 8, 2009
Publisher: Viva Editions
Pages: 216
Source: book provided by the publisher for review
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The recession has put a lot of strain on the grocery bill, especially for those with families or friends to feed. But that doesn’t mean having to skip gourmet food and a balanced diet. Noted chef and “four-star frugal gourmet” Lynette Shirk shows readers how to creatively and cleverly use ingredients and leftovers to produce wonderful inexpensive meals for any occasion.

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Review: Sweet as Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand

Sweet as Honey by Jennifer Beckstrand
Series: The Honeybee Sisters (# 1)
Release Date: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Zebra
Pages: 352
Source: book provided by NetGalley for review

 

 

Though she has blossomed into a beauty, Lily Christner doesn’t really believe it. Deep down, she still feels like a lonely, gawky teenager. Maybe that’s why she’s all but promised herself to Paul Glick, the one boy who never teased her in her awkward girlhood–unlike Dan Kanagy, whose creative name-calling left her in tears many a time.