After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies.
Jason Huyard was with Seth when he lost his life—a memory that haunts him still. So when he seeks out the grieving fiancée to convey his condolences, the last thing he expects—or wants—is to fall in love. Nonetheless, Jason soon finds himself visiting Veronica’s bake stand every week . . . and it’s for more than the raspberry pies.
I really liked this Amish fiction piece. Amy Clipston is one of my favorite authors.
The book begins after the tragic accident has happened and at the funeral Veronica’s grief is palpable and she’s struggling to find something to pour herself into to just forget for a while. Jason wants to offer his condolensces but upon seeing Veronica is instantly smitten with her. He meets her by chance on an errand out for his mother but instead of telling her he is her fiance’s best friend he uses the chance to become acquainted with her.
We all know Jason should and NEEDS to tell Veronica asap who he is. The longer he waits the worse it will get but yet he waits. Of course they fall for each other and then Veronica finds out. Whamo!
Most of this book is the back and forth between Veronica’s grief and Jason’s indecision about telling her what he knows.
There are interminglings with their families and a family secret that pops up towards the end (signaling there are more in the series to come).
While this book deals with Veronica’s grief over her fiance it is nevertheless a romantic story. The sweet interactions between Veronica and Jason are the focus. Well… as is the delicious pie.
My thoughts are I guess I kind of think Jason and Veronica moved rather quickly but then I know, or have been told, that marriage if very important for the Amish so finding a spouse is kind of key in life.
Also Ms. Clipston DID NOT include the pie recipe!!! What is that about? C’mon now! I was so ready to make that pie!
All in all I really enjoyed this and finished it rather quickly. This is not a high action book with lots of drama. Just real life happenings that hopefully have happy endings.If you like the simple fiction of Amish life then you will enjoy this book and this new series by Amy Clipston.
About the Author
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at www.amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
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