Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Made With Love

GIVEAWAY

GOYER, TRICIA
GORE, SHERRY
MADE WITH LOVE

Lovina Miller should be thrilled. Pinecraft, Florida has everything a young Amish woman could ask for: sun, sand, volleyball games, and evening singings in the park. But Pinecraft lacks the one thing Lovina desperately wants -- a pie shop of her own. She longs for a place to gather with the community and serve the treat she loves.

A young carpenter named Noah Yoder strolls into her life and offers a way to make her dream come true. But before Noah and Lovina can build a shop -- and a life -- together, they must each face heartaches from the past. Is their new love stronger than their regrets?

My Review:

For some reason, I am utterly captivated by the village of Pinecraft which is in the heart of a bustling city. Made With Love is the first in the promising Pinecraft Pie Shop series. Lovina has four sisters so I'm hoping they each get their very own book! And there's an extra bit of authenticity since one of the authors lives in Pinecraft.

Love the dynamics between Lovina and Noah. She's a misunderstood dreamer and he becomes a surprising ally who is able to transform her dream into reality. An unexpected friendship develops but a deeper relationship is fraught with complications. Noah's trying to leave a difficult past behind, but he's infamous within the larger Amish community thanks to the widely read Amish newspaper, The Budget. And while the Amish are encouraged to forgive, many seem to struggle with the concept of forget.

The authors have created a thought-provoking inspirational thread about the deeper meaning of forgiveness. About walking alongside a person instead of holding back in judgement. I got so frustrated on Noah's behalf -- especially with Lovina's mother. Gah! I do so love becoming righteously indignant on a character's behalf!

And a special bonus -- Made With Love is chock-full of original Amish recipes -- makes for a delicious combination of fact and fiction (pun intended)!

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

 If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  Made With Love please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday August 7 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

29 comments:

  1. Recipes and a story too! Count me in, Kav. Thank you for your review. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot[net

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    1. I love that combination. I gave books like this for presents last Christmas and made one of the recipes to include. It was a big hit. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  2. Thank you for a great review, Kav! A story and recipes....a great combo!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  3. Another great read can't wait to read the second in the series.

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    1. I'm about to start in on Planted with Hope. Look for review and giveaway next week.

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  4. I wish I could make a pie to look that good! Both good authors so should make a good book. It sounds like there are some great recipes in there too. Thanks for the chance to win this book.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I know -- I can make pies but they kind of look like a patchwork train wreck. LOL Nobody complains about the taste though. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  5. I love Tricia Goyer's books, I haven't heard of this one! The fact that recipes are included makes it even more delicious.
    Dianna

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    1. It's so much fun to have the recipes mentioned in each chapter included. Good luck, Dianna.

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  6. Would love to find out how she got her pie shop :-) Makes me hungry for a slice...and a bit of romance too!
    New-to-me author who writes Amish fiction, love it!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Tricia Goyer has written quite a few Amish stories as well as World War II ones. This is Sherry Gore's first novel -- she's published two cookbooks and an autobiography. They make a great team. Good luck, Trixi.

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  7. What a great review! I have heard of the Amish going to Pinecraft, Florida and would really reading more about their Florida settlement. It must be a whole different side of the Amish. Also like that Amish recipes are included.
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The Pinecraft aspect is really fascinating. Good luck, Dianne.

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  8. I haven't read a book by either of these authors, so I'd love to win a copy. I love Amish fiction, so I know I'd love this book. Thanks.
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Yes, if you're an Amish fiction an, I think you will love this. Good luck, Susan.

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  9. Amish fiction is my favorite and I would love to read Lovina and Noah's story. I enjoy the Pinecraft setting. Its a little more progressive. I really enjoy when they include recipes to try. Tricia and Sherry make a great writing team - two wonderful ladies. Thanks for the great review Kav and for the chance to win.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Yes, progressive but the traditional Amish values are still there. Such a captivating read. Good luck, Maryann.

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  10. Not only do I adore Pinecraft as well, but I simply love Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore...on FB and as authors! I would love to read this! Thanks for the opportunity, Kav!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. I'm reading Planted with Hope and really enjoying it as well. It's a great series. Good luck, Diana.

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    2. Planted With Hope. Going to look this one up. I just love hearing about new-to-me books!! TY!!

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    3. Ooh, and there's another one coming out Sept 1, Sewn with Joy!! I so need two heads. Grooaannn....

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    4. I just finished Planted With Hope and I loooooovved it on so many levels. Excited about Sewn with Joy as well. Sept 1. Woot.

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  11. Kav, I love what you wrote here, "She's a misunderstood dreamer and he becomes a surprising ally who is able to transform her dream into reality." It sounds dreamy! I would love to read this! Thanks!!

    Annie
    justcommonlyATgmailDOTcom

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    1. I love a dreamer. Where would be without our dreams? Good luck, Annie.

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  12. sounds like a fun book... sonflower277 at gmail dot com

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    1. It really is -- the whole series looks promising. Good luck, Karen.

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  13. Amish fiction with the bonus of recipes included sounds like a great combination to me! d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. It certainly is! Good luck, Donna.

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