Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Seekers

GIVEAWAY
BRUNSTETTER, WANDA E.
THE SEEKERS

Married for ten years with no children to help fill her days, Heidi Troyer comes up with the idea of teaching classes in the art of Amish cooking in her Holmes County, Ohio, home. During each of the classes, Heidi teaches a variety of skills, but it is her words of wisdom that have a profound effect on her five students.

A woman engaged to marry, an expectant mother estranged from her family, a widowed mom seeking to simplify, a Vietnam vet who camps on the Troyer's farm, and an Amish widower make up the mismatched lot of students. But Heidi's cooking lessons soon turn to life lessons as they each share the challenges they are facing. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea of cooking classes?

My Review:

Wanda Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre and she has over 10 million books sold! Her classic storytelling style lends itself well to the Amish genre. Using multiple viewpoints, Brunstetter weaves a surprising tale of diverse souls finding grace and hope for the future through the quiet service of a gentle Amish woman.

Heidi has no idea that she'll be teaching more than cooking when she starts up her classes. Inspired to include a scripture with every recipe card she hands out, we get to see how the Word influences the lives of her students. Sweet and funny and poignant. There's even a light romance that flourishes in the group. I was really touched by the difference one woman made as she followed God's leading in her life.

An inspiring, feel good story that illustrates the power we can all have to reflect God's light in the world.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Seekers, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 8 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

29 comments:

  1. I've read both of these books by Wanda (The Seekers & The Blessing), with the third one coming out in February (The Celebration)! I love these books because there's more than just cooking lessons, there's also faith lessons :-) I really enjoy Heidi's scripture recipe cards and what God tells her to write on it. Love seeing how it impacts the person she gives it to! I've even printed out two or three recipes for myself to try at home.

    Hope you get a chance to read #2! I thought it was just as good as the first one.

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    1. I forgot to mention the recipes! It's a great idea for a story, isn't it? The cooking class morphing into something so much more and the way they impact each life. I'll have to check for the other book in this series and for the one coming out next year.

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  2. Oooh! My sister will be excited about this! She loves Wanda Brunstetter's books and owns most of them.
    Elly -Indiana-

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    1. That's a lot of books! This is only the second book by Wanda that I've read. Good luck, Elly.

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  3. Wanda always write amazing Amish books. Looking forward to another good one!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  4. The Seekers sounds like a wonderful book. I would love to read it. Thank you for sharing, Kav! Have a great day!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  5. I'm enjoying this series. Good luck ladies.

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    1. I'll have to hunt down the first book.

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  6. Looks like an excellent Amish Book. Thanks for sharing. :)
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com

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  7. Amish books are my favorite genre. I absolutely love Wanda E. BRUNSTETTER's book! The quilting club series was awesome. Since I love to bake, I've so wanted to read all of the cooking class series but haven't had the chance yet.

    It's great when you can not only read and enjoy a book but you are made to think and appreciate the little things in life that we have a tendency to overlook or forget. Brunstetter does this in her books.

    Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy!

    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Yes -- and she celebrates the connections we make and how our faith can be shared in the simplest of ways. Good luck, Kay.

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  8. this sounds like an interesting book. I am curious how she deals with each of the people in her class.
    quilting dash lady at Comcast dot net

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    1. It's a beautiful story. Good luck, Lori.

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  9. I'm so excited to add this book to my TBR list after reading your review, Kav! I love Amish books and Wanda is an author extraordinaire. Thanks.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. She's a legend in the genre, that's for sure. Good luck, Diane.

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  10. This one sounds like something I want to read. becci43atgmaildotcom

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  11. This book is on my wish list as I love Wanda's books. Thank you for the chance to win a copy!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. I need to read more of her books. I've only read two! Gasp!!! Good luck, Wendy.

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  12. I always enjoy Wanda's books and find she manages to bring up, at times, challenging subjects and situations woven into light romantic stories. I always come away with a new or improved focus. Thanks! dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. I really like the inspirational thread in this story. It makes you think about the impact you can make in a subtle, gentle way. Good luck, CC!

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  13. I love Wanda's books! I haven't started this series but it sounds great. Thanks for the review and giveaway. d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Donna. Good luck.

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  14. Sounds like a great story.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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