Amish Cooking Class - The Seekers: Book 1 Of Amish Cooking Class by Wanda E. BrunstetterAmish Cooking Class - The Seekers: Book 1 Of Amish Cooking Class by Wanda E. Brunstetter

Amish Cooking Class - The Seekers: Book 1 Of Amish Cooking Class

byWanda E. Brunstetter

Paperback | February 1, 2017

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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?

Join a class of unlikely Ohioans who take cooking lessons at Lyle and Heidi Troyer's Amish farm. 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.

Class members share details of their disappointing lives, work to solve a mystery, and stir some romance into the pot. Soon Heidi's cooking lessons turn into life lessons as they each share their challenges. . .and their souls are healed one meal at a time. Is this what God had in mind when Heidi got the idea for cooking classes?

 
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages.  With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numero...
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Title:Amish Cooking Class - The Seekers: Book 1 Of Amish Cooking ClassFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:February 1, 2017Publisher:Barbour Publishing, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1624167446

ISBN - 13:9781624167447

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lessons in Cooking and Christ's Love You may wonder, how can an Amish woman make money? Heidi Troyer decides to start having cooking classes in her home and be able to teach anyone who is interested how to cook and bake simple, yet filling dishes for themselves. Five people sign up for her first classes. She will provide all ingredients and recipes for all who attend. Charlene, who is engaged, but has no kitchen know-how. Loretta, a young widow with two small children, who is interested in the Amish way of life, Kendra, a young, pregnant, unmarried woman, who's best friend has given her the gift of the cooking lessons. Eli, a young Amish widower who is a good friend of Heidi and her husband Lyle-who burns boiled eggs. Ron, the Vietnam vet who is living in his motor home parked by their barn, while he fixes the engine problems. Each of these five people have their secrets and problems, as do Heidi and Lyle. Heidi uses her cooking classes to help each one to work through their problems and let them know that she cares for them and their problems and to share the gift of the Lord who can help in all things, little does Heidi & Lyle know that some of these people can help them also. A very good book. Easy, heartwarming read. I look forward to further books in this series by Mrs. Brunstetter. Makes me wish there was an Amish lady in our neighborhood that I could take cooking lessons from.
Date published: 2017-02-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartwarming novel! The Amish Cooking Class: The Seekers is the first book in a new series by Wanda E. Brunstetter. Heidi Troyer has been married to Lyle for eight years, and they have yet to be blessed with children. Heidi has always enjoyed cooking. After reading a letter from her Aunt Emma, who holds quilting classes in her home, Heidi decides to host a cooking class. Heidi posts an ad advertising her classes and waits to see who God brings her way. Charlene Higgins is a kindergarten teacher and newly engaged. Charlene is unable to cook and hopes these lessons will help. Loretta Donnelly is a widow with two children. Loretta has always been fascinated with all things Amish and this is a way for her to learn some new dishes (and have adult company). Eli Miller lives next to the Troyer’s and is a widower (he misses his wife, Mavis very much). Eli needs to learn some cooking skills. He is tired of eating sandwiches. Kendra Perkins is eighteen and pregnant. Kendra is living with her friend, Dorie since her parents insisted she leave their home. Dorie believes that the cooking classes will be good for Kendra. Ron Hensley sees the ad for the cooking classes and believes the Troyer farm will be a good place to park his RV. Ron travels from Amish town to Amish town relying on the hospitality of others. Ron’s intentions are not good, but maybe spending time with the Troyer’s will change his outlook on life. These individuals all come together to learn how to cook, but end up with so much more. The Amish Cooking Class: The Seekers is well-written and engaging. I enjoyed the characters and the setting (in Ohio). Each person comes away from the cooking class with a new perspective. I appreciated the life lessons presented in the story. I give The Amish Cooking Class: The Seekers 4.5 out of 5 stars. When I finished this book, I was left with a good feeling. The book is a little expected (which is why I took off .5), but I took pleasure in reading it. The Amish Cooking Class: The Seekers is a nice change of pace (good break from reality). It is a sweet and gratifying novel. There are recipes from the story included at the end of the book. I look forward to the next book in this series – The Blessing.
Date published: 2017-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Uncommon Friends I found myself fully engrossed in this new book, and kept page turning to try and find the out come of this uncommon group of participants in Heidi Troyer’s new cooking class. What a range of characters we have here, and at first could see no common denominator to them, except learning to cook. Now the idea of taking cooking lessons from an Amish woman does hold appeal, and could see myself doing so, and I can cook. When Ron showed up and decided to stay for the lessons, my mind was screaming “No”, and yet he did add to the drama. While these students didn’t air their dirty laundry at the classes we were gifted to their lives between the classes. Besides being gifted with some delicious Amish recipes, and I am going to try them, we are shown compassion and understanding, for all, even when we want to get rid of one of them. A really fun read in this new series, and I cannot wait for the next book in this series. I received this book through Net Galley and Barbour Publishing, Inc., and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2017-02-01

Editorial Reviews

Ms. Brunstetter is no stranger to the Amish way of life. As one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, it's no wonder she would pen her next novel on such a topic. The story has a nice flow and balance with lots of believability infused throughout the story. The dialogue is rich and each character assumes a solid role in the part he or she plays as the story unfolds. There is no predictability toward the outcome and as a result, the reader will naturally continue to turn the pages and enjoy the journey from beginning to end. There is just enough fact about the Amish way of life sprinkled throughout the unfolding plot to intrigue a new comer to Ms. Brunstetter's latest addition to her library of titles to entice the reader to perhaps take a step back and read another. Thank you for an enjoyable read Ms. Brunstetter.