The Farmers' Market Mishap: A Sequel To The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda E. BrunstetterThe Farmers' Market Mishap: A Sequel To The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Farmers' Market Mishap: A Sequel To The Lopsided Christmas Cake

byWanda E. Brunstetter

Paperback | June 1, 2017

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New York Times Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter and Daughter-in-Law, Jean, Weave a Lighthearted Romance from Indiana's Amish Country
 
Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma's time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love.
 
Through a mishap at the farmers' market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill-50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won't work for her.  Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp.
 
Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?

How did Thelma meet her husband?  Find out in The Lopsided Christmas Cake.






 
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:The Farmers' Market Mishap: A Sequel To The Lopsided Christmas CakeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8 × 5.5 × 0.6 inPublished:June 1, 2017Publisher:Barbour Publishing, Inc.Language:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:163409932X

ISBN - 13:9781634099325

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from JESUS will help with the mishap Farmer's Market Mishap is a realistic story, but aren't most of Ms. Brunstetter's characters abundantly real? This story finds you chuckling and you don't even realize it unless your friend, spouse, dog, or cat ask you what's so funny? You find yourself pulled right on into the story - you feel like you are one of the community you are vested into the characters and the story - you yourself want to find a beau for Elma but all of a sudden you realize hey this isn't real - I cannot call Hal or Elma - although he would have been a perfect gentleman - well that's ok - reading on - what happens to Elma? Will she get her wish? let me tell you what her incredible wish is............nah - can't you have to find out for yourself - that is the fun way - Will GOD grant her the desire of her heart? Will Hal get the desire of his heart? GOD moves in their lives and they rely on HIM - so see HIM move....it is worth it. I received a complimentary copy of this book by the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions in this review are all my own.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from JESUS will help with the Mishap Farmer's Market Mishap is a realistic story, but aren't most of Ms. Brunstetter's characters abundantly real? This story finds you chuckling and you don't even realize it unless your friend, spouse, dog, or cat ask you what's so funny? You find yourself pulled right on into the story - you feel like you are one of the community you are vested into the characters and the story - you yourself want to find a beau for Elma but all of a sudden you realize hey this isn't real - I cannot call Hal or Elma - although he would have been a perfect gentleman - well that's ok - reading on - what happens to Elma? Will she get her wish? let me tell you what her incredible wish is............nah - can't you have to find out for yourself - that is the fun way - Will GOD grant her the desire of her heart? Will Hal get the desire of his heart? GOD moves in their lives and they rely on HIM - so see HIM move....it is worth it. I received a complimentary copy of this book by the Publisher and Netgalley; all the opinions in this review are all my own.
Date published: 2017-07-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake! The Farmers’ Market Mishap by Wanda E. Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter is the sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake. Elma Hochstetler is thirty-four years old and has been living alone since her twin sister, Thelma married Joseph Beechy. Elma has a busy life with taking care of their general store, home, garden and chores in the barn. But it does get lonely and Elma wonders if she will end up an old maid. Thelma is worried about her sister and keeps pushing her towards Delbert Gingerich. Delbert and Elma used to court, but they were not suited (Elma found him set in his ways and disliked his various quirks). Thelma hopes that her sister will change her mind (she wants her to stay close by). Thelma and Joseph are excited about their first child. It means, though, that Thelma cannot work as many hours in the store, and Elma must take on more responsibility. Ben Wagler lives in Grabill with his widowed mother, Dorothy. Dorothy has taken a booth at the Shipshewana farmer’s market to sell some of her excess produce and her lovely flowers. Ben decides to look around before the market opens and encounters Elma at her stand where he proceeds to knock over some of her produce. Elma and Ben are attracted to each other, but they live about fifty miles apart. Elma tried a long-distance relationship in the past and it did not work out. Plus, she has responsibilities and would never consider moving away from her sister especially now that she is becoming an aunt. Is there a chance for a happily ever after for Ben and Elma? The Farmers’ Market Mishap is a light-hearted Amish romance that I enjoyed reading. It is well-written and has engaging characters. The Farmers’ Market Mishap has a good pace, it is just the right length, and it has a satisfying ending. I especially liked the addition of Hunter/Freckles. He is a smart and loving dog that accomplishes what the humans could not. The Farmers’ Market Mishap is a sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake, but it can be read alone. I give The Farmers’ Market Mishap 4 out of 5 stars. The story has an expected ending, but I was still pleased with the story. The Farmers’ Market Mishap is the perfect book to read on a hot afternoon.
Date published: 2017-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Distance A book to get lost in, and a fast read, read in one sitting, one you won’t want to put down. Long distance romance is the theme here, is 50 miles to far, or will we have to look in our own area? This is the dilemma that Elma is going to go through in this story, add a thirty plus man who has not found the right one yet, although his mother sure has tried. Ben Wagler is a farrier and loves where he lives, we also learn that this Amish sect has a few difference from their neighbor. Add to the fact that Elma is a twin, and she also owns a grocery store, but has remained close to her sister, who lives right across the road. Can she move and leave her twin, can she leave the store her grandparents started, and can he give up the home his parents have owed, and his business. A lot of questions, but they seem insurmountable, and yet there has to be a way, is there? As I said once I pick this one up, leave me alone, I am gone, and yet enjoying myself! I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Barbour, and was not required to give a positive review.
Date published: 2017-06-01

Editorial Reviews

This sequel to The Lopsided Christmas Cake is laugh-out-loud funny with memorable characters who put their needs on the backburner in order to help those they love and admire. Characters are witty, sweet and charming, some more charming than others at times. Wanda and her daughter-in-law Jean combine their talents and weave together a keeper.