Monday, February 1, 2016

The Forgotten Recipe ~ Amy Clipston

  • Series: An Amish Heirloom Novel
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (December 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031034199X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310341994

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.
Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend. Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome—but most importantly, he loves Veronica.
When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her, a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love—or be loved—again. Yet when she discovers a batch of forgotten recipes and opens a bake stand to sell her Mammi’s raspberry pies, Veronica picks up a regular customer  who gives her heart pause.
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.
Now, as Veronica’s heart thaws, Jason can’t bring himself to tell her he was there when Seth died. Can he ever reveal where he was on the day her life derailed? Or will his secret rob them of the second chance at love they both want?

My take on this book:
I always look forward to starting a new Amish fiction series and when it's written by Amy Clipston I know it will be good and with The Forgotten Recipe I was right! Veronica Fisher was certain that her future included Seth Lapp, sometimes though things don't work out the way we think they will. When Seth life is cut short she is certain that she will never find love again, or even if she wants to. She decides instead to throw herself into opening and running a new bake stand using her grandmother's pie recipe. Jason Huyard is haunted by the tragedy that took Veronica's Seth, so he decides to go to her bake shop and soon becomes a regular customer. The pair becomes friends, and soon deeper feelings start to develop, thing is Jason has a secret that just might change the way Veronica feels about him. Can Veronica overcome her broken heart and find love again, and what will happen when Jason finally reveals the truth?

The Forgotten Recipe is filled with easy to care for characters . I couldn't help but wonder how things would work out for the couple. It was nice to watch them grow and change, especially where Veronica was concerned. Her feelings where Jason were concerned were totally understandable, but I could also understand why Jason withheld information from her. The inspirational messages of hope, love and trust were well done. I really can't wait to read the next book in the series!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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