Thursday, March 2, 2017

Book Review: Annie's Recipe by Lisa Jones Baker

Annie's Recipe (Hope Chest of Dreams) by [Baker, Lisa Jones]

Annie's Recipe (Hope Chest of Dreams) 

From Amazon:

Three young Amish women, each gifted with a hand-carved hope chest, find that one by one, with patience and faith, their most blessed dreams for the future can come true…
Annie Mast and Levi Miller were best friends until his father was shunned by the church. Now, ten years later, Levi has returned to Arthur, Illinois, for a brief visit, and he and Annie discover their bond is as strong as ever. Spending as much time together as possible, Annie finds herself dreaming of a future with Levi. And Levi is soon dreaming of building a home on a beautiful local hillside—to live in with Annie. Yet their longings are unlikely to become reality…

Levi is part of the English world, and while Annie cannot see herself there, she knows she must reveal her heart’s truth to him. And Levi, strongly reminded of his Amish roots, knows he must heal the bitterness of the past. And together, with love on their side, they just may find their way to an answered prayer

My Thoughts:

I loved the sweet romance of Annie and her long lost friend Levi in Annie's Recipe. I was so glad they got the chance to meet again.  So many unanswered questions needed to be resolved.   I could understand the worry that would cause with the family and the close knit community though.  Annie is loved in the community and she cares deeply for family and friends.   I loved following along with her story.

There were great descriptions on the way of life and the countryside.  I actually loved the lot the lot they reunited on and wanted to buy it myself!

While reading this book I was reminded of the power of forgiveness, to help thy neighbor, and to take care of one another.  I loved that.

As a added bonus at the back of the book there was Annie's Recipe and I can't wait to give it a try.

A great read!  

I was gifted this book by the author. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed here are my own.

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