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A Christmas Prayer Tour and Giveaway.

About the Book

Book Title: The Christmas Prayer
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Genre: Historical Christmas Romance
Release date: September, 2018

Beloved, bestselling author of Amish fiction, Wanda E. Brunstetter takes readers on a journey in 1850 along the California Trail. Only the brave—or foolhardy—would attempt a cross-country journey late in the season. Three wagons meet up in Independence, Missouri, in April 1850, and their owners decide to keep forging ahead despite many setbacks and delays. December finds them in the Sierra Nevada Mountains when a sudden snowstorm traps them, obscuring the trail. Cynthia Cooper is traveling with her mother and the man she has promised to marry. But as Christmas is upon them and they are hunkered down in a small cabin, she is forced to reevaluate her reasons for planning to marry fellow-traveler Walter Prentice. When a widowed father heading to a California ranch and a gold prospector both show an interest in Cynthia, she weighs her dreams fo…
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Hope Jar

The Hope Jar{August 2018} What happens when making an elderly Amish couple very happy means going along with a lie that gets bigger by the day? Michelle Taylor is not who her new family in Lancaster County believes her to be. The Lapps were looking for their long-lost granddaughter when they met Michelle and she assumed the identity of Sara Murray. Once homeless and hopeless, Michelle has come to love her new Amish friends and even considers the idea of romance among them. Finding an old blue jar in the barn that is filled with slips of paper containing thoughts, quotes, and prayers by an unknown author becomes a boost to Michelle’s budding faith— but also convicting. How can she tell the truth without hurting the ones she has truly come to love?

My Thoughts 
You may get tired of me saying this, but I just have to say it again. Just when you think Wanda has written her best, she writes another. You will find yourself wondering how in the world does she do it. In The Hope Jar book 1 in…

A Love For Leah

For the Amish of Pontotoc, Mississippi, faith can open minds—and hearts—to create surprising bonds for a lifetime . . . 

EXCERPT  Independent-minded Leah Gingerich has always been outspoken. And even though she is now a progressive Mennonite, she’s rediscovering the joys of family traditions back in her Amish hometown. Yet she can’t help but clash with her handsome new Amish neighbor, Jamie Stoltzfus. He’s too hard-headed and old-line to see that his traumatized young nephew, Peter, needs faith and help—or that a woman who stands up to him may be what he needs to heal . . . After a devastating tragedy, Jamie moved to Pontotoc with his nephew for a fresh start. Holding fast to his beliefs is the only way he feels he can aid Peter—and himself. But somehow, Leah’s freethinking ways and feisty challenges are sparking a happiness he’s never felt before. Soon, Jamie can’t imagine his life without her. But are their differences ultimately too great to overcome—or can love bridge their way to …

Helpful tips for the garden

This is one of my favorite cookbooks to go to from Wanda Brunstetter. You can find many great recipes inside that are easily made and you can find your ingredients right from your garden. But if you think this book is full of recipes just to eat, then your in for  delightful surprise. It has some wonderful recipes to help your garden thrive as well.

If you have ever visited any Amish communities, then you know how beautiful their gardens can be. I personally, have been inspired to make my garden a bit better  each year.  It takes time, planning and work. With some of these helpful hints that Wanda has gathered in this book, you will be sure to have a wonderful looking garden and flowers around your home.

Here is just one of the tips that can be found. If you grow lettuce and would like a healthier, and tastier lettuce, sprinkle some blood meal in the rows where the seeds are planted. This helpful tip comes from Mary E. Miller, Middleburg, IN and be found on page 11 of this book.

My o…
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My Thought  Expect the unexpected in this wonderful written story by Wanda Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter. I thought how in the world are they going to pull this off? Well, not only did Wanda and Jean write another fabulous story, but they sure got me on this latest release The Hawaiian Discovery. In this story you will find love, hope and forgiveness. A story can't get any better with when you place God in the center of it. …

Ascension Day

Ascension Day is the celebration of Christ ascending into heaven after His death, burial and resurrection. Ascension Day is observed primarily in Catholic and Anglican churches, and it occurs on the Thursday 40 days after Easter. Ascension Day is also called the Feast of Ascension. 

The story of Jesus’ Ascension is told in Luke 24:49, Mark 16:19 and Acts 1:3, 9. Putting these accounts together, we find that after His resurrection, Jesus appeared several times to His disciples and others. During this time, He spoke to them further about the kingdom of God and the coming of the Holy Spirit, for whom they were to wait (Acts 1:2-9). After 40 days of these appearances, He was taken up to heaven for the last time (Acts 1:9-11). As the disciples watched Him go, two angels appeared and declared to them that, just as He ascended, Jesus would return in glory. 

According to one of the early church fathers, Augustine of Hippo, the Feast of Ascension originated with the Apostles. It may be one of th…

A Mothers Gift Interview with Charlotte Hubbard and Review and Giveaway!

If you could have one paranormal ability, what would it be? I would like to be able to become invisible. Think how handy that could be—as long as I could control it!
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