The Celebration

The Celebration
By Wanda Brunstetter
Publisher: Barbour Books
Genre: Amish
Release Date: 02/06/18

Heidi Troyer’s life is about to change. Childless, she and her husband, Lyle, are foster parenting two orphaned children and considering adoption. To help the brother and sister acclimate, Heidi decides to teach her first kids Amish cooking class in her home.

The diverse participants—a grieving widower single-parent fireman with a young son, a realtor with a temper tantrum-prone daughter, a single nurse with an adopted daughter, two siblings whose parents recently separated, and a girl from a struggling family whose mom feels she’s failed parentally—gain food prep knowledge plus new friendships, romance, and life lessons learned through Heidi-generated help and encouragement.

Brunstetter’s heartwarming third book in the “Amish Cooking Class” series continues her simple storytelling and relevant plot combo, covering adoption, single parenting, bullying, and troubled relationship issues, along with hope, guilt, reconciliation, grief and loss, and Bible-based solutions. Contains discussion questions and six child-friendly recipes. Recommend to Christian Amish fiction fans.

—Nancy Kanafani