Monday, July 4, 2016

The Forgotten Recipe by Amy Clipston

After losing her fiancĂ© 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 fiancĂ©e 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?

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About the Author

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston

Here are my thoughts......
 This is my first full length novel by Amy Clipston. I have to say this wasn't my favorite read. It is a very sweet story. It was simple and easy to follow. I liked the characters okay but something was just missing. I think if you take this as a light read with an easy plot you won't be disappointed. The writing is decent. I have to say despite me kind of lugging thru this book, it did keep me turning the pages. I really didn't think I'd want to read any more of this series but I was surprised by somewhat of a surprise ending that made me at least somewhat interested in the second book.  I did enjoy the spiritual element of the book. The characters were great examples of turning to God during trouble and heartache. This would be a good book for a teen/young adult as it is very sweet and simple with no extreme or overly romantic tendencies. I will probably try the next book in this series as I always try to give authors a couple of tries before I decide if they are a favorite or not. I received this book from Zondervan and the Fiction Guild in exchange for an honest review. A positive review was not required.

Stars-- 3 of  5
Rating-- G
Teen Acceptable-- Yes
Bad Language/Adult Content--None

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