Brunstetter fans are in for a real treat with the truly unique release of Amish Front Porch Stories. Written by NY Times bestseller Wanda E. Brunstetter, along with her co-writing family members, Jean and Richelle Brunstetter, this new release features 18 fictional short stories of love, joy, and the peace found in Amish country.
Amish country is known for an atmosphere of peace and quiet, perfect for front-porch sitting with a good book. Amish Front Porch Stories will transport readers to this tranquil setting as they enjoy 18 fictional short stories with the theme of love, joy, peace, patience, and other Fruits of the Spirit. Along the way, they’ll meet Anna, who struggles to show love to a cantankerous neighbor; Laura, who endures infertility; Nora, whose pride threatens to consume her life; and other women who walk in their faith each day.
Wanda has also recently released a revised and expanded edition of her Amish Friends Christmas Cookbook. Packed with over 200 recipes and fascinating information from the heart of Amish country, readers will find only the best of genuine Amish Christmas cooking in the pages of this keepsake book. Categories include snacks, breads, gifts from the kitchen, salads and sides, main dishes, and sweets.
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written more than 100 books translated in four languages. With over 11 million copies sold, Wanda’s stories consistently earn spots on the nation’s most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.
Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, birdwatching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law’s family. Since that time, Jean has become friends with several Amish families and enjoys writing about their way of life. She also likes to put some of the simple practices followed by the Amish into her daily routine. Jean lives in Washington State with her husband, Richard Jr. and their three children, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish communities in several states. In addition to writing, Jean enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time on the beach.
Richelle Brunstetter lives in the Pacific Northwest and developed a desire to write when she took creative writing in high school. After enrolling in college classes, her overall experience enticed her to become a writer, and she wants to implement what she’s learned into her stories. Just starting her writing career, her first published story appeared in The Beloved Christmas Quilt beside her grandmother, Wanda E. Brunstetter, and her mother, Jean. Richelle enjoys traveling to different places, her favorite being Kauai, Hawaii.
Come and sit awhile as you enjoy 18 short stories of love, joy, and the peace found in Amish country. The Brunstetters—Wanda, Jean, and Richelle—share tales of women we can relate to: Anna, who struggles to show love to a cantankerous neighbor; Laura, who endures infertility; Nora, who is consumed with pride; and others.
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From the heart of Amish country comes Brunstetter’s revised and expanded collection of Christmas recipes. Over 200 delicious delights to prepare for your family or to bring to a friend’s feast—snacks, breads, salads, sides, main dishes, and sweets. You’ll also learn special ways to celebrate the holiday. This full-color book makes a great gift!
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