June is an exciting month for NY Times Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, with two brand-new Amish products to release simultaneously
Uhrichsville, OH—This summer is set to be an exciting time for Wanda E. Brunstetter’s loyal readership. The beginning of June will mark the release of not one, but two brand-new releases from “Amish Country’s most beloved storyteller,” along with her co-writing family members, Jean and Richelle Brunstetter.
The Brides of the Big Valley, scheduled to release on June 4, takes place in a real but virtually unknown Amish community in Pennsylvania, called The Big Valley. Three distinct groups of Amish live in this uniquely blended region where residents identify themselves by the colors of their buggy’s top—white, black, or yellow. This 3-in-1 collection written by Wanda, Jean, and Richelle Brunstetter, follows the stories of one young woman from each of these three groups as they search for faith and love.
Story #1: Deanna’s Determination by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Deanna Speicher belongs to the very plain, white-top buggy community, known as The Nebraska Amish. Deanna’s husband died, leaving her and her six-year-old son. Could a love once buried resurface to bring joy to mother and child, or will time and tragedy get in the way?
Story #2: Rose Mary’s Resolve by Jean Brunstetter
Rose Mary Renno belongs to the conservative black top community and is being courted by Tom Yoder, who wants to leave the Amish faith. Rose Mary can’t imagine leaving the life she knows—but then she meets an English pilot who befriends her. Suddenly she is faced with choosing the path of her faith and her heart.
Story #3: Leila’s Longing by Richelle Brunstetter
Leila Fisher is a young Amish woman from the yellow top buggy community, who is burdened with family responsibilities and wondering when she will ever start a family of her own. But when she meets someone from the black top community, could she ever consider crossing the invisible line drawn between faiths to find love?
In addition to the fiction release, an Amish-themed cookbook will be added to Brunstetter’s impressive collection in June. Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook is a must-have for anyone who loves a good potluck. Amish culture thrives around gathering to worship, work, and play, and these are the recipes they enjoy sharing with one another. Over 200 recipes are presented in a full-color book with lay-flat binding.
About the Authors
Wanda E. Brunstetter
New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 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, bird-watching, 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 appears 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.
PREVIEW THE BOOKS BELOW
The Brides of the Big Valley
3 Romances from a Unique Pennsylvania Amish Community
Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, & Richelle Brunstetter
Shiloh Run Press
Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish Friends Gatherings Cookbook
Over 200 Recipes for Carry-In Favorites with Tips for Making the Most of the Occasion
Wanda E. Brunstetter
Shiloh Run Press