After losing her fiancé 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 fiancée 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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Gosh, I don't know why people get so caught up in things that they can't control and it's not their fault they survived something while someone else died. Yes, it's tragic, but to deny yourself happiness is just so crazy!
I know for younger people they think their world will never be the same, but as someone who has lived through a lot of bad things, it's really not the end of the world. Not sure why Jason feels he can't tell her he was Seth's best friend. It's not like he knows any deep dark secrets that could hurt Veronica. So, I am not sure why it's so hard for him to just come out and say he was a good friend.
As for Veronica, what does it matter that Jason was her fiancé's best friend and he witnessed the accident? It's not like he killed him! But, I guess you have to have these little drama's to make a good story, but I would rather have honest reactions or have the story where it was Jason's fault for the whole accident happening but he didn't do it on purpose. That, I might could see as a little hurtful, but even that is not what I would call a betrayal.
Oh, well, I guess once you reach my age, all that silliness that we used to put ourselves through back then is at least something to chuckle about now and makes me wonder how we ever survived our teens and early 20's, but we did and all is right with the world!
If you love reading Amish stories, this one definitely won't disappoint you because it has all the classic Amish scenario's and their belief's. At least with Amish stories there isn't a lot of foul language or gory murders. They make excellent stories for young girls to read that hopefully give them some good role models to look up to.
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 four spoiled rotten cats.
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