Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Planted With Hope

Planted With Hope
Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore

This is the second book in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series about an Amish family that lives in Pinecraft, Florida. The first book was Made With Love -- it was a great read but it's not necessary to read it first to enjoy Planted with Hope.

I knew this book was different right away -- it's one of the few books I've read that features a person with strong introvert tendencies as the main character! Hope is a young woman who is happiest when she is working alone in her garden, and being in a crowd seriously stresses her out. Goyer and Gore did a great job creating her character, and I really enjoyed getting to know Hope. This may sound a bit goofy, but they even let the reader get to know Hope in a way that an introvert would enjoy, which made the story even more intriguing to me. I love the way the authors allow Hope to grow without trying to change the essence of her personality.

Both authors have strong links to the Amish community, which makes all aspects of the series more authentic. I really enjoyed the peek into a different way of life, and best of all the book is full of fabulous recipes that I can't wait to try.

You can buy the book HERE


ABOUT THE BOOK (from the back cover):
When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind her sister's pie shop to start a garden, she jumps at the chance. Finally -- some space away from her four sisters! But everyone in town seems to have an opinion about what she should grow and how she should grow it.

When the widowed schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks if his students at the Amish school can help turn the plot into a community garden, Hope wonders if she will ever find the peace and quiet she craves. But God has a different plan for Hope -- a plan that will open her heart to all the blessings in front of her.

Tricia Goyer is a USA Today bestselling author with over 50 books to her name. She's well-known for her Big Sky and Seven Brides for Seven Bachelors Amish series. For more information visit Tricia at www.TriciaGoyer.com

Sherry Gore is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking and Me, Myself and Pie and is a weekly scribe for the Amish newspaper, the Budget. Sherry's culinary adventures have been seen on NBC Daytime,  Today.com, and Mr. Food Test Kitchen. Sherry is a resident of Sarasota, Florida. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church.