Readers of this blog may know that I enjoy reading Amish fiction, as it gives me a little insight into their community. (I've always been fascinated with the Amish and their more simple way of life. Now that I live close to Amish country, I have the opportunity to get more of a glimpse into their culture) You may also know that I am on Tricia Goyer's launch team and have the opportunity to read many of her latest books.
The latest title on my spring reading list is the 2nd book in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series: Planted with Hope by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore.
Although I haven't read the first book, I've been able to follow the story on its own so far.
Did you know that there are Amish folks in Florida? I didn't, and I am enjoying learning more! You'll want to check out the recipes in the back of the book as well.
About the Book:
When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind the Me, Myself, and 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 widower schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks if his students at the Amish school can help turn the plot into a community garden, Hope only halfheartedly agrees, wondering if she will ever get the peace and quiet she craves. And will she get anything to grow?
The stories of friendship, community, and unexpected love within these pages will plant real seeds of hope within your heart.
Where to Buy:
In bookstores and on Amazon $14.87 (paperback)
Click the graphic below to read an excerpt from Planted with Hope.
Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as Guideposts,Thriving Family, Proverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine.
Goyer’s fiction and non-fiction books have won awards from the American Christian Fiction Writers and Mt. Hermon Writers’ Conference. She is also a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee.
Tricia has authored several books on family and parenting, as well as co-written with Max Lucado and Robin Jones Gunn. She collaborated with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges for Lead Your Family Like Jesus, published by Focus on the Family/Tyndale.
Check out these other great titles from Tricia Goyer:
- An Amish Second Christmas
- The Buggy Before the Horse
- Where Treetops Glisten
- The One Year Book of Amish Peace
- A Christmas Gift for Rose
- The Promise Box
- Love Finds You in Glacier Bay Alaska
- The Memory Jar
- Love Finds You in Lonesome Prairie Montana
- Blue Like Playdough
Follow Tricia Goyer for the latest updates:Sherry Gore is former editor-in-chief of Cooking & Such magazine, the author of "Simply Delicious Amish Cooking", "Me, Myself and Pie" and a weekly scribe for the national edition of the Amish newspaper, The Budget, established in 1890.
The National Geographic Channel featured Sherry prominently their documentary series, Amish: Out of Order. Sherry's culinary adventures have been seen on NBC Daytime; the Today Show; Mr. Food Test Kitchen and more.
Sherry is a year-round resident of beautiful, sun-kissed Sarasota, Florida, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. When not spending time with her family, writing, or eating, Sherry is a cooking show host, and an official pie contest judge.
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