Item description for White Christmas Pie (Barbour Value Fiction) by Wanda Brunstetter...
Overview In this bittersweet holiday romance set in Amish country, Will Henderson, a young man tortured by his past, meets Karen Yoder, a young woman looking for answers as they both become involved with a desperate father searching for his son.
50-100 word consumer copy - Step into Amish country for this bittersweet holiday romance. Here you'll meet Will Henderson, a young man tortured by his past, and Karen Yoder, a young woman looking for answers. Add a desperate father searching for his son, and you have all the ingredients for a first-class romance that will inspire and enthrall.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.9" Width: 5.1" Height: 1" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2008
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Barbour Value Fiction
ISBN 1597899372 ISBN13 9781597899376
Availability 0 units.
More About Wanda Brunstetter
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of over 60 books with more than 7 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.
Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.
All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
Wanda’s primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern “Englishers.” Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too.
Wanda E. Brunstetter currently resides in the state of Washington.
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Reviews - What do customers think about White Christmas Pie?
Wonderful Sep 13, 2009
I orderd this book for my mother and it said that it was in like new condition and when we recieved it the book looked like it had never been read. This order was a test for us and this site passed with flying colors and we have since ordered 2 more books. Thanks this site for being so great.
A light easy read, nothing more. Jul 15, 2009
The Amish life fascinates me, and I've thoroughly enjoyed many of the Amish-themed books I've read. I've never read Wanda Brunstetter before, but she came highly rated and this one looked interesting.
The story centers around Will Henderson, an English boy who, at the age of 6, is left with an Amish couple. His father ostensibly plans to return for him but, through lost messages and miscommunications, never does. Will grows up believing that his father abandoned him. Predictably, as his impending wedding to Karen nears, Will finds that he harbors many doubts about his father and an unforgiving heart. Conveniently, at Thanksgiving, his father suddenly reappears in Will's life.
I'd call this Amish-light. It's a sweet novel with a great deal of unrealized potential. The characters are one-dimensional and the misunderstandings and lack of communication are far-fetched and unrealistic. The ending is convenient and contrived. Will and Karen and the rest of the cast don't inspire any compassion whatsoever. The recipe for the White Christmas Pie mentioned in the story is included in the book. My impression is that the author thought it would be a cute gimmick, but instead of a rich story with depth, we are left with the sugary fluff.
From other reviews I've seen, most of Brunstetter's books receive better reviews than this one has, so I will not count her out yet. Overall, a sweet story. A light, easy read. Nothing more.
-- Apr 18, 2009
What could be more romantic than a yuletide wedding? Will Henderson and Karen Yoder are engaged to be married and planning a December wedding. However, something is standing in the way of their happiness. Call it cold feet or whatever you want. Will has cold feet and is afraid that he will be the same kind of husband and father that his father was. This is not a good thing since Will's father, Frank Henderson left him with an Amish couple to raise. Frank Henderson left his son without saying goodbye.
Karen Yoder is a really sweet Amish lady who will do anything for her man. However, she has gone to a former beau to ask for advice. But Will becomes very envious and suspicious of the other man's intentions. How can Karen prove to Will that he is the only man for her? Frank Henderson is having second thoughts of his own. He decides to right a wrong and seek out his son who he left so many years ago. Just how much will Will's heart take? His estranged father making an appearance in his life right when he is contemplating the biggest decision of his life. Will's 'adoptive' parents, Mark and Regina, try to help him out as much as they can. Will has always been partial to Regina's white Christmas pie. Could it be that the recipe to the beloved pie could answer a lot of unanswered questions?
Wanda Brunstetter has done it again! This is a treat for all readers who enjoy a holiday romance or inspirational story of true love. This is a sure fire book to sweeten your holidays. Its a true delight to read, will fill your heart and doesn't add any calories to your yuletide diet!
White Christmas Pie Apr 10, 2009
I already wrote a review for this book. My daughter loved it. It arrived in good condition in about a week. Thank you.
Amish Fiction Mar 12, 2009
Another great story! Love her books. If you like Amish fiction she is one of the best author's.