Made with Love is the beginning of a very enjoyable series of Amish stories set in Pinecraft, Florida. The series is co-authored by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore. Tricia has already written some great Amish fiction; Sherry adds an insider's touch, as she has been a resident of Pinecraft for several years.
The characters are delightful folks that it would be fun to meet. The Miller family, with five unmarried daughters, provides a wide-range of personalities and interests. As you read the story, you begin to get to know the entire family, even as the focus is on the oldest daughter, Lovina.
The excellent writing makes it very easy to get caught up in Lovina's dream for a pie shop and Noah's hope of proving that second chances can make a big difference in the lives of people and in things. The struggles and challenges they both face as they work on this ambitious project make for an extremely engaging story.
And there are so many mouth-watering recipes sprinkled throughout the book that it's almost like getting a bonus cookbook along with the story.
For all fans of great Amish fiction, I highly recommend all three volumes in this Pinecraft Pie Shop series.
See my reviews for Planted with Hope and Sewn with Joy.
About the Book:
A Dash of Love, a Pinch of Hope, and a Whole Lot of Good Cooking
Lovina Miller should be thrilled. Pinecraft, Florida, has everything a young Amish woman could ask for: sun, sand, volleyball games, and evening singings in the park. But Pinecraft lacks the one thing Lovina desperately wants—a pie shop of her own. She longs for a place to gather with the community and serve the treat she loves.
A young carpenter named Noah Yoder strolls into her life and offers a way to make her dream come true. But before Noah and Lovina can build a shop—and a life—together, they must each face heartaches from the past. Is their new love stronger than their regrets?
Find inspiration, romance, and authentic Amish recipes for everyone’s favorite food—pie!
About the Authors:
Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. A USA Today bestselling author, Tricia has published over 40 books and has written more than 500 articles. 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. Tricia, along with a group of friends, also runs www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life.
Sherry Gore is the author of Simply Delicious Amish Cooking and Me, Myself and Pie and is a weekly scribe for the national edition of 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, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church.