Sunday, March 6, 2016

Amish Gardens and Victory Gardens in Pinecraft -- Planted with Hope

Planted with Hope is the delightful second installment in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore.  Tricia and Sherry make a great team as they combine their individual talents and strengths to write this series. The unique Amish setting of Pinecraft, combined with the interesting history of World War II victory gardens, provide an enjoyable backdrop for this story of hope and love.

The characters of Planted with Hope were such a joy to get to know.  Their stories fit together like the pieces of a well-designed puzzle as they each learn lessons that help them grow beyond hurts and disappointments from the past to find there is always hope for the future. The recipes and snippets of history scattered throughout the book provide a special bonus to the story.

Planted with Hope easily works as a stand-alone, but I look forward to going back to read the first book, Made with Love.  And I hope there is a story yet to come about each of the Miller sisters.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish stories.  Thanks to the authors and their publisher for providing a copy of Planted with Hope in exchange for my honest review.

For all fans of great Amish fiction, I highly recommend all three volumes in this Pinecraft Pie Shop series.

See my review of Made with Love and Sewn with Joy.

About the Book:

In the second installment of the Pinecraft Pie Shop series, you’ll return to a town and a family you’ve already grown to love.

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.

About the Authors:

Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, 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 Tricia, along with a group of friends, also runs, 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,, 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.

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