Monday, November 17, 2008

White Christmas Pie by Wanda Brunstetter - GIVE AWAY!!


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

White Christmas Pie

Barbour Publishing, Inc (September 1, 2008)

by

Wanda E. Brunstetter



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Fascinated by the Amish people during the years of visiting her husband's family in Pennsylvania, WANDA E. BRUNSTETTER combined her interest with her writing and now has eleven novels about the Amish in print, along with numerous other stories and ministry booklets. She lives in Washington State, where her husband is a pastor, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the states.

This year Wanda also publishedA Sister's Hope


ABOUT THE BOOK

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.

Abandoned by his father, Will Henderson was raised by an Amish couple. Now he's about to marry Karen Yoder but is having second thoughts. Can Will overcome the bitterness of his past in order to secure his future? Karen cannot break through the barrier her fiance has suddenly constructed around his heart. When she seeks the advice of an old boyfriend, Will begins to see green. Has he already lost his chance for happiness?

When an accident threatens Will's life, the strength of blood ties is tested. Will a recipe for White Christmas pie contain the ingredients for a happily-ever-after?

If you would like to read the first chapter of White Christmas Pie, go HERE

MY REVIEW:

“Sometimes when we’ve convinced ourselves of something it’s hard to believe the truth even when we hear it.” (p. 293”

Will Henderson has labored most of his childhood and into manhood under a load of misunderstanding and the bitterness of a grudge. As a man soon to be married, he struggles with uncertainty and moodiness that he can’t seem to understand well enough to express to those who love him best. Will he ever be free from these dark feelings? Will he be a better husband and father than the man who abandoned him sixteen years ago?

Wanda Brunstetter has created a story of family love and faithfulness set among an Amish family on a dairy farm in Indiana. Papa Mark and Mama Regina are the only parents Will Henderson has known since his father abandoned him at six years of age. Now that he stands on the brink of starting his own family, the grudge he carries against his father causes him to struggle against the reality that there are many people in his life who love and cherish him and only want the very best for his future. When an ad appears in the local paper seeking Will’s location, it forces Will to face his real father and all of the emotions that have plagued him since childhood.

However, Will chooses to close his heart and mind against the possibility that his father had just cause to leave him behind. When he finally faces his “Pop” the years of bitterness pour forth and the results are painful in many ways. Can Will accept the truth, or will his bitterness cause him even greater sorrow? Purchase your copy of White Christmas Pie today to find out! This book will make a wonderful holiday gift for all of the readers on your list! I have an extra copy of this story to give away! So please leave a comment with your contact information to be entered in this drawing!



Watch the book trailer:

5 comments:

Smilingsal said...

Don't enter me in the giveaway; I just wanted to tell you that I think you wrote a nice review.

Lindsey said...

Great review, and I love the cover of this book. :-) So sweet... and it makes me hungry! I'd love to be entered in the giveaway!

ladyufshalott at yahoo.com

Mary said...

White Christmas Pie sounds like a touching story, please add my name. Thanks!
worthy2Bpraised{at}gmail{dot}com

Carole said...

Christmas fiction + Amish theme - my favorite! Thank you for your review and giveaway.

cjarvis [at] bellsouth [dot] net

Kim said...

Okay, Lindsey,
You're the winner for this drawing! I've sent you an email requesting snail mail information!

Kim