After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies......... Yet when she discovers a batch of forgotten recipes and opens a bake stand to sell her Mammi’s raspberry pies, Veronica picks up a regular customer who gives her heart pause.
Jason Huyard was with Seth when he lost his life—a memory that haunts him still. So when he seeks out the grieving fiancée to convey his condolences, the last thing he expects—or wants—is to fall in love. Nonetheless, Jason soon finds himself visiting Veronica’s bake stand every week . . . and it’s for more than the raspberry pies.
Now, as Veronica’s heart thaws, Jason can’t bring himself to tell her he was there when Seth died. Can he ever reveal where he was on the day her life derailed? Or will his secret rob them of the second chance at love they both want?
About the Author
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA.
I tried, I honestly tried to read this book all the way through. I tend to like light romances, particularly on rainy afternoons when the house is quiet. BUT I got hung up on all the Amish words strewn throughout the book without knowing what the words actually meant. Some I was able to figure out due to context, but other times it was like HUH???? I ended up skimming through it so I caught to overall gist., kept me from being annoyed. :)
I liked the character of Jason. He seemed like a very believable young man. The way his character played out made sense as well. Veronica seems like a really nice young lady. Though I think she was being chivied through her grief too quickly. Grief has it's own time and process to be worked through, and people need to process it in their own way. It was probably why she had such a hard time working through her anger with Jason.
If doing this book with a book club there are discussion questions at the end to help you think through the global themes.
Overall.. decent book. Would be nice to have a glossary with Amish words in it so we know what each word really means (beyond gut, dat and mamma which are fairly self explanatory.)