Publisher: Shiloh Run Press
Publication Date: June 1, 2017
About the book (Amazon):
Living alone for the first time in her life is lonely for Elma Hochstetler, whose twin sister Thelma recently married. Though they share the running of a general store, more and more of Thelma’s time is taken up by her growing family. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love.
Through a mishap at the farmers’ market, Elma meets Ben Wagler and instantly likes him. But there is a problem. He lives in Grabill—50 miles away! But Elma has tried long-distance dating before, and it won’t work for her. Besides the store needs her. Her sister needs her. Elma feels love will forever remain beyond her grasp.
Elma has a habit of putting others before her own needs. Can she learn to take a risk at following the desires of her heart?
How did Thelma meet her husband? Find out in The Lopsided Christmas Cake.
While lately it seems the Christian Fiction genre is inundated with Amish novels, I normally tend to steer clear of these types of books (unless I have a connection with the author). But let me tell you...I LOVED this book! It could have been the sweet story line, the twins that take center stage, or even just the plain (see what I did there?) simple truths that are shared throughout the story.
"The Famers' Market Mishap" is book 2 in a series, and I did a review on the first one, "The Lopsided Christmas Cake". Whenever I enjoy the first novel in a series, I tend to follow up with the 2nd one when it comes out just to see if the first one was a fluke, or if the series is worth continuing. This one was definitely worth it.
If you're looking for a nice, quick (and short) read, I highly recommend this book (and the first if you haven't read it!). Purchase a copy for yourself (and a friend) from Amazon.