The third book in the Amish Cooking Class, The Celebration , was the final one of the series. I kept contemplating what the next one would be about when it hit me that this was the last one. I enjoyed them all so much and am sad to see them end. I guess Heidi and Lyle Troyer will be too busy now to have more cooking classes in their home!
This book had some serious issues brought to the surface and held great lessons for anyone reading to take in. No matter how a person or family looks or acts on the outside, no one has a perfect life or family, even those with seemingly every material possession they could want. Heidi's first two classes were taught with adults. She decided that her third one would be for children to help her two foster children get to know some other ones their age and maybe make friends. Little did she know the situations she would encounter which included bullying and physical fights. The parents had issues of their own to get through as well.
It truly was a heartwarming story overall and I would encourage anyone that hasn't read any of the previous novels as well as this one to get started right away. Each book includes the recipes in the back that were made in the classes along with discussion questions for book clubs or personal, quiet contemplation.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.