An Amish Charm Bakery Novel, first in a new series! This whole series is going to be great if they are all like this first one. The characters were real. The emotions were realistic and sometimes Kleenex grabbing. And the setting was described beautifully. I kept wanting to eat cookies or pastries. Thankfully the recipe for Liza's famous molasses cookies is found in the back of the book. They sound a lot like gingerbread cookies, which I love.
Liza had been in a very bad abusive marriage to a man she didn't love. She knew he could provide for her family. When he passed away she vowed to never marry again and supported herself at a bakery her husband had bought for her. This was her love and her escape.
Jacob moved to Charm to get his daughter away from gossips. Having lost her mother, Ellie had turned from her Amish life to taste the ways of the English. Jacob was at a loss as to what to do with her other than pray. He is instantly attracted to Liza but his daughter emphatically declares she does not want a new "mother".
It was entertaining reading to find out what happened and how each situation was handled. The time period is 1912 but being Amish and the way they lived made it not even noticeable. I throughly enjoyed reading this novel and look forward to the others in the series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to write a review.