I was really looking forward to reading this story because I have enjoyed many of Amy Clipston’s books in the past. What a pleasant surprise it was that this book ended up being even better than I expected.
Guy meets girl. Guy falls for girl. Girl might be falling for guy. Girl doesn’t know that guy not only knew her late fiance’ but was with him when he died. What could go wrong? With a premise like that you know there is going to be a great amount of tension, guilt, and confusion in this love story. And it was so well-written!
There were so many times that I wanted Jason to just push the words out that he needed to say. But his fear stopped him every time, making the omission of his connection to Veronica’s late fiance’ a bigger and bigger issue as time passed. Veronica was an emotional mess through many portions of the book and understandably so. She has suffered a horrible tragedy and things are really upside-down for her. But both she and Jason are very likable characters, so I didn’t ever feel frustration with the things that they were dealing with.
The author captured such deep feelings and emotions in The Forgotten Recipe and I think it is a book that Amish fiction fans are going to love.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.
Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend. Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome—but most importantly, he loves Veronica.
When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her, a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love—or be loved—again. 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 holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.
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