Sunday, October 12, 2008
Shannon's Review - Going Home by Wanda E. Brunstetter
Summary: Dreaming of becoming a comedian Faith Stutzman Andrews ran away from her home in the Amish community. Now a grown woman and a widow she returns to make sense of her life. He will have to decide between family and the career she always dreamed of.
My Thoughts: There is something comforting about the way Wanda E. Brunstetter writes. Her books are just something you can slip into bed get all cozy and then slip into a story that makes you feel good. This was the first book I read by her and I was surprised I enjoyed because I had not read any Christian Fiction before. The characters where funny, and inviting. The Amish settings is interesting and romanticized a little I think but I still enjoyed it. If you are looking for something simple, fun and with some religious meaning to read then I suggest this book. You get so invovled in the settings and characters that you feel like you are there eating with them, playing with them and working with them. I think partly the author realizes this as well because she sometimes adds extras at the end of the book like recipes that the character made in the book, which is nice to see. This is the first book in the Webster County Series and following it is On Her Own and Dear to Me.
About the Author: Wanda E. Brustetter is mostly known for her books which are set in the Amish life. Her most recent book to come out is called White Christmas Pie. Along with being a writer Wanda is also a ventriloquist.
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