A few years back author Wanda Brunstetter wrote a short series of books about an Amish Women that decided to give quilting lessons. (The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club, The Tattered Quilt, and The Healing Quilt). In this series, Emma Yoder decides to begin teaching quilting to anyone that would be interested in learning. It was a story line that I enjoyed, as it was fun to see how the seemingly unrelated people all became friends and were able to help each other out. Now Ms. Brunstetter is doing it again but this time it is Emma’s niece Heidi Troyer that has decided to offer cooking classes. This time instead of being an older lady whose children have grown, Heidi is a young Amish woman that longs for a family. While she has been married for many years, she and her husband have not been blessed with a child. Heidi decides to start offering cooking classes to take her mind of off her barrenness and also to give her something to do. The Blessing is about her second class and the students that have signed up for this class.
I enjoyed reading about this new class of students and how Heidi is able to not only teach them how to cook but also helps them deals with situations in their lives.
A side benefit of the series is that the recipes that Heidi teaches during the 6 weeks of classes are included in the back of the book. I can’t wait to try some of these.
I gave this book a 5 out of 5 stars. Can’t wait for the next book in the series.