[Book Review] Lydia’s Charm by Wanda Brunstetter

Posted 26 October, 2010 by Molly in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
Widowed and jobless, Lydia King moves her son and herself to Charm, Ohio, to be close to her mother and help with her grandfather. Menno Troyer, a furniture store owner, is also recently widowed and the father of four energetic boys. Levi Stutzman, another newcomer to the area, is the only one in his family not handicapped by dwarfism and has dedicated his life to caring for them. As fall colors the countryside, will anonymous gifts left for Lydia bring her hope for a new life and romance, or will another tragedy flood her with infinite despair?

About the Author:
Award-winning, best-selling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter, became interested in writing about the Amish when she married her husband Richard who grew up in a Mennonite church in Pennsylvania. Wanda and Richard have many Amish friends in several Amish communities across the country. In addition to Wanda’s many novels about the Amish, she’s written several Amish-themed children’s books, two Amish cookbooks, and an Amish devotional. She’s also written hundreds of short stories, articles, poems, and puppet scripts. Wanda and her husband have two grown children and six grandchildren.


My Review:
I can never get enough Amish! I am a die hard Amish fiction fan and the first Amish novelist’s work I read several years ago was Wanda Brunstetter. Since then, I have been hooked on all her work. She’s a wunderbar novelist and each book she writes just gets better and better!

Lydia’s Charm is a wonderful story set in Charm, Ohio. There are so many emotions throughout this novel and each of Wanda’s tenderly created characters portray those emotions flawlessy. Lydia, Levi, Nona and Menno (just to name a few of the awesome characters!) are gripping and true-to-life. They quickly become your family. Each character has a struggle that they are dealing with and through Wanda’s fantastic work, each of those struggles felt like my own, especially Lydia’s. She really reached out to me and tugged my heart. But, Levi…..now THAT is an awesomely sweet character!

Wanda fills this 5 star book with everything from sadness to love and hope. She weaves God’s love and grace through her amazing work, make this novel unforgettable. If you are new to Amish fiction, grab a copy of Lydia’s Charm now….you’ll be forever hooked! If you’re already a Brunstetter fan, then you MUST add this book to your fabulous collection!

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review purposes by Barbour Books*

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