Saturday, June 25, 2016

Recommend June Fest // Wanda Brunstetter

Hello everyone! How's summer going for ya?

I should warn you, my brain is currently running on words like 'bombardment', 'flak', 'stalag', and 'rations'. So if I start mumbling about Colditz Castle or a B-17 skim and/or bear with me. B-) Please and thank you... 

Have you heard of Recommend June Fest, the lovely bookish link-up started by Deborah at Reading in June? If not, then I'm pleased to introduce it to you. And if so, then I know you are also enjoying all the book-y fun. ;) 

Today I'm finally getting around to participating in the fun link-up. :) I'm going to talk about one of my favorite authors -- Wanda E. Brunstetter -- and her lovely books. :) 

When I chose Mrs. Brunstetter's books for this post, I didn't realize just how many of her books I have. The grand total? 34. And several of those have more than one book tucked away inside. O.O Yeah. Can you spell 'favorite author'? 

Okay, here's the good news. 1) I'm not going to go into much depth on any of these, and 2) I haven't read all of them. (Meaning I won't talk about the ones I haven't read -- obviously. You've been spared, people!!) 

Alrighty, let's get started. :D 


~ White Christmas Pie 

Step into Amish country for this bittersweet holiday romance. Here you’ll meet Will Henderson, a young man tortured by his past, and Karen Yoder, a young woman looking for answers. Add a desperate father searching for his son, and you have all the ingredients for a first-class romance that will inspire and enthrall.

~ Twice Loved 

Bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter brings you a touching story of a single mother widowed after World War II. Bev Winters’s new job is an answer to prayer and just in time for Christmas—until her boss’s kindness awakens an old longing. Will her pride allow love after loss? Also enjoy a collection of 1940s recipes and handcrafts along with stories and trivia about Christmas 1946.


~ A Lancaster County Saga: The Discovery Series 

Follow the journey of Meredith and Luke Stoltzfus in the complete Discovery series from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter. . . . Financial struggles. Arguments. A suspected pregnancy. A last-minute trip to Indiana. A drug addict on the run. A deadly encounter at a Philadelphia bus station. As Meredith and Luke are faced with the greatest challenge of their young lives, will their love and faith be enough to bring them back together again, against all odds?

~ Daughters of Lancaster County 

Follow the riveting story of a kidnapped Amish child through three of Wanda E. Brunstetter’s top selling novels. The Fisher family of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, seems to suffer one tragedy after another, and oldest daughter, Naomi, blames herself. Abby Miller puts her dreams on hold to help the Fisher family, but longs to return to Ohio. Leona Weaver falls in love with an outsider who could hold clues to the distant kidnapping event.

~ Indiana Cousins Trilogy 

A Cousin's Promise 

When a horrific accident cripples Wayne Lambright, he finds it difficult enough to take care of himself, much less Loraine Miller, his future bride. Will he sacrifice his happiness to give her a better life? Having already been jilted once, Loraine is terrified of yet another rejection. But does she love Wyane enough to marry him, for better or worse? When her old boyfriend Jake Beechy returns from exploring the English world, he hopes Loraine will give him another chance. Will she renew their love or wed Wayne as promised? How will God work to give Loraine the desires of her heart?  

A Cousin's Prayer 

Katie Miller is traumatized after her boyfriend is killed in a van in which she was also a passenger. How will she find her way out of the valley of her depression? Freeman Bontrager will make any excuse to be near to Katie, hoping to win her love. But how far will he go to gain her trust. . .and her heart? What will bring this girl out of the shadows of fear, and open her heart to life—and love?

A Cousin's Challenge 

Jolene Yoder returns to Indiana to teach lip reading and sign language to the newly deaf Amish man Lonnie Hershberger. As she begins falling for Lonnie, Jolene wonders if she ll ever see signs of his love for her. Lovelorn Lonnie is fighting his attraction to Jolene, especially since she seems smitten by Jake Beechy. And Ella Miller is worried the roving Jake will end up breaking her cousin Jolene s heart, never realizing that Jake has really set his sights on her Ella! Who will end up with whom as these cousins face challenges in love and life?


I hope y'all enjoyed this little look into some books I love. :) I could've went on and on all day, but that might have gotten boring... ;) 
Have you read any of these? Who's your favorite author? Be sure to hop over to Deborah's blog for more book-ish fun. :D 

Also, check out Allie's lovely blog (which I just discovered!!), The Depth of My Faith, and enter to win a set of Bible Verse tracts!! :D 

~ Faith


  1. Since you have words like rations and B-17 skims in your mind, I’m guessing that you’ve been doing lots of research lately. ;)
    This Recommend June Fest link-up thing sounds really fun. I’ve seen it around on a couple of blogs and thought it looked fun. :)
    Wow, that is a lot of Wanda Brunstetter books! ;) I can tell she’s a favorite author. ;) Your collection of Wanda Brunstetter books is about the size of my Beverly Lewis collection. ;)
    Out of these books I’ve read: “White Christmas Pie”, “A Cousin’s Promise”, “A Cousin’s Prayer”, “A Cousin’s Challenge”, and “The Discovery” series. ;) I really want to read “The Daughters of Lancaster County” series. Oh, “Twice Loved” sounds really good. I’ve seen it at the library before, but I never read what it is about. I’ll have to add it to my long list of books to read. ;)
    I can totally relate to going on and on all day about books. ;) They’re just so much fun to talk about! ;)

    1. Yes, yes, yes. I have. Not as much as I would like actually, because Camp NaNo starts Friday... Help!!
      It is a lot of fun!! :D
      Haha, yes, Beverly Lewis. ;) We both need to read more books by the other's favorite author. :P
      I LOOOOOVE the Discovery series...and the Indiana Cousins trilogy... And White Christmas Pie. :) Daughters of Lancaster County is a really good trilogy. It wa years ago when I read it, but I'm still sure you would enjoy it. :) Twice Loved is really good!!! (It's WWII, so of course I'm going to say that. ;)) I have it in the Loves Finds a Home collection (along with Daddy's Girl & Dear Teacher. :)) All are good, but I really like Twice Loved. :) Time for a re-read I do believe!!
      Haha, yes, they are!!! Books are absolutely the best topic. ;P

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Rebekah! :)

  2. Thank you so much for posting for the Fest, Faith!! I had so much fun reading your post. I haven't read any of her books, but they look very exciting!! :) I'll look into them.

    1. Thank YOU for hosting such a fun link-up, Deborah!! :D They are really good books. Hope you enjoy them if you read any. :)

      Thanks for commenting!! ;)