The Forgotten Recipe, by Amy Clipston, is a marvelous story. It is the first in the Amish Heirloom Series. This story deals with many issues, such as death, honesty, relationships, and family relations.
Veronica Fisher is devastated when her fiancé and best friend, Seth, dies in an accident at work. She is sure that she will never love anyone again. Jason Huyard was there when his friend, Seth, died and feels responsible for the accident, even though he has been absolved from any fault in the situation. When he stops at Veronica’s bake stand to buy a raspberry pie, the recipe she found cleaning the attic to avoid her grief, he wants to tell her that he knew Seth. He cannot seem to find the words, so he continues to stop and buy more pies. Soon the two of them discover that they have feelings for each other, feelings that may be crushed when Jason finally decides to tell her the truth about knowing Seth.
This was a wonderful book, and I enjoyed reading it. How true it is that when we avoid telling the truth from the beginning, it can cause many troubles later. I especially loved the way that both Veronica’s and Jason’s families were supportive but honest with them. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish fiction and look forward to the next installment!
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