Review: The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter

Posted 28 May, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 12 Comments

Review: The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter
Title: The Lopsided Christmas Cake
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter
Published by Barbour Publishing
Series: Lopsided Christmas Cake #1
Date Published: September 1st 2015
Pages: 208
Genres: Amish, Christian, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Purchased
Purchase: Amazon~ B&N~CBD
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Twin sisters, Elma and Thelma Hochstetler volunteer to bake a Christmas cake for an Amish charity auction, only to learn they must demonstrate the whole process on stage in front of an audience. Bumbling their way through, the take-charge Elma and the klutzy optimist Thelma manage to entertain their audience—and attract the admiration of two bachelors, an outspoken woodworker and a shy harness maker from a neighboring community. More than one man will make a staggering bid for their cake. Could a lopsided Christmas cake be the key to opening the door to romance for one or more of the Hochstetler twins?

My Thoughts
In trademark fashion, Wanda Brunstetter, along with Jean Brunstetter, has created another captivating Amish novel. It’s a fantastic start to a new series, and kept me hooked until the end. The blended writing style of these two talented ladies was a refreshing experience! 

Thelma and Elma’s characters stole my heart completely! Their characters are unique! They are identical twins, but they are older, in their 30s. That’s unusual in books like these but I loved that twist to the story! They are twins, yet so different. These sweet ladies really kept me smiling! Their devotion to their grandparents, God and to each other was really wonderful. The mishaps of their lives, the possibility of being old maids and never finding love, the quirkiness woven into the story, all of it kept me engrossed in the story. Watching one lopsided yummy cake change that, well it was not what I was expecting but was also refreshing. 

I loved Joseph and Delbert’s characters, too. They really livened up the story! 

This is definitely  a book worth 5 stars and 2 thumbs up. It’s going to the top of my list of 2017 top reads. If you love yummy cakes, quirky characters, God and family, be sure and snatch this one up! You’ll be left wanting more mishaps from these lovely twins! 

About Jean Brunstetter

Jean Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish when she first went to Pennsylvania to visit her father-in-law’s family. Since that time, Jean has become friends with several Amish families and enjoys writing about their way of life. She also likes to put some of the simple practices followed by the Amish into her daily routine. Jean lives in Washington State with her husband, Richard Jr. and their three children, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish communities in several states. In addition to writing, Jean enjoys boating, gardening, and spending time on the beach.

About Wanda E. Brunstetter

Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of nearly 70 books with more than 9 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine, USA Today, Newsweek, Good Housekeeping, and Country Woman. Wanda’s books have been translated into four foreign languages.

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12 responses to “Review: The Lopsided Christmas Cake by Wanda and Jean Brunstetter

  1. Della

    I’m reading this book now and loving it. I have read so many of Wanda’s books and I can say that each one of them is on my favorite’s list.

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