Review: The Return To Big Valley: Wilma’s Wish by Wanda Brunstetter

Posted 30 June, 2021 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: The Return To Big Valley: Wilma’s Wish by Wanda Brunstetter
Title: The Return to the Big Valley
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, Richelle Brunstetter
Published by Barbour Fiction
Date Published: 1 June, 2021
Pages: 448
Genres: Amish, Christian Fiction
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher
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The Brunstetters Return to a Unique Amish Setting for Three New Stories of Love

  Journey back to an area of Pennsylvania that is home to three distinct Amish communities and meet three young women who face heartfelt disappointments in romance.  

Wilma’s Wish by Wanda E. Brunstetter Wilma Hostetler has been courted by Israel Zook for the last year, and he’s recently proposed marriage. But when his sister dies, leaving him to care for five young nephews who openly dislike Wilma, she has second thoughts of starting with a ready-made family and decides to call off the wedding. Can anything be done to restore the relationship, or will Israel seek another wife?  

Martha’s Miracle by Jean Brunstetter Martha Yoder is different from other Amish women in her love of hunting and the outdoors. Meeting Glen Swarey, who is working with the local fire department, seems to be a good match. But can Martha accept Glen’s thoughts of leaving the Amish faith, or will she walk away from a chance at love?  

Alma’s Acceptance by Richelle Brunstetter Alma Wengerd is a young widow who leaves her home in Kentucky to stay with friends in Pennsylvania. Soon she is speeding into a renewed romance with Elias Kurtz and raising the brows of the older church members. When Alma is waylaid by some unexpected news, could putting her happiness with Elias on hold be her only option?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Author/Publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
I am so happy that I had the chance to read The Return To The Big Valley. More specifically, Wanda Brunstetter’s Wilma’s Wish. Once again, Brunstetter has managed to create a beautiful, heart warming story that instantly captured me and made me fall in love with her characters!

Wanda Brunstetter takes us once again to the heart of the Amish country. She vividly portrays her characters and their homes, bringing them to life for the reader. You truly get to know Wilma, Israel, and the rascally nephews and become a part of their family. It was such a fun time!

That one was my favorite of the novellas, though, certainly, the others are beautifully written and filled with heart stealing characters, as well. This is one of my favorite Amish collections this year and I am looking forward to recommending this 4 star to read to all of my family and friends! Well done, ladies!

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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