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I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks

I have recipes in these six Gooseberry Patch cookbooks
I have recipes in these six "Gooseberry Patch" cookbooks

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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Book Review

I was given the book "The Photograph" by Bethany House for an honest book review.
 The book centers around three sisters Eva, Frona and Lily. Lily disappears months after her
mothers passing. Leaving her sisters Eva and Frona at home alone. And to make matters worse
Eva and Frona will have to relocate because their brother Menno will be taking over the farmhouse.
 Jed Stultzman, an Amish buggy maker from Ohio shows up in Eden Valley with a photo of a Plain Amish woman.
 He has questions as to why a devout amish girl would have her picture taken.
 Jed and Eva run into each other at a farm sale. Jed is stunned, could Eva be the girl in the photo. How can he find out and why would an amish girl have her photo taken? You will have to read the book to find out. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite amish authors. But I have to say I was rather disappointed in this book, I just couldn't get into it.
  It just seemed like the plot was stuck in one spot for such a long time.
 It was an alright story, but not one of Beverly Lewis's best.


  1. I have this same book to review but have had no time to read lately! Thanks for the heads-up.
    I really miss being in blogland and seeing what all my dear blogger buddies are up to.
    Hope all is well w/you Lecia!



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I have been married to my sweetheart Ronnie for 30 years.We live in the beautiful shenandoah valley of Va. We have 2 beautiful children and 3 beautiful grandchildren. I am a christian, and am blessed with two wonderful jobs. I am a hairdresser and also a nurse, I am proud of my nursing degree which I got at age 47. I give the Lord much praise for this. I also enjoy primitive crafts, antiquing, cooking, reading and gardening. My husband and I bought an old farmhouse in WV five years ago and it was ancient, floor rotted out in the kitchen, no bathroom, bats flying around, mice. Scary, well now five years later we have most of it completed, working now on a roof for the wrap around porch.We sand blasted some of the walls so they would be original, we also took all the old weatherboarding off of the outside of the house, planed it and put it back on some of the inside walls. We also have added a wrap around porch. Since we have remodled the old farmhouse, that is how I came up with my blog name.