About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Friday, January 29, 2021

Going Home (Brides of Webster County #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter


Faith Stutzman Andrews left her Missouri Amish community ten years ago to pursue her career as a comedian. Now widowed, Faith shows up on her parents' doorstep with her six-year-old daughter in tow. Will the lure of the English world prove too strong for Faith, or will she discover that home is where her heart is? Confirmed bachelor Noah Hertzler often bakes desserts that he gives to others, attaching verses of Scripture to each culinary delight in the hopes of soothing the soul as well as nourishing the body. Can Noah's tactics heal a shattered Faith before she runs away again?

Brides of Webster County

Going Home 
On Her Own 
Dear to Me 
Allison's Journey


Ten years ago Faith Stutzman Andrews ran away from her Missouri home because her Amish parents frowned upon her joke telling and her yodeling. Now, even though she still loves to entertain people with her talents, she is returning to Seymour and Webster County because of the sudden death of her husband. Her parents may not accept her back into the fold but hopefully, they will be willing to provide a home for the granddaughter they've never met.

I always appreciate that author Wanda E. Brunstetter doesn't portray the Amish as never experiencing problems or heartaches and Going Home is a thought-provoking Amish story that shows how the desire for fame and fortune can change the way a person believes. Faith admits that she was a rebellious teenager who left her Amish upbringing to join the English world and she also realizes that her marriage wasn't happy. Even worse, she understands that she grieves more for the loss of a manager than the loss of a husband. These painful realizations prompt her to steer clear of another romantic involvement! "I'll never marry again--that's for certain sure. It would be hard to trust another man."

And then, Noah Hetzler becomes a part of her life and suddenly, the Amish lifestyle becomes much more appealing. Noah's strong Christian witness shows Faith what she's lost and in a moment of revelation, Faith understands that "She must rely wholy on the Lord to meet her needs. No amount of money or recognition could fill the void in a person's heart the way Jesus' love did." Has her return to faith come too late? Will this prodigal daughter be allowed to raise her daughter in the Amish culture that she now fully appreciates? Is it possible for Faith to remain in Webster County?

Going Home
is a heartwarming story of forgiveness and redemption and I recommend it to all who enjoy Amish romance.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, 
Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

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