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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 enjoy reading to my granddaughter and supporting authors through my reviews!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Walnut Creek Wish (Creektown Discoveries #1) by Wanda E. Brunstetter

The Walnut Creek Wish (Creektown Discoveries #1)

Book 1 in the Creektown Discoveries Series from NYT Bestselling Author Wanda E. Brunstetter

An Antique Store Becomes a Place of Healing for Broken Hearts
Welcome to Walnut Creek, Ohio, where Orley and Lois Troyer own an antique store they call “Memory Keepers.” Though knowledgeable in antiques and their repair, their real talent is in mentoring folks who are hurting and don’t even know it. Enter Jeff, a restaurateur, and Rhonda, a hotel manager, who recently moved to Amish country for the slow pace, but the change of scenery puts even more stress on their already strained marriage. Will an antique sled be the last straw, or will it lead to unexpected revelations and the fulfillment of dreams?


Have you felt that you just aren't as happy as you once were? Have you ever hoped for a job 
promotion, or wanted a new material possession, and then, after getting it, realized that it still didn't satisfy your longing?  Wanda E. Brunstetter has written a book that will resonate with so many people. The Walnut Creek Wish  features a young 'Englisher' couple who are searching for answers, and a very wise Amish couple who helps them on their journey.  I must admit that Rhonda Davis often irritated me until I learned more about her doubts and insecurities, and her husband Jeff  certainly carried his own share of burdens also. Even a move to a small town doesn't seem to help. Their marriage is floundering, they both blame God, and there are even thoughts of divorce, until Jeff's love of antiques leads him to "Memory Keepers" and owners Orley and Lois Troyer. Witnessing a marriage that is based on love, respect, and love of God may be just what this couple needs. Can Rhonda and Jeff look past their grievances, and follow the Troyer's example?  Will they realize that they both need to allow God into their lives, and make Him a partner in their marriage?

Brunstetter is a master at writing Amish fiction, and this story shows her unique ability to merge two completely different cultures. She offers a realistic portrayal of a friendship between two couples, one Amish and one English, who have very little in common. Brunstetter shows the lure of worldly values and the temporary happiness that comes from material possessions, and powerfully illustrates the hope and joy found in faith and prayer. 

The Walnut Creek Wish is a lovely introduction to the community of Walnut Creek, Ohio, and I look forward to more books in the Creektown Discoveries series. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


New York Times 
bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. With over 11 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nation's most prestigious bestseller lists and receive numerous awards.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and family ties. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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