Fiction with a Heart

Sometimes a reader likes to be taken on a thrilling rollercoaster ride, other times they just want a read that is like a warm blanket, comforting and soft.  Maybe its the dismal weather, dismal news on TV, or one too many horror books, but I recently starting reading Wanda Brunstetter’s gentle reads set in Amish communities throughout the United States.

Each series follows a particular community, each book a particular character in the community. I love getting a “peek” into the inside world of the Amish. As a child, my friends and I thought they were “cool”. I think we just had fantasies of Little House on the Prairie and the Amish were as close to “the olden days” as we could get in real life.  The stories portray people of deep faith with good family values, strong convictions and warm and generous hearts.  The women  in them remain true to the men they love, their families and to their faith, despite problems that arise.

The author’s interest in the Amish began when she married her husband, Richard, who grew up in the Mennonite church in Pennsylvania. That church is similar to the Amish but they do use modern conveniences. Wanda spends a lot of time in Lancaster county and is friends with many Amish people.

If you are interested in learning more about this author, as well as information on her books, Amish facts, photographs, recipes and more just visit her at .  For fans of gentle reads, if you haven’t given Wanda’s books a chance now is the time to do it. You won’t be disappointed.

– Christine J.


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