Heidi is back as a cooking teacher, giving much more than just cooking lessons. Six students from all walks of life take her class and learn more about themselves than they might about actually cooking. Heidi and her husband are barren and the cooking class allows her an outlet for her talents as she waits on God for direction. Her faith is demonstrated to the class members as she shares wisdom and Scripture each session.
Characters from book 1 are mentioned in the story. Other than Heidi’s storyline, it is possible for a new reader to start the series with this book.
Thanks to Shiloh Run Press for providing me an ARC for a review in my own words.
This is book 1, in novella format, of what I hear is a 6-book series. I generally enjoy Wanda Brunstetter novels, but I am not inclined to read the rest of this series. Although the main characters of Joel Byler and his girlfriend Kristi are believable, modern characters, I think there was too much deceit on the part of Joel for me to want to read more. Of course, I want redemption for him and it will probably come in some future books in the series.
Kelly Maines has searched for over 8 years for the daughter that her estranged (and now deceased) husband sold out from under her. Jack Livingston cares for his young niece upon the death of his brother and sister-in-law. There’s also Laura Mast and Aunt San who provide other mother figures in the book. Kelly’s private investigator finds Jack’s niece and believes he has finally made the genetic connection. There are sins of omission in the story and need to be sorted out The book teaches what it means to be born of the heart.
Thanks to Bethany House for the advance copy for review.