I don't know about you, but I love it when fiction incorporates food. A heartwarming story that is punctuated by recipes? Sign me up, yo.
And now, I'm ready to give away a copy of An Amish Kitchen, just such a book. Here's the synopsis:
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The Amish Kitchen is the Heart of the Home – and the Ideal Setting for Stories of Love and Hope.
Fall in Paradise, Pennsylvania always brings a brisk change in the weather. This time also provides unexpected visitors, new love, and renewed hope for three women.
Fern has a green thumb for healing herbs and flowers, but longs for love to bloom in her life. The next-door neighbor’s oldest son Abram comes running into Fern’s kitchen seeking help for his little sister. The crisis soon leads to a promise of romance—until an incident threatens to end their growing attraction.
Nearby, Hannah runs her parents’ bed and breakfast, Paradise Inn—but her life feels nothing like Paradise. She longs for a man of integrity to enter her life, but never expected him to knock on the front door looking for a room. Will she be able trust Stephen with her future once she discovers his mysterious past?
When a storm blows a tree onto Eve’s farmhouse, she has little choice but to temporarily move her family into her parents’ home. Outside of cooking together in the kitchen, Eve and her mother can’t agree on anything. But this may be just the recipe for hope in healing old wounds.
Three Amish stories—each celebrating love, family, and faith—all taking place in a tight-knit community where the kitchen truly is the heart of the home.
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Oh, and it has recipes, too. Here's one of them, with one of the authors pictured holding the pie!
Rosemary’s Apple Crumb Pie
- 6 cups peeled and sliced (or chopped) apples
- 1 1/3 cups sugar
- 3 tablespoons flour
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup ½ & ½ cream
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup butter, cold
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup flour
- Combine all ingredients and place in an unbaked pie shell.
- Combine crumb mixture and sprinkle on top.
- Bake at 325°F for 55 minutes or until apples are done.
Now. Back to the giveaway. Want to win a copy of An Amish Kitchen? Cool, dudes. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post, or on the CakeSpy Facebook page, telling me your favorite type of fall pie. Traditional Thanksgiving Pumpkin Pie? Rich pecan pie with cranberry? You tell me. But do it before next Monday, the 19th, at 5pm EST - cos the giveaway will close then! Because the book will be shipped from the publisher, US residents only, please.
UPDATE: THE WINNER!
I've chosen a winner at random! It's Cathy, who had this to say about her fall pie preference:
I LOVE so many pies it is hard to decide! I guess, well let me see...... oh my this is hard :-(
Fruit pies are great, so are cream filling pies, grandma always made her special recipe cheesecake, but, that is not a pie. :-[ I do love ice cream pies, do they count? A nice cool chocolate mint ice cream pie! It that doesn't count, then I pick fresh razzelberry pie with ice cream!
Congratulations Cathy, and enjoy!