Monday, September 20, 2010

Lydia's Charm ~ Book Review

Title: Lydia's Charm
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
An Amish Widow Starts Over in Charm, Ohio
Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Publish Date: 9-1-2010

About the book:

Autumn is a lovely time of the year in the Amish community of Charm, Ohio, but ever since losing her husband, Lydia doesn’t feel at home in the community where she felt forced to move. When mysterious gifts start appearing on Lydia’s porch, could they be from a nearby widower? Or are they from someone else—a man who would sacrifice romance in order to care for his family perhaps?

What I thought about the book:

This is truly a book about giving. When tragic strikes, it leaves Lydia and her mother needing help, so Lydia moves in to help her mother out. Lydia and her mother seem don't see eye to eye, making living together a little difficult, but they make the best of it.

Wanda E. Brunstetter is such a wonderful writer. Once again as I read this book, I could feel what Lydia was going through. The Amish community is so forgiving and giving that it amazes me more with every book I read. This is a stand alone novel so you do not have to worry about making sure you get all the books in the series, which sometimes is nice but trust me, if you start reading Brunstetter's work, you will continue to get more and more of her books.

Images and excerpt are from Wanda E. Brunstetter's website.
I was not paid for this review, I did however receive a copy of the book in return for the review from NetGalley. The opinions of this book are mine and mine alone.


1 comment:

  1. I quite liked "Lydia’s Charm", Wanda Brunstetter is a wonderful author.

    The characters were fairly in-depth and likeable for the most part. The one character I might have liked to see a bit more was the grossvadder and the potential for an interesting relationship between him and Josh.

    I just posted a review of this on my own site at



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