Reviews: The Celebration & Amish Cooking Class Cookbook by Wanda Brunsetter

Title:  The Celebration
Series:  Amish Cooking Class, Book #3
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
Release Date:  February 1, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Amish Fiction
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Return to Holmes County, Ohio, for Amish style cooking class. 

Lyle and Heidi Troyer have taken in a brother and sister, who were orphaned when their parents were killed in a car accident. Hoping to help the children adapt and make friends, Heidi decides to hold a series of cooking classes for kids. But kids are always accompanied by an adult—and that is where the trouble arises.

Miranda Cooper is living the life of a single mom to her two kids while separated from her husband, but Trent is trying to worm his way back into her heart.

Denise McGuire’s life as a wife, mom, and real estate broker is full and spilling over.

Darren Keller, single dad and firefighter, and Ellen Blackburn, single mom and nurse, find a few things in common.

Will hearts be healed over plates of Amish food?


The Celebration by Wanda E. Brunstetter is the third book in The Amish Cooking Class series, and my first encounter with this author's works. Trust me, it wasn't that I didn't want to, I just never had the opportunity. Since I'm a fan of cooking, I'm even more interested in checking this series out. Even though this is the third book, it can be read as a standalone. With that said, I find this story enlightening in unexpected ways.

Heidi Troyer's Amish cooking classes not only teaches cooking lessons, but life values as well, even if indirectly. In The Celebration, the students are actually kids, and it's funny how much we can learn from the innocence, as well as the naivete of kids. I particular enjoyed the relationship between the kids and their parents. A story of healing and forgiveness, the challenges of parenthood, as well as quality and importance of togetherness, The Celebration closes this series on a good note - with growth.

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Title:  The Amish Cooking Class Cookbook
Collection:  Amish Cooking Class Novels Tie-In
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
Publisher: Barbour Publishing / Shiloh Run Press
Release Date:  February 1, 2018
Genre: Amish Cookbook
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Amish Cooking Basic Enough for Beginners 

Fans of New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter’s Amish romance novels are invited to go back to cooking basics with characters from the bestselling Amish Cooking Class series. Heidi Troyer, her students, and other contributors share over 200 practical recipes for use in any kitchen, along with tips to keep things running smoothly. From learning how to boil eggs and knead biscuits to building a German Pizza and an Amish Haystack feast, The Amish Cooking Class Cookbook includes something beneficial for every age and skill set. Divided into traditional cookbook categories, there is a recipe everyone will find to love.


As a fan of cooking, and Amish food, I was delighted to review The Amish Cooking Class Cookbook. There are lots of basic recipes and "how-tos" for beginners as well. The natural remedies for other areas are also fun to try! This cookbook isn't only for food, but domestic and beauty products. Personally, I love the tips area on some recipes, like using muffin tray for baking meatloaf for a more control on portion size! In all, The Amish Cooking Class Cookbook is fun to peruse and a great way to try some of your Amish favorites.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

For my review policy, please see my Disclosure page.


New York Times bestselling and award-winning author, Wanda E. Brunstetter is one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre. She has written close to 90 books translated in four languages. With over 10 million copies sold, Wanda's stories consistently earn spots on the nations most prestigious bestseller lists and have received numerous awards.

Wanda’s ancestors were part of the Anabaptist faith, and her novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Her books are well-read and trusted by many Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.

When Wanda visits her Amish friends, she finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties. Wanda enjoys photography, ventriloquism, gardening, bird-watching, beachcombing, and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Richard, have been blessed with two grown children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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  1. Absolutely LOVE this author! I was hooked when I read her book "Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club". I would be thrilled beyond words for the chance to read this cooking series.

    1. O. That is a cute series name, "Half-stitched Amish Quilting Club"! Gotta check it out. Thanks!

  2. I find that Wanda’s book are always a lot of fun. I haven’t had the opportunity to read this series, but I would love to. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

    1. Hi Perrianne. Thank you. I've definitely enjoyed this one from Wanda, and now looking forward to others as well.


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