Annie’s Recipe (Hope Chest of Dreams, #2) by Lisa Jones Baker (review by Cathy)


About the book:

Annie Mast and Levi Miller were best friends until his father was shunned by the church. Now, ten years later, Levi has returned to Arthur, Illinois, for a brief visit, and he and Annie discover their bond is as strong as ever. Spending as much time together as possible, Annie finds herself dreaming of a future with Levi. And Levi is soon dreaming of building a home on a beautiful local hillside–to live in with Annie.

Yet their longings are unlikely to become reality…
Levi is part of the English world, and while Annie cannot see herself there, she knows she must reveal her heart’s truth to him. And Levi, strongly reminded of his Amish roots, knows he must heal the bitterness of the past. And together, with love on their side, they just may find their way to an answered prayer…

My review (4-stars)

It’s always a good day when I find a new to me author.  Finding a well written book with relatable characters is a plus which made Annie’s Recipe a pleasure to read.

Annie and Levi are reuniting after 10 years and it’s quite easy to get caught up in their story as they spend time together catching up with each other.  I felt like I’d known them from their childhood as they reminisced about their past and shared so much of themselves. They had taken different paths and changed their views over time.

I haven’t read the first book in the series but there’s enough of the back story that I could figure out the community and its residents.

I’m looking forward to reading more of this authors work.

Another plus?  There’s a recipe for sponge cake.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Netgalley and have given my honest opinion.






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