About the book: Return to Amish Country in Topeka, Indiana, and the Hochstetler twin sisters who are pulled apart by life s changes. Elma is living alone for the first time in her life after Thelma married. Elma has dated some, but she wonders if she is just too picky to find love. Will she remain alone while Thelma moves on to build a family? Find out in this brand new romance from New York Times bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter, writing with her daughter-in-law Jean Brunstetter.
Paperback, 208 pages Expected Publication June 1, 2017, by Shiloh Run Press
My review: I really enjoyed this book from Wanda and Jean Brunstetter. Sometimes it’s nice to have a light, fun read, and one that’s not bogged down with a heavy storyline. This is a good story about two Amish women, who happen to be twins, living their lives in Indiana Amish country.
It was so fun to visit with Thelma and Elma again. I felt like I was more familiar with the twins this time and that their individual personalities really came through in this book. Thelma is still a newlywed and expecting a baby of her own and Elma is navigating through life as a single woman living on her own without the constant companionship of her twin.
I really enjoyed getting to know the twins as individuals but at the same time still getting to see them in their unique relationship as twins. Along with the twins, we also get to know Joseph, Thelma’s husband, better. Delbert is back again and there are also a few new characters to get to know.
Sometimes the writing in co-authored books seems choppy and just doesn’t flow that well. That is definitely not the case with these authors and this book. The writing is seamless and the story flows well from beginning to end. Their writing and the descriptions they use make me feel as if I’m right there with the characters. There is a scene in the story where a tornado in Kokomo, Indiana is mentioned. Having actually been in that tornado (at work, in the restroom with coworkers) seeing it mentioned in the story made the story that much more real and believable for me. It made the story more authentic and genuine.
This book could be read as a standalone but I would recommend reading The Lopsided Christmas Cake first. Not only will you have a better understanding of the characters but the book is good and you won’t want to miss out on reading it.
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher and was not required to write a review. All opinions are mine.