February 8, 2016
The Forgotten Recipe
After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old fashioned raspberry pies.
Two months later, Veronica is cleaning the attic and comes across her mother’s old hope chest. She finds an old recipe and soon discovers that baking helps her cope with her grief, so she opens a bake stand to sell her pies.
Veronica Fisher is devastated when her fiancé, Seth, is killed in an accident at work. Seth’s friend, Jason Huyard, was with him and blames himself for Seth’s death. Although Jason has never met Veronica, he feels as if he knows her because Seth talked about her constantly. After the accident, he can’t seem to get Veronica out of his mind.
Jason starts visiting the stand weekly and their friendship grows, but Veronica isn’t ready to court again. And Jason harbors his secret regret of not being able to save Seth.
Veronica’s mother must convince her that she can’t completely give up on love. But when the truth is revealed, can she forgive Jason for not telling her he was there on that fateful day?
This is a story that is a nice change in world of Amish Fiction. I totally loved the way Amy Clipston weaves in the forgotten recipe in the healing of Veronica's loss. Sometimes, God uses little things to get our mind off of ourselves and onto others. I read this between the pages of this book. Even a recipe, of which I would like to have a copy of because the pie sounds delicious. I was also reminded through this story that we all mess up and because God extends His grace to us we must extend that grace to others who have hurt us or messed up. We can't always rely on others but we can always rely on God. A Great Read!