"I like this book because you can easily find promises from the Bible that apply to your current situation. For example, if you are feeling discouraged, you look in that chapter. Or, if you feel resentful, there is a chapter for that, etc. It is also helpful when you want to have a verse to encourage someone else--easy to find."
"Accidentally Amish isn't a typical Amish book in that the main character, Annie Frieson, is not Amish. Also, this work is actually 2 parallel stories interwoven into one novel. In addition to the contemporary, romantic suspense of Annie, there is a second story about Annie's ancestors, who came to America in 1737.
The main story, about Annie, takes the reader quickly on a chase as Annie flees from her former boyfriend and lawyer, whom she no longer trusts. Annie's frightful flight from the city terminates in an Amish barn far from her hectic life as a software developer. There she meets the Beilers as her world and her heart collide with the world of the Amish.
I enjoyed reading Accidentally Amish. I like the way the stories move right along. The characters are interesting and have unique personalities. I especially like the historical story about Jakob and Verona, who along with their five children, left Switzerland and came to American seeking religious freedom. The hardships they endured with resolution, for their faith, are difficult to imagine.
I am not convinced that Annie's decisions are totally realistic, so it will be interesting to see what happens in the book that follows."
"12. The book was put out by the Baptist women of Plainfield, NJ, perhaps in the 1980's or earlier. It has some very good recipes, and quite a good variety. Many different cakes and bars, and numerous unbaked, frozen and refrigerator desserts. The vegetable chapter has interesting and varied recipes. There is a recipe for Apple Waffles that sounds good."
"This large-print book is a special cookbook designed for one or two people on a budget. --All of the over 200 kitchen-tested recipes are easy to accomplish, easy to ready, produce quantities sufficient for one or two, have substitutions for common special diets, and most importantly, are exciting to serve and delicious to eat--from inside flap."
"This was an easy read and a good story! I was surprised at the character depth that the author achieved in such a short novel. I was able to empathize with the characters and became quite caught up in their lives."
"This neat cookbook showcases inns around the country with a pen and ink drawing of each one and interesting descriptions. One to three recipes are shared from each kitchen. Some examples are--Maine's Blue Hill Inn:Baked Spicey Corned Beef, Texas' Prince Solms Inn:Chicken Piccata and Linguini with Clam and Shrimp Sauce, Utah's Meadeau View Lodge:Hot Potato Salad and Beef Stroganoff, and Alaska's Gustavus Inn:Crab Rice Salad and Hot Herb Bread."