Published by Shiloh Run Press on June 1st 2017
Genres: Amish Fiction
Also by this author: The Beloved Christmas Quilt: Three Stories of Family, Romance, and Amish Faith, The Hawaiian Discovery, The Brides of the Big Valley, The Seekers, The Blessing, Amish Cooking Class Cookbook: Over 200 Practical Recipes for Use in Any Kitchen
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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. "
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The Farmers' Market Mishap is the second book in the Lopsided Christmas Cake series from Wanda and Jean Brunstetter. This story transports readers to Topeka Indiana with the Hochstetler twin sisters.
Elma is living alone now that Thelma is married. The two of them run a general store. As you can imagine things are different now that Thelma is married. Since she is starting a family, there is less time for her to be at the store.
On top of that, Elma wants a man of her own. She sees her sister happily married. Elma has dated some, but she is picky and hasn’t found the right person. I liked this characteristic about Elma. In many Amish Fiction books we see everyone married young, so this was a nice shift from many other titles, which are as equally enjoyable.
Ben Wagler lives in Grabill, which is 50 miles away from Elma. This doesn’t matter until a mishap at the farmers’ market sparks a love interest between Elma and Ben. On top of that, Elma has had a long distance romance in the past that didn’t work out, so this is less than an ideal situation.
I enjoyed Ben’s character. His mother tries to fix him up with a different girl, but Ben isn’t interested. I enjoyed reading about the way Ben works his way into Elma’s life and asks her out.
This book was an easy read and I enjoyed being transported into the story, which the authors did very well. I will say this wasn’t my favorite Brunstetter book, it just seemed to be missing the little spark her other stories-like The Amish Cooking Class had. That said, this was enjoyable story. I liked Ben’s character, enjoyed being transported into the story, and reading about Ben, Thelma, and Elma.