Love Finds a Way: 3 Modern Romances Make Falling in Love Simple and Sweet [NOOK Book]

Overview

They’re not looking for love. . .

. . .but love finds a way.

 

BLUEBERRY SURPRISE - When young widow Lorna Patterson returns to college, she’s looking for education not romance. Then she meets fellow student and culinary novice Evan Bailey. Will his persistence—and a blueberry surprise—have Lorna re-thinking love?

 

GRANDMA’S DOLL - Shelia Nickels knows what she’ll pick from the treasures stored in ...

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Love Finds a Way: 3 Modern Romances Make Falling in Love Simple and Sweet

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Overview

They’re not looking for love. . .

. . .but love finds a way.

 

BLUEBERRY SURPRISE - When young widow Lorna Patterson returns to college, she’s looking for education not romance. Then she meets fellow student and culinary novice Evan Bailey. Will his persistence—and a blueberry surprise—have Lorna re-thinking love?

 

GRANDMA’S DOLL - Shelia Nickels knows what she’ll pick from the treasures stored in her grandmother’s attic: an antique doll she loved as a child. But when she arrives to find the doll missing, her search leads to antique dealer Dwaine Woods’s door. . .and some unexpected feelings. Will a search for a lost childhood treasure end with new-found love?

 

MATCHMAKER 911 - Wendy Campbell doesn’t want a relationship. . .but her father does. At least, he wants one for Wendy. Will a handsome paramedic be what her father hopes for—and just the man Wendy needs to overcome her self-doubt and open her heart to love?

 

Find love in this collection of Wanda E. Brunstetter favorites!

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Editorial Reviews

RT Book Reviews

In departure from her Amish-themed novels, Bruntstetter crafts three delightful short stories, proving that she can be successful in any venture. The strong characters and sweet romances leave you totally engrossed. Brunstetter reminds the read that life is precious and it is important to find meaning.

— Leslie L. McKee

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Romance fans looking for a light read will enjoy these charming tales of love, trust, and second chances.

— Nancy Kanafani

RT Book Reviews - Leslie L. McKee

In departure from her Amish-themed novels, Bruntstetter crafts three delightful short stories, proving that she can be successful in any venture. The strong characters and sweet romances leave you totally engrossed. Brunstetter reminds the read that life is precious and it is important to find meaning.
CBA Retailers - Nancy Kanafani

Romance fans looking for a light read will enjoy these charming tales of love, trust, and second chances.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607427469
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Series Omnibus
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 249,074
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Award-winning, bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have several Amish friends.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2012

    Not her best work...

    I really enjoy Wanda's work overall, but this was a let down. It seems to me as if she threw together a few quick stories and spent very little time in the polishing process. My nook copy was even full of editing errors.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Short Story

    Each story is around 65pages but they are very short romantic stories. Must read if you are a fan and follower of her work!

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  • Posted January 18, 2013

    Not impressed

    I just read this book like 2 weeks ago & I don't remember one of the short stories. If the book makes an impression wheter good or bad I would remember. But..I can't remember one story. So...must not have been that exciting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2012

    Pleasant read

    Pleasant read CC

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  • Posted July 24, 2012

    more from this reviewer

    I love it when you find a unique book that gives you more than


    I love it when you find a unique book that gives you more than what you were expecting and I find this in Wanda Brunstetter's novel, Love Finds A Way. This is a beautiful collection of three short romance stories that capture the essence of finding love in a wide variety of circumstances and offers hope when you think you have just about given up hope in finding love.

    In the first story, Blueberry Surprise, we meet a widow, Loren Patterson who has spent the last year getting over the death of her husband Ron who was killed in a tragic motorcycle accident. Now living with her in-laws, she has been working two jobs to make ends meet while she put her husband through medical school and now is trying to pay off all the medical bills. She has given up the prospect of finding love again and spends most of her evenings working as a waitress at Farmen's Restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Taking the advice of her friend Chris and her mother-in-law, Ann, she returns to college to pursue her own education at Bay View Christian College as a music teacher. Evan Bailey is doing the same thing with his own life since leaving the Airforce and is now looking to further his own education at Bay View as a child counselor and hopes to also someday find a sweet Christian wife. In the meantime, he spends his evenings sampling online recipes in hopes that adding cooking to his skills will make him a marketable husband. Will they find the perfect recipe for love?

    In the second story, Grandma's Doll, Shelia Nickels has come to Casper,Wyoming as her Grandmother prepares to sell her house and move into Mountain Springs Retirement Center. She tells Shelia to visit her home one final time and take anything she wants from the house before it's sold and she knows exactly what she is looking for. As she heads to the attic to begin her search, she discovers the treasure she is searching for, is missing, a Bye-Lo baby that was her favorite when she visited her grandparents house as a young child. When she asks her Grandmother about it, she learns it was sold to The Older the Better Antique Shop across town now owned by Dwaine Woods. It just so happens that fate intervenes today when her grandmother asks Dwaine to stop by to appraise a piano she needs to sell and he and Shelia will discover that there are more than material treasures to be found if they are only willing to look hard enough. Will they discover the true treasures of the hearts?

    In the final story in this novel, Matchmaker 911, Wendy Campbell is the town of Plumer's barber after taking over from her father, Wayne, who has succumbed to the effects of old age and severe rheumatoid arthritis and she finds herself wondering if a woman working in a predominately man's world is really such a good idea since having so many guys at the shop trying to make a play for her only made things worse. Now she spends her time caring for her father at home. But her father wants to see her with a man of her own to care for and a social life besides running the shop and caring for him. However when she hears a siren and realizes it stopping at her house, she panics knowing her father is at home. Kyle Rogers is the responding paramedic who helped her father out at the hospital before and what is finds when he arrives will be an adventure of a life time.

    I received Love Finds A Way by Wanda Brunstetter compliments of Barbour Publishing and Net Galley for my honest review and I have to say I love books like this one. They have so much in them that you truly feel like you're getting a deal having three wonderful Christian romance stories all in one novel. Each one is unique and shows how God works in the details to bring healing, hope and love back into the lives of people who feel they have to accept things they way they are instead of something so much more. I rate this book a true 5 out of 5 stars!

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  • Posted January 25, 2012

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    Sweet Inspiration

    Blueberry Surprise
    Hott Synopsis: How do you know when it’s time to move on? Lorna’s husband died more than a year ago but Lorna is still hanging on. Hanging on to both jobs she was working to pay his med school bills. Hanging on to her in-laws. Hanging on to being busy so that she doesn’t need to feel the hurt of his desertion. Maybe, Lorna will find a way to move on without her husband. Without the children she’s been craving. Without the music she’s always wanted to teach. But she will not give up her life for someone else again.
    Hott Review: It was nice to read a contemporary Wanda Brunstetter book. It was very romantic but it was a bit slow. The characters were very sweet and there was a cute plot.
    I think this is a terrific ya romance.
    Grade B

    Grandma’s Doll
    Hott Synopsis: Grandma’s consolidating. She’s packing up her glorious old farmhouse and precious antiques and moving to a one room apartment that’s easier to maintain. Each of the grandchildren have been given the opportunity to chose an item of Grandma’s as a keepsake. Only, Sheila can’t find what she’s been longing for – Grandma’s doll.
    Hott Review: Lovely. I loved the search though the antique shops searching for the missing antique. It was such fun to watch the prized possession slipping through her fingers.
    Grade B+

    Matchmaker 911
    Hott Synopsis: Wendy is overworked and orderly stressed. At least that’s what her customers have been telling her. The patrons of her barber shop seem to agree that what this young lady could use is a bit of romance. Not to worry, though! It’s nothing that a matchmaking daddy can’t fix – or is it?
    Hott Review: Loved it! Of the three novellas in this anthology this was definitely my favorite! It so sounded like something my Pap would have done I couldn’t help but smile. What a fun read!
    Grade A

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  • Posted January 11, 2012

    3 good short romances

    Review Love Finds a Way by Wanda E. Brunstetter
    4 STARS
    This book has three stories in it. I decided to write the review after I had read each short story. I liked Blueberry Surprise.
    Lorna has been a widow for about a year and is working two jobs. She was in collage as a music major when she met her husband. Lorna had quit school to help her husband to go to medical school when he was killed in a motorcycle accident.
    Lorna has quit one of her jobs so she can go back to school and be a music teacher.
    Evan got out of the Air Force and decided to go to a Christian Collage on GI bill.
    He wanted to work with kids and he also wanted to get married and start a family.
    Evan also was taking a online cooking class.
    The first day of school they bumped into each other and papers flew. They had a few classes together. Evan wanted to get to know her better. Kept asking her out.
    Lorna did not want to date anyone.
    It was good to see Lorna opening up more and it was funny how Evan kept messing up cooking.
    Doll Matchmaker
    Sheila's grandmother had to move into a retirement place so she offered each grandchild to take something from her house to remember them by.
    Sheila as a child would always play with this one doll and would pray that someday it would be hers. So Sheila came for the doll after searching for it, found out it had been sold to antique store.
    Dwaine had just bought a antique store from previous owners family because he had altimers. He had no idea where anything was so Dwaine and Sheila were on a hunt to find the doll. In mean time Dwaine kept asking her out. Sheila liked him but she lived three states away and knew how hard long distance romances were.

    Matchmaker 911
    Wendy father Wayne was at the hospital cafe when he met Kyle. Kyle helped him when he was struggling with his tray and cane. He thought Kyle would be good for his single daughter who was not interested in dating.
    So he arranged a emergency and called timing it so Wendy coming home to fix lunch would meet Kyle the paramedic. After the second call Kyle and his partner accepted the lunch offer.
    Wendy was bitter from past romance and had a problem trusting men and worked as a barber and saw rude & crude behavior. At first Wendy thought her dad was lonely since he could not work anymore but after third 911 call realized he was matchmaking.
    I enjoyed all three stories. They were clean and left you with a smile. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of honest review from Netgalley.
    01/01/2012 PUB Barbour Publishing, Inc.

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