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Visit Amish Country during the fall as Lydia King attempts to make Charm, Ohio, feel like home after losing her husband. But is her heart ready to open back up to love when gifts appear on her porch from a mystery source? Could it be from the widowed father of four energetic boys, or is it from the man who has rejected romance to be his family’s caregiver? When life hands Lydia another challenge, will the gift giver be there to support her?

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Visit Amish Country during the fall as Lydia King attempts to make Charm, Ohio, feel like home after losing her husband. But is her heart ready to open back up to love when gifts appear on her porch from a mystery source? Could it be from the widowed father of four energetic boys, or is it from the man who has rejected romance to be his family’s caregiver? When life hands Lydia another challenge, will the gift giver be there to support her?

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The newest from Amish specialist Brunstetter (Indiana Cousins series) centers on the choices faced by Lydia King, a young widow with a four-year-old son who moves to the town of Charm, OH, to join her mother, Mae Weaver, who has been made disagreeable by the demands of caring for her own ailing father. Lydia catches the eye of Menno Troyer, a widower with four undisciplined sons plainly in need of a new mother, and also Levi Stutzman, a man who comes from a family of "little people" - dwarves. Levi is fearful that any children he might have would also be dwarf, but Lydia looks mighty gut (good) to him. Brunstetter is not a master of characterization or imaginative at plotting - characters break limbs, get sick, or have accidents with regularity in order to complicate the narrative. And the children are all a little too consistently hungerich (hungry), even if this is an Amish novel featuring chow and chow-chow. Likely none of these storytelling flaws will matter to hardcore Amish fans. Beverly Lewis, however, works better with the same material.
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Romantic Times

Brunstetter crafts realistic characters and a storyline that will lift up the reader's spirit. The Amish deal with the same struggles as the "Englishers," but they seem to have a sense of inner peace, which is not always evident in the fast-paced, technology-driven English world. (4-Star Review) -- Leslie L. McKee, Romantic Times, October 2010

— Leslie L. McKee

Book Reviews by Molly

Wanda fills this 5 star book with everything from sadness to love and hope. She weaves God's love and grace through her amazing work, make this novel unforgettable. If you are new to Amish fiction, grab a copy of Lydia's Charm now....you'll be forever hooked! If you're already a Brunstetter fan, then you MUST add this book to your fabulous collection!

— Molly Edwards

Mom's Pace

Most Amish love stories I've read revolve around one female and one male. You know in the end they will most likely get together. But, this one is different...I was intrigued and kept trying to figure out which one Lydia would want to marry. Along the way I gasped, cried, and laughed at all the story's twists and turns. If you are a lover of Amish fiction, this is one book that you won't want to miss!

— Jodie Moore

A Book A Day

This book definitely has periods of sadness, but it is a beautiful story of a woman trying to heal from the tragedies of life when more tragedy hits, and how her faith helps her get through...I think it's a beautiful book worth the read!

— Chamille Buffenmeyer

Coffee Time Romance and More

Wanda E. Brunstetter portrays a wonderful detail of life in an Amish community. This story is about loss and love, strength and weakness, and sadness and hope. At times, I found it so heartbreaking that it bought me to tears but in the end, it is balanced with hope and love. The characters are so realistic I felt as if I stepped out onto my front porch one or more of them would ride up in their horse and buggy. I enjoyed the fact that the author did not shy away from the not so nice aspects of some people's personalities. It was with depth and insight that we were able to see why Mae behaved as she did. The way Ms. Brustetter handled the introduction of the Stutzman family and the way they dealt with their special circumstances was a testament of how we all deal with prejudices and carry on with our lives. This is a well-written tale of faith and hope and if you are looking for a solid story about starting over when faced with tragedy and despair, this is one to read.

— Venus Cahill

Long and Short Romance Reviews

Wanda E. Brunsteller skillfully incorporates the Amish way of life into the actions of a community of people who work hard to make a living, but still find time to have fun and to nurture and “practice-what-they-preach” in their religious beliefs.

Lydia's Charm is an amazing story about living by faith. Ms. Brunsteller’s straightforward style of writing and her character development create an uplifting story of love and highlight the best of human nature while revealing the imperfections that are overcome. She gives the reader a most satisfying happy-ever-after.

— Camellia

Fangbooks

This was my introduction to the world of Amish Romance and I was delighted; Heart-warming, heartbreaking, intense and surprising, Lydia’s Charm was a lovely read. I’m looking forward to reading more in this style and from this author.

— Alison Sammes

Hottbooks.com

Oh, my goodness!! This books dealt with so much I just don't know how the author kept everyone straight and crammed all of those situations into one book. I laughed out loud in the first fifty pages. I was crying before I was a third of the way through. I even got angry a couple of times. Let me tell you - if you want an emotional rollercoaster this is the books for you!!I'd recommend this book to just about everyone. It's one I'll share across the board - mom, sisters, grandma, and my nieces. Grab it, today!

— Regina Hott

A Chick Who Reads

Lydia's Charm is an Amish story that really has its roots based in real life. It was hard to fathom all the hardships that Lydia faced in this story...Wanda really brings her characters to life in her stories and she makes them real. They suffer losses just like the rest of us. Lydia even goes through some unemployment in this book. Again, its all very real.

— Andrea Guy

Christian Book Reviews

Mrs. Brunstetter does a fantastic job at instilling the simple truths into stories. If you’ve been through hard times recently or are going through hard times I highly suggest this book. It will bring hope to your heart and remind you that God never leaves you nor forsakes you regardless of what’s going on in the world around us.

— Sharise Toombs

Good Reads

I was mesmerized as I learned not only more about Lydia, but also about the Amish culture. This is a truly fascinating story as we gain a better understanding of the Amish culture and how they truly embrace their sense of community. The trials and tribulations that Lydia endures after she returns to Charm will simply rip your heart out and make you weep. But Lydia is a strong woman, who is a survivor. Despite everything that she’s lost, she’s still a caring, giving woman who is an inspiration to us all.

Lydia’s Charm will make you laugh, cry, and at times want to scream as these characters learn how to co-exist. This mesmerimizing story of faith will bring Joy to your heart and will make you beg for more with the turn of every page. It’s obvious that Ms. Brunstetter has done her research on the Amish culture, which I found extremely intriguing. In fact, I can’t wait to read more of Ms. Brunstetter’s stories regarding the Amish culture. Lydia’s Charm is Christian romance at it’s finest and will warm your heart.

If you’re looking for a heart-warming story that will bring tears and laughter to your heart all at the same time, where community, faith, unconditional love, and forgiveness are the key factors that makes this story so capitvating, then Lydia’s Charm is definitely the book to read. I will absolutely be picking up more of Ms. Brunstetter’s books as they are enlighting and such a joy to read. I’m completely fascinating by the Amish culture and am eager to learn more. Bravo Ms. Brunstetter for creating such a wonderful story.

— Vicki Krivak

Romantic Times - Leslie L. McKee

Brunstetter crafts realistic characters and a storyline that will lift up the reader's spirit. The Amish deal with the same struggles as the "Englishers," but they seem to have a sense of inner peace, which is not always evident in the fast-paced, technology-driven English world. (4-Star Review) -- Leslie L. McKee, Romantic Times, October 2010
Coffee Time Romance and More - Venus Cahill

Wanda E. Brunstetter portrays a wonderful detail of life in an Amish community. This story is about loss and love, strength and weakness, and sadness and hope. At times, I found it so heartbreaking that it bought me to tears but in the end, it is balanced with hope and love. The characters are so realistic I felt as if I stepped out onto my front porch one or more of them would ride up in their horse and buggy. I enjoyed the fact that the author did not shy away from the not so nice aspects of some people's personalities. It was with depth and insight that we were able to see why Mae behaved as she did. The way Ms. Brustetter handled the introduction of the Stutzman family and the way they dealt with their special circumstances was a testament of how we all deal with prejudices and carry on with our lives. This is a well-written tale of faith and hope and if you are looking for a solid story about starting over when faced with tragedy and despair, this is one to read.
Book Reviews by Molly - Molly Edwards

Wanda fills this 5 star book with everything from sadness to love and hope. She weaves God's love and grace through her amazing work, make this novel unforgettable. If you are new to Amish fiction, grab a copy of Lydia's Charm now....you'll be forever hooked! If you're already a Brunstetter fan, then you MUST add this book to your fabulous collection!
Mom's Pace - Jodie Moore

Most Amish love stories I've read revolve around one female and one male. You know in the end they will most likely get together. But, this one is different...I was intrigued and kept trying to figure out which one Lydia would want to marry. Along the way I gasped, cried, and laughed at all the story's twists and turns. If you are a lover of Amish fiction, this is one book that you won't want to miss!
A Book A Day - Chamille Buffenmeyer

This book definitely has periods of sadness, but it is a beautiful story of a woman trying to heal from the tragedies of life when more tragedy hits, and how her faith helps her get through...I think it's a beautiful book worth the read!
Long and Short Romance Reviews - Camellia

Wanda E. Brunsteller skillfully incorporates the Amish way of life into the actions of a community of people who work hard to make a living, but still find time to have fun and to nurture and “practice-what-they-preach” in their religious beliefs.

Lydia's Charm is an amazing story about living by faith. Ms. Brunsteller’s straightforward style of writing and her character development create an uplifting story of love and highlight the best of human nature while revealing the imperfections that are overcome. She gives the reader a most satisfying happy-ever-after.

Fangbooks - Alison Sammes

This was my introduction to the world of Amish Romance and I was delighted; Heart-warming, heartbreaking, intense and surprising, Lydia’s Charm was a lovely read. I’m looking forward to reading more in this style and from this author.
Hottbooks.com - Regina Hott

Oh, my goodness!! This books dealt with so much I just don't know how the author kept everyone straight and crammed all of those situations into one book. I laughed out loud in the first fifty pages. I was crying before I was a third of the way through. I even got angry a couple of times. Let me tell you - if you want an emotional rollercoaster this is the books for you!!I'd recommend this book to just about everyone. It's one I'll share across the board - mom, sisters, grandma, and my nieces. Grab it, today!
A Chick Who Reads - Andrea Guy

Lydia's Charm is an Amish story that really has its roots based in real life. It was hard to fathom all the hardships that Lydia faced in this story...Wanda really brings her characters to life in her stories and she makes them real. They suffer losses just like the rest of us. Lydia even goes through some unemployment in this book. Again, its all very real.
Christian Book Reviews - Sharise Toombs

Mrs. Brunstetter does a fantastic job at instilling the simple truths into stories. If you’ve been through hard times recently or are going through hard times I highly suggest this book. It will bring hope to your heart and remind you that God never leaves you nor forsakes you regardless of what’s going on in the world around us.
Good Reads - Vicki Krivak

I was mesmerized as I learned not only more about Lydia, but also about the Amish culture. This is a truly fascinating story as we gain a better understanding of the Amish culture and how they truly embrace their sense of community. The trials and tribulations that Lydia endures after she returns to Charm will simply rip your heart out and make you weep. But Lydia is a strong woman, who is a survivor. Despite everything that she’s lost, she’s still a caring, giving woman who is an inspiration to us all.

Lydia’s Charm will make you laugh, cry, and at times want to scream as these characters learn how to co-exist. This mesmerimizing story of faith will bring Joy to your heart and will make you beg for more with the turn of every page. It’s obvious that Ms. Brunstetter has done her research on the Amish culture, which I found extremely intriguing. In fact, I can’t wait to read more of Ms. Brunstetter’s stories regarding the Amish culture. Lydia’s Charm is Christian romance at it’s finest and will warm your heart.

If you’re looking for a heart-warming story that will bring tears and laughter to your heart all at the same time, where community, faith, unconditional love, and forgiveness are the key factors that makes this story so capitvating, then Lydia’s Charm is definitely the book to read. I will absolutely be picking up more of Ms. Brunstetter’s books as they are enlighting and such a joy to read. I’m completely fascinating by the Amish culture and am eager to learn more. Bravo Ms. Brunstetter for creating such a wonderful story.

Fangbooks

This was my introduction to the world of Amish Romance and I was delighted; Heart-warming, heartbreaking, intense and surprising, Lydia’s Charm was a lovely read. I’m looking forward to reading more in this style and from this author.

— Alison Sammes

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602600638
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/1/2010
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

New York Times 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 many Amish friends.
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  • Posted March 4, 2012

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    Lydia King decides to accept her mother's offer of moving to Cha

    Lydia King decides to accept her mother's offer of moving to Charm, Ohio after losing her job because of a slow down at the restaurant where she was working. It was her only source of income as a widow with a young son, Josh. Lydia and Josh would live with Mae, her mother, and her grandfather. Mae was a widow also and had moved in with her father to care for him since her two brothers had moved.

    Growing up Lydia always felt as if she couldn't do anything right, her mother always corrected everything she did, she hoped things would be different now that she was a mother herself. Lydia was never told that when Mae was growing up, her dad treated her the same way, she thinks it's because he lost Mae's mother when she was giving birth to Mae. Mae and her father still do not get along, and things between Lydia and Mae don't seem to have changed either.

    Josh brings joy to his great-grandfather's life, the few times Josh is able to sneak into his room anyway. Mae is constantly nagging four year old Josh to be quiet, to stay away from his great-grandfather and is jealous of their relationship.

    Lydia finds a job at the local restaurant and Mae babysits Josh. Mae has plans of Lydia maybe marrying Menno, a widow with four boys, but Lydia doesn't seem attracted to him in that way. Levi appeals more to Lydia but Mae hates the idea of her marrying him because, although Levi is normal height, the rest of his family are 'little people'. Mae won't even talk to Levi's family or shop in their store.

    As Lydia's grandfather is passing away, he finally makes peace with Mae. A short time later Josh is killed when he runs into the road and a car coming over a hill cannot get stopped in time and hits him. Now they have medical bills and two funerals so Lydia goes back to work after burying Josh, but they also have a guardian angel who mysteriously leaves them food and money. Mae gets her hopes up regarding Lydia and Menno as they are spending more and more time together. Shy Levi finally gets up enough nerve to ask Lydia out, but it seems every time he tries Menno comes and interrupts the conversation and asks Lydia out first.

    I guess you'll have to read this book to find out if Lydia marries Menno or Levi and if she stays in Illinois when she goes to be with a friend who loses her father in an accident. What happens to Mae after her father dies, does she move on with her life or continue to live in her fathers house by herself, or with Lydia? Does Mae convince Lydia to marry Menno?

    I really enjoyed this book, Wanda did not disappoint. I will say this is a good investment for anyone that reads Amish stories or Wanda Brunstetter books.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

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    a new twist on Amish

    I love the way Wanda Brunstetter writes about the Amish, and this book will not fail to please.

    Lydia King is a young woman that has a four year old son but has lost her husband, then she looses her job in Arthur, Illinois with no way to make a living for herself and little boy, she moves to Charm and into the house with her Mother and grandfather.

    Lydia is a young independent woman and she and her mother does not see eye to eye, but the grandfather was disabled after having suffered a stroke so her mother was really taxed and then she was keeping her little 4 year old grandson while Lydia worked at the local diner.


    This book is so different than Wanda's other books that it seemed as though another author had wrote it. Instead of all the Amish way of life this one brought in a family of "little people", that ran a local store and their oldest son was a man the size of all others. He felt like he always needed to help his parents and his siblings and planned never to marry.


    Then there was a young man that had four small boys and had lost his wife to cancer, he just could not handle working his business, doing the housework, cooking and taking care of a farm and his sons. You can imagine that when Lynda came to Charm what he was thinking.


    Lynda had quite a bit of heartache in her young life as she lost others close to her but with God's help she tried her best to get through. If you love to read Wanda Brunstetter's books and want a little change then this book will fit right in. I have all of Wanda's older books but since I have started doing reviews I have not acquired many of her new ones, so this was a treat for me.


    This book was sent to me for review form Barbour Publishing for my honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    A true heartwarming story; must read.

    Wanda Brunstetter puts her readers in the Amish life with her books. In Lydia's Charm, the setting is Autumn and with her description of the area makes you feel like you are standing right there. This book has much sadness in it dealing with the loss of loved ones but it also has hope within God's love. If you enjoy reading books based in Amish country and the Amish people then you'll want to read this book as well as all her other books. you will never be disappointed.
    Taliasba

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  • Posted June 1, 2011

    Lydia's Charm - (I love the title!)

    I enjoyed the book and am a huge fan of Amish Fiction and of Wanda Brunstetter. I loved how she draws you into the story and makes you feel as you are actually there, I could almost taste that silly stew (recipe included!). My only negative is there were alot of tragedies- but some of us simply live more tragic lives than others. I would definately recommend this book.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

    MSantorum

    very good book could not lay it down.

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  • Posted January 22, 2011

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    A different Amish story

    I love the way Wanda Brunstetter writes about the Amish, and this book will not fail to please.

    Lydia King is a young woman that has a four year old son but has lost her husband, then she looses her job in Arthur, Illinois with no way to make a living for herself and little boy, she moves to Charm and into the house with her Mother and grandfather.

    Lydia is a young independent woman and she and her mother does not see eye to eye, but the grandfather was disabled after having suffered a stroke so her mother was really taxed and then she was keeping her little 4 year old grandson while Lydia worked at the local diner.


    This book is so different that Wanda's other books that it seemed as though another author had wrote it. Instead of all the Amish way of life this one brought in a family of "little people", they ran a local store and their oldest son was a man the size of all others. He felt like he always needed to help his parents and his siblings and planned never to marry.


    Then there was a young man that had four small boys and had lost his wife to cancer, he just could not handle working his business, doing the housework, cooking and taking care of a farm and his sons. You can imagine that when Lynda came to Charm what he was thinking.


    Lynda had quite a bit of heartache in her young life as she lost others close to her but with God's help she tried her best to get through. If you love to read Wanda Brunstetter's books and want a little change then this book will fit right in. I have all of Wanda's older books but since I have started doing reviews I have not acquired many of her new ones, so this was a treat for me.


    This book was sent to me for review form Barbour Publishing for my honest review.

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  • Posted December 21, 2010

    Highly Recommended this book!

    This was one of those can't put down kind of books. I read it in 2 days. All of Wanda Brunstetter's books are great. She pulls you into the characters and stories right from the start and keeps you there until the end.

    This is a book I would recommend to anyone.

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  • Posted December 20, 2010

    Awesome book!! Definitely a must read!

    This book is another great example of God's faithfulness and love. It captivated me from the beginning and I could hardly put it down. Although it was really sad to know that Lydia lost her husband and then her son, Wanda Brunstetter does a great job of showing how God can take a tragic circumstance and use it for his glory and for his good. This book is a definite must read.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Highly Highly Highly Recommend!!!!

    Once again, Wanda, has captured the heart of the Amish life. A great read that has you turning pages faster and faster! If you want a true and honest view of the Amish - read anything by Wanda Brunstetter. This one has you wanting to move to Charm!

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Highly recommended-- you will fall in love with the book

    I could not put the book down. Wanda did a wonderful job. I visit this area of amish country several times a year. places she mentioned in the book, were places I have actually been there.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Another "Charm"ing Brunstetter Book

    I loved the book and the characters Mrs. Brunstetter created for this new story. I always appreciate when authors use real locations and settings in their books so readers can go to these places and feel they are actually part of the story!

    Lydia and her mother have faced much sorrow in their lives and somehow live through those awful times together and with love and forgiveness. What better lesson for us to live ourselves! Mrs. Brunstetter writes lovely Amish books and I always look forward to the next one hot off the press.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Awesome Wanda Brunstetter!

    This is another amazing book by Wanda Brunstetter. Wanda doesn't sugar coat Amish life. We realize that the Amish have life problems just like the rest of us and we get to see how those probles are resolved in the Amish community. Thanks Wanda for continuing to bring us amazing Amish fiction and letting us peek inside the life of the Amish.

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  • Posted December 19, 2010

    Lydia's Charm for Christmas

    JMJ Wanda Brunstetter, author of Lydia's Charm, brings you to Charm, Ohio with its rolling hills and Amish farms. Amidst the Amish community in Charm, one finds Lydia widowed, jobless, and raising her four year old son while helping her mother with her aged grandfather. In this novel, one learns the lesson of compassion towards a family with dwarfism and its sole "regular sized" member, Levi, who devotes his life to defending and protecting them. He struggles between feelings for Lydia with the possibility of a life of his own, the fear his own children might be born with the handicap, and the sense to protect and defend his parents' 'little' family with whom he lives. Fearful of what would come of him leaving home for a life of his own, his puts himself aside. Menno Troyer, himself widowed and raising 4 boys on his own, finds Lydia a suitable caretaker for them. Falling in love with her was the last thing on his mind. Lydia's Charm by Wanda Brunstetter teaches us to put our trust in the God of All Creation who in His Time permits our lives to unfold. Visit Lydia's Charm for Christmas!

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  • Posted December 18, 2010

    Another awesome book by Wanda!

    i have always enjoyed Wanda's books and esp stories about the Amish. I love this story of a mother pressing through everything to take care of her and her son. But also how the neighbors helped anonymously to help her meet her needs. I wish we still had that today in our society outside of the Amish communities. Lydia's losses broke my heart for her but I saw a lot of myself in her actions to keep pressing on no matter what. I look forward to reading more of Wanda's books. It makes me wish more and more for the simplicity of the Amish life, for the community that takes care of their own and the deep abiding faith in the Lord Jesus. To put all their cares on Him and trust no matter how the circumstances appear, to keep on trusting.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    100% recommended. You won't be sorry!

    Lydia's Charm is one of the best Amish stories I have read...and I have read dozens. The story holds one's attention all the way through the book. I found myself being right there with Lydia and I felt her pain and laughed with her over and over. I continue to be amazed at Ms. Brunstetter's writing abilities. I look forward to each and every book and buy them as soon as they are available.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2010

    Spectacular!!

    This is a must read book.. I have to admit I am now addicted to Wanda's books. I bought from a sale 15 books and the whole rachel yoder kids selection.. This book is spectacular and pick it up and read it.

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  • Posted December 17, 2010

    check this out this book ia wonderful

    Lydia King is a young widow with a four year old son and she moves back to charm ohio and moves in with her mother and grandfather,Lydia finds a job at a Restaurant and her mother watches the young boy while she works.I had alot of laughs and tears reading this it was hard to put down. Wanda has done a wonderful job on this book i think it is my favorite so far.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

    Charming read

    Another great book by Wanda. I have enjoyed all her books and loved this one. Lydia has had a hard time and moves back to Charm with her son Josh. Here she is living with her mother and sick grandfather. Her mother as always criticized Lydia and it continues, I don't think her mother realises it but it does cause some tension. There are two men in the community who see Lydia with interest Levi who has issues of his own albeit in his own thinking more than anything and Menno who has also lost his wife and has 4 boys. I love how Wanda weaves the story and how we see how different incidents can affect how we feel into the future. I love when lightbulb moments happen and we see why people think like they do. This is a really good book and I just couldn't put it down.

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  • Posted October 10, 2010

    Sweet Amish Romance

    Lydia King and her young son move to Charm, Ohio after the death of her husband. Lydia and her mom don't have the best relationship, so it's hard for her to have to move in with her mother and grandfather. Lydia forms friendships with two men in the community. Menno Troyer is a widow with four sons, he wonders if Lydia could be the mother his sons so desperately need. Levi Stutzman has feelings for Lydia, but has vowed to never marry because he feels that he needs to take care of his parents and siblings who were born with dwarfism. Lydia suffers heartaches and hardships but gets through it all with her strong faith and the support of her family and community. I really enjoyed this book and being taken to a much simpler world than what I live in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2010

    A real joy to read and relaxing.

    I just can't wait until Wanda's book come off the press. They are a joy to read and so relaxing. Wanda takes you to a world that is so peacful. As your reading you don't pay attention to anything that is going on around you. You feel that you have been transported to the location in the book. You keep turning the pages to see the story unfold and the next thing you know several hours have passed by. I read Lydias Charm in one day. I was so involved in the characters that I couldn't wait to see what happens next. I highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to escape this world for a few hours. I feel after I'm done reading that I have been re-charged and ready to get back to everyday life around me. Thank You. Wanda you are the best and keep on writing we all enjoy your stories. I have even shared this book with my mother and co-workers. Thanks again.

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