cover image The Forgotten Recipe

The Forgotten Recipe

Amy Clipston. Zondervan, $15.99 trade paper (320p) ISBN 978-0-310-34199-4

Clipston, author of the popular Kauffman Amish Bakery series, will no doubt draw fans to the first in her Amish Heirloom series. The “heirloom” is a raspberry-pie recipe found in an attic trunk by Veronica Fisher as she mourns the death of her fiancé, Seth. Veronica bakes pies to help salve her broken heart—and finds one steady customer, Jason Huyard, who begins to weave his way into that shattered heart. But Jason knows more about Seth’s death than he lets on, a secret that threatens his growing relationship with Veronica. Will he tell her the truth and risk losing her? Clipston is well versed in Amish culture and does a good job creating the world of Lancaster County, Penn. The only complaint readers may have is the repeated descriptions of the conflict that threatens Jason and Veronica. Despite the constant reminders, Amish fiction fans will enjoy this story—and want a taste of Veronica’s raspberry pie! Agent: Sue Brower, Natasha Kern Literary Agency. (Dec.)