Here's my review for An Amish Kitchen by Beth Wiseman:
I had my eye on this book for a while because the cover is so pretty. I have a weakness for books that look pretty on my bedside table! I ended up getting a free copy of this, but as an e-book from Thomas Nelson Publishers to read and review.
As the title indicates, this is Amish fiction. Amish fiction is an acquired taste. You either love it or just aren't into it. I have been on the fence for a while as to how I feel about this genre. I would sometimes try Amish fiction because I wanted something calm and soothing to read and then I'd either get bored with or really upset because someone was getting shunned. Sometimes Amish fiction seemed sweet and kind on the surface but then the story can get pretty heavy and then I can't sleep!
Anyway, An Amish Kitchen is a lot of fun and a fairly easy, quick read. This book is well written and includes the typical Amish glossary of terms to help newbies understand some of the terms. This book includes as a bonus some recipes that would be fun to try out! I would have preferred to get the paperback version of this book rather than the e-book because the recipes would be easier for me to access. Also, I find that the glossary of terms in an e-book format difficult to reference. It's easier to flip to the glossary in a paper book I think. However, as far as the stories go and the content, the e-book was perfectly fine.
I am giving this book 4 out of 5 stars.