The first book in Amy Clipston’s beloved Amish Heirloom series—and an ECPA bestseller!
“Amish fiction fans will enjoy this story—and want a taste of Veronica’s raspberry pie!” —Publishers Weekly
After losing her fiancé in a tragic accident, Veronica Fisher finds solace in the old recipes stored in her mother’s hope chest—and in a special visitor who comes to her bake stand to purchase her old-fashioned raspberry pies.
Veronica Fisher knows how lucky she is to be marrying her best friend. Seth Lapp is kind, hardworking, and handsome—but most importantly, he loves Veronica.
When an accident on the job steals Seth away from her, a heartbroken Veronica is certain she will never love—or be loved—again. Yet when she discovers a batch of forgotten recipes and opens a bake stand to sell her Mammi’s raspberry pies, Veronica picks up a regular customer who gives her heart pause.
Jason Huyard was with Seth when he lost his life—a memory that haunts him still. So when he seeks out the grieving fiancée to convey his condolences, the last thing he expects—or wants—is to fall in love. Nonetheless, Jason soon finds himself visiting Veronica’s bake stand every week . . . and it’s for more than the raspberry pies.
Now, as Veronica’s heart thaws, Jason can’t bring himself to tell her he was there when Seth died. Can he ever reveal where he was on the day her life derailed? Or will his secret rob them of the second chance at love they both want?
“Clipston delivers another enchanting series starter with a tasty premise, family secrets, and sweet-as-pie romance, offering assurance that true love can happen more than once and second chances are worth fighting for.” —RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars, TOP PICK!
“In the first book in her Amish Heirloom series, Clipston takes readers on a roller-coaster ride through grief, guilt, and anxiety.” —Booklist
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 fianc , 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!
Was very emotional and fuzzy warm feeling type of book. I couldn’t put it down.
The forgotten recipe
Enjoyed this book so much. Death and grief affects each us differently but we all have to go through the grieving process. Couldn’t put this book down- wanted to know what was going to happen next.
The story of Jason and Veronica was way too long. I got so bored, almost didn’t finish.