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Summary

Veronica Fisher is devastated when her fiancé, Seth, is killed in an accident at work. Seth's friend, Jason Huyard, was with him and blames himself for Seth's death. Although Jason has never met Veronica, he feels as if he knows her because Seth talked about her constantly. After the accident, he can't seem to get Veronica out of his mind.

Two months later, Veronica is cleaning the attic and comes across her mother's old hope chest. She finds an old recipe and soon discovers that baking helps her cope with her grief, so she opens a bake stand to sell her pies. Jason starts visiting the stand weekly, and their friendship grows, but Veronica isn't ready to court again. And Jason harbors his secret regret of not being able to save Seth.

Veronica's mother must convince her that she can't completely give up on love. But when the truth is revealed, can Veronica forgive Jason for not telling her that he was there on that fateful day?

©2015 Amy Clipston (P)2015 Tantor

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  • Susan Fryman
  • 03-10-16

The Forgotten Recipe

The plot was great. I felt the number of times Jason agonized over telling Veronica about Seth grew a bit tiresome. Mrs. Clipston is one of my favorite Amish authors and I'm looking forward to the rest of the series. The narrator was distracting and mediocre.

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  • Affordable Treasures
  • 21-09-18

Exceptional!

This book keeps you guessing what will happen next. Great job, Amy! I enjoyed the book immensely!

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  • J.
  • 21-04-18

More raspberry pie, please!

This is my favorite book of the series of four. You're forgiven if you end up wishing they'd included a recipe for raspberry pie! The story is very rich but remains right on the 2 main characters throughout. A lovely Amish story that ends well.

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  • hadassac'yanni
  • 16-02-18

Disliked Jason

I really struggled to enjoy this book. Jason was very much spoiled and inconsiderate. He liked by omission to his girlfriend and then was frustrated and broody that she didn't immediately fall back into his arms with forgiveness. He seems to only focus on his wants and desires without thinking of others, I've met people like him, and many are class A manipulators. I finished the book, but cringing the whole time.

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  • Mary Andrews
  • 01-11-17

Great book but could have been read aloud better...

I love Amish based novels, so this is an easy thumbs up! I was a little disappointed in the reading though. I felt like it could have been done with more feeling. It was rushed and very “blah.” I love audio books and have heard some great readers, but wish this was done better. But I’d still recommend the book. Wonderful Amish fiction!

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  • mamaw4
  • 05-10-17

An easy read

An easy read with a question left hanging .makes one want to listen to a next story to find the answer.

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  • Julie
  • 03-07-17

Good listen

I really liked this book it didn't go into a lot of detail about what they are eating for supper like a lot of amish books do. Good narrator.

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  • Jason Cole
  • 13-05-16

not a new story...

storyline was predictable and drawn out. but it was pleasant to listen to. unsure if I would consider more like this.

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  • Dedon Booth
  • 11-03-16

Great book

I really enjoyed this book. I didn't want to put it down. Hopefully there is another one in this series. Veronica's Mother had a secret about a baby boy.

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  • Joan
  • 29-01-16

Very disappointing

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I have no idea.

Would you ever listen to anything by Amy Clipston again?

I'm not sure. I have listened to her books and have read them as well. The quality seems to be going downhill--almost as if it's more important to whip out a book a year as opposed to writing a quality document.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of C. S. E Cooney?

I could only take about the first 10 minutes. I'm not sure if it was her voice or the sappy content.

Any additional comments?

I've enjoyed reading and listening to Amish-based novels for a few years now. Based on the same tired storylines that I'm beginning to read and hear over and over again, I think it's time to move on to different subject matter.