A truck arrived at our warehouse yesterday with pallets full of a new book by Wanda E. Brunstetter. This book kicks off an eagerly awaited new trilogy set near here in the Holmes County Amish country.
Grace is the oldest sister in the Hostettler family. Having put her rumschpringe (running around years) behind her, she has returned to Holmes County, joined the Amish church, and begun a new life. For the past four years, everything has been going fairly well, until the day she sees an English man who knows enough of her past to jeopardize her future. Will Gary Walker’s passion for Grace destroy more than one life? Amish man Cleon Schrock is planning to marry Grace, but ignorant of her past. Will love and faith triumph over shame and deception in Holmes County?
A Sister’s Secret is technically a July release, but you should be able to start buying it from many retailers in May. It has been a CBD bestseller for a couple weeks — even though the book has yet to release.
Ohio is eagerly anticipating Wanda’s visit to the area for numerous book signings. Maybe you are close enough to attend one. She’ll also be able to sign her newly-released cookbook.
- May 16 --- 9:30-11:30 a.m. --- Senior & Community Center, 170 Park St., Millersburg, OH
- May 16 --- 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. --- The Bookery, 2300 West 4th Street, Mansfield, OH
- May 17 --- 10:00 - 12:00 noon --- Lehman's Hardware, 5358 Kidron Rd, Kidron, OH
- May 17 --- 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. --- Der Dutchman Restaurant, Walnut Creek, OH
- May 18 --- 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. --- Gospel Bookstore, 4925 West Main St, Berlin, OH
- May 18 --- 1:30 - 3:30 p.m. --- Gospel Shop, 112 E. Main St., Sugarcreek, OH
- May 19 --- 10:00 - 12:00 noon --- Life Change Discount Christian Books, 147 Fair Ave, New Philadelphia, OH
- May 19 --- 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. --- Walden Books New Towne Mall, 400 Mill Ave. SE, New Philadelphia OH
- May 23 --- 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. --- The Shepherd's Nook, 316 McMhan Blvd., Marion, OH
- May 24 --- 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. --- Dayspring Christian Bookstore, 140 W High Ave., New Philadelphia, OH
You can see all types of people at a Brunstetter book signing — Grandmas and teens, Amish and Mennonite, pastors and tattooed biker types. No kidding! I observed a generously tattooed man at one of Wanda’s signings. His skin art may have barred some from seeing his obviously gentle heart that shone as he and his wife shared with Wanda about how they enjoy her books. Don’t quote me, but I think they first discovered the books in a truck stop.
Have you ever met a fan of Christian romance who doesn’t fit the typical target audience of middle-aged women?