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Family Blessings (Amish Brides of Celery Fields #2)

4.01 of 5 stars 4.01  ·  rating details  ·  74 ratings  ·  15 reviews
Her four stepchildren are thrilled when they learn an ice cream shop will be opening in their small Amish community. But widow Pleasant Obermeier isn't so pleased. Spending time with handsome shop owner Jeremiah Troyer is too much for a woman who's only ever been wounded by love. And now he wants to use her baking skills in his shop? Out of the question!
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Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by Love Inspired Historicals (first published January 1st 2011)
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Author: Anna Schmidt
Publisher: Love Inspired Historicals
October 2011
ISBN: 978-0-373-82888-3
Genre: Inspirational/historical romance

Pleasant Obermeier has been raising her four step-children since her husband died. Her sister-in-law helps out with the children some, but she is still overwhelmed with running the bakery, the farm, a home and four children. She is doing okay in her bakery, though is sticking mostly with baking rye bread and rolls and a few cookies, since the Am
Rachel Brand
This was a nice, easy read but I didn't find it quite as compelling as the first book in the series. Part of my problem might just have been that I finished Love Comes to Paradise by Mary Ellis, which I absolutely adored, right before I started this book, and nothing really would have lived up to the previous book. I liked the unique details in the story, such as Jeremiah's ice-cream shop and the historical context of the depression and how it affected the Amish community. It was also interestin ...more
I love to read the Love inspired books and "Family Blessings" by Anna Schmidt was a lovely one. Pleasant is a woman that takes care of everyone else and thinks little of self. She married an older man with 4 children as a life of security and companionship, never thinking she would ever find true love. Pleasant thinks she is a plain woman, but she has love to give and she does just that giving all the time. Jeremiah moves from another state to Florida and takes up the building next door to baker ...more
Such an interesting book, set in the beginning days of the Great Depression with leftover fears of the 1918 flu epidemic adding a sobering twist. I had earlier read "Hannah's Journey", and was left with a certain impression of the female lead, but by the time of this book many difficulties have happened in her life and she has matured and softened. A marriage to a cold, unhappy man who was abusive at times to her and to his oldest son ended with his accidental death, leaving her mother to his fo ...more
Mar 27, 2014 Lynda rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Mindy Bollinger
Loved this book and how Pleasants heart was turned away from love because she settled for a man who only wanted someone to take care of his children. Loved how she loved those children like they were here own flesh and blood. I was glad she opened up her heart to a great man who ran a great business of an ice-cream shop (which I wondered how that would go) and how she changed his heart and he changed her heart and taught her that no matter what the age you are there is always love out there
April Suter
Book #2 Hannah's Journey

Pleaseant is juggling helping with her father's bakery, four step-children and her late husband celery farm while being a single Amish woman's life. A new neighbor, a threat of flu and a drought changes her life tremendously.
The main character's name is Pleasant. She is raising four children that were her deceased husbands. She loves the children, but has no hope of finding love for herself. Jerimiah moves to town..... and she starts thinking differently.
Lucy Bilik
Beautiful read. A book about selfless lady who does all for others and does not think she deserves better for herself. It is a moving story and very easy fast read. Beautiful lines of integrity and values.
Obermeier makes this a truly interesting Amish read. She was different in a good way. The historical side to this series was amazing. I will certainly re-read this collection.
just couldn't really get into this book i made it through a few chapters and put it down and never picked it back up
Nice story line.This was an easy read and it has a lot of good values. This book is a christian book.

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Anna Schmidt is the award-winning author of over twenty works of historical and contemporary fiction. A reviewer from Romantic Times notes that “Schmidt is not timid about presenting her characters with their faults laid bare for the reader to see.”
Currently Anna is working on a new series set in WWII Germany with an American Quaker protagonist. The first novel--ALL GOD'S CHILDREN-has already bee
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