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The Forgotten Recipe

(Amish Heirloom #1)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  2,131 ratings  ·  250 reviews
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 Ve
Paperback, 300 pages
Published December 8th 2015 by Zondervan
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Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been enjoying Amy Clipston's stories for many years and THE FORGOTTEN RECIPE is exactly why. The twists and turns in Veronica and Jason's lives pop up when you least expect them. Amy pulls you right in and makes you feel as if you are right there experiencing all the heart wrenching feelings that her characters are. When I hear that Amy Clipston has a new book coming out, I run to it. She is quickly becoming one of my favorite Amish authors and I devour her stories very quickly. I love ho ...more
Jenny (Reading Envy)
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: read2016, romance
Well, I wanted to read a genre I hadn't before, but Amish romance is just like any Christian romance, just with a few Amish details sprinkled in here and there - pies, walking and taking buggies to see one another (no phones, no internet). I was disappointed the book didn't include a recipe since the raspberry pies are such a major plot element! I will have to do some research.

An easy read, a bit repetitive and obvious, but it is likely I am not the target audience.
Deanne Patterson
Oct 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
This was a fun book to read. Several years ago I read the Kaufmann Bakery series Amy has out and loved it. I just knew I'd love this book and did. All is blooming roses with Veronica Fisher's life. She is engaged to Seth Lapp and she dreams of their life together. In an instant it's all gone though as a tragedy at work steals his life. Barely able to function she pays her respects at his funeral. Seth's best friend Jason Huyard is there to pay his respects too and sees Veronica. In her grief she ...more
Jan 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this one! A great start to the series!
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
About this book:

“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
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was really looking forward to reading this story because I have enjoyed many of Amy Clipston’s books in the past. What a pleasant surprise it was that this book ended up being even better than I expected.

Guy meets girl. Guy falls for girl. Girl might be falling for guy. Girl doesn’t know that guy not only knew her late fiance’ but was with him when he died. What could go wrong? With a premise like that you know there is going to be a great amount of tension, guilt, and confusion in this love s
Jul 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I could not get enough of this book! I didn't want to put it down. I cried with Veronica. I cried for Jason. I wanted the recipe so much. ...more
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Veronica Fisher is set to marry her best friend, Seth, until Seth dies in a tragic accident. Seth was also a good friend to Jason who worked with him. Jason blames himself for not being able to save Seth’s life. As Veronica grieves, she finds her grandmother’s recipes (in a plastic box, no less) in the attic in her mother’s hope chest. She sets about making raspberry pies to sell at her newly established bake stand. The author says the raspberries were not going to be picked otherwise (From the ...more
Maureen Timerman
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
The forgotten recipe is about a newly found old recipe that Veronica’s grandmother used to make. This recipe turns out to be a great hit with everyone, and is the catalyst to bringing the main two characters together.
Jason Huyard’s mother hears about this wonderful pie and wants her sons to get her some from a sweet Amish girl Veronica Fisher, and thus the story of a new relationship begins. Not an easy path, this is one that has a shared grief of loosing a future husband and a best friend. Both
Nov 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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
Diamond Jones-Cox
I always enjoy reading books by Amy Clipston and she didn't disappoint me. The Forgotten Recipe is book one of the new series An Amish Heirloom Novel.

Veronica Fisher is a young Amish women preparing to marry her Bestfriend Seth Lapp. When a tragic accident ends Seth life, Veronica decides she will never love again to honor is life. When she meets Jason Huyard she is instantly attracted to him but tries to stay clear of him and her emotions.

Jason falls in love with Veronica even though he is kee
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2017
Such a sweet story about a second chance at love. I haven't read much Amish fiction before, but I really enjoyed this. It was bittersweet yet really cute.

Veronica, the main character, is grieving the death of her fiancé Seth who has died in a tragic accident. Jason, a coworker of Veronica's fiancé wants to express his sympathy to her and ends up falling for her. There's also an overreaching arc storyline involving Veronica's mother's hope chest.

While I really enjoyed this, I had 2 complaints.
Tess Mertens-Johnson
Feb 11, 2021 rated it really liked it
Veronica’s Amish fiancé Seth is killed in a fall at his job. His best friend, and witness to the fall, Jason goes to the wake and sees Veronica. He feels like he knows her due to everything Seth told him.
During her grief, Veronica goes into a chest in the attic and find a raspberry pie recipe. She started baking and selling the pies, as well as jams and salsa. Jason comes to her stand and they both are attracted to each-other and find a light at the end of their grief. Jason puts off telling her
Sarah {The Bookish Knitter}
Apr 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2018, audio
3 Stars

♥ Amish in April - A: April
♥ 2018 Where Are You Reading - #39. Pennsylvania
Chastity Ray
Jan 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
Food warms the heart and soul but is it enough to heal a broken heart and a shattered future?
Veronica has always loved cleaning but when she discovers her grandmother's recipes she discovers a joy of baking,something she hasn't felt since her beloved Seth's tragic accident.

Jason is struggling to come to grips with Seth's accident. He keeps blaming himself thinking "if only I hadn't" or "I should have". He knows it's the Lord's will of course, but he can't stop the guilt. He and Seth were friends
✨ Gramy ✨
This book was set in a small Amish community in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The plot was well developed and the characters were likable. On the other hand, the heroine's determination to hang on to something/someone that was gone from her life, instead of embracing what was actually available to her was often very annoying. However, I have observed similar reactions in real life.

I listened to the audible book through Hoopla through our local library, with the narrator C. S. E Cooney. I was not imp
Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
I recently had an unexpected opportunity to visit Lancaster county in Pennsylvania and knew that I had to read this book while the vibe of the Amish community was still fresh in my mind. It completely enhanced my reading experience being able to acutely picture the setting. What really made the book stand out to me though was the high level of emotion in the characters and the author's skillful way of enabling me to connect with their feelings during the story. Victoria's grief was palpable and ...more
Hallie Szott
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This review is also posted on Book by Book.

As expected, Amy Clipston’s newest novel, The Forgotten Recipe, delivers a heartwarming Amish story about two individuals affected by one man’s death. Veronica and Jason both grieve the loss of Seth, and this common grief brings them together again and again at a bake stand. As their relationship develops, both characters must come to terms with their unexpected yet shared budding love and attraction and deal with the secrets and burdens holding them ba
Cathy Cermele
Oct 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A promising start to what promises to be another fantastic series by Amy Clipston.

I was engaged from the moment I started reading this book with its wonderful storyline and endearing characters.

While grieving the loss of her fiancé Seth Lapp,Veronica Fisher finds an old trunk that belonged to her grandmother. She also found the recipe for what will bring her income and a second chance of happiness.

Jason Huyard is dealing with the loss of his dear friend, Seth Lapp.
His feeling of grief were writt
Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-reads
Amy Clipston has brought her fans yet another captivating, fun ride. I truly enjoyed reading this start to her Amish Heirloom series. Her words, her characters, her story line all combine to create a read you won't be able to put down! I know I couldn't, as I read it in a day!

I loved Veronica and Jason's characters. Both went through something emotional and tragic, and both had a fear in their heart. Watching them together, feeling like I was right there in the middle of Amish country with them
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Amy Clipston has another great story. The Forgotten Recipe will make you long for more. Veronica's life has taken a turn she never expected. The loss of her fiance has her bound in grief and unable to move forward in life. Jason cannot help his fascination and attraction to Veronica. Has he messed up the way he has handled their budding relationship? The characters of this story are well written and thought out. I am looking forward to the next book of this new series. The recipes of this story ...more
Annette Moore
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A great love story, but also a great lesson on the importance of telling the truth and being completely honest with one another! I love Amy Clipston's books, and the depth with which she writes, and this book was no exception. I found myself cheering for Jason and Veronica throughout the story. One thing that surprised me--and this surprises me in all of her books, as well as with a few other authors of Amish fiction that I've read--is how the families are so close and know one another's busines ...more
My Bookish Delights
This was a nice wholesome Amish romance. I don't know why I love reading about the Amish community, but I always have. This one had a theme of grief and loss. I can't say that it hit me too deeply though because I didn't really connect too much with the characters.

It starts out at a funeral of a young man Seth and is in the perspective of his best friend and his fiancee. I kind of wish we had gotten to know Seth a bit more prior to his death so I would have felt a bit more of the loss of these
Lisa M.
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am finally going back and starting this series from the beginning. Thankfully each book stands quite nicely. And actually having read Mattie’s (the Mom) story first t explains all her comments and reactions so much more.
Vikki Vaught
Dec 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

While I enjoyed the story and really loved the hero, he did something totally dumb which caused him a great deal of unnecessary turmoil. This could have used a bit more character development. Happy reading!
Kathleen Bruner
Sep 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it!

I loved this book and getting to know the characters. I felt a part of them and their story! Jason and Veronica have a powerful story.
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I am always excited upon hearing that a great author has begun a new series! Since Amy writes Amish fiction, one of my favorite genres, I knew I was in for a good read! "The Forgotten Recipe" is the first in the collection entitled, "Amish Heirloom ". Excitement reigned in our household upon finding this new book in my mailbox! I found myself totally engrossed in this tale as it allowed me to escape the real world for an entire day.

"After losing her fiance in a tragic accident , Veronica Fisher
Jan 06, 2016 rated it liked it
"The Forgotten Recipe" is a story about a young Amish woman who finds purpose in the midst of her grief when she comes across her grossmammi's lost recipe for raspberry pie. Veronica's fiance, Seth, had recently died in a workplace accident, and she is finding it hard to go on with life. Seth's good friend and workmate, Jason, is in the same boat, until he sees Seth's suddenly single fiancee. Though they have never met while Seth was alive, their paths keep crossing from the funeral until their ...more
Tina Watson
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
How many of us have put away an item, but to find it years later, and have it bring on a set of memories?
I can't say I can in my own personal life.

How many times are we given second chances?
Well, I can say some of us give more than second chances to some people in our lives, depending on the circumstances.
Yes, the Amish are different than us, Englishers. But the Amish are more rooted in their strong faith, along with keeping their families close - if the economy allows, and leaning on their c
Lisa Johnson
Jan 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Title: The Forgotten Recipe (Amish Heirloom #1)
Author: Amy Clipston
Pages: 320
Year: 2015
Publisher: Zondervan
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
Amish stories can be vastly as different as apples are to oranges, so too are the authors that craft the tales. I am new to Amy Clipston’s writing and am now hooked on her books, not because they take place in Amish communities or the characters are Amish. I enjoy her books because she tells a wonderful story that has meat in it. In other words, there is depth
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Hi, I’m Amy Clipston. I am an author of Amish and Christian fiction with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Most of my books focus on the Amish community, faith, and love. I also write romance novels and young adult inspirational stories.

My books include:

Kauffman Amish Bakery Series
• A Gift of Grace (2009)
• A Promise of Hope (2010)
• A Place of Peace (2011)
• A Life of Joy (2012)
• A Season of Love

Other books in the series

Amish Heirloom (4 books)
  • The Courtship Basket (Amish Heirloom, #2)
  • The Cherished Quilt (Amish Heirloom, #3)
  • The Beloved Hope Chest (Amish Heirloom, #4)

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