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A child brings them together...Will their differing Amish beliefs pull them apart?

When his son breaks one of baker Sarah Gingerich's prized possessions, widower Caleb Brenneman insists the boy make amends by doing odd jobs in her bake shop. A childless widow, Sarah can't help falling for the boy...or his farmer father. But Caleb is progressive New Order Amish while Sarah h
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by Love Inspired
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Deanne Patterson
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Old Order widowed Amish woman Sarah Gingerich owns and runs a bakery her father left her after his death. Despite the bishop believing it's her duty to the community to remarry she isn't ready, preferring to stay busy in her bakery. She's satisfied with her life the way it is. She meets widower farmer New Order Amish man Caleb Brenneman at her bakery. My heart was captured by the widowers young son, Jacob. He misses his Mamm badly and is looking at Sarah as a substitute and my heart went out to ...more
Patrice
This was an interesting story. I have read other Amish based stories; but this one was a little different. The main character Sarah, is a widow and runs her families bakery. Her brother has a woodworking business and leaves Sarah to run the bakery on her own; since their parents are both deceased. I thought this was highly unusual in the Amish community. This community is supposed to be in Iowa. I live in the northeast and we are accustomed to the "Pennsylvania Dutch" Amish communities. I don't ...more
Marilyn
Mar 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Amish Baker by Marie E. Bast is the first book I’ve read by her. This story is not your typical Amish romance story as the heroine and hero are not from the same Order of Amish. It was interesting to learn some of the differences between Old and New Order Amish. But I fell in love with young Jacob’s actions and openness with Sarah. He was your typical boy for six years old but wiser at times and more helpful. There are unexpected twists and turns for Sarah and her bakery but the surprise act ...more
Sylvia
Mar 27, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book!! Great story!! Too short!! 1st time reading this author!!
Natasha
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish
This novel is not your normal Amish romance. Caleb being a New Order and Sarah being Old
Order it makes for some interesting differences. When the sparks fly between these two that becomes a problem they have to work to solve if they are going to a life together. I really enjoyed reading this book did it one evening.
Emma
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Amish Baker by Marie E. Bast
A child brings them together…
Will their differing Amish beliefs pull them apart?
When his son breaks one of baker Sarah Gingerich’s prized possessions, widower Caleb Brenneman insists the boy make amends by doing odd jobs in her bake shop. A childless widow, Sarah can’t help falling for the boy…or his farmer father. But Caleb is progressive New Order Amish while Sarah holds traditional beliefs. Though they’re worlds apart, are they a perfect match?
This is Sarah Gin
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Kathleen Friesen
Feb 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Amish Baker is more than a romance as it contrasts Old and New Order Amish cultures. I enjoyed learning about the differences and similarities. Both put high value on family ties and traditions, and that’s where Sarah and Caleb’s troubles begin, as they try to ignore the romantic sparks but cannot help dreaming of a future together. Meanwhile, Sarah’s bishop shows his determination to marry her off to a widower—any widower, it seems—since it has been three years since her husband died. Her f ...more
Pam Pavkov
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Amish Baker is the first book written by Marie E. Bast that I have read. I really enjoyed this story and I hope there will be another book to continue the story. The characters are very likeable and I think they tell the story remarkably. The storyline is fast moving and has a lot going on in it.

I really enjoyed Sarah the most because of everything that was heaped upon her. She had to deal with many strongwilled men but she never gave into them. She held her own. Sarah is an accomplished Am
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Hazel Robinson
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very Good

Love reading the Amish stories, A few years ago my family and I would travel to Lancaster Pennsylvania were there was a large population of Amish. We would purchase fresh vegetables, pastry, and jams. Everything was so delicious. I truly enjoyed this story the heroine was running her family's bakery. Her parents had passed away along with her husband. Her brother had no interest in the shop. One day a young boy came in with his father and accidentally broke one of prized possession. To
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Rebekah
Pros:
- I liked how it showed the difference between Old Order and New Order Amish
- The book came in at a good time for me. It reminded me that I need to put more trust in God
- This was a new author for me and would like to read more of her books

Cons:
- Sarah was going through some really stressful things and it was stressing me out
- I read this during a stressful time in my life so that might have affected my enjoyment of it
- Not everything was explained in the end. (view spoiler)
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Pam Tatum
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a "page turner." I thought about the story even when I wasn't reading it. I was so "honored" to receive an advance read copy of the book, "The Amish Baker." It truly is an inspirational romance with "suspense." I was worried about the outcome of the the protagonist, Sarah, and her Love interests. The story showed that we have to trust GOD even when it seems HE has abandoned us. Lots of heartwarming scenes, doubts, fears, and then trust. Leave things in Goot's hands! HE will never leave or f ...more
Karen
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I so enjoyed reading Marie E Bast’s novel – don’t let the size deter you; it packs a lot of punch! Little Jacob Brenneman unknowingly starts the spark between his father Caleb and the widow Sarah Gingerich. But there are hurdles to overcome, and the author poignantly points out the differences between Old Order and New Order Amish beliefs. Can Sarah leave the bakery she inherited from her father? Who will bake those delicious iced cinnamon rolls? Sarah’s brother Turner as well as Bishop Yoder bo ...more
Cherese Akhavein
The Amish Baker by Marie. Bast
This is my first book by this author and it won’t be the last. My favorite character was little Jacob, my heart when out to him. It’s was interesting to see how this author navigated the old and new order Amish beliefs into a fun and moving story. I have to say it always amazes me some of the beliefs that are within the Amish culture that may be hard for us to understand but they work for the Amish. I learn so much with every book I read. Don’t miss the change to r
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Dalaina Renee
Jan 09, 2019 rated it liked it
It was my first Amish read. I just did not care how bossy these men are to their women in the community & how they are expected to marry off. I find that kind of life to be really sad. But I am glad Sarah married for love. That she did not settle for Alvin then later Mary finally accepted her. It was not right of her brother taking the bakery & selling it from under her nose. Though the community sure shunned the new owners & her brother. I am glad I am not amish! ...more
Gloria Brzny
Feb 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this was a goodreads prize book. glad it was the first Amish type of book read, opened up a whole new type of series for me. it also is a learning experience. never knew there were different types old order and new order and their differences. something that should have been so simple two people meeting and falling in love.it becomes complicated by tensions between church and family. yet, God seemed to find a new path for everything to work out.
Robin
Feb 17, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I have enjoyed most spiritual romances that I’ve read, this Amish story (my first) just felt slow and not very interesting. However I did applaud Sarah (the baker) for asserting herself while still remaining true to her faith. But ultimately I found the writing repetitious and uneven. Unfortunately I don’t have experience with other Amish stories to compare it with, but judging from this one, I’m not sure the genre is for me.
Caroline
Lovely Amish love story. Loved Sarah Gingerich's character, she is honest and believable. She has lost so much in life and yet goes on. Would love to see the Author write more books with Sarah in them. I won this book from Goodreads and the Author Marie E. Bast, Thank You! Hope to read more by the Author.
Louise Wardell
Sarah is a widow that works at her family bakery. The Bishop is trying to be a matchmaker for her but she wants none of the prospects her keeps bringing around. Sarah has feelings for Caleb from the New Order Amish and a widower. He has feelings for her also but there is conflict with her being Old Order Amish plus his daughter is not over loosing her mother. God shows them the way.
Betti
Apr 19, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A great bakery is a joy to have especially close to where you live. This is a lovely story about an Amish widow that takes good baking to a whole new level. I found myself wishing for a cup of coffee and one of those cinnamon rolls that were so thoroughly enjoyed by Sarah’s customers. A most enjoyable way to spend and afternoon.
Ann
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a very well written book and keeps you turning the pages. If you like good clean fiction books grab this one. The way the author writes you feel like you are there. I really enjoyed this book.
Jan
Dec 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this book. It was easy to identify with Sara and feel what she was going through. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I learned more about the Amish community and rules, both old and new order Amish. I keep thinking about the book and the unexpected twists. Great book.
Kathy
Apr 24, 2020 rated it really liked it
Very clean, uplifting romance. I love the glimpses of the Amish community that these books bring. This one taught me the difference between Old and New Order, a difference I would not otherwise have know existed.
Tambra
Jan 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it, read it in 2 hours. Great book. Cant wait to read more from Marie.
Elaine Leonard
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading this book
Joyce
Feb 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
fun quick read
Regina Porter
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved it. Once I started reading it had to finish it. Hard to put down.
Kristen
Mar 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very sweet and heartwarming story.
Lynn
Enjoyed this book! Story of new order Amish and Old order Amish being brought together by a child. Great read!
Marceline Kougbani-Sebou
Great book, great read . A lot of suspense, but great ending. Learned about Amish bnb orders too.
Michelle Cortez
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such an adoring book.
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MARIE E. BAST is the Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author of The Amish Baker and The Amish Marriage Bargain, and the first place 2015 contemporary winner of the Ignite the Flame Contest for The Perfect Client. Her stories whisper words of hope, healing, and forgiveness through complex characters and twisting plots. She has published short stories and poetry in book compilations: Chicken Soup for t ...more

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