Five girls in one family, Lovina, Hope, Grace, Joy, and Faith. Each girl has her own gifts and her own talents. Lovina loves making pies and she loves experimenting with new recipes, but Hope loves being in the garden--alone. The problem is there is no good soil to garden in and there is no place big enough to plant a garden, until the new teacher, Brother Jonas suggests the plot behind Lovina's pie shop. He has a double reason for wanting a garden--to teach the school children part of the Amish culture they are missing, and to be around Hope. She has already charmed his daughter, Emma.
Planted with Hope is the newest offering in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series by Sherry Gore and Tricia Goyer. They collaborate so well together to write novels with love, humor, and good taste. I love that they include recipes that go along with the stories. There are a couple of the ones in this book I want to try. I just wish the pie recipes came without sugar or calories. The characters grow throughout the book, and Pinecraft, Florida, is a great setting for the events in the book.
Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a piece of lemonade pie.
My thanks to Harvest House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book.