Elma wants to be married, she wants the life her twin sister has, including the coming boppli. She can't bear to move away from her sister and from her general store that she inherited from her grandparents. This is the beginning of The Farmer's Market Mishap by Wanda Brunstetter and Jean Brunstetter.
The two authors have put together a book with parallel stories that collide at the Farmer's Market. Elma's sister wants her to marry Delbert--a man she courted before with no results. Benjamin Wagler's mother wants him to marry a local girl, but the mishap at the Farmer's Market puts Ben and Elma together in a way that thwarts everyone's efforts to bring them together with other people. But it is a dog that cements their relationship forever.
It's been a number of years since I've read a Wanda Brunstetter book, but this was a nice reintroduction to her writing and I thoroughly enjoyed it. She's taken out the smarmy sweetness and added a reality that gives a new realism to her books. Five Stars, Two Thumbs Up, and a bushel of vegetables from the Farmer's Market
My thanks to Barbour Books (Shiloh Run Press) for allowing me to read and review this book.