Image of White Christmas Pie

WHITE CHRISTMAS PIE

Image of White Christmas Pie

Brunstetter's latest contains a good balance of faith and romance. The characters deal with tough issues like jealousy and abandonment and learn to depend on God in tough situations. That "family" does not always mean blood relation is emphasized, and a delicious recipe for the titular pie is included.

Abandoned by his father when he was 6, Will was left to be raised by Regina and Mark in an Amish community. Years later, Will is still bitter about the abandonment and even his fiancee, Karen, is unable to comfort him.

Sixteen years earlier, Frank was faced with being a single parent. In search of a more stable job, he left Will with Regina and Mark, expecting to return in a few days, but unforeseen circumstances prevented him. Now fate, a little help from Frank's wife and a life-threatening accident bring Frank and Will together. (BARBOUR, Oct., 304 pp., $10.97)
Reviewed by: 
Leslie L. McKee