Monday, October 25, 2010

Lydia's Charm

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Lydia's Charm
Barbour Books (September 1, 2010)


Wanda E. Brunstetter


A Note From Wanda:

Ever since I was a child, I wanted to be a writer. When I was in the second grade, I wrote my first poem about a moth. Luckily, I received encouragement from my teacher. During my teen years, I wrote skits that my church teen group performed during special holidays.

It wasn’t until 1980, that I took a course on writing for children and teenagers. I became serious about a career as an author. Soon after that, I began to write stories, articles, poems, and devotionals, which appeared in a variety of Christian publications. Later, I had 5 books of puppet/ventriloquist scripts published. *These books are currently available by contacting me. (

My first novel was released by Barbour Publishing’s book club, Heartsong Presents, in Dec. 1997. I have now written nearly fifty books, with over 4 million books in print. Many of the novels I've written are Amish-themed.


Widowed and jobless, Lydia King moves her son and herself to Charm, Ohio, to be close to her mother and help with her grandfather. Menno Troyer, a furniture store owner, is also recently widowed and the father of four energetic boys.

Levi Stutzman, another newcomer to the area, is the only one in his family not handicapped by dwarfism and has dedicated his life to caring for them. As fall colors the countryside, will anonymous gifts left for Lydia bring her hope for a new life and romance, or will another tragedy flood her with infinite despair?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Lydia's Charm, go HERE.

Watch the book trailer:


Wanda Brunstetter is one of the most prolific authors of Amish novels. While many of us associate the Amish with Pennsylvania, there are Amish settlements in other states, and this story is set in Charm, Ohio. Packed with emotion, Lydia's Charm weaves together tragedy and heartache, fear and prejudice, and love and loss in a tender tale of faith and hope.


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Cathy said...

I need to get this book. On our last trip to Amish Country in Ohio we actually went to Charm, Ohio. It is a real place. Now I need to read the book. It sounds really good. Thanks for sharing your review Linda.

Beth said...

I read this book 2 weeks ago. It is a wonderful book. Purposefully kept it(from the library) for my daughter to read this last weekend when she was home from college. She finished it about 1 hour before she went back and loved it too. said...

I quite liked "Lydia’s Charm", Wanda Brunstetter is a wonderful author.

The characters were fairly in-depth and likeable for the most part. The one character I might have liked to see a bit more was the grossvadder and the potential for an interesting relationship between him and Josh.

I just posted a review of this on my own site at