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Made With Love

July 20, 2015
Made With Love
The Pinecraft Pie Shop Series
Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gorre
Christian Fiction
Harvest House Publishers
August 1, 2015

cover Made with Love

Description of book

A Dash of Love, a Pinch of Hope, and a Whole Lot of Good Cooking
Lovina Miller should be thrilled. Pinecraft, Florida, has everything a young Amish woman could ask for: sun, sand, volleyball games, and evening singings in the park. But Pinecraft lacks the one thing Lovina desperately wants—a pie shop of her own. She longs for a place to gather with the community and serve the treat she loves.
A young carpenter named Noah Yoder strolls into her life and offers a way to make her dream come true. But before Noah and Lovina can build a shop—and a life—together, they must each face heartaches from the past. Is their new love stronger than their regrets?

My review of Made With Love

This book was a delight to read. Lovina Miller is the eldest of five sisters in an Amish household. The family resides in an Amish community in Florida. Lovina believes that God has put a dream in her heart to open a pie shop. She has done everything she knows to do while waiting on God’s timing.

Her mother is not an advocate for women working outside of the home. She believes her daughters should get married and set up homes and raise children. She is constantly trying to steer her daughters to the perfect bachelor.

One day the wheels are set in motion. A building becomes available. A contractor, who happens to be an eligible Amish bachelor, is available. Her father agrees to help with the financing. Her sisters are excited to help. Of course it would be a very boring book if everything went perfectly smooth and easy.

The story gives a good picture of what life in an Amish family would look like. We come to  love Lovina and her family as well as Noah and his three teenage charges.

I loved the Amish proverbs at the beginning of each chapter.  Some of these were sayings my grandmother used to say to me. Recipes are scattered throughout the book and at the end is a website to visit if you would like to discover more about things Amish.

I thought it was a lovely, delightful book.

If you are looking for a good, clean, romance, this one will fit the bill.

About the authors


Tricia Goyer

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Tricia Goyer is a homeschooling mom of ten, grandmother of two, and wife to John. A bestselling author, Tricia has published 50 books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. Tricia is also on the blogging team at, and other homeschooling and Christian sites.

Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, also blog at, sharing ideas about simplifying life.


Sherry Gore

Sherry Gore is former editor-in-chief of Cooking & Such magazine, the author of “Simply Delicious Amish Cooking”, “Me, Myself and Pie” and a weekly scribe for the national edition of the Amish newspaper, The Budget, established in 1890. The National Geographic Channel featured Sherry prominently their documentary series, Amish: Out of Order. Sherry’s culinary adventures have been seen on NBC Daytime; the Today Show; Mr. Food Test Kitchen and more. Sherry is a year-round resident of beautiful, sun-kissed Sarasota, Florida, the vacation paradise of the Plain People. She has three children and is a member of a Beachy Amish Mennonite church. When not spending time with her family, writing, or eating, Sherry is a cooking show host, and an official pie contest judge.


About Terry Houchin

Hi, my name is Terry Houchin. I live on the on the Gulf Coast of Texas with my husband of thirty-eight years and our two dogs, Miley and Shadow. I have two grown sons and a grandson. I am a retired teacher who loves gardening and reading. I am currently working on writing a novel.