The Sugarcreek Surprise by Wanda Brunstetter

The Sugarcreek Surprise

{March 2022}

Book 2 in the new Creektown Discoveries series.

An Antique Store Becomes a Place of Healing for Broken Hearts

Tragically losing her parents as a child, Lisa Miller has grown up afraid of loving and losing.  She dedicates herself to working as a teacher in an Amish schoolhouse and helping the grandparents who raised her, all while avoiding the advances of newcomer Paul Herchberger.  Paul enjoys antiques and meets Orley Troyer while looking for unique old milk bottles in yard sales.  Orley and his wife offer prayers and advice as Paul tries to reach Lisa’s closed heart.  But when secrets are revealed, will Lisa use them as an excuse to close herself off again?

January 23, 2022

Keeping the Faith

My husband and I recently attended Half-Stitch the Musical, in Sarasota, Florida. This delightful musical play is based off my novel, The Half-Stitched Amish Quilting Club. There were six people who attended Emma Yoder’s quilting classes in the story. One of them was Ruby Lee Williams, the wife of a minister. Due to some problems they were having in the church where Ruby Lee’s husband pastored, Ruby Lee wanted him to leave the ministry. Is leaving the best answer when a preacher feels that the congregation is displeased with him? What are some other choices a minister might make instead of leaving a church he has felt called to shepherd?

Did Ruby Lee support her husband by suggesting that they leave? Could it be that she felt as if she was near the end of her rope and saw no possibilities of a positive outcome? What are some ways we can keep our faith strong when going through trying times?