A Merry Heart / Looking for a Miracle

Brides of Lancaster County 1-4

Christian - Amish
1152 Pages
Reviewed on 03/19/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

I simply love Wanda E. Brunstetter. She has quite a devout following, and her fans will not be disappointed with Brides of Lancaster County.

A Merry Heart

Miriam is considered to be an old-maid. Her boyfriend left her before they got to the alter. Years later, she is still bitter. Amos wants to marry her. Miriam is convinced that he only wants a mother for his daughter. Miriam’s mother counsels Miriam on having a “merry heart”. Will this be possible for Miriam?

Looking For a Miracle

Rebecca’s legs are paralyzed. She does not let this get her down until she becomes a teenager. She sees all the others playing around, flirting. She feels different. Daniel wants to date Rebecca, but Rebecca thinks that Daniel really is in love with her best friend. Can Rebecca let go of her bitterness in order to feel Daniel’s love?

Plain and Fancy

I think that this is Brustetter’s best book yet. Laura comes from an affluent family that borders on dysfunctional. Laura meets Eli, an Amish man. She instantly falls in love with him. They begin courting, much to the dismay of everyone else. He refuses to become modern. She refuses to become Amish. Something has got to give, but what? I can’t give away the ending. This is a must-read.

The Hope Chest

Rachel has come to terms with the fact that she will always be single. The love of her life is in love with her sister. Her sister ends up running off into the English world. Will Rachel’s love finally be returned? This is a tear jerker that shows you just how far people will go for love.

C. Abar

Wanda Brunstetter is one of my favorite authors. Highly reccomend any of her books.Have read several of them.

Rosanne M. Dell

The book is very well written and the stories keep your interest. Once you start reading you don't want to put it down.

K. Nielsen

This is the best series that I have read. Normally I would have said that I like Beverly Lewis better. But this series is interesting it will keep you reading until you finish it.


It was really nice to have all 4 books in one. As usual I enjoyed the series a lot. Would highly recommend this one to anyone who likes Mrs Brunstetters books.