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Planted with Hope (The Pinecraft Pie Shop Series #2)

Sherry Gore, Tricia Goyer
Planted with Hope (The Pinecraft Pie Shop Series #2)

When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind the Me, Myself, and Pie shop to start a garden, she jumps at the chance. Finally--some space away from her four sisters! But everyone in town seems to have an opinion about what she should grow and how she should grow it. W... Read More


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When Hope Miller is offered the plot of land behind the Me, Myself, and Pie shop to start a garden, she jumps at the chance. Finally--some space away from her four sisters! But everyone in town seems to have an opinion about what she should grow and how she should grow it. When the widower schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks if his students at the Amish school can help turn the plot into a community garden, Hope only halfheartedly agrees, wondering if she will ever get the peace and quiet she craves. And will she get anything to grow?
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Feb 1, 2016
  • UPC: 9780736961318
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Publish Date: Mar 1, 2016
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 0
  • Audience Age Minimum: 0
  • BISAC: "FIC042040"
  • ISBN: 0736961313

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Loved this book! by Pamela on 3/30/2016

“Planted With Hope” is the second installment in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore. This was the first book I had read in the series, but it won’t be the last! This book is a story of friendship, faith, and love that will keep readers coming back for more.
Hope Miller has recently moved to Pinecraft, Florida from Ohio, where she was known as a wonderful gardener. All Hope longs for is a garden of her own, and a place to find some peace and quiet away from the busyness of life. When her sister offers to let her grow a garden in the plot behind her pie shop, Hope thinks this might be exactly what she is looking for. When the local schoolteacher, Jonas Sutter, asks her if the local schoolchildren might be allowed to help with the gardening, Hope wrestles with the idea of sharing her retreat with so many others. Her reluctance is complicated by her growing feelings for Jonas and his daughter, Emma. Hope comes to realize that sometimes God provides blessings through unanswered prayers, and gives us what we didn’t even know we needed.
“Planted With Hope” is a delightful story, and the many recipes included at the end of the chapters are an added bonus (I can’t wait to try the recipe for Luscious Lemonade Pie!). I highly recommend this book. I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

Second book in series! by The Avid Reader on 3/24/2016

Planted with Hope by Tricia Goyer and Sherry Gore is the second book in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series. It is the beginning of a new year in Pinecraft, Florida (a Mennonite, Old Order Amish, and New Order Amish community) near Sarasota, Florida. Matchmaking is going on behind the scenes for Hope Miller and the temporary schoolteacher (filling in for his sister), Jonas Sutter. Jonas is a widower from Kentucky with an eight-year-old daughter named Emma. Jonas is instantly attracted to Hope when he meets her after Hope rescues Emma from where she fell into the water. Hope is a person who does not like crowds or a lot of noise (and quiet is hard to find in her house). She enjoys the quiet of a garden. Hope severely misses that in Pinecraft. The soil is not ideal for a vegetable garden, and Hope does not have the money to bring in the proper type of soil. Hope is discontented and unhappy. Hope has decided maybe she needs to go back north and writes to a relative to find a nursemaid position (and where she can have a garden). Her family has decided to give her a garden behind Me, Myself, and Pie (her sister Lovina’s pie shop). But what Hope has yet to find out is that Jonas is going to be involved as well (and the schoolchildren). Will the families matchmaking attempts pay off? Will the victory journal Emma receives change her outlook and her attitude about the garden? What happens when it is time for Jonas to return to Kentucky?

I enjoyed reading Planted with Hope. It was a heartwarming story with engaging characters (and a lovely setting). I like the addition of the victory journal (written during World War II). The entries add a special element to the book. Planted with Hope is easy to read (can be finished in a few hours) and well-written. I liked Planted with Hope better than the first book in the Pinecraft Pine Shop series. Planted with Hope can be read without having enjoyed the first book in the series. The book includes some great recipes (there is even one for ice cream). There is a Christian element in the novel, but it is light and flows with the storyline (just the right touch). I give Planted with Hope 4 out of 5 stars. I will definitely be reading the next book in the Pinecraft Pine Shop series.

I received a complimentary copy of Planted with Hope from NetGalley in exchange for an honest evaluation of the novel.

Gardening With God by Maureen on 3/1/2016

The second book in the Pinecraft Pie Shop series, Planted With Hope focus on Hope Miller’s life and her love of gardening. We are reunited with her sister Lovina and her soon to be husband Noah, and other folks we met in the first book.
We travel the picturesque streets of Pinecraft, Florida, and spend our time with the plain people. As the book opens we meet preconscious Emma eating a double dipper, what a mess and our Hope comes to her aid, and she does it again in a more serious situation.
Emma is the catalyst to bring her dad, Jonas, the substitute teacher until the end of the school year, and Hope together. The town garden that Lovina has a hand in brings Hope out and into her heart desire, gardening.
Hope has a hard time relating to people, and would rather hid in her garden, she longs to go back to her life in Ohio, and takes an action with the hopes of returning. God seems to have other plans here, but will Hope open her life and heart, but there are many other people that are taking here hand and trying to lead her into the world.
Will Hope follow what is being placed in front of her, or will her doubts keep her locked in her own little world? The answers are here, and we might not agree with how things turn out, but you may be surprised.
I received this book through Net Galley and the publisher Harvest House, and was not required to give a positive review.

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