It is time for a FIRST Wild Card Tour book review! If you wish to join the FIRST blog alliance, just click the button. We are a group of reviewers who tour Christian books. A Wild Card post includes a brief bio of the author and a full chapter from each book toured. The reason it is called a FIRST Wild Card Tour is that you never know if the book will be fiction, non~fiction, for young, or for old…or for somewhere in between! Enjoy your free peek into the book!

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Today’s Wild Card authors are:



and the book:


Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)
***Special thanks to Ginger Chen for sending me a review copy.***




Jerry Eicher’s bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannah’s Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then he’s been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.

Tina Eicher was born and married in the Amish faith, surrounded by a mother and sisters who were great Amish cooks. At fellowship meals and family gatherings, Tina’s dishes receive high praise and usually return empty. She and her husband, Jerry Eicher, author of several bestselling Amish fiction titles, are the parents of four children and live in Virginia.
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From bestselling author Jerry Eicher (more than 350,000 books sold) and his wife, Tina, comes this warm and inviting peek into an Amish kitchen, complete with recipes, Amish proverbs, and a dash of Amish humor. Readers will laugh, pray, and eat robustly with The Amish Family Cookbook at their side.

Product Details:

List Price: $ 14.99

Spiral-bound: 272 pages

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers; Spi edition (October 1, 2012)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0736943773

ISBN-13: 978-0736943772









The Amish Family Cookbook is an attractive spiral-bound book with a bounty of delicious looking recipes. I was a bit surprised by the diversity of the recipes. Many were not what I would expect to find in an Amish cookbook. I have not had a chance to try any of the recipes yet but having much experience at cooking (over 45 years), I can pretty much tell by looking whether a recipe will be a good one. There are several in this cookbook that I’ll be sure to try out and several more that I’ll have to try to resist. I have also enjoyed the multitude of Amish quotations and jokes that are scattered liberally throughout the cookbook. I have already had several good chuckles while reading them. I especially like the one that says “A round wife and a full barn are the signs of good success.” My husband must be VERY successful! :) The only thing that might have made this cookbook any better would be the addition of photographs of some of the recipes. Otherwise it’s an excellent cookbook and one I am sure I will enjoy again and again.