Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: Lydia's Charm

Lydia’s Charm by Wanda Brunstetter is the story of Lydia King.  At the beginning of the book Lydia finds herself trying to survive and care for her child after the death of her husband and the loss of her job.  She tries to figure out what she is going to do when her mother sends her a letter and tells Lydia to come and live with her and her father.  Lydia’s mom cares for her ill father and she tells Lydia that she would watch her son if she found a job. Lydia did not have a good relationship with her mother so it was a hart choice for her to make.  She decides to go live with her.   Lydia ends up having two people who are interested in her.  Lydia’s mom prefers one.  Who will Lydia choose?  The subject of dwarfish is discussed, as one of the families has the gene and most everyone in the family is a dwarf.  I also loved the Amish recipes that were throughout this book.  It was a sweet love story and a story of a woman struggling with life.  It reminds me that we have to go through challenges in this life and experience pain to know true happiness and joy.  I have read a lot of Wanda Brunstetter’s books and really feel this was one of my favorites.  The characters are just so interesting.  I could not wait to see what was going to happen in the story.   I would highly recommend this book.

1 comment:

  1. I quite liked "Lydia’s Charm", Wanda Brunstetter is a wonderful author.

    The characters were fairly in-depth and likeable for the most part. The one character I might have liked to see a bit more was the grossvadder and the potential for an interesting relationship between him and Josh.

    I just posted a review of this on my own site at