Monday, March 1, 2021

The Robin's Greeting by Wanda E. Brunstetter


Book Summary

The Robin’s Greeting by Wanda E. Brunstetter has Belinda King enjoying a cool November day and thinking about her family.  It has been a rough two years since the death of her husband, son, and son-in-law.  They have been trying to keep the greenhouse going despite a rival business opening nearby as well as the vandalism and threats.  Her daughter, Amy is happily married along with her son, Ezekiel.  Sylvia is being courted by Dennis and Belinda expects a wedding announcement is imminent.  Belinda likes seeing her children happy and moving on with their lives.  She hopes that her youngest son, Henry will find his life’s calling and that his anger over his father’s death will dissipate.  It now appears that Belinda has two suitors vying for attention.  Monroe Esh, a man Belinda has known since her teenage years, and new acquaintance, Herschel Fisher.  Belinda worries, though, about Henry’s attitude toward the men plus the threats have begun once again.  Which man will Belinda pick and can they find the saboteur?

My Thoughts

The Robin’s Greeting by Wanda E. Brunstetter is the third and final Amish Greenhouse MysteryIt can be read as a standalone for those new to the series.  The Robin’s Greetings continues the story of the Belinda King and her four children along with their families (Ezekiel, Amy, Sylvia, and Henry).  They miss their loved ones who died two years prior in a terrible accident, but they are ready to move forward.  Amy and Jared are happily married while Sylvia is courting Dennis.  Belinda misses Ezekiel and his family, but she knows they are doing well in Clymer, New York where Ezekiel is now a minister.  I thought The Robin’s Greeting was well-written with developed characters and steady pacing.  I have enjoyed getting to know the King family and I have been dying to find out if I have correctly identified the guilty party.  It is nice to see Sylvia finding love once again.  There were some unexpected revelations near the end of the book (many of you will go “Oh, that’s right” like I did).  I did find the ending a little rushed, but that did not hinder my enjoyment.  I found it to be touching and uplifting.  I also liked how the robin theme was prevalent through the whole story (a robin symbolizes happiness, hope, and new beginnings).  The Robin’s Greeting was a sweet book and a charming series.  Wanda E. Brunstetter did not disappoint with this heartwarming tale.  

The Robin's Greeting is available from Amazon*.  The other two novels in the Amish Greenhouse Mystery series are The Crow's Call and The Mockingbird's Song.  You can get an extended free preview of The Robin's Greetings here.  Wanda Brunstetter's next release is The Return to the Big Valley which publishes June 1.  Thank you for joining me.  Tomorrow I am featuring The Affair by Danielle Steel.    I hope that you have a joyful day.  Take care, be kind, and Happy Reading!


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