21 December 2020

The Amish Baker's Rival | Book Review


This exciting new Amish romance is from Publishers Weekly bestselling author of The Amish Baker and The Amish Marriage Bargain.

She’ll do anything to protect her bakery… no matter the cost to her heart.

Small-town, Amish baker Mary Brenneman is devastated when handsome Englischer Noah Miller opens up a bakery right across from hers. Now she must win a local baking contest just to stay in business. But somewhere along the way, Noah and Mary’s kitchen wars are quickly warming into something more…

Still mourning the death of his parents, Mary helps Noah search for the Amish grandparents he has never met. And when a crisis hits Mary’s bakery, Noah volunteers his assistance.

After Mary’s now ex-fiancĂ© broke their engagement so he could go live in the Englisch world, she vows to stay away from men… especially Englisch men. Even though she likes Noah more each day, she keeps her distance.

With her heart packed with distrust, Noah hopes to soften her resolve and convince Mary of their undeniable love. But trouble brews at the baking contest when Mary thinks Noah has stolen her recipe. After the surprising result of the contest, Noah and Mary must face their feelings and decide what road God has set them upon.

Publisher: Love Inspired
Release Date: December 29, 2020


It’s a battle of the bakeries in Marie E. Bast’s new The Amish Baker’s Rival. When Noah Miller opens a bakery near Mary Brenneman’s, the pressure to succeed is on—but of course, as the competition heats up, more than just her bakery proves to be at stake.

I enjoyed how this story between Mary and Noah plays out, navigating not only the challenges of being rivals, but also the complications arising from their pasts. There are a few surprises that show up as the story unfolds, and it was sweet to see where everything ended.

Fans of Amish fiction are sure to enjoy this new book from Bast.


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Marie E. Bast is the Publishers Weekly Bestselling Author of The Amish Baker and The Amish Marriage Bargain, and the first place 2015 contemporary winner of the Ignite the Flame Contest for The Perfect Client. She is also a finalist in the 2020 Book Buyers Best Contest for The Amish Baker. Her stories whisper words of hope, healing, and forgiveness through complex characters and twisting plots. Her books are sold all over the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland and Australia. She has published short stories and poetry in book compilations to include Chicken Soup for the Soul. She lives in Illinois with her husband of twenty-nine years. When she’s not writing, she’s walking, golfing, gardening, or spending time with her family. She loves to bake and enjoys her homemade rolls and bread way too much.

Learn more about Marie and her books here.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours