From the Publisher:
It isn’t that Lizzie doesn’t want to stay Amish. It’s just that there is so much to figure out.Like why can’t she let her hair a little looser on top?
And why can’t she wear shoes with a little bit more of a heel?
And will she ever really just know for a fact who she is going to marry like her next-older sister, Emma, does? And how does it happen that her just-younger sister, Mandy, is going on a date before Lizzie ever has a real one?
So does it matter at all if she eats one more whoopie pie? Amos seems to like her a lot when she pounds out the ping-pong games. He even asks her to be his partner in doubles. But then he asks Ruthie if he can take her home!
It has been this way Lizzie’s whole life.She has too hot a temper. She hates housework and dislikes babies. She loves driving fast horses but is petrified of going away from home for a week to work as a maud (maid). Now that Lizzie is running around, will she scare off the Amish boys with her hi-jinks manners?
Told with disarming humor!
About the Author:
By Linda Byler,
Author of Running Around (and Such): Lizzie Searches for Love, Book 1
2 cups sugar
1 cup oil
4½ cups flour
1 cup dry cocoa powder
½ tsp. salt
1 cup sour milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup hot water
2 tsp. baking soda
4 cups confectioners sugar, divided
2 egg whites, beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
1 ½ cups vegetable shortening
1. To make pies, cream sugar, oil and eggs together thoroughly in a large mixing bowl.
2. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.
3. Add these dry ingredients to creamed mixture alternately with sour milk.
4. Stir in vanilla.
5. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in hot water.
6. Stir into batter until smooth.
7. Drop batter by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets.
8. Bake 8-10 minutes at 400º
9. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
10. While pie tops/bottoms are cooling, make Filling.
11. In a medium bowl fold 2 cups confectioners sugar into beaten egg whites.
12. Stir in 1 tsp. vanilla.
13. Beat in shortening until smooth.
14. Beat in remaining 2 cups confectioners sugar until smooth.
15. Assemble pies by spreading a dab of filling over a cooled bottom and topping it with a second cookie.
The above is an excerpt from the book Running Around (and Such): Lizzie Searches for Love, Book 1 by Linda Byler. The above excerpt is a digitally scanned reproduction of text from print. Although this excerpt has been proofread, occasional errors may appear due to the scanning process. Please refer to the finished book for accuracy.
Thanks to Julie and FSB for providing me with a copy for review.