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Publication Date: 2010
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Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at www.amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
Just as its title would suggest, the story is written in a plain and simple style. Yet, it does not in any way lack appeal. In her simple way, the author describes the intensity between a disappointed father and a well-meaning daughter in a way that one can feel their true emotions. The anxiety builds inside Anna Mae until the moment she sees her father again. Silent desires are clearly felt by both characters and readers, as readers wonder if this family conflict can ever be resolved.
In spite of how she is feeling about her father, Anna Mae is determined to have her little one know her family. With the help of her husband Kellan, she contacts her sister-in-law, Katheryn, to see if a Christmas visit would ever be possible. Both Katheryn and Anna Mae are determined to get the family together again, and after receiving signs from God that this visit must happen, they go against all that they have ever been taught to ensure that it does. But as the day of the reunion draws near, these women of faith must suffer the wrath of the men in their lives.
Through every unpleasantness that the human beings of the story hurl at her, Anna Maes faith remains firm. Her only support is her husband and her sister-in-law, but still she will not be discouraged. It is the story of a shy but strong woman who will not let mans bitterness stand in the way of what God has called her to do.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but one of power, love, and discipline (2 Timothy 1:7). In the end, one commends these women for resisting prejudice and holding firm to what they know is Gods calling. I would definitely recommend this book for anyone who believes in everyday miracles, the importance of family, and how God can speak even to the least of us. This plain and simple story turns out be extraordinary in rekindling faith in everyone. Lexie Owen, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
DonnasBookshelfTennesseeAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amy Clipston has a talent for knowing what her readers want.September 16, 2014DonnasBookshelfTennesseeAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5What do you do when you leave your family behind I mean, how do you just go on with life, never having any contact with them?
This special novella introduces us to Anna Mae and her English husband Kellan McDonough.
Anna Mae knew when she left her community and the Amish faith and her vows that she was leaving her family behind forever. But she was in love! And she was convinced if she stayed in Lancaster County that shed be an old maid, never marrying and having a family of her own.
Now that Anna is expecting her first child, she is missing her family even more but if she returns home, she will be shunned.
If youre like me, you expect this story to have a happy ending after all, its about Christmas!
I wont spoil it for you, but there are a few twists and turns!
Amy does a great job showing how am Amish wife might help a friend who has left the faith, even though it means going against her husbands wishes.
This heart-warming novella shows the faith of one and the forgiveness and acceptance she earnestly desires. If you havent read it, dont wait another year until Christmas read it anytime!
Amy Clipston has a talent for knowing what her readers want if you dont have them, be sure this series is on your Christmas list!
Mary EubanksWhiting, NJAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5February 19, 2011Mary EubanksWhiting, NJAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was great and everthing I expected it to be. I love amish stories and enjoyed this one very much.
Leanne Carlson5 Stars Out Of 5September 20, 2010Leanne CarlsonAmy Clipston hits another one out of the park with "A Plain and Simple Christmas". A heartwarming tale about the relationships between family members, and the gifts of healing, reconciliation and grace. A wonderful inspirational novella written in the same fresh style as Clipston's other books in her Kauffman Amish Bakery series. A must read.