First, we learned in A Promise of Hope that Timothy was keeping secrets about Peter secrets that made him look like a liar if anyone found out the truth. So what does he do? He tries to keep the secrets hidden and does everything he can to run off Peters brother.
And we learned that he had planned to marry Miriam and built a house for them to live, but that she had broken off their relationship before the wedding, shattering his trust as well as his heart. Then she moved away to start a life with someone else, while studying to be a nurse and living as the English do.
But once again, Amy Clipston knew just where to take this story and I was totally unprepared to learn the reasons for the breakup of Miriam and Timothy! Or after they both discovered the truth, the paths they would both follow in totally opposite directions!
Amy is obviously on the same path the same wavelength as her readers, that she knows just when to walk them through the expected and when to turn them on their heads!
And even when were shocked at where the characters are finding themselves, were on this ride for better or worse. She leads and we follow.
A Place of Peace takes us just where we want the characters to go then they jump apart again. But we know Amy for the talented writer she is and we follow along, knowing its all going to work out although not always the way we expect. Sometimes it even seems like it surprises the characters, too!
I love this series. Even though I now own every novel and novella about the Kauffman family, Im still sad when I get to the end of each book theyre just so good, I never want them to end!
A Place of Peace is the third book in Amy's Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Timothy Kauffman and Miriam Lapp were set to marry, until rumors drove them apart, and Miriam's family rejected her. The story moved slowly, despite tons of twists and turns. I also noticed some phrases being used excessively. Still, it was an enjoyable way to pass the car rides over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.
Review: A Place of Peace- Amy Clipston- December 2010
Miriam Lapp is about to get the next month of a lifetime filled with tragedy, triumph, sadness , hope and forgiveness - get ready for a jampacked month with Miriam. Our novel starts with us meeting Miriam and discovering that she had left the Amish faith four years ago to go to nursing college and live as an Englischer with her cousin Abigail also from the same community. When Miriam left , her family shunned her . Four years later , Miriam recieves a phone call from her older sister Hannah, their mother has passed away. Rushing back home for the funeral , Miriam and Abby come home to stay with Abby's Aenti as Miriam must face the disownment of her family towards her . Will she ever be able to get them to forgive her ? Four years ago, Miriam was set to marry Timothy Kauffman and was babysitting Jeremy Henderson, when Jeremy passed away from SIDS. Everyone blamed Miriam . It seems though that neither Miriam or Timothy have moved on and we start to see the spark between them is still well and alive. Though Timothy is in the process of courting someone and we see them get engaged , has Miriam lost her chance at happiness with Timothy, or has God got a plan up his sleeve? When Miriam's father contracts a stroke, this may be her chance at recieving forgiveness and a welcome back home as Miriam discovers that maybe the Amish life is for her. Find out what happens when we see Timothy become engaged to Naomi and discover the true reasons behind the betrayals of Timothy and Miriam.