Amy has done it again...another great book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series.
Four years ago Jessica and Lindsey Bedford came to live with their Aunt and Uncle Rebecca and Daniel Kauffman, when their parents were tragically killed. Jessica is now in college and taking an internship in NY City and wants Lindsey to join her.
Lindsey has embraced the Amish way of life in all ways, except by joining the Church. She loves working in the bakery, helping Auentie Rebecca, caring and playing with her little cousins. She also is starting to have feelings for Matthew Luntz. She is searching her heart and in constant prayer for answers.
When a call comes that her Aunt Trisha has broken her leg, and Uncle Frank needs help. She decides to return to her former home in Virgina Beach. She leaves with some reluctance as her Aentie has not been feeling well, and just found out she is pregnant. Rebecca advises Lindsey to go!
You have to wonder will Lindsey now want to go back to her life as an English woman, or yearn for a quieter more peaceful life of the Amish?
This book does end in what I felt was a cliff hanger, need the next book in this series....soon!!
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Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you'll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman's story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams . and secrets. You'll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the "English" way of life-and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. In A Life of Joy, the fourth installment in the series, eighteen-year-old Lindsay Bedford has reached a crossroads. Should she stay in the small Amish community she's known and loved for four years or return to the English life in her hometown in Virginia where her older sister is a college student? An extended visit to Virginia might just tip the scales as Lindsay reconnects with friends, joins a new church, works on her GED, and is pressured by her sister to stay and "make something of herself."
This book is the 4th book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series by Amy Clipston. Amy is one of the GREATEST authors who write about the Amish.
This book is about Lindsay Bedford, who is living with her Aunt Rebecca and Uncle Daniel and her cousins. She came to live there when her parents were killed in an auto accident about 4 years ago. She doesn't know if she wants to join the Amish Church, so she chooses to wait and not go through baptism with Katie and Lizzie Anne, 2 of her best friends. She is struggling about where she belongs, whether it is with the Amish or the English. In the meantime, her Aunt Rebecca is not feeling very good and finds out she is pregnant and not doing well, so Lindsay helps her out.
Then Lindsay gets a phone call from her Uncle Frank and Aunt Trisha. Aunt Trisha broke her leg, so she needs to go to Virginia to stay with her Aunt Trisha until she is better.
I won't say anything else, I don't want to spoil the book for you. I love Amy's books, she is GREAT. I would definitely suggest this book to my friends and family. Thank you Amy for giving us all such great books to read.
I'm always up for a good Amish fiction book, something about them I just love. This was a great book and if you love Amish fiction, or books that are set in bakeries then this one is right up your alley. While I haven't read all leading up to this book, I was not lost and wondering what in the world was going on. I really think you could pick up any and be able to read and enjoy this series, the author does a wonderful job at writing such a great story. I will be looking for the other 2 books since I loved this one so much.
thank you zondervan for sending me this review copy