Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
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Series: Kauffman Amish Bakery
A Promise of Hope, Kauffman Amish Bakery Series #2Amy ClipstonZondervan / 2010 / Trade Paperback$9.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 23 Reviews
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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
The author tells the story by using multiple viewpoints that allow readers a peek into the mindset of an Amish community. Readers will be caught up in character conflict as they watch sparks fly between Miriam and her former love interest. It is this relationship in particular that reveals the most artfully-woven plot points. Readers are sure to be properly frustrated by the author's page-turning ability to keep her main characters apart.
The central portion of the plot revolves around Miriam and her desire to be reunited with her Amish roots. Though she is continually shunned by her family, Miriam slowly wins her way back into the hearts of her friends and even manages to catch the eye of her old sweetheart, Timothy Kauffman. But the opening of old wounds and the unraveling of a deceitful web leaves Miriam's future hanging in the balance. Ultimately, Miriam must decide if she will return to her Amish upbringing or permanently abandon it in favor of a comfortable English life.
Miriam Lapp is a sweet, confused human who desires to be accepted and loved by those people she cares for most. While her long-suffering nature can make her seem almost too perfect at times, her loyalty to family and concern for friends is admirable. It is also notable that minor characters who are initially portrayed as antagonists are, in the end, only well-meaning members of what is essentially a somewhat dysfunctional, Amish family. Overall, the theme of Clipston's latest tale solidly upholds biblical truths, such as those found in Colossians 3:13: Bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.
Reading A Place of Peace was an experience that can be compared to eating a whoopie pie. The first few bites were tasty, but by the time the entire dessert was consumed, I was left wondering if Clipston's creation was just a little too sweet. However, unlike the empty calories of a whoopie pie, this Amish treat does offer up some nutritious value. Generous portions of Christian love and forgiveness, along with liberal dashes of loyalty and friendship, are found throughout the book. Top it all off with a dollop of romance, and you have a recipe for a story that any Beverly Lewis or Wanda Brunstetter fan will be sure to enjoy. Kari Travis, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
KimberlyAge: 25-34Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5A Place of PeaceNovember 28, 2011KimberlyAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3
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.
The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Out of Every Tragedy comes TriumphJune 21, 2011The Phantom ParagrapherTauranga, New ZealandAge: 18-24Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
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.
reading grandmaMissouriAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved both booksApril 21, 2011reading grandmaMissouriAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I really enjoyed these books. Hope there are more in the series coming out or more of the same kind of book from her.
Cheryl CaudleHampton, VAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5April 11, 2011Cheryl CaudleHampton, VAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5
I can't wait for the next installment. Excellent story.
Lesa BrassetteGrand Junction, COAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Clipston knows her readers!March 10, 2011Lesa BrassetteGrand Junction, COAge: 35-44Gender: female
Another great read from author Amy Clipston. You fall in love with Miriam from the beginning. You hurt for her, cheer for her, all around feel for her throughout the third book in this wonderful series.
I love the Kauffman family. I wish I could somehow be adopted by them. I want to work in the bakery, dine at their family meal times, and be part of the love that they so willingly bestow on those around them.
This whole series should not be missed!
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