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In Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, three young women have made decisions that will dramatically change their lives.
Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married; Lindsay is about to be baptized into the Amish faith and is being courted by Matthew; while Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel.
When Lindsay's sister Jessica returns to her hometown of Bird-in-Hand, she finds that old beau, Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that she would ever return and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. But it is not a straight and easy road, Jake is Mennonite and Katie has just been baptized. Her father forbids they see each other, and is adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man.
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2015
Series: Kauffman Amish Bakery
Three young friends enter the most important season of their lives. But relationships have changed, and only time will tell if Lindsay, Katie, and Lizzie Anne have made the right choices.
Three young women are about to change their lives: Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized into the Amish faith and is being courted by Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel.
When Lindsays sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, its not an easy road as Jake is Mennonite and Katie has just been baptized. Her father forbids them to see each other, adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man.
Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where youll meet the delightful women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each womans story unfolds, you will share in her joys, dreams . . . and secrets. Youll discover the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle and, most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller 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 three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
Readers will want to see Katie get a happily ever after [after] every twist in the book!
KateGlenolden, PAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Another Great Kauffman Bakery Novel!!December 29, 2016KateGlenolden, PAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0A Season of Love is the fifth book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. If you have read the other books in the series, you will be delighted to reunite with old friends. If this is your first venture into the series, you will have no trouble understanding the characters history and previous interactions from well written narrative.
Katie, Lindsay and Lizzie Anne are best friends and they all stand on the brink of adulthood. Lindsay and Lizzie Anne have begun courting and Katie feels left out. Soon there are more indications that Katie doesnt fit into the courting couples world. A hurt begins deep inside her and widens each time she cannot join in the conversations that keep Lindsay and Lizzie Anne chattering.
No one, including Katies strict father, seems to value her any longer. That is, until she and Jake Yoder are thrown together at work. Jake is a local young man of the Mennonite faith. He is also a talented carpenter who is asked by Katies grandfather to help create and install new display cabinets at the Kauffman family bakery where Katie works. They soon find how easy and enjoyable it is to talk to one another at their lunch break. Those feelings start taking root just as everyone begins telling them that a relationship wont work. Even though their deep faith is part of the attraction, it is also what must keep them apart.
How can these star crossed lovers ever build a solid relationship when Fate has stepped in again and again? The twists in the story will keep you riveted to the very end!
Christa5 Stars Out Of 5Icing on the Cake!November 24, 2016ChristaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Season to Love is the final book in The Kauffman Amish Bakery Series by Amy Clipston. I always enjoy reading Amy Clipstons books and this one follows suitit definitely wont disappoint!
Katie Kauffman feels like a fifth wheel. Her friend, Lizzie Anne will be getting married soon. Her other friend, Lindsay, is being courted. She feels out of the loop until she starts developing feelings for Jake Miller. The only problem is he is Mennonite and she was just baptized into the Amish faith. Her father is adamant that Katie and Jake stay apart. Will Katie be able to ignore her strong feelings for Jake and move on?
Amy Clipston is an amazing author and as soon as I open one of her books I feel like I have been transported to beautiful Lancaster County. I really enjoyed reading all of the books in The Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, but this one is definitely the icing on the cake!
KathleenMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5The Finale of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series ~ Book 5May 29, 2016KathleenMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Monday, April 18, 2016
Recap of A Season of Love by Amy Clipston, 2012, 2015
The Finale of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series ~ Book 5
Author's Note: The Making of A Season of Love
"A Season of Love was an emotional novel for me to write since it's the final book in my Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. I held back tears when I wrote the final chapter. However, it was fun to revisit all of my favorite characters once more, and I tied up all of the loose ends. I hope my readers will enjoy taking one last journey with the Kauffman family." --Amy Clipston
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.
This was the first book I read by Amy Clipston when it was released in 2012. It was rereleased with a new cover in 2015.
Meet Katie Kauffman:
I am a granddaughter of Elizabeth, who owns the Bakery. I have had feelings of anxiety ~ my friends begin their future and I feel I don't fit in my present.
I don't fully understand why my father is so against my friendship with Jake Miller. My grandfather Eli has employed him to build new bakery shelving. Jake's mother left the community years earlier to marry Jake's father.
Will my father be able to include this grandson of his father's business partner?
A Season of Love contains strong characters. They strive to know their own minds, but possibly overlook each other's hearts.
I found compassion in the grandparents, Eli and Elizabeth, that seemed to be lacking in their son, Robert, Katie's father. Does he have a pain in his heart that needs healing?
The storyline brings you into their daily lives. With the conversational writing, some material was repeated speaking to someone else. With Katie's father being so close to the law of his beliefs, he was hindered in truly hearing his family. Reading the earlier books in the series would likely give further insight into his character. There were tense moments and misunderstandings. Growth was evident as the story progressed in the interaction between characters.
These are the previous books in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series:
Book 1 ~* A Gift of Grace
Book 2 ~* A Promise of Hope
Book 3 ~* A Place of Peace
Book 4 ~* A Life of Joy
Thank you to Zondervan Linked to Lit for sending the initial review copy of Book 5, A Season to Love. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.