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Hannah Glick, a recent widow, working as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand hotel, finds herself stuck at a crossroad in her life. Her community offers her love and support, but a new friend offers her a new life after unexpectedly losing her husband. Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprisingly attracted to the gentle Amish woman. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief. Joshua King wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her husband's best friend and business partner in their shared horse business, he has always been in love with Hannah. She will have to decide to continue her Amish faith or step out into the Englisher world.
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 2017
Series: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel
Hannah Glick married the love of her life, but was widowed too young. Is she ready to risk her heartand her familyfor a new love?
Hannah finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her community offers her love and support after the untimely death of her husband, but an Englisher offers her the chance of a new life after her unexpected tragedy.
Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised by his attraction to the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand Hotel. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.
Joshua Glick wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her late husbands brother and business partner, he has always been in love with Hannah.
A Hopeful Heart is filled with surprising twists as Hannah tries to balance her life in the Amish community and her growing love for an outsider.
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
KathleenMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5An Open HeartApril 1, 2017KathleenMissouriAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Friday, March 31, 2017
A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston, 2013, 2016
Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel, Book 1
The Grand Hotel in Paradise, Pennsylvania, employs Amish women to be housekeepers for their guest rooms. Widow Hannah Glick co-owns a horse farm business with her brother-in-law, Joshua. Her hotel wages will help toward hiring a man to work in the stables.
Hannah has three children. Her twin teenage daughters, Lillian and Amanda, work within their community members. On the alternate days that their mamm is away from home, Lillian cares for their younger brother, Andrew.
Hannah unexpectedly begins talking with an English guest at the hotel who has lost his wife and teenage daughter to an accident. She finds herself at ease sharing her thoughts about loss and life changes she has not voiced to anyone. She is reminded by an older coworker about talking with guests at the hotel. And, by her family...
Families were full of complicated, intertwined relationships that somehow translated into love and support.
--A Hopeful Heart, 69.
Each character is fully developed and although Hannah is the main character, her family and those around them have a complete voice. Do we see our intentions as others see them? Matters of the heart being justified or are others warily looking on?
Conversational, author Amy Clipston reveals each character's heart with their thoughts and interactions together. Hannah has a good listening friend in Ruth, who allows her to speak out loud to hear and process her thoughts. Unsure how it is going to turn out until arriving at the last page will keep you engaged in this first story in this new series.
Cecilia5 Stars Out Of 5Overcoming GriefMarch 12, 2017CeciliaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Amy Clipston does a great job with this introductory book in her new series The Heats of the Lancaster Grand Hotel. In A Hopeful Heart, Hannah finds herself wondering what to do after the untimely death of her husband and works at a local bed and breakfast. Englisher Trey Peterson is a guest and quickly develops feeling for Hannah, his housekeeper as they bond over the loss of a spouse. Joshua Glick, Hannahs brother-in-law, has always been in love with Hannah and wants to take care of her and her children.
Hannah struggles with the fact that she doesnt face any feelings for Joshua, but she is worried that she is starting to develop some for Trey as they become support for each other over the common bond they share.
Amy did a terrific job with character development and it was easy to form a bond with each one. Hannahs struggles were real to the reader and I felt her struggles as she was tugged between the English and Amish world. I love that Amy addressed decisions that you do not see too often in Amish novels. She shows us the perspectives of not only Hannah but her daughters and how they feel Hannahs decision would affect them all.
I enjoyed the first book of this series and will finish this series to see what is in store for the Glick family.