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Publication Date: 2017
Series: Amish Homestead
Kayla Dienner has suffered her fair share of heartache, which is why she vows to protect her heart at all costs . . . until she meets Jamie Riehl.
Along with his volunteer work at the local fire department, running his Amish farm keeps Jamie Riehl busy. He barely has time to eat at the family table, never mind find someone to date. But when he meets Kayla Dienner, he is smitten.
Kayla tries hard to deny her attraction to Jamie. After all, shes spent the last year discouraging her younger brother, Nathan, from becoming a firefighter. The death of their older brother in a fire a year ago is fresh in her mindshe cant bear the idea of putting her heart on the line every time the sirens blare.
Then tragedy strikes, and Jamie wants to extinguish any flame between him and Kayla. Can Kayla set aside her own fears to save the love she was determined to deny?
The first book in the Amish Homestead series, A Place at Our Table invites us to a quiet community in Lancaster County where love burns brightly no matter the cost.
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, and Amish Homestead 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.
'Clipston brings readers another intense family drama, as well as romance, thanks to her new series.'
MyrtAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 55 Stars for sureMarch 20, 2018MyrtAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A Place At Our Table is a must read, 5-star story. You don't be disappointed. I highly recommend reading this fantastic story
KavRCanadaGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5A multi-layered love storyMarch 5, 2018KavRCanadaGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This starts out as a classic love story -- boy meets girl, sparks fly, complications ensue -- but then it morphs into so much more. Because there is one complication that...well, it took my breath away. It had me closing the book in disbelief and dismay because this was so not where I saw things going. At all. And it made my heart hurt. And from that one situation a deeper story blossoms. One where the characters have to stop trying to figure God out and just trust Him. Where they have to face the hard stuff and get through just because it's the right thing...the only thing...to do. Where loving someone is as risky as it gets but also completely and utterly necessary. Because we aren't meant to live this life alone. We were created to love and support one another. And it's hard. And scary. But also thrilling. So, if you like your romance with a bit of kick to it, A Place at the Table is the book for you.
Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great romance for teens as well as adultsFebruary 26, 2018Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Amy Clipston, as usual, has done extensive research into the Amish faith and firefighters among the Amish and the Englisch for this first book in the Amish Homestead series. After reading this first book, I am eager to read the remaining books in series. The book begins with action and thrill as the firefighters receive a call to a fire in an Amish barn . There are animals and people to rescue and care for. Past trauma for Kayla as she lost her brother in a fire cause her to resist her attraction to Jamie because he's a firefighter too. Further developments for Jamie will put their relationship to the test.
Readers will be anxious to read and find out if Kayla and Jamie can move past their pain and grief to a relationship together or will they turn to others for their future partners? The Amish place great value in family and the thought of sitting around the kitchen table figure heavily into the Amish home. Is there a place at the table for Jamie? for Kayla?
I am rating this book 5 ***** stars. I highly recommend it to both adult and teenage readers.
I received an ebook of this selection from netgalley and Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own. I was not required to post a positive review.
Musicgirl665 Stars Out Of 5HeartwarmingFebruary 14, 2018Musicgirl66Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Kayla Dienner has suffered heartbreak at the hands of a former boyfriend. Can she trust her heart again? Jamie Riehl has never been one to date and doesn't know how to relate to a girl even though he has 2 sisters. Tragedy strikes, is there any hope for Kayla and Jamie? I don't read a plethora of Amish book, but this is one I would highly recommend because the focus is on the characters, not the religion.
Anna MaeAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5A Place at Our Table by Amy ClipstonFebruary 7, 2018Anna MaeAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A number of issues and how they are explored and dealt with are covered in this tale of our two lovers, Kayla and Jamie. The different members of their two families are thrown together by way of their Amish faith, occupations and sad loss.
There are many ups and downs, hurt feelings, wrong impressions and the way they are dealt with, keep you turning pages and you realize these two families love God but sometimes forget to trust Him.
There is much good advice woven throughout for us all to consider. Amy is an excellent storyteller and I look forward to how she resolves problems. I have many of her books.
Thank you, Fiction Guild, for this fine book!