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The secret of that mistake leaves Lydia feeling even more restless and confused, especially when Joshua, the only boy she's ever loved, becomes increasingly distant. When a non-Amish boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but the community is convinced Lydia is becoming too reckless. With the pressures at home and her sister's worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that she's ever held close.
|Title: Reckless Heart|
By: Amy Clipston
Number of Pages: 224
|Publication Date: 2012|
Weight: 7 ounces
Stock No: WW719847
Bestselling author Amy Clipston (Amish Homestead series) presents a YA tie-in to her popular Kauffman Amish Bakery books with Reckless Heart, which follows a member of the Bontrager family as she deals with a mistake that could destroy her standing in the community.
One wild night. One big secret. When Amish teen Lydia Bontrager stumbles home drunk after a forbidden party, it opens up a world of guilt. Part of her wonders why she agreed to go to that barn after the youth gatheringbut the other half knows: to avoid the tensions at home.
Lydias youngest sister is deathly ill, causing a strain on her parents and added expectation on her to be the good daughter and care for the householdin addition to working as a teachers assistant and helping part-time at her grandmothers bakery. Adding to the stress, as Lydia feels even more restless and confused, Joshua, the only boy shes ever loved, becomes increasingly distant. When an English boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but her community is convinced it is proof shes becoming too reckless. With her sisters worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that shes ever held close.
A Reckless Heart:
- directly connects to Amy Clipstons bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series, but can be read as a standalone novel
- will appeal to fans of Amish and cozy fiction
- contains the universal themes of coming of age and dealing with societal pressure that are true for any teenager
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, Amish Homestead, and Amish Marketplace series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University 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 AmyClipston.com; Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.