1. Room on the Porch Swing
    Room on the Porch Swing
    Amy Clipston
    Zondervan / 2018 / Trade Paperback
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    5 Stars Out Of 5 29 Reviews
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  1. Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Love this series!!
    October 8, 2018
    Lorraine A
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    This story also deals with heartache and blame but also healing.

    In this second book in An Amish Homestead series, I enjoyed reading about healing and forgiveness taking root in the lives of Kayla Dienner and Jamie Riehl.

    Heartache was once again coming to the Riehl home though. Jamie's sister Laura lost her best friend, Savilla Lambert when she suddenly became very ill one night. By the time Savilla's husband Allen heard her calling his name in the middle of the night and got her to the hospital, it wasn't long before she passed away leaving behind her husband of only a couple of years and a baby girl not even one-year-old. Allen blamed himself for not hearing Savilla's calls sooner. She was only twenty-two and she was gone. They didn't have enough time together. Mollie wasn't even one yet and she was motherless. How could he have not known his wife needed him? The blame, grief, and being a single father to a baby girl were hard on Allen.

    Read Allen's story. How Laura stepped in to care for her best friends' baby girl. How she loved little Mollie. Laura's boyfriend Rudy was constantly accusing her of stepping into Savilla's shoes in the Lambert household. Did she put up with his accusations? They'd been a couple for a long time although he never mentioned marriage. Does Allen forgive himself and allow healing to take place?
  2. Athens,TN.
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    touching
    September 26, 2018
    Jane Watson
    Athens,TN.
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Room on the Porch Swing - eBook.
    i have read other books by this author they are all good clean chirstian fiction . very touching story. highly recommend.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Room on the Porch Swing
    September 2, 2018
    Tattyree
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    loved loved loved this book, well written, easy to read, very intriguing, really really enjoyed this book!.

    i was not paid to give a favorable nor any formof anyother type of review.

    GREAT BOOK. HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful
    July 17, 2018
    Cynthia
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I received a copy of this book from the Fiction Guild, I was not paid or required to give a favorable review. This was the second in the series and brought together characters from the first book and a few new. This story shows that the feeling the loss of a spouse is so hard on a singe parent and the help of friends, family and community can pull you through. Allan lost his wife Savilla to complications of the flu and was left raising their little girl Mollie alone. His mother in law was helping until she fell an hurt herself. Savilla best friend Laura comes to help take care of her and to do things around the home to help. But her boyfriend Rudy who hasn't been very attentive in the 4 years they have been together doesn't quite understand. Laura understands loss after her mom died not long before her best friends. I so enjoyed this story and look forward to reading the the 3rd book.
  5. Texas
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Not my favorite, but a good one!
    July 17, 2018
    Lindsey from BFCG
    Texas
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    About this book:

    When tragedy strikes, can two young Amish people find the hope that lies on the other side?

    Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mothers death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imaginedplus a baby to care for on his own.

    When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. Shed do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friends memory. Rudy, Lauras boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become.

    As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turnand she discovers an attraction shes never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a familys strengthand advice from a new friendmay help Laura find Gods direction.

    Series: Book #2 in the Amish Homestead series. Review of Book #1 Here!

    Spiritual Content- A few Scriptures are mention, quoted, & read; Prayers; Church going; Talks about God; Hs are not capital when referring to God; Mentions of God & His will; Mentions of prayers, praying, thanking God, & blessings over food; Mentions of church, church going, services, sermons, hymns, ministers, & youth gatherings; Mentions of Bibles; Mentions of singing Christian childrens song; Mentions of being blessed & blessings; Mentions of sins & being sinful; A couple mentions of Christian novels;A mention of praising God; A mention of a Christian man.

    Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a shut up and two stupids; A bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; A sudden death & seeing another throw up (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of a sudden death, illnesses, & throwing up (up to semi-detailed); Mentions of an accident & death; Mentions of pain, injuries, & blood/bleeding; Mentions of lies/fibs & lying; Mentions of gossip & rumors; Mentions of nightmares; A couple mentions of car accidents & injuries.

    Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, a head kiss, a not-detailed kiss, a boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kiss, and a semi-detailed kiss; Touches, Embraces, & Shivers (boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed); Remembering touches (boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed); Wanting to touch & embrace (barely-above-not-detailed); Noticing & Staring; Many mentions of dating, dates, boyfriends, girlfriends, break-ups, & jealousy; Mentions of reputations; A few mentions of cheating/affairs; A few mentions of touches; A couple mentions of a possible out-of-wedlock pregnancy; A couple mentions of kisses & kissing (not-detailed); A couple mentions of flirting; A couple mentions of blushes; A couple mentions of crushes; A mention of a wedding night; Love, falling in love, trying to not be in love, & the emotions;

    *Note: A couple mentions of unmentionables.

    -Laura Riehl, age 22

    -Allen Lambert

    P.O.V. switches between them

    321 pages

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    Pre Teens- One Star

    New Teens- One Star

    Early High School Teens- Three Stars

    Older High School Teens- Four Stars

    My personal Rating- Four Stars

    While this wasnt my favorite Amy Clipston Amish book, it was a light four-star read that I enjoyed. Some readers might not like the back-and-forth of Laura and Allens emotions, but I thought that they were realistic. I think I would share nearly the same reactions as they did if I was in their shoes. Like other connected series, it was nice to see the couple from the first book and get hints about the third book. :)

    *BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.

    *I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zondervan) for this honest review.
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