Sunday, October 30, 2011

Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston

This book was provided to me by Zondervan Publishing in exchange for a review.

Book Description

Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you'll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman's story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams . and secrets. You'll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the "English" way of life-and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.

Naomi's Gift re-introduces twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love and has all but given up on marriage and children. As Christmas approaches-a time of family, faith, and hope for many others-Naomi is more certain than ever her life will be spent as an old maid, helping with the family's quilting business and taking care of her eight siblings. Then she meets Caleb, a young widower with a 7-year-old daughter, and her world is once again turned upside-down.

My Review

This is a GREAT Christmas story, one that I think you would thoroughly love especially if you love Amish Fiction as much as I do. Amy Clipston is one of the best, if not the best authors who write about the Amish. I would love to go to Ohio or Pennsylvania some day to see for myself.

This book starts out about a widower, Caleb Schmucker and his 7 year old daughter, Susie, come home to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. He has been widowed for 2 years and his sister, Sadie thinks that it is time that he marries again and tries to set him up, but he wants nothing of that. In the meantime, Caleb meets Naomi King, who is not married but has had bad luck with men anyway. His 7 year old daughter, Susie, loves Naomi and wants her dad to love her as much as she does. It is a GREAT story.

I would suggest this book to all my friends and families and even strangers. It is that kind of book, it is Wunderbaar. Hehe. I had to put that in there. Enjoy.