Sunday, May 20, 2012
This Book was supplied to me by Zondervan Publishers through NetGalley for a review in return.
Three young women are about to change their lives. Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized in the Amish faith and is courting Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel.
This book is the fifth and final book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series by Amy Clipston. I love Amy’s books, I think I have read everyone of them. She is absolutely one of the most gifted writers about Amish fiction I have ever read.
This book is about Lindsay, Lizzie Anne and Katie. Lindsay returns home to her Aunt Rebecca’s house from Virginia taking care of her other aunt. She surprises everyone upon her arrival. Katie has been helping out and since Lindsay came home, she can go back to the bakery which is where her heart is. In the meantime, Lizzie Anne has been seeing Samuel, Katie’s brother and he proposes to Lizzie Anne and Lindsay starts seeing Matthew and Katie has no one. She starts back at the bakery and starts noticing Jake who is Mennonite and this is a big huge NO in Katie’s household. Her dad does some crazy things, in my opinion. I really felt sorry for Katie. A lot of things happen during these times and I just don’t want to spill the beans for anyone.
I really would suggest this book to read, especially if you have read the 4 previous books. This one is a GREAT book, I couldn’t put it down. I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends. Thank you Amy for giving us such a great series of books, 5 of them in all. I won’t say anything else, you really need to pickup this book, it is wonderful.
Thank you Zondervan, for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Amish schoolteacher Miriam King loves her students. At 26, most women her age are married with children of their own, but she hasn’t yet met anyone who can convince her to give up the Plain school that sits along the banks of Pebble Creek. Then newcomer Gabriel Miller steps into her life, bringing his daughter, an air of mystery, and challenges Miriam has never faced before.
Will Gabe be able to let go of the past that haunts him? He thinks he just wants to be left alone, but the loving and warm community he and his daughter have moved to has other plans for him. After a near tragedy is averted, he hesitantly returns offers of help and friendship, and he discovers he can make a difference to the people of Pebble Creek—and maybe find love again.
This book is the first book in the Pebble Creek Amish Series by Vannetta Chapman. I love Vannetta’s books and if you like her as well as I do, you will not be disappointed.
This book is about Miriam King and Gabriel Miller. Gabe is from Indiana and has just lost his wife. He has a little girl, Grace and she will warm your heart as she did mine. He decides to leave Indiana and move to Wisconsin with his daughter. In the meantime, Miriam is 26 and she thinks she is too old to marry until she meets Gabe. Sparks fly and Miriam is confused along with Gabe. Also, his daughter, Grace hasn’t talked since losing her mother.
I won’t say anything else, I don’t want to spoil the book for you. I really would suggest this book to read, it is a GREAT one. I couldn’t’ hardly put it down. I would definitely suggest this book to my family and friends. Thank you Vannetta for giving us this story.
Thank you Harvest House, for giving me the opportunity to read this book and give this review.