Tuesday, July 5, 2016

A Season of Love Book Review

I was totally out of library books and review books which I had over done both of recently so I guess I got burned out.  I went to my shelf of tons of free books that I got from different summer reading programs last year.  A Season of Love (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series) by Amy Clipston was the one that jumped off the shelf for me to read. The author seemed familiar but I wasn't sure if there were any that I read in this series.  I checked my blog and I read this one from a different series...sadly, they don't have any more of this series at the library.

Three young friends enter the most important season of their lives. But relationships have changed, and only time will tell if Lindsay, Katie, and Lizzie Anne have made the right choices.
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 into the Amish faith and is being courted by 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.  When Lindsay’s sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, it’s not an easy road as Jake is Mennonite and Katie has just been baptized. Her father forbids them to see each other, adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man.  Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the delightful women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her joys, dreams . . . and secrets. You’ll discover the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle and, most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.

I loved this book!!  It was very different from most of the Amish books because it did follow three women through getting baptized into the faith but it also deals with the outside world where one of the friends falls for a Mennonite boy... this doesn't seem like a big scandal because the faiths are not too different but it would mean that Katie would loose all contact with her family which is not something she is willing to do.  It was a interesting to see how the family deals with this friendship and growing feelings between the couple.  The book is wonderful with character development and great writing.  I enjoyed reading it and had trouble putting it down because I wanted to find out what was going to happen next.  I hope that you check out this book and others in the series because I know that you will enjoy them all as much as I have enjoyed this great book.  I wish that they were at the library but I guess I will have to go on the hunt at other local libraries that might have a reciprocal lending program.  I did reserve one book that is by the same author so at least I will get to read that soon.

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