Thursday, September 08, 2011

A Place of Peace by Amy Clipston

Miriam Lapp, who left the Amish community in Pennsylvania three years ago, is heartbroken when her sister calls to reveal that her mother has died suddenly. Traveling home to Pennsylvania, she is forced to face the heartache from her past, including her rift from her family and the break up of her engagement with Timothy Kauffman. Her past emotional wounds are reopened when her family rejects her once again and she finds out that Timothy is in a relationship with someone else. Miriam discovers that the rumors that broke them up three years ago were all lies. However, when Timothy proposes to his girlfriend and Miriam's father disowns her, Miriam returns to Indiana with her heart in shambles. When Miriam's father has a stroke, Miriam returns to Pennsylvania, and her world begins to fall apart, leaving her to question her place in the Amish community and her faith in God.

My Review - I liked this book but it wasn't my favorite in the series. It took me a while to get into it but once it started going I was sucked right in. To me it was predictable but the kind of predictable where you know how it'll end but you want to see how it gets to that ending. Clipston kept me guessing almost up until the end that what I'd predicted was going to happen. I'm ready for the 4th book to come out. And I wonder if poor Naomi will ever find love...


Deborah Stuart said...

Wow!! This synopsis was so vivid, I was actually enraptured. For a while there, I thought I was watching a nice Romance movie.

In my head, I could picture how this beautiful story ends, but then again, I could be wrong.

Keep em coming, lol!!

Gwendolyn Gage said...

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