Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Season of Love by Amy Clipston ~ review

  • Reading level: Ages 18 and up
  • Paperback: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (June 19, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310319978
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310319979

This book is also available in e-book form.

June 19, 2012 Kauffman Amish Bakery Series (Book 5)
In the fifth and final novel of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, 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. 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 in the Amish faith. Her father forbids them to see each other, adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man. A Season of Love is filled with surprising twists that will grip you to the very last words. As the stories of your favorite Amish community draw to a close, join Lindsay, her friends, and all the people of Bird-In-Hand for one last volume.

My take on this book:
Reading this book was bittersweet for me. While I always love reading Amy Clipston's work I hated knowing that this was the final installment in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series.

It seems like everyone in Bird-In-Hand has figured out what they want to do with their future, that is everyone except Katie Kauffman. While Katie has been baptized into the Amish faith, she doesn't have a clear cut view of her future like so many of her friends do. When she becomes friends with a Mennonite boy named Jake,will they remain friends or will  something more develop,and if it does what will happen to Katie,after all she is Amish. 

While I really enjoyed the wrap up of this series, I sure am going to miss all the wonderful characters that I have met in this series. I hope Ms. Clipston doesn't make us wait to long for another of her fantastic series! While this book can be read as a stand alone work, why ever would you want to do that, after all each book in the series will introduce you to wonderfully written characters that will stay with you long after you finish reading their stories. 

A complimentary copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Brenda you are so right about reading each of the book in the series, I love to read the continuing story of each character. I too am sad this is last book and cant wait to read it. Amy is a good author and am sure there will be more good stories in her future. thanks for sharing your thoughts on this one.
    Paula O(kyflo130@yahoo.com)


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