Friday, June 29, 2012

Amy Clipston's A Season of Love ~ Reviewed


A Season of Love (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series)
Amy Clipston
Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Zondervan (June 19, 2012)
Language: English
 
 
Description:
 
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.

Review:

A Season of Love is book 5 in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series.  In this book, the characters that have developed throughout the series come into their own.  Two of the girls, Lizzie Anne and Lindsay, have become engaged.  But Katie Kauffman, while happy for her friends, is beginning to feel sorry for herself.  She is ready to find love as well.  But love comes unexpectedly in the form of Jake Miller, a young Mennonite man whose Amish relatives have close ties with Katie’s family.  Their feelings for each other grow, but Katie’s father forbids them to see each other, which makes matters worse.  Katie has to try to deal with the fact that the man she loves is someone she can never be with, and she’s not sure how to cope.                 

It took me a little while to get into the story, simply because I hadn’t read the other books, but after I got into it, I enjoyed it.  I can relate to Katie’s character in that I was one of the last of my friends to meet a guy and fall in love.  It’s hard to watch that happen.  While you’re happy for your friends, you wish for the same happiness.  I really enjoyed this book, though, and wish I could have read the others in the series.  I especially liked that the author included recipes before some of the chapters.  That was a huge plus!

Reviewed by: Sarah Meyers

3 comments:

JoyAnne said...

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Kelly Klepfer said...

Thanks, JoyAnne. Honored by the honor...: ). I'll post my answers next week. : )