Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Review: A Gift of Grace (Book 1 in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series) by Amy Clipston

Summary from GoodReads

Rebecca Kauffmans tranquil Old Order Amish life is transformed when she suddenly has custody of her two teenage nieces after her "English" sister and brother-in-law are killed in an automobile accident. Instant motherhood, after years of unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child of her own, is both a joy and a heartache. Rebecca struggles to give the teenage girls the guidance they need as well as fulfill her duties to Daniel as an Amish wife.

Rebellious Jessica is resistant to Amish ways and constantly in trouble with the community. Younger sister Lindsay is caught in the middle, and the strain between Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessicas rebellion escalates. Instead of the beautiful family life she dreamed of creating for her nieces, Rebecca feels as if her world is being torn apart by two different cultures, leaving her to question her place in the Amish community, her marriage, and her faith in God.

My Review
Well his book is the first of a three part series. (their may be more to come.) about two teenage sisters Lindsay and Jessica who are torn from their English life to live with their Aunt who they have never met after an accident claims their parents life's. Rebbecca is very grateful to have the girls come and life with her and her husband Daniel. She believes it is Gods will. However Daniel wants the girls to leave after Jessica breaks many rules, and disrespects their culture. Lindsay learns to adjust well to her new life and is happy to make the best of a bad situation. Many other twists and turns happen but I don't want to spoil anything! I found this book very interesting. I love to read about different cultures. I could really sympathize with Jessica. I couldn't imagine having to move 14 hours away from my friends, boyfriend, and having to quit school. Not to mention giving up my ipod, phone, and whole lifestyle! I really enjoyed this book. their was just enough surprises to keep it interesting. I also liked how the book went from Rebbecca, Daniel, Lindsay and Jessica's point of view. That caused alot of suspense. I would recommend this book to anyone is interested in something new. I cant wait to read the second one!

My Rating
* * * *
Great Read!

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