A Gift of Grace: A Novel (Google eBook)

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Zondervan, Apr 21, 2009 - Fiction - 336 pages
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Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams ... and secrets. You’ll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the “English” way of life—and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. Rebecca Kauffman’s 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 Jessica’s 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.

  

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This writer really captures your attention. - Christianbook.com
Beautifully written and wonderful ending. - Christianbook.com
I loved how recipes were included in the book. - Christianbook.com
Her style of writing is amazing. - Christianbook.com
The ending both surprised and pleased me. - Christianbook.com
Amy Clipston's writing style is very captivating. - Christianbook.com

Review: A Gift of Grace (Kauffman Amish Bakery #1)

User Review  - Donna - Goodreads

Can Rebecca be an Amish mother to two English girls? I cannot imagine what it takes to write such a book as this… Amy Clipston has an amazing capacity for creating the perfect scenario! It is perfect ... Read full review

Review: A Gift of Grace (Kauffman Amish Bakery #1)

User Review  - Donna Zakem - Goodreads

This book is about two teenaged girls whose parents die in a tragic accident and are sent to live with their aunt and her husband in the Amish community in Pennsylvania. One girl adjusts much easier ... Read full review

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Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at www.amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston

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