Sunday, January 29, 2012

A Life of Joy: A Kauffman Amish Bakery Novel by Amy Clipston

I received this e-book from the publisher Vondervan through for no charge for my honest review of this e-book.

Book Description:

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.
In A Life of Joy, the fourth installment in the series, eighteen-year-old Lindsay Bedford has reached a crossroads. Should she stay in the small Amish community she's known and loved for four years or return to the English life in her hometown in Virginia where her older sister is a college student? An extended visit to Virginia might just tip the scales as Lindsay reconnects with friends, joins a new church, works on her GED, and is pressured by her sister to stay and "make something of herself." 
Will Lindsay leave her aunt Rebecca and become English or settle in Bird-in-Hand and join the Amish church? Legions of Clipston fans want to know.
Full of well-researched Amish culture, Clipston's book is true to form, delivering the best of the Amish fiction genre wrapped around a compelling story, with characters who will touch the hearts of loyal fans and new readers alike.

My Thoughts:

A Life of Joy is the fourth book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series and like the other 3 books, it does NOT disappoint.  Amy Clipston is a gifted writer who is truly an authority on the Amish and their lives.  This story focus's on Lindsay Bedford, she and her sister came to live with their Amish Aunt when their parents were killed. Lindsay embraced the Amish life almost immediately. In this book Lindsay is truly conflicted on what is next for her.  This story shows the process Lindsay goes through to make her decision and how much faith she has in God and his leading.  This story truly had my attention from start to finish, I had a very hard time putting it down. When I read Amy Clipston's books I feel like I am transported to Lancaster County. I feel like I am truly part of the story.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction.  You will not be disappointed. I look forward to the next installment of this series.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review!

  2. You are welcome and Thank you so your awesome books!! I look forward to them coming out!!


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