Saturday, July 14, 2012

A Season of Love (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series #5) By Amy Clipston

I received this e-book from Zondervan Publishing through for no charge for my honest review of this e-book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book 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.

My Thoughts:

 A Season of Love By Amy Clipston is the last book in her wonderful Kauffman Amish Bakery Series and she really ends this series beautifully.  As a huge fan of Amish Fiction, Amy Clipston is one of my favorite authors of Amish Fiction and her Kauffman Amish Bakery Series has been one of my all time favorite series. I am sad to see it end but Amy Clipston does a wonderful job of concluding this series that really covers every and all.  In this book the focus is on Katie Kauffman and Jake Miller but all of the characters are in this story from the past books.  Lindsay is about to be baptized into the Amish faith and is in a relationship, Lizzie Ann and Samuel (Katie's Brother) are getting married, and Katie is baptized but has not found that person and isn't too sure about her future.  Katie starts to feel like the odd man out with her friends.  Jake Miller, a Mennonite who works with the Kauffman's, and Katie start a friendship that begins to be more but Amish and Mennonite cannot marry according to the Amish Church.  Katie's Father makes it clear she is NOT to talk to Jake Miller but she and Jake find themselves in many situations together.

A Season of Love truly wraps up this series just beautifully.  In this fifth and last book we get to know Katie and Jake but also get to see the other characters who we have grown to love.  The characters in this book are well written and easy to love. Amy Clipston writes with such authority about the Amish Faith, the Mennonite Faith, and Bird In Hand, Pennsylvania.  Amy Clipston's style of writing really puts the reader right there, seeing everything unfold before you.  I have always had a hard time putting Amy Clipston's books down and this one is NO exception. It truly had my attention from the beginning until the very end.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction! You won't be disappointed. I am excited to see what Amy Clipston's next project is!

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