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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

A Place of Peace by Amy Clipston


The old saying “you can’t go home again” certainly rings true for Miriam Lapp who finds herself traveling back to her Amish community for her mother’s funeral.  When Miriam arrives back in Lancaster County almost four years after she left, she has to face her father and other family members who consider her dead. 

She also comes face to face with the love of her life, Timothy Kauffman whom she also left behind.  As Miriam processes her mother’s unexpected death and tries to make amends with her estranged family, she also discovers that through several misunderstandings and false information, she may have walked away from Timothy in error. 

Now that Timothy is involved with someone else, Miriam feels her heart shatter all over again when things become more confusing than ever.  No longer Amish, but still unsettled in the English lifestyle, Miriam wonders if she’ll ever fit in anywhere.  Though she misses some aspects of her new way of life in Indiana, she also longs for home in Pennsylvania and finds herself torn between the two worlds and the people she loves most.

A wonderful story full of Amish culture and sprinkled with just the right amount of Pennsylvania Dutch to keep the storyline authentic.   I also appreciate that author’s inclusion of a few recipes mentioned in this story, most importantly the one I was hoping for – Crumbly Peach Pie!  (Thank you Amy!)

Third title in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, A Place of Peace is sure to please fans of Amish fiction and author Amy Clipston.

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This book was provided free for review by Zondervan

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