Review: The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston + GIVEAWAY

Posted 25 May, 2017 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews, Giveaways / 13 Comments

Review: The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston + GIVEAWAY
Title: The Beloved Hope Chest
Author: Amy Clipston
Published by Zondervan
Series: Amish Heirloom #4
Date Published: May 9th 2017
Pages: 320
Genres: Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Booklook Blogger Program
Purchase: Amazon~ Walmart
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In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.
Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past.
But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades?
Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it's past time to share it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Author/Booklook Blogger Program and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Amy Clipston has always been a favorite of mine. Her books are always tenderly written, drawing me to the heart of each story. The characters she creates always become like family, leaving me with all their emotions. The Beloved Hope Chest was no exception! 

The Beloved Hope Chest is the final Amish Heirloom book, making it an even more emotional book for me. I’m not ready to say goodbye yet! But, that said, this conclusion was a beautiful one. The story that captivated me instantly isn’t one I’ll soon forget. 

Mattie, Leroy, and all the sweet loving characters in this book, stole my heart for good. They are simple, as Amish are, yet extremely complex. The emotions they share jump off the pages, cocooning the reader in warmth and grace, and sometimes sorrow. I loved that! 

This book is in my top 10 reads of 2017. Amy has taken a story of grief and heartache and turned it into a story filled with longing, hope, faith and understanding. It is the 4th and final book in the series, and while I recommend readers to read all four books (they are all great!), it is easy to read this as a stand alone. You just might miss out on a bit of the characters back stories. I highly recommend this book with the highest of 5 stars! 

Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite 2017 read is so far this year. You MUST be a follow in some way of this blog (see left side bar on ways to follow if you aren’t already!). Good luck! 

About Amy Clipston

Amy Clipston has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her fiction writing “career” began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series and Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Amy works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC, and lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats.

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13 responses to “Review: The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston + GIVEAWAY

  1. Shannon Smith

    I have so many favorite reads for 2017 but my latest read has stuck with me, Blackwood by Celia Aaron.

  2. Judith Smith

    My favorite book so far in 2017 is The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston. I loved the whole series, which is my favorite of all her series. Personally, I have read all of Amy’s books and feel she has grown as a writer, getting better with each series, yet I still love them all.

  3. shirley

    Reading Bride by Arrangement, so far I enjoy it.The few books I have been able to read lately have been good not great for me.

  4. Mable Dotson

    Well, I have to say that I stepped out of my normal genre reading of anything Amish and read a book by Chris Fabry called The Promise of Jesse Woods and I loved it! Anything Amish is my first love!

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