Review: Room On The Porch Swing by Amy Clipston

Posted 7 May, 2018 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in ARC Reviews, Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Title: Room On The Porch Swing
Series: Amish Homestead #2
Publisher: Zondervan
Publish Date: May 8,2018
ISBN: 978-0310349075
Source: Publisher
Pages: 336
Rating: 5 Stars
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About The Book

When tragedy strikes, can two young Amish people find the hope that lies on the other side?

Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother’s death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imagined—plus a baby to care for on his own.

When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. She’d do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friend’s memory. Rudy, Laura’s boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become.

As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turn—and she discovers an attraction she’s never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a family’s strength—and advice from a new friend—may help Laura find God’s direction.

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My Thoughts
I’m so excited to be back on the Homestead with another amazing hit from the incredibly talented hands of Amish author, Amy Clipston. She is one of my top authors when it comes to writing Amish novels and she has once again managed to completely capture my heart and my soul with these beautifully created characters and this page turning plot line.

Instantly, I’m drawn to Allen. Bless him, from the start, I had tears in my eyes and I wanted to wrap my arms around him and tell him God’s in control and all will work out. He was wonderfully chiseled, wonderfully life-like and I fell in love with him instantly. Laura’s character was wonderful, as well, and I was so happy she was there in a tragic time! She really made the story pop. And sweet Mollie……oh sweet Mollie. A little character that was a perfect addition (not that I think that because of our names, though spelled differently, being the same!). These characters, while suffering from tragic events, were characters that became a part of me, wholly, like family.

I highly recommend this 5 star addition to the Amish Homestead series. You’ll be instantly captivated, turning page after page, long into the night. This book is emotional, yet full of God’s grace, God’s timing and characters that you’ll want to invite to your own porch swing and sip tea and visit with until the sun sets on the horizon. Ms. Clipston, you’ve done it again and I can’t sign praises high enough for another hit! Bring on the next! 

*I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.*

About The Author

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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