A Gift of Grace: A Novel (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series) by Amy Clipston

By Amy Clipston

Make a journey to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, the place you are going to meet the ladies of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As every one woman's tale unfolds, you'll proportion in her heartaches, trials, joys, desires ... and secrets and techniques. you will find how the simplicity of the Amish way of life can conflict with the 'English' method of life---and the selections and outcomes that stick to. most significantly, you'll be inspired through the wish and religion of those ladies, and the significance they position on their households. Rebecca Kauffman's tranquil previous Order Amish lifestyles is reworked while she unexpectedly has custody of her teenage nieces after her 'English' sister and brother-in-law are killed in an vehicle coincidence. immediate motherhood, after years of unsuccessful makes an attempt to conceive a toddler of her personal, is either a pleasure and a heartache. Rebecca struggles to provide the teenage ladies the counsel they wish in addition to satisfy her tasks to Daniel as an Amish spouse. Rebellious Jessica is proof against Amish methods and regularly in difficulty with the group. more youthful sister Lindsay is stuck within the heart, and the stress among Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessica's uprising escalates. rather than the attractive kin lifestyles she dreamed of making for her nieces, Rebecca feels as though her global is being torn aside through diverse cultures, leaving her to question her position within the Amish group, her marriage, and her religion in God.

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Despite her best efforts, she recalled her parents leaving for their anniversary dinner, the last time she saw them alive. Her mother was radiant, dressed in the cutest little black dress with her chestnut hair pulled up in a perfect French twist, and her father looked so handsome in his pinstriped charcoal suit. Lindsay had hugged them at the door and told them to have a great time. But not Jessica. No, Jessica had remained up in her room, pouting and angry because Mom wouldn’t allow Jessica to invite her boyfriend over that night.

Jessica,” Rebecca reached for her, but she stepped back. ” Jessica’s eyes shown with desperation. “I need to get an education. ” Her voice rose. “Don’t you understand that? You’re not thinking of what I want. Besides, my mother got her GED and went to college. ” Rebecca sighed with regret for the pain the rules were causing her niece. She briefly wondered again if being their guardian was a mistake and then shoved the thought away. This is what Grace wanted. This is God’s will. ” “But my mother — ” Jessica began.

I thought you might want that room. ” Lindsay disappeared through the doorway. Rebecca scanned the room while reflecting on the history of the room. “Most Amish children share their rooms and even their beds, but your mother and I didn’t have to. Since our parents only had two children, we were able to have our own rooms. ” Nodding, Jessica glanced around the room. ” Rebecca wished Jessica would express her thoughts aloud since she seemed to be analyzing the situation. She worried that the child kept 29 Amy Clipston her emotions too close to her heart, and she might wind up depressed.

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