When she moves to Amish country to find peace and healing, Madeleine finds a special community—and a special man—who pull her out of her solitude and into a new life.
Moving to Pennsylvania wasn’t in Madeleine’s original plans. She should still be in California and should have married her pilot fiancé a year ago—but death has a way of changing everything. Now the former Air Force flight nurse is living alone in Paradise, Pennsylvania, and working as a maid at the Lancaster Grand Hotel. She isn’t exactly a widow . . . but she sure feels like one.
Saul Beiler isn’t exactly a widower . . . but his wife is long gone. His eleven-year-old daughter, Emma, doesn’t know that her mother fled the Amish community—and married another man—but she does know that her dat is lonely, and that a pretty young maedel just moved in next door. Madeleine’s numb heart begins to thaw as she spends more time with the innocent and ever optimistic Emma. The stronger her friendship grows with the young girl, the more intrigued Madeleine grows about the humble, strong man raising her on his own.
But even as a strange attraction pulls Saul and Madeleine across a stark cultural divide, they—and everybody around them—have to wonder: What could they possibly have in common besides heartache? Will love allow Madeleine to finally find the home she’s been dreaming of all along?
|About the Contributor(s)||Amy Clipston
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
|Publish Date||Oct 28, 2014|
|Series||Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel|
- Review by Zac
One thing that really stood out to me as I read this book was the way the characters came to life. I felt like these characters were real and I was transported into their world. I felt the struggle for Madeleine as she wanted to befriend Emma and the relationship between them. I also felt the heartache between Lillian and Hannah. I think Amy did a great job brining these characters to life for me.
Since I loved the second book in the series with Josh and Carolyn, I was excited to read more about them in this book as well. I like how characters from earlier books showed up in this book as it gave me the chance to catchup with them. This has also helped me come to enjoy a few characters I had not previously really cared for.
This story ends on a cliffhanger and I’m now ready for the next book in the series, A Simple Prayer. I think it is the last in this series. I think it will be sad to leave the characters I have come to know, but I at least have A Simple Prayer to look forward to first!
*I received a free copy of this product to facilitate this post. (Posted on 6/25/2015)