In A Hopeful Heart, the first novel of the new Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from best-selling author Amy Clipston, Hannah finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her community offers her love and support after the untimely death of her husband, but an Englisher offers her the chance of a new life after her unexpected tragedy.
Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised by his attraction to the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand Hotel. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.
Joshua Glick wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her late husband’s brother and business partner, he has always been in love with Hannah.
A Hopeful Heart is filled with surprising twists as Hannah tries to balance her life in the Amish community and her growing love for an outsider.
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller 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 four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at www.amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston
|Publish Date||Jun 11, 2013|
|Series||Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel|
- Review by J.C.
GoodReads has spoiler settings for a reason people. Use it.
OK. Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system.
Even though some incredibly rude person (who also didn’t like the book) essentially ruined the ending for me, I went ahead and read the book because it started out really well (when I read that review, I was already about 15 pages into the story) and I wanted to see it through.
I wasn’t sorry.
I really enjoyed the book. Amy Clipston’s writing is truly amazing. She really puts you “in” the story! At one point, a character is sitting in the rain and its so well-written, I could almost hear the rain all around me.
Amy’s character development is wonderful. I may not like all of the characters but I can’t deny that they’re written well. Plus the story has a real ring of truth and that’s such a plus for me! You all know how I feel about the “Amish” novels that aren’t really true to Amish life.
I can also tell you that Amy Clipston is an awesome person. I recently requested a bookmark and bookplate from her and she sent me 5 bookmarks and 4 bookplates! She’s so awesome! Kauffman Bakery series next!
I can’t wait to read her next book!
I received this book free for an honest review. (Posted on 7/17/2014)