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ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: A Welcome At Our Door
Series: Amish Homestead, Book 4
Author: Amy Clipston
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Genre: Amish Fiction
After a devastating loss, Cindy Riehl is still searching for peace. Will she find it in the community she calls home—or will love send her down a new path?
Over the last few years, Cindy Riehl—the youngest of the Riehl children—has watched her siblings find love and happiness in Lancaster County. But as her family has settled down and grown, Cindy has continued to grieve her mother, whose death left an enormous hole in her heart. Since that haunting day, Cindy has struggled to find peace and wonders if the community is the place for her—and if her faith in God will ever feel the same as it once did.
When a handsome and kind Englisher named Drew crosses Cindy’s path one surprising day, the two of them become fast and easy friends. Drew dreams of starting a family after some losses of his own, and before long, he and Cindy discover that their feelings for each other are romantic. As they spend more time together—often in secret—Cindy is drawn further and further away from the Amish community and the family she loves. In time, she is faced with a difficult choice that threatens to upend her world.
Will Cindy find contentment and love, and will she ever find restored comfort in God and her beloved community? In this final installment of the Amish Homestead series, we return to the charming town of Bird-in-Hand for a story of healing, family, and God’s perfect provision.
I want to start this review by stating that my knowledge of the Amish and Mennonite communities comes mostly from the fiction books I have read. In no way do I mean to condemn them for their beliefs in any of my comments in this review.
Many times throughout the reading of A Welcome at our Door my heart went out to Cindy. There were several instances when I read with tears streaming down my cheeks at the apparent heartless behavior of those in Cindy’s life. It was heartwarming for me to see attitudes change by the end of the story – which helped bring Cindy back to the faith she was raised in. I think there is a lesson in this story for all parents who have children who marry outside of their denomination or faith – love your child even if you don’t approve of their choices.
Amy Clipson did an excellent job of character development with main character Cindy Riehl. Readers will feel what Cindy is feeling throughout the story. She is a very believable and likeable character.
I appreciated author Amy Clipson’s note to the reader at the start of the book which explains some of her research. The list of Amish terms, the family tree, and the discussion questions were also all very helpful.
I would have no problem adding this title to my K-12 Christian school library although I am not sure how much use it would get by my student body.
I want to thank JustRead Publicity Tours for the complimentary copy of A Welcome at our Door.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, and Amish Homestead series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University 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.
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