Sunday, April 26, 2009

A Gift of Grace

Wonderful, light reading. Amy Clipston gives the reader insight into the life-ways of the Amish, in this first book of the series. The Amish community has doubts when Rebecca Kauffman and her husband take in her two nieces, Lindsay and Jessica, to live with them after the girls parents are killed in an accident. The book deals with the complications that arise for both the girls and Rebecca’s Amish family.

Jessica does not like the Amish ways, except for a couple of good looking boys. She wants to go back home and live with family friends after she stumbles into one mistake after another. No one knows the turmoil of guilt she feels surrounding her parent’s death.

Lindsay seems to fit right in. She is the complete opposite of her sister. However, I found that her adjustment occurred too quickly without much conflict and only partial conflict between her and her sister.

This crossover book will relate to teens, and young adults. I think the questions for discussion at the end of the book add good depth to the story. Even though the book was a little “young” for me, I found the characters stayed in my head because of her character building. I would read the following series, just to see resolution of the problems.

About the Author:
Amy ClipstonAmy Clipston is a first-time author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She holds a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time as a public information specialist for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons.

1 comment:

Amy Clipston said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I appreciate the time you took to read the book and write the review. Have a wonderful weekend!