Here I am again with another Amish book review, this time for A Mother's Secret by Amy Clipston. Clipston did a great job making the characters believable. While one may not identify with every element for each character, there is so much life happening that every reader can relate to something. I really enjoyed Carolyn Lapp, the main character within this book. As an unwed mother of a teenager, Carolyn's family tries to marry her off to a widower in a marriage of convenience. Carolyn struggles as she wants a "traditional" Amish family but she really desires a marriage built on love, not convenience. I enjoyed watching Carolyn grow and develop and really discover herself. Mistakes are made, situations and people are forgiven and life goes on in a semi-predictable way. Yet this book was still delightful for me and I would definitely recommend it, especially if you enjoy novels about the Amish. Clipston does not disappoint.
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About the book:
Book two in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series. Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever? Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother's farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin's father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her. His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn't convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter. When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn's brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past with destroy their budding romance. After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family and the unconditional love she's longed for?
About the author:
Amy Clipston 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, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.
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Don't miss the newest offering in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from Amy Clipston, A Mother's Secret. An unwed Amish woman yearns for real love and a family. The only thing in her way is the shame she’s been carrying for half of her life. The novel received 4-1/2 stars from Romantic Times and was chosen as a Top Pick.
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- Books 1 and 2 in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series, A Hopeful Heart and A Mother's Secret.