Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Review: Room on the Porch Swing by Amy Clipston

Blurb (from Amazon):

When tragedy strikes, can two young Amish people find the hope that lies on the other side?
Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother’s death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imagined—plus a baby to care for on his own.
When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. She’d do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friend’s memory. Rudy, Laura’s boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become.

As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turn—and she discovers an attraction she’s never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a family’s strength—and advice from a new friend—may help Laura find God’s direction.

My Review:

Room on the Porch Swing is a good second installment to Amy Clipston’s series, Amish Homestead.  I enjoyed the first book of the series, A Place at Our Table, but enjoyed this one so much more. Laura’s story starts off with heartbreak and turmoil. I had a hard time putting the book down because I wanted to know where her heart would go next. So many readers would find it relatable and be inspired by it. 

I give Room on the Porch Swing a full five stars.

Highly recommended

I received this book from the publisher, but was not required to write a review. This review was 100% my honest opinion.

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1 comment:

  1. I read this book in one sitting. I never thought I would dive into the world of the Amish but the Fiction Guild seems to provide the best of the best. The conflict and difficulties that start the book are heartbreaking. But as the story progresses you just see God's hand at work for all involved. Great story. Good Character development. Has you rooting for the main couple all the way through. Thank you for a great book.