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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.
Amy Clipston finishes up her Amish Homestead series with the fourth installment following Cindy Riehl, the youngest of the Riehl children. I missed the first two books in the series but I did read and enjoy the third. The main characters changed with each book in the series so they can successfully be read as stand-alones if you’d like. There is quite a long list of characters but the author includes a snippet into the backgrounds of the other siblings to help bring a ‘newbie’ up-to-speed.
I found myself feeling a whole windstorm of emotions throughout this novel. My heart went out to Cindy in her pain, and I was hopeful for happiness in her future. At the same time I was angry with how she was treated by her family. I didn’t agree with her sneaking out to see Drew, but at the same point I couldn’t help but feel angry for her since she was an adult and capable of her own decisions. The Amish community can be very loving and welcoming, but they can also rule their own with an iron fist. I can’t imagine living with the threat of shunning. While peace was made in the end, I still feel mixed emotions as to how it concluded. This story felt incredibly real and has managed to leave me in a book fog I don’t often feel when reading Amish fiction.
Amy Clipston is still a newer author to me but I’ve been moved by both of the books of hers that I’ve read. Be prepared for a whole lot of emotion, but I highly recommend her stories to Amish fiction fans.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.
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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