Wednesday, May 17, 2017

A Fantastic Book by Amy Clipston!! Be sure to enter the giveaway!!

"The Beloved Hope Chest" 
      By Amy Clipston

About the Book:


Genre: Amish
Release Date: May 9, 2017
In the final instalment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.
Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past.
But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades?
Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it’s a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it’s past time to share it.
My Thoughts:  
Warning! Before reading this book, place a box of tissues by your side!! They will definitely be needed!!!


As the last book in the "Amish Heirloom" Series, it leaves us wanting MORE from this excellent author!! Amy writes in her unique style that definitely appeals to our inner souls. I was left with some very deep thoughts, tomorrows are NEVER promised , we should appreciate each day for what it is, loving those around us.  You just never know what the future will bring. 

This is Mattie's story. If you have read the previous books in this series, you will know of whom I speak. She is a dear Christian, caring and loving. However, she has secrets that have remained hidden in the hope chest for a very long time. The characters in this novel are near and dear to my heart. They are described in a detailed, realistic manner that has the reader walking alongside them in the rocky path of life. I easily identified with them as I felt their every heartache, challenge, fear and joy! My heart ached for Mattie as her secrets were made known. 

The plot moves quickly with the perfect number of twists and turns, keeping the reader engaged from the first to the last page. My emotions were running amok as I travelled this difficult journey of grief, redemption and the desire and ability to once again love . Not an easy path!! As I stumbled my way through this plot of hidden secrets, revealed in love for Mattie's daughters, I felt her deep pain at having this secrets come to the surface. However, as a mother, I also could understand her willingness to do ANYTHING for her daughters! As painful as it was, what a sacrifice this mother made!!

I am upset that this series has ended! But, I am impatiently waiting to see what the author comes up with next!!  Amy Clipston's books just keep getting better and better. 

This book was received as a gift. The opinions and thoughts expressed are honest and my own.

About the Author  

AMY CLIPSTON is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. She has sold more than 1 million books, and her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy 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, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.comFacebook: AmyClipstonBooks and Twitter: @AmyClipston

Guest post from Amy Clipston

I am thrilled to share the The Beloved Hope Chest, which is the final installment of my Amish Home series.
In The Beloved Hope Chest, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of. Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past. But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades? Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it’s a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it’s past time to share it.
This book is very close to my heart since it is the last in my Amish Heirloom series. I’ve grown to love the Fisher family, and writing Mattie and Leroy’s story was bittersweet. This is a very emotional story, and I poured my heart and soul into it. I hope you enjoy this book since it reveals all of the mysteries that have been placed throughout the series.

Blog Stops

May 13: Just Commonly
May 16: A Greater Yes
May 17: Quiet Quilter
May 18: Splashes of Joy
May 19: Pause for Tales
May 19: Book by Book
May 21: Bigreadersite
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