Thursday, July 19, 2012

Book Review: A Season of Love (Kauffman Amish Bakery #5) by Amy Clipston

PG, 4 stars

The conclusion to the Kauffman Amish Bakery is here.

Linday Bedford makes a decision. She returns from her trip caring for her parents' injured friend knowing where her place in life is. She has not chosen to follow her sister's path. She belongs in the Amish world and thus, has decided to become baptised with her two best friends, Katie and Lizzie Anne.

Lizzie Anne's life is changing apart from being baptised. She's engaged to Katie's brother, Samuel!  This leaves Katie out in the cold, for Lindsay is serious with her beau Matthew. Katie is single. She often feels left out of the friendship triangle.

What does Katie do? She falls in love with a Mennonite boy, Jacob Miller, Lindsay's sister Jessica's former boyfriend. No, she doesn't do it on purpose, but as she says you can't help who you fall in love with.

Will Katie and Jake find a way to be together?

This is Katie's story. Lindsay is featured, but she's not the main protagonist. Her questions in life are answered. We have to get them answered for Katie now.

Some events in this story seem rushed, but I understand in the sense that we don't want a thousand page novel, although some readers probably wouldn't mind. Katie's father seemed a bit too overbearing, but there always seems to be someone like him in the Amish novel.

Clipston did a great finale for the series. I have only read the final two books, but reading them makes me want to go back and read the first three. I think I may have found a new author to explore!

I received the book as a free ebook from netgalley.com. I was not compensated or asked for a review.

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