Wednesday, December 3, 2014

"Naomi's Gift" by Amy Clipston {+ Giveaway!}

{Merry CHRISTmas everyone! Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday in honor of our Savior’s birth there’ll be a new Christmas book review! With a couple giveaways sprinkled in, it’s going to be so much fun! Let’s start!} 

About this book:

  “Sometimes the most unanticipated gifts are the most precious of all.
  In the Amish community of Bird-In-Hand, Pennsylvania, twenty-four-year-old Naomi King has had her heart broken twice, and she has all but given up on marriage and family.
  The she meets Caleb, a widower with an eight-year-old daughter.
  It’s the Christmas season, there’s magic in the air, and the deep feelings Caleb stirs in Naomi make her believe she may receive the gift of true love after all.

  Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams and secrets. You’ll discover the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle but also how it can clash with the “English” way of. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by their hope, their faith, and the importance they place on their family.

Series: This novella is connected to the ‘Kauffman Amish Bakery’ series and is the second book is the Christmas Stories line. I’ll be reviewing the first book in this Christmas line later this month.  

Spiritual Content-
Scriptures are quoted; Church going & singing; Prayers & Blessings over food; Many Talks about God & His plans; ‘H’s when talking about God are capital; Christmas & a Christmas program; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of Heaven.

Negative Content-
A bit of sarcasm; Pain (up to semi-detailed); A mention of a buggy & car crash (border-line semi-detailed); Mentions of gossips.

Sexual Content- a semi-detailed kiss; Noticing & Smelling; Blushes; Touches (barely-above-not-detailed); A mention of being boy crazy; Love, falling in love, and the emotions.

-Naomi King
-Caleb Schmucker
                                         P.O.V. switches between them
                                                        178 pages (with a recipe at the back!)

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My personal Rating-

While “Naomi’s Gift” was a novella, don’t let that stop you from reading it! It was a perfect length with such a sweet storyline!
Now, I’m giving away a copy of “Naomi’s Gift”! You can either keep it (or give it away at Christmas, getting an e-copy for yourself at only $1.99 for Kindle, CBD, or Nook! Just thought I’d throw that out there. ;) )

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{Sorry, y'all, USA only. Ends the 8th.}

See y’all on Friday with a new Christmas book review!

*BFCG may (Read the review to see) recommend this book by this author. It does not mean I recommend all the books by this author.


  1. I have just recently started following your site. I have two pre-teen granddaughters, so I thought I would enjoy reading your reviews. Two books that I would be interested in seeing you review are: Wade, Becky – “My Stubborn Heart” and Witemeyer, Karen – “A Tailor-Made Bride”. Thank you.

  2. Two books hmm.....anything! The Icecutters daughter, and A place of peace are two books I liked though

  3. To Whisper her Name-Tamera Alexander and Waterfall by Lisa T Bergren!

  4. Anything by Brock Eastman! I have seen a couple of books by him and I am curious if they're any good!

  5. Hope from Acorn Hill: 2-in-1 Volume
    Melody Carlson

    The River
    Beverly Lewis

  6. A Promise of Hope - Amy Clipston
    A Cry in the Dark - Beverly Lewis

  7. You should def. try Annie's People by Beverly Lewis if you haven't already, the first book is The Preacher's Daughter

  8. The Postcard and Crossroad books by Beverly Lewis

  9. The Bridesmaid and The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis

  10. Anything by Melanie Dickerson or Jody Hedlund. We've read lots of the same books.

  11. Carlson, Melody – “Ireland”

    Carlson, Melody – “First Date”
    These are two books I would love to see reviewed. Excellent idea having a teen Christian review blog. I have just starting following it and it's so helpful in helping me with book choices for my teens.

  12. Christmas at Harringtons by Melody Carlson is a book I would love to see added to the book review list. Thank you