Friday, January 23, 2015

"A Dream of Home" by Amy Clipston

About this book:

  “When she moves to Amish country to find peace and healing, Madeleine finds a special community and a special man who pull her out of her solitude into a new life.
  Moving to Pennsylvania wasn’t in Madeleine s original plans. She should still be in California and should have married her pilot fiancé a year ago but death has a way of changing everything. Now the former Air Force flight nurse is living alone in Paradise, Pennsylvania, and working as a maid at the Lancaster Grand Hotel. She isn’t exactly a widow . . . but she sure feels like one.
  Saul Beiler isn’t exactly a widower . . . but his wife is long gone. His eleven-year-old daughter, Emma, doesn’t know that her mother fled the Amish community and married another man—but she does know that her
dat is lonely, and that a pretty young maedel just moved in next door. Madeline’s numb heart begins to thaw as she spends more time with the innocent and ever optimistic Emma. The stronger her friendship grows with the young girl, the more intrigued Madeline grows about the humble, strong, man raising her on his own.
  But even as a strange attraction pulls Saul and Madeleine across a stark cultural divide, they—and everybody around them—have to wonder: What could they possibly have in common besides heartache? Will love allow Madeleine to finally find the home she s been dreaming of all along?

 Series: Book three in the “Hearts of The Lancaster Grand Hotel”. (To completely understand this novel, it’s best to read in order.) {Book #1, “A Hopeful Heart”, I have read and reviewed (with the old rating system), but looks like I’ve never posted it…Hmmm…, Book #2’s, “A Mother’s Secret”, review is Here!}  

Spiritual Content- Prayers & mentions of Prayers; Bible reading; ‘H’s are capital when referring about God; Church going; Scriptures are quoted; When her fiancé dies, Madeleine’s faith was shaken; Talks about God & His plans for us.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘stupid’ and a ‘wimpy’; Madeleine was an air force nurse & there’s some nightmares over what she saw (boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed to semi-detailed); *Spoiler* Travis, Madeleine’s fiancé, took his life when finding out that his unit bombed an orphanage. *End of Spoiler*

Sexual Content- Kisses on the forehead & cheek; A touch touches that cause warmth; a mention that Carolyn wasn’t married when she had her son (which is a part of “A Mother’s Secret”); Madeleine never knew her father; Love, falling in love, & the emotions.

-Madeleine Miller
-Saul Beiler
                       P.O.V. switches between them, Carolyn, Hannah, Lillian, Trey, Amanda & Emma
                                                        302 pages

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My personal Rating-

Ahhh. Miss Amy Clipston’s books just get better and better! “A Dream of Home” has really lead up to “A Simple Prayer” (coming April 2015), which I just can’t wait to read! I also love how Madeleine’s name is spelt! That’s all I can say for risk of spoilers! ;)

*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.
*I received this book for free from the Publisher (Zondervan) for this review.

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