Monday, April 25, 2016

"A Promise of Hope" by Amy Clipston

About this book:

  An Amish widow with newborn twins discovers her deceased husband had disturbing secrets. As she tries to come to grips with the past, she considers a loveless marriage to ensure stability for her young family . . . with her faith in God hanging in the balance.
 Sarah Troyer never expected to raise her children on her own, but when her husband dies in a tragic accident, she finds refuge in the home of her parents in the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. Sarah is taken completely by surprise when a stranger arrives claiming connections to her husband’s past—even though he had told her he was an orphan with no family. From Luke, she learns her husband hid a secret life, one with ramifications that will change her own.
  Sarah’s family, concerned for her and her children, encourages her to marry again. It should make sense . . . but Sarah’s heart says no. She feels trapped. Should she marry a man she doesn’t love? Or discover if her growing interest in Luke can be trusted?”

Series: Book #2 (of five) in “Kaufman Amish Bakery” series. (Review of Book #1, “A Gift of Grace”, Here!) (Has two bonus Christmas novella connecting to the series. Review of #1 Here! and Book #2 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Many Prayers & Thanking God; Many Scriptures are quoted, repeated & mentioned; Many talks about God, His plan & having faith; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God (not in the Scriptures though); Many mentions of God, His will & forgiving; Mentions of Bible reading & devotions; Mentions of those in the Bible; Mentions of church; Mentions of blessings & miracles; Mentions of sins & coveting; A couple mentions of hymns.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘oh my word’, a ‘shoot’, and two ‘stupid’s; A bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; Nearly all about liars & lies; Mentions of the fire, Peter’s death & nightmares (up to semi-detailed); A few mentions of gossips & rumors; A couple mentions of divorce.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss and two boarder-line barely-above-not-detailed // semi-detailed kisses; Wanting to Touch & give a forehead kiss; Touches & Embraces (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Smelling; *Spoiler* Peter fathered a child out of wedlock when he was 17. (No mentions of the details, it’s just called an “intimate love affair” a few times) *End of Spoiler*; A mention of hormones; A couple mentions of a girl having the ‘hots’ for a guy; A couple mentions of a woman who died in childbirth; A few mentions of flirting & crushes; Mentions of jealousy; Mentions of touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of labor & pain; Mentions of married couples kissing & snuggling in bed; Love, falling in love & the emotions;
         *Note: A mention of butting into someone’s business.

-Sarah Troyer
-Luke Troyer
                                                           P.O.V. switches between them mostly, but also Elizabeth, Eli & Timothy up to a few times each
                                                       283 pages

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My personal Rating- 
Amy Clipston has such a way with words! I could feel Sarah’s pain & sadness, but also her joy and laughter. Another clean book with lots of Spiritual Content by this wonderful author. :)

See y’all on Wednesday with a new 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.

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