Wednesday, March 15, 2017

"A Place of Peace" by Amy Clipston

About this book:

  “When Miriam Lapp left the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand three years ago, she put the past behind her. But when her sister calls with news that their mother has died suddenly, Miriam swallows her pride one last time and travels back to Pennsylvania.
  Miriam’s resolve to stay aloof from the Amish community falters when she learns that the rumors that broke up her engagement with Timothy Kauffman years ago were lies. Could it be that she threw away a chance at life and love, all for nothing? If Timothy weren’t already engaged to marry another woman, maybe they could rekindle their love, but Miriam realizes the past is past. She would never do to Timothy’s fiancée what was done to her. She returns to Indiana hurting, but knowing she did the right thing.
  When Miriam’s family calls on her for help, she once again steps up to the task, knowing her sacrifice will yield her no personal gain. But it turns out that peace often surpasses our understanding, and love finds us in the most unlikely of circumstances.”

Series: Book #3 (of five) in “Kaufman Amish Bakery” series. (Review of Book #1 Here! and #2 Here!) (Has two bonus Christmas novella connecting to the series. Review of #1 Here! and #2 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Prayers, Thanking & Praising God; Scriptures are quoted, mentioned, remembered & talked about; Bible reading; Church services & a baptism; Many Talks about God, His will, forgiveness & faiths; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of God, His will/plan, Jesus, forgiveness & faiths; Many mentions of Bibles, Bible reading; Many mentions of prayers & praying; Many mentions of the Amish church, their beliefs & baptisms; Mentions of sermons, church services, church going & a bishop; Mentions of hymns & singing; Mentions of those in & books of the Bible; Mentions of praising God; Mentions of miracles; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of sins; Mentions of a cross necklace; A few mentions of thanking God; A few mentions of the Christian thing to do; A few mentions of Christian novels; A few mentions of not judging others; A mention of Bible studies.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: a ‘oh my gosh’ and three ‘stupid’s; A bit of sarcasm & eye rolling; Lies & Lying; Many mentions of lies, lying & liars; A few mentions of divorces; A couple mentions of when Jessica ran away & was hit by a car; A couple mentions of gossips.

Sexual Content- a cheek kiss, a head kiss, an almost kiss, a not-detailed kiss, a barely-above-not-detailed kiss and two semi-detailed kisses; Remembering noticing & a kiss (barely-above-not-detailed); Wanting to/to be kissed  & embraced; Touches, Embraces, Warmth, Smelling & Sparks/Shivers (up to semi-detailed); Noticing & Staring; Jealousy; Many mentions of dating, courting, girlfriends, boyfriends & those cheating on the other; Mentions of a husband who left his wife for his secretary; Mentions of thinking a girl moved in with her boyfriend; Mentions of kisses & kissing; Mentions of touches (barely-above-not-detailed); Mentions of flirting & a flirt; Mentions of jealousy; A few mentions of blushes; A couple mentions of people believing a young woman was kissing & “doing other inappropriate things” with a guy; Love, being/falling in love & the emotions;
         *Note: A mention of a guy saying a woman looks like a 12 year old (taken negatively).

-Miriam Lapp, age 23
-Timothy Kauffman, age 30
                                                           P.O.V. switches between them mostly, but also Beth Anne, Jessica, Lindsay & Hannah up to three times each.
                                                       310 pages

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My personal Rating-
While I really liked Miriam & Timothy, I wouldn’t say this is my favorite Amish book by this talented author. (It was a very good one, though!) I did really like all the Spiritual Content and seeing those from the previous books! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series to see what happens with this large—and growing—family next! :)

See y’all on Friday 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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