Monday, January 8, 2018

"A Season of Love" by Amy Clipston

About this book:

  Three young friends enter the most important season of their lives. But relationships have changed, and only time will tell if Lindsay, Katie, and Lizzie Anne have made the right choices.
  Three young women are about to change their lives: Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married, and Lindsay is about to be baptized into the Amish faith and is being courted by Matthew. While Katie Kauffman is happy for her friends who seem to have settled their futures, she is also finding herself something of a fifth wheel.
  When Lindsay’s sister Jessica returns to Bird-in-Hand, she finds that Jake Miller has moved on with his life. He lost hope that Jessica would ever be satisfied to settle in rural Pennsylvania and takes comfort in becoming close friends with Katie. However, it’s not an easy road as Jake is Mennonite and Katie has just been baptized. Her father forbids them to see each other, adamant that his daughter marry an Amish man.”

Series: Book #5 (of five) in “Kaufman Amish Bakery” series. (Review of
Book #1 Here!, #2 Here!, #3 Here!, & #4 Here!) (Has two bonus Christmas novella connecting to the series. Review of #1 Here! and #2 Here!)

Spiritual Content- Scriptures are quoted, referenced, & talked about; Prayers; Church going & Youth gatherings; Being baptized; Many talks about God, praying, baptism, & faiths; ‘H’s are capital when referring to God; Many mentions of joining the Amish church, Amish beliefs, baptism, those leaving the church or who have already left, & shunning; Mentions of God; Mentions of prayers, praying, & blessings over food; Mentions of thanking, praising, & worshiping God; Mentions of Bibles & Bible reading; Mentions of churches, church going, services, sermons, hymns, youth gatherings, & bishops/ministers; Mentions of Christmas & the first Christmas; Mentions of faiths & Christians; Mentions of Mennonites & their beliefs; Mentions of blessings & being blessed; Mentions of Christian novels; Mentions of miracles; Mentions of sins.

Negative Content- Minor cussing including: three ‘stupid’s; A bit of eye rolling; Mentions of car accidents & deaths; Mentions of a father who walked out on his family; Mentions of drinking & beer bottles; Mentions of nightmares; A few mentions of smoking; A few mentions of gossip; A mention of wild parties; A mention of vomiting; A mention of spankings.

Sexual Content- a (married couple) cheek kiss; Touches & Embraces; Noticing (x2); Three drunk young men accost/attack Katie (not so much in a sexual sense, but she says that they groped her waist (they ripped her dress, but they were stopped before anything else happened)); three ‘babe’s; Mentions of when Katie was accosted/attacked; Mentions of dating/courting, couples, girlfriends, boyfriends, & cute boys; Mentions of reputations & being alone with the opposite gender (nothing happens, but it’s looked at as inappropriate); Mentions of touches & embraces; A few mentions of jealousy; A couple mentions of tempting another; Love, falling/being in love, & the emotions (x2);
             *Note: A couple mentions of the possibility of a miscarriage.

-Katie Kauffman
-Lindsay Bedford
-Jake Miller
                           P.O.V. switches between them, Matthew (2x), Jessica (2x), & Rebecca (1x)
                                                        290 pages

Pre Teens-
New Teens-
Early High School Teens-
Older High School Teens-
My personal Rating-
Aww. I’ve dragged on reading this series for a few years now because I didn’t want it to end.
I’m sad now. This book was so bittersweet to me. Seeing these young girls from the first book (which, actually, they all were around my age when I first started this series in 2013) now grown and falling in love (which, actually, we’re all still around the same age….just  now realizing this fact…) was so fun to me, but I also don’t want to say goodbye! Haha! I’m just going to need a catch-up book where we all catch-up with these characters—but I won’t wait years to read that one!
For the plot and character wise, I really liked how main group (Katie’s parents were infuriating, however) and would definitely classify this novel as a Amish YA book more than just an Amish book. Lots of faith and discussion parts, which it always nice as well. :)

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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