By Amy Clipston
Make a journey to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, the place you are going to meet the ladies of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As every one woman's tale unfolds, you'll proportion in her heartaches, trials, joys, goals ... and secrets and techniques. you will discover how the simplicity of the Amish way of life can conflict with the 'English' means of life---and the choices and outcomes that stick with. most significantly, you may be inspired through the desire and religion of those girls, and the significance they position on their households. Rebecca Kauffman's tranquil outdated Order Amish lifestyles is reworked whilst she unexpectedly has custody of her teenage nieces after her 'English' sister and brother-in-law are killed in an vehicle coincidence. rapid motherhood, after years of unsuccessful makes an attempt to conceive a toddler of her personal, is either a pleasure and a heartache. Rebecca struggles to provide the teenage women the tips they want in addition to satisfy her tasks to Daniel as an Amish spouse. Rebellious Jessica is immune to Amish methods and continuously in difficulty with the neighborhood. more youthful sister Lindsay is stuck within the center, and the tension among Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessica's uprising escalates. rather than the attractive relations existence she dreamed of making for her nieces, Rebecca feels as though her international is being torn aside by way of diverse cultures, leaving her to query her position within the Amish group, her marriage, and her religion in God.
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They climbed the steep stairs to the second floor and entered a long hallway with several doors. “My room is here,” Rebecca said, motioning to a door on the right. ” The girls glanced into Rebecca and Daniel’s room. Rebecca could only imagine what they thought of it, since it was much plainer than Grace’s room. While Grace and Philip had beauti28 A G IFT of G R ACE ful modern furniture, Rebecca and Daniel had a simple double bed and dresser. ” Rebecca asked. Facing Rebecca, Lindsay shook her head.
She reached for Jessica, who stepped back and scowled in response. “Girls, your aunt loves you. She wants you here. ” Lindsay asked. “I can tell. ” Trisha glanced toward the house. “This place may seem like another planet, but you’re in a loving home. ” Jessica shook her head and hugged her chest. “I don’t understand why Mom wanted us here. ” “This was your mom’s choice. Your dad had no family left after his parents died, and your mom always loved her sister. ” Lindsay asked as she moved next to Trisha and leaned against the fence.
Rebecca wished Jessica would express her thoughts aloud since she seemed to be analyzing the situation. She worried that the child kept 29 Amy Clipston her emotions too close to her heart, and she might wind up depressed. Rebecca wondered how her niece would adjust to this Plain life after leaving her worldly existence. The room was a stark contrast to what Jessica had in Virginia Beach. In her former home, Jessica’s room contained loud lavender walls cluttered with posters and photographs along with fancy furniture, including a vanity, desk, bookshelves, and a frilly canopy bed.
A Gift of Grace: A Novel (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series) by Amy Clipston