Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston

Naomi's Gift by Amy Clipston

Naomi’s Gift
Amy Clipston
Amish Fiction/Christmas
4 out of 5

Book description…

Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you'll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman's story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams ... and secrets. You'll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the "English" way of life-and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families.

Naomi's Gift re-introduces twenty-four-year-old Naomi King, who has been burned twice by love and has all but given up on marriage and children. As Christmas approaches-a time of family, faith, and hope for many others-Naomi is more certain than ever her life will be spent as an old maid, helping with the family's quilting business and taking care of her eight siblings. Then she meets Caleb, a young widower with a 7-year-old daughter, and her world is once again turned upside-down.

Naomi's story of romantic trial and error and youthful insecurities has universal appeal. Author Amy Clipston artfully paints a panorama of simple lives full of complex relationships, and she carefully explores cultural differences and human similarities, with inspirational results.

Naomi's Gift includes all the details of Amish life that Clipston's fans enjoy, while delivering the compelling stories and strong characters that continue to draw legions of new readers.

My thoughts…

At 144 pages this book can safely be considered a Christmas novella. It was delightful to curl up one rainy afternoon and catch up with the happenings at the Kauffman Amish Bakery. Once again I could practically smell and taste the savory delights described in this heartwarming story.

After reading about Naomi’s double heartbreaks and shame it was refreshing to have Caleb and his sweet daughter accidentally burst into Naomi’s life. When I had finished the book I set it down with a completely contented sigh. In my opinion that’s the way a Christmas book should leave you.

If you have not read any of the other books in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series, you will be fine to pick this one up as a read alone. Of course after you are finished you will want to go back and read the original series…but it will be worth it!

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*I received an e-book of this story from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. No other compensation was given.

1 comment:

  1. I have always had a love for Christmas themed stories and this sounds like a really good read! Thank you for a great review, I may just have to pick this one up for those cold snowy nights ahead :)


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