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A Season of Love

A Season of Love

Написано Amy Clipston

Озвучено Devon O'Day


A Season of Love

Написано Amy Clipston

Озвучено Devon O'Day

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4.5/5 (19 оценки)
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Издано:
19 июн. 2012 г.
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9780310413103
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In the fifth and final novel of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series, 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 in the Amish faith and is courting 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 in the Amish faith. Her father forbids them to see each other, intent that his daughter marry an Amish man.

A Season of Love is filled with surprising twists that will grip you to the very last words. As the stories of your favorite Amish community draw to a close, join Lindsay, her friends, and all the people of Bird-In-Hand for one last volume.
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Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, Amish Homestead, and Amish Marketplace series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and six spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at AmyClipston.com; Facebook: @AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston; BookBub: @AmyClipston.


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  • (5/5)
    This fifth book nicely wraps up the series. Katie’s life is a roller coaster of ups and downs. She loves working in the bakery, and she is soon to be baptized into the Amish faith. But every day she discovers that she is more and more attracted to Jake, a Mennonite. At first, Kate thinks she just wants to be his friend, but soon, her feelings run deeper. But there is no hope for an Amish girl and a Mennonite boy to have any kind of committed relationship; her father has made that clear. In fact, he has forbidden her to even talk to Jake. Katie is much troubled by her strict father’s edicts, and as much as she wants to obey him, she just can’t do it. This tale is filled with wonderful characters in an intriguing story that is entertaining and interesting. The whole series is highly recommended to readers who enjoy Amish fiction.
  • (4/5)
    "A Season of Love" by Amy Clipston is the last book in a series. I didn't realize this when I picked it out! I never read anything by her before. Even though it was the final book, the author wrote it so that it was easily a standalone book. I never felt lost because she caught up new readers with short summaries of what happened before. I was never confused about who the characters were and their histories. It was a very quick and enjoyable read.There were several storylines from the previous books that needed to be tied up. I was drawn to the one about Lindsey who had to decide on whether or not to join the Amish community. All the stories intertwine but I had no trouble keeping up. The main story though was the dilemma of Jake Yoder, a Mennonite and Katie Kaufman who were in love. I liked the conclusion although it seemed a little predictable.The characters were all very developed and there is Amish wisdom through this book. The portraits of Elizabeth and Katie really came to life. I felt that I wanted to talk to them! I wanted to console Katie and smile at Elizabeth. I loved the recipes in the book, they were all simple enough to make easy and sounded like they would be tasty.My conclusion is that I would definitely read more Amish fiction by Amy Clipston.I received this book as a part of the Vine Program but that in no way influenced my review.
  • (4/5)
    Review: A Season of Love by Amy Clipstone 4 STARS I liked this book. Now I would like to read the other books that Amy Clipston has written. A Season of Love is the 5th and final book of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. In this book starts with Lizzie Anne and Samuel have decided to get married. Lindsey has decided that she does belong in the Amish church and she is going to be baptised. Katie Kauffman is feeling left out with her friends new life starting. None of the Amish guys are right for her. Katie runs into Jake Miller and enjoyed thier talk. Jake is a Mennonite and after Katie been baptised its not right for her to be alone with Jake. Jake and Katie's grandfather are building new cabinates for the Kauffman Amish bakery that Katie works in. Katie,Jake and a couple of the bakers are eating lunch together outside of the bakery. The next day Katie makes Jake something for lunch and her mother tells her she can't just make something for him. One after work Katie comes out from the closet and finds everyone has left work. They all travel together by hired car service. Jake offers her a ride home because its raining so hard. Katie is forbidden to talk to him. Her parents don;t believe that it wasn't an accident that she was left behind at work. Katie and Jake both watch each other and try to stay away because they know what happens if Katie gets in more trouble. Lindsey now that she is baptised a member of the Amish church dates Mathew. So both her friends are always talking about thier boyfriends. Katie is more alone then ever. The story lines are good. I wanted to shake Katies family sometimes. Other times I could see thier point. They had a lot of reciepes in the book as you go. That if I wanted to make them would have to search this ebook. I should have saved them. I like the book club questions in the back make me think of things that I did not pay attention to at the time. I don't think I could live without my electric appilances.phones or car. That would be hard to change. But is you feel thats what Heavenly Father is leading you then thats the path to take. Thier was bible verse to help the girls when they were facing hard times and talk of prayer helping. It fit the storyline. Thier is nothing that should offend anyone from reading this novel. I was given this ebook to read in exchange for honest review from Netgalley. 07/01/2012 PUB Zondervan 304 pages
  • (5/5)
    What a wonderful story! This story shows that it’s not always good to judge before knowing all the facts.
  • (5/5)
    This is the final book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, and how time has flown. It is hard to say goodbye to old friends, but love being updated on everyone.Major life changes abound here for three close friends, Lindsay, Katie, and Lizzie Anne, and then there will be no turning back. These girls are no longer little ones, and have somehow before our eyes grown up. They are now deciding to join the church and taking a life partner, they are moving on.Two of these friends seem to have found that perfect one for them, but Katie sees no one in her future. When we see how Katie’s dad treats her, no wonder she is having problems. I wanted to smack him when he wouldn’t listen to her about those men that were accosting her.Her father has concerns for her faith, and sees a budding relationship between her and Jake a Mennonite, they are Amish and she is baptized. As this story unfolds, you will see how extreme her father goes to keep her Amish.While I hate for this series to end, I loved this book, and wish there was more.I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Zondervan, and was not required to give a positive review.
  • (4/5)
    The 5th and final story in this series and I am so glad I took the time to visit the Kauffman Amish Bakery and get to know the people in this series. The author has done a really good job of making these characters come alive and seem very real. They are not perfect people, but have their share of problems to work through and I feel the author did a very good job of being fair and honest about how the Amish live and the strict code they live by.In this story we wrap up the series by seeing 3 close friends, Lindsay, Lizzie Anne and Katie being baptized into the Amish community. Each have dreams of courtship and marriage and two of the girls already have their future mates picked out for the most part. But Katie will quickly feel a little left out and finds herself becoming friends with Jake Yoder, who is not Amish. Jake has worked among the Amish community as a carpenter and has close Amish friends. But Katie and Jake showing an interest in each other will be strictly forbidden by her parents and others. Jake is Mennonite and Katie is Amish. There is no future there for them, only heartache. The way the author brings this dilemma to a conclusion and the pain and heartache Katie goes through was very difficult, but very well done. I have enjoyed my time spent in this community and although I don't agree with all the Amish regulations, I do appreciate their simplistic way of life and trying to keep "the world" from influencing the love for their Lord.
  • (4/5)
    Monday, April 18, 2016Recap of A Season of Love by Amy Clipston, © 2012, © 2015The Finale of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series ~ Book 5Author's Note: The Making of A Season of Love"A Season of Love was an emotional novel for me to write since it's the final book in my Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. I held back tears when I wrote the final chapter. However, it was fun to revisit all of my favorite characters once more, and I tied up all of the loose ends. I hope my readers will enjoy taking one last journey with the Kauffman family." --Amy Clipston In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. --Matthew 5:16My Review:This was the first book I read by Amy Clipston when it was released in 2012. It was rereleased with a new cover in 2015.Meet Katie Kauffman:I am a granddaughter of Elizabeth, who owns the Bakery. I have had feelings of anxiety ~ my friends begin their future and I feel I don't fit in my present.I don't fully understand why my father is so against my friendship with Jake Miller. My grandfather Eli has employed him to build new bakery shelving. Jake's mother left the community years earlier to marry Jake's father.Will my father be able to include this grandson of his father's business partner? ~*~ A Season of Love contains strong characters. They strive to know their own minds, but possibly overlook each other's hearts.I found compassion in the grandparents, Eli and Elizabeth, that seemed to be lacking in their son, Robert, Katie's father. Does he have a pain in his heart that needs healing?The storyline brings you into their daily lives. With the conversational writing, some material was repeated speaking to someone else. With Katie's father being so close to the law of his beliefs, he was hindered in truly hearing his family. Reading the earlier books in the series would likely give further insight into his character. There were tense moments and misunderstandings. Growth was evident as the story progressed in the interaction between characters.These are the previous books in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series: Book 1 ~* A Gift of Grace Book 2 ~* A Promise of Hope Book 3 ~* A Place of Peace Book 4 ~* A Life of JoyThank you to Zondervan Linked to Lit for sending the initial review copy of Book 5, A Season to Love. This review was written in my own words. No other compensation was received.
  • (3/5)
    Not my favorite but enjoyable.

    This is Katie's story. With her 2 best friends falling in love she feels left out. She falls for a non Amish boy and this deals with what they have to go through in order to try and be together.

    I thought Katie's father was a little harsh and I wonder about how quickly this relationship happened but it does seem to happen that way in many of the Amish books I read.
  • (5/5)
    While she is happy that her friends Lindsay and Lizzie Anne have found love, Katie Kauffman can't help but feel left out as she has yet to find true love. That seems to change as she grows closer to Jake Yoder while he is renovating the display cases at the Kauffman Amish Bakery. Jake seems to feel the same way about Katie but their love has a major problem - Katie is Amish, Jake is Mennonite and their love is forbidden. Will Katie and Jake have to sacrifice everything in order to follow God's path?"A Season of Love", the fifth and final book in Amy Clipston's Kauffman Amish Bakery series and it is a fitting end to the series. Clipston's book is not just a romance novel but an insightful look into the Amish way of life including the sometimes harsh rules the Amish have to live by (Katie's father made me angry more than once). Clipston does an excellent job with Katie's character and she is a very believable character as she often feels like a fifth wheel when her friends find love and she doesn't (at least at first). Jake is also a good character - he is falling in love with Katie, doesn't want to hurt her, and wonders how they can have a future together. The romance between the two develops slowly but nicely and the anguish of a seemingly impossible future together is particularly well done. All of the other stories in the book are done nicely and while Clipston does a good job of wrapping up the series I still wouldn't mind finding out what happens to others in the book especially Jessica."A Season of Love" is an excellent novel of romance, struggles, faith, and hope.
  • (5/5)
    This is one of my favorite book. I really enjoyed this series altogether and I will miss it. I love this one for it get you see three friends find what they were looking for. Lindsay finally get what she wants and she also gets her dreams with Matthew Glick. Katie though she get what see want in the end. She struggles mostly though it. Her friend Lizzie Annie get her wish as well. Though you will be surprise with who and how soon.

    Mainly this story sit around Katie. Though it is also surrounded by Lindsay as well. You get to see two woman love struggles and blooms. Find out more about it and read the story of how it ends. Though I hope there some more novel that surrounds this family and I hope to find out if Lindsay and Katie get married and have children. I like to find out if Lizzie Annie has children as well.
  • (4/5)
    In this fifth and final novel of the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, when Katie’s friends pair up with their future husbands she feels left out. When Jake Miller begins working on the cabinetry at the bakery, she is attracted, but realizes that since he cannot be more than a friend since he is not Amish. When Katie is attacked, Jake comes to her rescue, but appearances cause Katie’s father to ground her, unfairly. Katie and Jake both feel the attraction, but the gap between Amish and Mennonite may be too far to bridge.This is an interesting story, set in the Amish community, but showing that the Amish lifestyle is not as perfect as it may appear. This sweet romance has enough twists to make it a fun read. I would recommend it to all readers of Amish fiction, especially those that have enjoyed the previous books in the series and want to follow the story to completion.
  • (4/5)
    Review: A Season of Love by Amy ClipstonReviewed by Darin GodbyWhile A Season of Love is chock full of different characters, I especially liked the storyline of Katie and Jake. Katie looks deep within herself and determines that she desires to be a part of the Amish faith, so she seeks baptism. While Jake was raised by family who were Amish, his mother decided to leave that faith and he was raised to be a Mennonite. Jake worked around the Amish on a daily basis and soon took a liking to a young lady named Katie. However, Katie being Amish and Jake being Mennonite creates drama that could have Katie shunned not only from her family, but her church and community as well.I enjoyed the way Amy Clipston writes about the various struggles that both Jake and Katie face. She gives us great insight into their internal warfare as they desire to be with each other but know they can’t because of their beliefs.There are several times when Katie’s father is very harsh and non-forgiving because he views his daughter as disobedient and disrespectful. Once, when Katie was walking along the street, several men began to attack her, and it was Jake who intervened and chased the men away. In despair and forgetting that it isn’t allowed within her faith, Katie hugged Jake. She was seen by the bishop who reported the sighting to her father, later causing separation between Katie and her family.I became really disgruntled with the father when I saw how close-minded he was. He was more concerned about his appearance to the bishop, church and community than he was to his own daughter and family. While this was easy to get frustrated about, it did leave me wondering about how often we make decisions based on how others will view us instead of considering what really matters in the long run.A Season of Love takes several twists along the way, but, needless to say, it ends up with a bright and happy ending. This is a book that will keep you rooting for Jake and Katie and hoping that they will make the right decision. It is also a book that will challenge you to make sure that the decisions you make are made for the right reasons. I really enjoy reading the works of Amy Clipson and feel others will as well.Darin Godby is an active reader, husband, father and soon to be author.Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Zondervan. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.