Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Review + Tour GIVEAWAY: A Welcome at Our Door by Amy Clipston

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Title: A Welcome At Our Door  
Series: Amish Homestead, Book 4  
Author: Amy Clipston  
Publisher: Zondervan  
Release Date: May 7, 2018
Genre: Amish Fiction

After a devastating loss, Cindy Riehl is still searching for peace. Will she find it in the community she calls home—or will love send her down a new path?

Over the last few years, Cindy Riehl—the youngest of the Riehl children—has watched her siblings find love and happiness in Lancaster County. But as her family has settled down and grown, Cindy has continued to grieve her mother, whose death left an enormous hole in her heart. Since that haunting day, Cindy has struggled to find peace and wonders if the community is the place for her—and if her faith in God will ever feel the same as it once did.

When a handsome and kind Englisher named Drew crosses Cindy’s path one surprising day, the two of them become fast and easy friends. Drew dreams of starting a family after some losses of his own, and before long, he and Cindy discover that their feelings for each other are romantic. As they spend more time together—often in secret—Cindy is drawn further and further away from the Amish community and the family she loves. In time, she is faced with a difficult choice that threatens to upend her world.

Will Cindy find contentment and love, and will she ever find restored comfort in God and her beloved community? In this final installment of the Amish Homestead series, we return to the charming town of Bird-in-Hand for a story of healing, family, and God’s perfect provision.

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Drew was important to her, and he was quickly
becoming her best friend. How could their
friendship be wrong if it felt so right?

I thoroughly enjoyed Amy Clipston’s new release, A Welcome at Our Door, which concludes the Amish Homestead series with the story of the youngest sibling, Cindy Riehl. Clipston excels at creating real scenarios and characters, often making me forget that I’m reading fiction. Their struggles are easy to identify with and we see faith lived out in daily life. While it’s great to reunite with family members featured in previous books, this story can stand alone.

A Welcome at Our Door is perhaps one of the most emotional of Clipston’s books that I’ve read, for it deals with the faith that is at the heart of the Amish people. The theme itself – friendship and attraction between an Amish/Englisher couple – is obviously going to be problematic and filled with tension. With that in mind, I especially enjoyed the story’s lighthearted beginning with a cute scene involving a stray cow named Cucumber and a neighbor’s dog named Bruce, resulting in the initial meeting between Cindy and Drew.

In the years following her mother’s death, Cindy struggled with feeling different and somewhat isolated from her family and Amish community. She had never felt God’s call on her heart to join the Amish church, like most others had. And in spite of the Church’s teaching that it was a sin to doubt God’s will, she had so many unanswered questions. It was interesting for me that I could completely understand both points of view – that of parents yearning for their child to embrace the Amish faith, and Cindy’s need to connect with someone who understood her feelings because of shared grief in their backgrounds.

A Welcome at Our Door is a moving, heartwarming, and uplifting story. I look forward to many more stories from Amy Clipston.

Recommended to all who enjoy quality Amish fiction.

I received an e-copy of this book from the author. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.



Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, and Amish Homestead 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 four spoiled rotten cats.  

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  1. I really liked the description and excerpt from the book. Sounds like a great book.

  2. I love the first three and I can't wait to read this one! Thank you for a great giveaway!