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Title:
A seat by the hearth

An Amish homestead novel ;

Thorndike Press large print Christian romance

Amish homestead novel.

Thorndike Press large print Christian romance series.
Title:
A seat by the hearth
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Edition:
Large print edition.
Publisher Info:
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Thorndike Press, a part of Gale, a Cengage Company, 2019.
Physical Description:
501 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
An Amish homestead novel ; [book 3]

Thorndike Press large print Christian romance

Amish homestead novel.

Thorndike Press large print Christian romance series.
Abstract:
"In the third installment of Amy Clipston's Amish Heirloom series, Priscilla Allgyer returns to the Amish community she'd dreamt of escaping and learns the hard lessons of love and forgiveness from a surprising source"-- Provided by publisher.

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Summary

Author Notes

Amy Clipson has lived in New Jersey and Virginia. She now lives in North Carolina with her husband, Joe, and their two sons, Zac and Matt, and her mother, Lola.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Publisher's Weekly Review

This third book in Clipston's Amish Homestead series (following Room on the Porch Swing) is a moving portrait of a disgraced woman attempting to reenter her childhood community. Pricilla Allgyer fled her family and their Amish community in Lancaster, Penn., when she was 18 to live with a cousin in Baltimore. Now, eight years later, she has a six-year-old son, Ethan, and an abusive husband. Deciding she has finally had enough of her husband, she reluctantly returns penniless to Lancaster County and her perpetually disappointed father. Instead of welcoming Pricilla home, her father immediately establishes a firm set of rules for her to follow, including undergoing a shunning for her sins and marrying an Amish man of his choice. Mark Riehl, the social butterfly of their Lancaster county, is glad Pricilla has returned and is set on winning her friendship-but not her heart. However, Clipston predictably steers the two together, and their growing affections provoke Pricilla's father to attempt to control his daughter's life even more. Though readers won't be surprised by how the romance plays out, this will please Clipston's fans and also win over newcomers to Lancaster County. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Booklist Review

Tired of her father's endless criticism, Priscilla Allgyer leaves her Amish home behind. She is attracted to an Englisher, Trent, and soon becomes pregnant. But Trent begins to drink and becomes abusive after their son, Ethan, is born, so Priscilla returns to the Amish community. It's not a pleasant homecoming. Her father refuses to speak to her, and she's shunned for six weeks until she is accepted again by the church. Priscilla remembers handsome Mark, her father's hired hand, as being wildly popular in school, and she's determined not to fall for him. When they're innocently caught in a compromising position, however, they agree to wed in name only. Priscilla feels as if she's trapped Mark and agonizes over their relationship. Mark is attracted to Priscilla but agrees to her terms to keep peace. There is a surprising amount of sexual tension in this Amish romance as the two try to fight their growing feelings for each other while staying true to their faith. Fans of Amish stories will root for these likable characters.--Candace Smith Copyright 2019 Booklist