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Friday, May 01, 2009

A Gift of Grace by Amy Clipston

Amy Clipston shares her gift of storytelling with the newest addition to the popular Amish fiction genre, A Gift of Grace (Zondervan, May 2009). This tender story tugs at readers heartstrings with issues of difference, belonging, beliefs, culture and values all pulled together to create one mountain of confusion and chaos in this peaceful community.

When Rebecca Kauffman’s older sister, who left the Amish community when she was a teenager, dies in an automobile accident, Rebecca’s life is transformed and she is suddenly left custody of her two teenage nieces. Will she be able to reconcile the two worlds in her home - or will the clash of cultures tear her world, including her marriage, apart?

Instant motherhood, after years of unsuccessful attempts to conceive a child of her own, is both a joy and heartache at the same time. Rebecca struggles to give the teenage girls the guidance they need as well as fulfill her duties to Daniel as an Amish wife.

Rebellious Jessica is resistant to Amish ways and constantly in trouble with the community. Younger sister Lindsay is caught in the middle, and the strain between Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessica’s rebellion escalates. Instead of the beautiful family life she dreamed of creating, Rebecca feels as if her world is being torn apart by two different cultures, leaving her to question her place in the Amish community, her marriage, and her faith in God.

About the Author:

Amy Clipston is a first-time author and member of American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She holds a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time as a public information specialist for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband and two sons.

For more information about Amy, visit www.amyclipston.com.
You can also visit Amy's blog at

A Gift of Grace
Release: May 2009
Soft cover, 336 pp., $10.99
ISBN: 0310289831

You can also visit these other blogs to learn more about Amy and her book:
Blog Tour Spot
Book Nook Club
Bound to His Heart
Camy’s Loft
Gatorskunz and Mudcats
J’s Spot
Karen R. Evans
Kells Creative Musings
Lighthouse Academy
My Christian Fiction Blog
Prayerfully Penned
Scraps and Snippets
The Friendly Book Nook
The Gospel Writer
The Journey of Writer Danica Favorite
This That and The Other
wandering, wonderings of a whacked-out woman
Writer for a Reader

1 comment:

Amy Clipston said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review! I appreciate the time you took to read the book and write the review. Have a wonderful weekend!