Saturday, June 8, 2013

Review of A Hopeful Heart

Review of  A Hopeful Heart

by Amy Clipston

A Hopeful Heart

In Hopeful Heart, the first novel of the new Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from bestselling author Amy Clipston, Hannah Glick, a recent widow, finds herself stuck at a crossroad in her life. Her community offers her love and support, but a new friend offers her the chance of a new life after unexpectedly losing her husband.
Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised at his attraction for the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand hotel where he is staying. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.
Joshua King wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her husband’s best friend and business partner in their shared horse business, he has always been in love with Hannah. Are they destined to be only business partners or will Joshua be able to convince her that they belong together for life?

My Review:
Amy Clipston has written a delightful tale of hope and healing in A Hopeful Heart. Hannah Glick, an Amish widow who is working in housekeeping at the Lancaster Grand Hotel, meets English widow, Trey Peterson, who is staying at the hotel.  He is hoping to fulfill his former wife's dream of running a Bed & Breakfast in Lancaster's Amish country.  Hannah is hoping to be able to provide for her family and find love again.  What is God's will for their lives?  To be together, one of them must give up the lifestyle they are accustomed to.   Add to the mix Hannah's teenage twin daughters and young son and a critical, harsh mother-in-law and one love struck brother-in-law and you have a very exciting tale!  I read this book within 24 hours, picking it up as much as I possibly could.  
I think there are many possible things to relate to in the book:  critical relatives, children with agendas of their own, lost love, fears of the future, and grief and loss.  I was certainly able to relate to many of the character's feelings, and I was rooting for each of the main characters to follow their hearts.  For horse lovers among readers, an added bonus is the family horse farm !   
I received a free pdf version of this book from booksneeze in exchange for my honest review.  

About the Author:

Amy Clipston holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.

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