Conflict and Commitment
Book Review for A Season of Love by Amy Clipston
“A Season of Love” is the fifth book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series written by Amy Clipston. Your interest becomes captivated and absorbed within the happenings in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania very easily. I became peaked and consumed very quickly into the story, it made me feel as if I were right there among the community.
The story is filled with various conflicts, emotions, romance and commitment. Life decisions are made but not until after conflict and deliberations are sought and obtained. The story focuses mainly on three young Amish females ready to embark on their futures. Lindsay, an Englisher niece of Daniel and Rebecca Kauffman; Lizzie Anne, who is best friends with Lindsay and Katie and dating Katie’s brother Samuel Kauffman; and Katie Kauffman, niece to Daniel & Kauffman, who works at the Kauffman Bakery with her mammi and helps out when needed with Rebecca during her pregnancy.
Katie begins taking care of Rebecca during her pregnancy while Lindsay is away in Virginia Beach taking care of her Englisher Aunt Trisha. Rebecca has complication during her pregnancy and the doctor has ordered her on complete bed rest. Unable to get out of bed, she enlists the help of Katie to help care for the home and her children. While Katie becomes extremely concerned for Rebecca’s well-being, she feels compelled to write and inform Lindsay of Rebecca’s situation.
During the time in which Lindsay has been away, she has been contemplating whether she belonged in this English world or in the Amish world. Her mother was raised Amish but left the faith when she married her father. When her parents died Lindsay and her sister Jessica came to live with Daniel and Rebecca Kauffman. Their mother was Rebecca’s sister and this was their mother’s wish.
Lindsay enlists the help of Matthew Glick, a good friend from Bird in Hand to pick her up at the bus station and bring her home to surprise her Auntie and Onkel. Lindsay and Matthew later begin seeing each other.
With Lizzie Anne and Lindsay both having beaus, Katie begins to feel that her life is at a standstill while her best friends lives are moving forward. Katie has found any boy within their community which sparks her interest. The only boy that has even captured her interest is a Mennonite boy and he is forbidden to her.
To find out what decisions Lindsay, Lizzie Anne and Katie make regarding their future it is a must to read this book. What troubles will Lindsay have in respects to her decision whether to join the Amish faith or not? Will Katie find love and happiness? How do their problems affect Lizzie Anne? These are all things that you’ll discover once you read “A Season of Love” by Amy Clipston.