Monday, July 27, 2015

Book Review: "A Simple Prayer" by Amy Clipston

Aaron Ebersol left the Amish community 17 years ago. When he gets word that his mom has suffered a stroke, he comes home, but he isn't sure if he will be accepted back into his family and church.  Linda Zook has had a rough childhood, being orphaned at a young age and being raised by her uncle who seems to resent her. Together, can Aaron and Linda find the peace that they are looking for?

I have not read any of the other books in the Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel series by Amy Clipston. I did read a novella by her in "An Amish Cradle" that had some of the characters from the series. She does a good job of filling you in on details of the characters' lives, but it would be best to read the books in order. I had a hard time putting the book down and got pulled into the story and reading about Aaron and Linda. I wanted to yell at Solomon for how he made things worse (and truthfully, I did! I was glad no one was around to hear me yelling at my book!) I felt like the characters were realistic and if I went to Paradise, Pennsylvania, I could visit their houses.

There was no violence, sexual content, or swearing in this book. There was mentions of the characters wanting to know God's will and praying and going to church.

I would highly recommend this book.

"A Simple Prayer" is available in paperback,
  • Series: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (May 5, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310335884
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310335887
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches

in Kindle edition:
  • File Size: 1874 KB
  • Print Length: 318 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (May 5, 2015)
  • Publication Date: May 5, 2015
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English

and in hardcover:
  • Series: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel
  • Hardcover: 445 pages
  • Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print; Lrg edition (July 8, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1410479455
  • ISBN-13: 978-1410479457
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1 inches

I received a free paperback of this book from the booklookbloggers in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and a positive review was not required.

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