Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston ~ Book Review

Title: A Hopeful Heart (Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel Series)
Author: Amy Clipston
Publisher: Zondervan
Publish Date: June 7, 2013

Book Description

In A Hopeful Heart, the first novel of the new Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from best-selling author Amy Clipston, Hannah finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her community offers her love and support after the untimely death of her husband, but an Englisher offers her the chance of a new life after her unexpected tragedy. Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised by his attraction to the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand Hotel. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.

Joshua Glick wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her late husband’s brother and business partner, he has always been in love with Hannah.

A Hopeful Heart is filled with surprising twists as Hannah tries to balance her life in the Amish community and her growing love for an outsider.

My Thoughts

Well, what are my thoughts? I really enjoyed this book, a lot!! I give it five stars for sure. I read it in three sittings, which is good for me because by the time I find time to read I am so exhausted that I only get a page or two in and I am fast asleep. Sad, I know.

Hannah has a lot on her plate all throughout this entire book. With losing her husband, Gideon, and having to raise her three children alone, working at the hotel along with being a part of the horse business on the farm she is constantly doing on the go but always still missing her husband something terrible. I can not imagine, nor do I want to know what it would feel like to have that happen.

Anyway, she befriends an English fellow who is staying at the hotel and this is when gossip starts to fly about Hannah. Hannah has twin daughters, Lillian who wants to be an Amish school teacher and Amanda who wants to go to college and become a Veterinarian. She also has a little boy named Andrew who wants to work on the horse farm with his Uncle Joshua when he grows up. With all the gossip going around and Hannah not knowing for sure where it is coming from for sure she sure does have her hands full.

Now, I am not going to give away what happens in the book but I will say that I am excited to know that this is part of a series so there is more to come. I just can't wait to get my hands on it. I hope it doesn't take long for it to come out.

Go HERE to find other books by Amy Clipston.

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Disclosure: I have received a copy of this book for my Kindle in return for an honest review. Opinions are express are mine and mine alone. Images and book description are from BookSneeze.com.


  1. 5 stars makes it worth consideration! Thank you for the introduction and review.

  2. Thank you for the lovely review!

  3. I really need to get back into reading now that I am no longer working. Perhaps this will be my first book it sounds like something I would like :)

  4. This looks like a good read! I read so much during the summer months, and I am ready for a new good read!

  5. I think this book would wonderful and it is one of my favorite genre's as well. I can't wait to read this.

  6. Thank you for the thorough review - I know someone who will resonate with this book, and I will pass it on to her!

  7. Ooo an Amish story. I love those.. it allows me into the mind of a completely different culture.

  8. I'll check it out! I am always searching for a good read! Thanks!


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