By Amy Clipston
Make a journey to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, the place you will meet the ladies of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each one woman's tale unfolds, you'll proportion in her heartaches, trials, joys, desires ... and secrets and techniques. you will find how the simplicity of the Amish way of life can conflict with the 'English' manner of life---and the choices and effects that stick to. most significantly, you can be inspired through the wish and religion of those ladies, and the significance they position on their households. Rebecca Kauffman's tranquil outdated Order Amish lifestyles is remodeled whilst she abruptly has custody of her teenage nieces after her 'English' sister and brother-in-law are killed in an vehicle twist of fate. rapid motherhood, after years of unsuccessful makes an attempt to conceive a baby of her personal, is either a pleasure and a heartache. Rebecca struggles to provide the teenage women the suggestions they want in addition to satisfy her tasks to Daniel as an Amish spouse. Rebellious Jessica is proof against Amish methods and regularly in hassle with the group. more youthful sister Lindsay is stuck within the center, and the tension among Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessica's uprising escalates. rather than the gorgeous kinfolk lifestyles she dreamed of making for her nieces, Rebecca feels as though her global is being torn aside via diversified cultures, leaving her to question her position within the Amish group, her marriage, and her religion in God.
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Her niece gazed toward the pile of boxes lining the far wall. ” Rebecca headed for the door. “I’ll go start on supper. ” Trisha and Lindsay appeared in the doorway of Lindsay’s room. Trisha looped her arm around Lindsay’s shoulder. ” Lindsay shook her head. “I’m fine. ” Trisha glanced at Rebecca. ” Rebecca shrugged. ” “I’d be happy to,” Trisha said. Rebecca headed down the stairs with Trisha in tow. They nodded to the movers climbing the stairs with boxes. They stepped into the kitchen, and Rebecca fished through the refrigerator for ingredients.
He asked. She shook her head. “Nee. ” She turned the burner down and snatched a large plate. “I thought we could sit them down and talk with them after Trisha and Frank leave. We can discuss the rules and tell them a little bit about our daily schedule. ” He placed a loaf of homemade bread and a plate of butter on the table. ” Rebecca dumped the eggs onto the plate and then carried it to the table. “Good morning,” Trisha said as she entered the kitchen. ” “Thank you,” Rebecca said while placing the skillet onto the stove.
The longtime family friends had been the girls’ security after their parents’ death. She had silently talked to God throughout the night, asking Him how to reach out to the girls and convince them to trust her as their guardian. ” “Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience,” she whispered. “Yes, Lord. ” She poured the scrambled eggs into a large cast-iron pan. After placing the pan on the stove, she ignited the burner. Arms hugged her waist, and she gasped with a start. ” Daniel’s voice was husky against her neck.
A Gift of Grace: A Novel (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series) by Amy Clipston