A Hopeful Heart

A Hopeful Heart

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by Amy Clipston
     
 

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Hannah Glick married the love of her life, but was widowed too young. Is she ready to risk her heart—and her family—for a new love?

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

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Hannah Glick married the love of her life, but was widowed too young. Is she ready to risk her heart—and her family—for a new love?

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times TOP PICK!
“Clipston’s series starter has a compelling drama involving faith, family and romance. Hannah’s dilemma will speak to many who have struggled with religious beliefs, and her daughter Amanda’s interest in leaving the Amish community for a career as a veterinarian opens doors for more engaging storylines to come in this absorbing series.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310413110
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
06/11/2013
Series:
Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel , #1
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
33,349
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy 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, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston

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A Hopeful Heart 3.6 out of 5 based on 3 ratings. 86 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read mainly Amish fiction and loved the Kauffman Bakery Series, this new book by Amy was a good read.  I have to admit this book was definitely different from all the other books I've read, I've never read a book where the ending was unexpected.  It also showed that the Amish people are not as perfect as we may think they are... they are just like anyone else.  Great read, I would recommend.  Can't wait to see what happens in the next book. 
GmawFL More than 1 year ago
I did not enjoy this author as much as I have Cindy Woodsmall's triology Sister's of the Quilt. The story did not flow and I think this is because of so much dialog .At times I felt as if I was readg a script for a play. The story line was unusal compared to other Amish fiction The author did make you think about how much an Amish woman would have to give up should she leave the Amish community..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I tend to read a fair amount of Amish-related romances, and I haven't met one I didn't like—until now. I really couldn't get into this book, the first in the Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel Series, and honestly couldn't finish reading it. I think my biggest problem with the book is that I couldn't relate to any of the characters. I just feel like they weren't well developed, and I often felt like the conversations between them were very stiff and wooden—not how I would imagine people talking under normal circumstances. If you're a die-hard fan of Amish romance, then I say give this a try regardless of my review. But if you're just dipping your toes into the genre, there are other better choices you should check out first. Note: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher, Zondervan.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
This was the first book that I have read that was written by Amy Clipston. I enjoyed the storyline and found that I read it fairly quickly because I really wanted to know how things would work out. A Hopeful Heart is full of complex characters, and the author did a good job of creating these interesting people – some I liked and some I didn’t. There are nice people, gossips, and judgmental people living in this community. There are rules that the members of the Amish community are expected to follow, and there is the subsequent fall-out when the rules are broken. I enjoyed the book from start to finish, however, found myself feeling that the relationship between the two characters who end up together to be a bit rushed for me. I really wanted to see a deeper relationship develop over a longer course of time. But I am still happy with the way the book worked out and really look forward to reading the next in the series. I am happy to have found another good Amish author to read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this enjoyable book in one day. If you are looking for an easy book to enjoy, this is a good one!
bluespruce7597 More than 1 year ago
This story catches your attention from the start.  It's well written and a good read.
DNunley 6 months ago
I enjoyed this story very much. It was well written and had an ending I was not expecting but I approved of.
Anonymous 6 months ago
A good read
Anonymous 6 months ago
Great read made you feel like you were right there in the family
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Emotions of family could be felt.
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Was ok but i have read better seemed quite slow at least at first its readable clean which i liked
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was not compelled by the slow story and flat characters. I made an effort to read this book in between trips to the library. After 13 chapters, I can't take any more. I don't recommend this book.
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Romance sstory Romance story. I enjoyed reading this. I do agree they rushed it. Trey should have tried the Amish church if allowed. I admire Amanda.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line. Stepping out in faith to go against the only thing and way of life youve ever known.
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beccyesmom More than 1 year ago
I appreciate the fact that this book is not filled with crude language and inappropriate behaviors, but it is not engaging either. The plot is not new, and the characters lack depth. The editing is insufficient, as well.
mybookfriends More than 1 year ago
The Amish do have interactions with others outside their faith. This story takes a different angle in friendships, relationships with Englishers. It's positive, hopeful, respectful to a life style.
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