A Place of Peace (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series #3) [NOOK Book]

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Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams … and secrets. You’ll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the “English” way of life—and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. Miriam Lapp, who left...

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A Place of Peace (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series #3)

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Overview

Take a trip to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, where you’ll meet the women of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each woman’s story unfolds, you will share in her heartaches, trials, joys, dreams … and secrets. You’ll discover how the simplicity of the Amish lifestyle can clash with the “English” way of life—and the decisions and consequences that follow. Most importantly, you will be encouraged by the hope and faith of these women, and the importance they place on their families. Miriam Lapp, who left the Amish community of Bird-in-Hand three years ago, is heartbroken when her sister calls to reveal that her mother has died suddenly. Traveling home to Pennsylvania, she is forced to face the heartache from her past, including her rift from her family and the breakup of her engagement with Timothy Kauffman. Her past emotional wounds are reopened when her family rejects her once again and she finds out that Timothy is in a relationship with someone else. Miriam discovers that the rumors that broke them up three years ago were all lies. However, when Timothy proposes to his girlfriend and Miriam’s father disowns her, Miriam returns to Indiana with her heart in shambles. When Miriam’s father has a stroke, Miriam returns to Pennsylvania, where her world continues to fall apart, leaving her to question her place in the Amish community and her faith in God.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Clipston wraps up the Kauffman Amish Bakery series with a tale of Amish star-crossed lovers Timothy Kauffman and Miriam Lapp. Miriam has left her Amish community, but returns when she receives news of her mother's death. There she must face her estrangement from her family because of a painful incident in the past and the presence of Timothy, to whom she was once engaged and whom she still loves, and who is now involved with someone else. A complicated web of relationships, tangled by lies, reticence, and indirection, is slowly resolved as the story unfolds. Clipston's narrative drags repetitively around the lovers--how many times can Timothy raise his eyebrows in surprise and eat Miriam's crumbly peach pie?--and misses chances for conveying greater emotion in central family relationships. Yes, there are recipes for baked goods, a tasty addition. A mitteling addition to the Amish romance shelf. (Dec.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780310413059
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • Publication date: 12/21/2010
  • Series: Kauffman Amish Bakery Series , #3
  • Sold by: Zondervan Publishing
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • Sales rank: 43,911
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Amy Clipston

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller 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 www.amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston

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  • Posted November 19, 2010

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    fans will enjoy this Amish bakery romance

    Several years ago, the accident shattered many lives in the Amish community Pennsylvania. Most families turned to the Lord trying to understand how an innocent died while Miriam Lapp watched the baby. Miriam blamed herself for causing the tragedy; so after her dad shunned her and her boyfriend Timothy betrayed her she left the only home she knew and moved to Indiana where her cousin Abby warmly welcomed her

    Her married sister with children Hannah, who forgave her unlike their parents and other siblings, calls Miriam to inform her that their mother died. She races home, but her father refuses to acknowledge her; most of the townsfolk and her family except Hannah follow his lead. Miriam grieves the death of her beloved mom who she was not allowed to see ever since her father threw her out. She also knows she still loves her former fiancé Timothy Kauffman, who is seeing someone else. Miriam knows she will never forgive herself so why should other forgive her. She returns to Indiana only to come back home when her father suffers a stroke. However, still a pariah, Miriam begins to question her faith for the first time.

    The third Kauffman Amish Bakery tale (see A Gift of Hope and A Promise of Hope) is an engaging entry as the undesirable tries twice to come home, but remains in exile. Miriam is a wonderful lead character who after several rejections questions her faith. Hannah is courageous as she is there for her sister, which could ostracize her and her family. Although Timothy is a bit irritating when he is not chomping on strudel, fans will enjoy this Amish bakery romance.

    Harriet Klausner

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 5, 2010

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    My favorite author has given us another great book!

    Book 3
    Kauffman Amish Bakery Series
    Amy Clipston
    Publish Date January 2011
    Zondervan
    Fiction/Christian/General



    Miriam Lapp, left the Amish community, heartbroken. Betrayed by her boyfriend, rejected by her family after the baby in her care died of SIDS. Leaving the Amish community and going to live in Indiana with her cousin Abby, seemed the only out that Miriam had. Four long years have passed and Miriam doesn't really fit in the English world, but her heart was so broken she was afraid she wouldn't fit into her Amish community anymore.

    News of her mother's sudden death sends her rushing home, determined she will try to straighten out the mess with her Daed, and her family, but her father rejects her once again. Seeing her boyfriend with another young woman, Miriam knows she cannot stay in Pennsylvania. Broken hearted she returns to Indiana.

    What will her future hold, will Miriam ever be reconnected with her family? Amy Clipston has once again brought us another awesome story from the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, we will once again meet our friends that we met in the first two stories. Another great story! 224 pages $12.99 US 5 stars

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2014

    Purty good.

    This was a purty good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2013

    Awsome

    Great book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2012

    W t f

    W t f

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  • Posted April 15, 2012

    Goodness gracious! He said, she said, I saw, what if? Many a r

    Goodness gracious! He said, she said, I saw, what if? Many a relationship has been plagued by talking but not listening, assuming and presuming but not inquiring and listening, withdrawal or running rather staying and working it out.


    A Place of Peace opens with a phone call that changes Miriam Lapp's life. Loss overshadows loss as she returns to her hometown after four years. After a tragedy, she left behind her family, her Amish community, and the man she loves. Loves- present tense. Then she gets a call from her sister. Miriam's mother has died. She goes home; but, her father, sister, and brother won't speak to her or allow her in their home. A maiden aunt takes her in. Everything seems so wrong. Until she sees him across the room. Their eyes speak volumes; but, he's with another young woman and Miriam escapes. He follows only to find her speaking with another young man. It all just gets so mixed up. A little help from well meaning relatives sometimes complicates things. Oh, you'll just have to read this one. There's no way to really share it without giving it all away. This is the third in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. I enjoyed it.

    A little honesty, clarity and a whole lot of listening go a long way in a relationship!

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    Enjoyed it all the way thru

    If you enjoy Amish reading, you will enjoy this book. Great reading.

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  • Posted February 3, 2012

    Wonderful story!

    If you enjoy Amish stories, This is a wonderful continuing story of the Kaufman's & others!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Live in the moment

    Would love to live in that time

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    I love the cover as well as the title

    I like the cover, the story line, the fact it's about Amish people and a good book to share.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    A way home

    When you think you are lost and don't belong, God has a way.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    Lovely book

    I especially like the books about the Amish. Lovely stories about families. Gives insight into the Amish way of life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2011

    CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEXT BOOK!

    EASY READING AND HELD YOUR INTEREST

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  • Posted April 25, 2011

    highly recommended!

    I could not put this book down! Amy Clipston does an excellent job with the characters...I felt like I knew them by the end! I can not wait to read the next one!

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  • Posted December 22, 2010

    A Place of Peace- Amy Clipston

    Miriam Lapp had left the Amish community to study to be a nurse- she had the mistaken idea that her fiance- Timothy Kauffman had been seeing someone behind her back. Miriam gets a phone call that her mother has passed away- Miriam immediately went back to Lancaster, PA. Miriams dad Abraham is still hurting from his daughter leaving and refuses to let her in his house. Miriam then later returns to the english world- but gets a phone call from her sister that her dad has had a stroke and was asking for her!!! Miriam immediately went back to Lancaster to stay with her Dad.

    Amongst all this Miriam see her ex-fiance- but he is now engaged to marry Naomi- another young Amish lady. When Timothy see Miriam again - he realizes he never stopped loving her- and Miriam KNOWS she never stopped loving him. But Timothy is engaged to get married and doesnt want to hurt Naomi!! Also Timothy had been told that Miriam had left Lancaster to move in with an english boyfriend (which was never true).

    Finally Miriams father tells Miriam he loves her and wants her to come home- but will Timothy call off his marriage- especially when he finds out that Miriam's sister Lilly had been lying to both him and Miriam in an act of revenge. Then figure in that Zach another amish man thinks that Miriam is beautiful and wants the chance to court her. Then figure in that secretly Lilly- Miriams sister had a crush on Zach all along and was jealous was why she lied to both Miriam and Timothy.

    Also Miriam's neice Lena Joy needs a liver transplant- but will she get the transplant in time??? Will Timothy and Miriam finally be together??? With a push from Miriam will Lilly finally have a chance for love with Zach???

    Very intrigueing book from start to finish- and wonderfully wonderfully written!!! This is a book that Amy Clipston has outdone herself on- absolutely loved the book!!!

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  • Posted December 14, 2010

    Highly Recommended

    This book is a great book. I have read all the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series books so far. They are great books to read. I would recommend these books to everyone.

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  • Posted December 12, 2010

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    Another Great Amish book

    Book three of the series Kauffman Amish Bakery come the new book A Place of Peace. Again Amy Clipson came through with a great story, Bertha Lapp dies in her sleep, her daughter Miriam had left the Amish Community to fulfill her dream of becoming a nurse after she and her betrothed had broken up. But she never became as nurse as she didn't have the money so she lived with her cousin and worked in the office of a doctor's office. She got the call about her mama and left for her old home to find her dad still had not forgiven her for leaving even though she had never been baptised into the faith.

    She stayed with her aunt Edna and after the burial of her mama she went to work again in the Kauffman bakery for a while until she returned back to her job. This bakery is owned by the mama and sisters of her former finece' Timothy so she saw him a lot, and knew her feeling for him had not died. He was dating another your woman but neither of them had married. But with so much misunderstanding between them it looks as if they will never get back together.

    Mariam went back to her job and then her dad had a stroke, so here she goes back to the Amish community again, will she find her family ready to accept her and what about Timothy, can she live and work in the same community and he married to another.


    This book was sent to me by Zondervan Publishing for my honest review.

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