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

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

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by Amy Clipston

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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


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.

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.)
4-star review RT Book Reviews
“This is the third book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Readers who haven’t read the previous two books may be confused as characters’ histories are not really explained. The love between Timothy and Miriam is apparent from the first time they see each other again. The author adheres to the old Plain traditions, both in relationships and the way of life for the Amish community. This is an entertaining story of Amish life, loss, love and family.”

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Kauffman Amish Bakery Series , #3
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Zondervan Publishing
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3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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A Place of Peace is a beautiful story about second chances and the many ways that God moves through our lives until we step onto the path he has chosen for us. Clipton's latest book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery series is sure to delight fans of Amish fiction and those who love a tender romance.' — Beth Wiseman, Author, Daughters of Promise series

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 three spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at amyclipston.com Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston

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A Place of Peace: Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, Book 3 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 56 reviews.
scf1031 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading the first three books of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book
tweetybird960 More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Amish stories, This is a wonderful continuing story of the Kaufman's & others!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I especially like the books about the Amish. Lovely stories about families. Gives insight into the Amish way of life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Would love to live in that time
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StaceyB49 More than 1 year ago
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!
candy14 More than 1 year ago
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.
mrsred49 More than 1 year ago
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.
harstan More than 1 year ago
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
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
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
Christa4 More than 1 year ago
“A Place of Peace” by Amy Clipston is a great read! It is the third book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. Miriam Lapp has been English for the past four years. She returns home to her Amish family after she received the devastating news that her mother passed away. However, she is not welcome home. Most of her family wants nothing to do with her and her former boyfriend Timothy Kauffman is engaged to be married. She thought she had moved on with her feelings toward him, but has she really? I have loved every book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series, and this book follows suit. It is a fantastic read, one that you definitely won’t want to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. I felt like it dragged n parts, but verall it kept my interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW -- just have tissues ready I love Amish stories for so many reasons and although the stories are fiction and written within the confines of the Amish culture the writers never have to resort to using profanity or explicit sexual encounters in order for the reader to know the couples are in love, are having disagreements, etc. A Place of Peace is both a heartwarming and tear jerking story. It is about a young, engaged couple who separate because of vicious someone spreads about each one. Both are so deeply hurt and devastated they never consider the gossip might not be true and don’t confront the other to verify the facts. Because of the lies and her family’s rejection the woman decides to visit her cousin in another state to see if she may be more suited for the “English” way of life. Even after four years she still has such mixed emotions—her job in the ‘English’ world is ok but there is a longing in her heart. She still loves the Timothy, the man to whom she was engaged, but should she return? Will he tell her “why” he did it if she confronts him? If she returns will he forgive her for running away? The decision of If she should return or not is made for her with the death of her mother. Upon hearing her mother died, she returns at once but, only an elderly aunt, one sister, and her best friend, who happens to be the sister of the man she loves, accept her. She stays for a while to help her aunt who is suffering greatly from arthritis by working in her best friend’s mother’s bakery. About the time she wants to talk things out with Timothy as she has discovered she was told likes about him; but, the love of her life has become engaged to another. Once more love is lost and she flees her community heartbroken. Not long after her return the sister who accepted her calls begging her to return because of an emergency medical crisis. Without hesitation she rushes to home to be with her sister knowing she cannot stay once the crisis is over because her beloved is scheduled to be married in a few short weeks. Is she destined to never finding true love?
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This was a purty good book.
lauraofharvestlanecottage More than 1 year ago
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!
SuzyLH More than 1 year ago
If you enjoy Amish reading, you will enjoy this book. Great reading.
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