A Dream of Home

A Dream of Home

by Amy Clipston


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310335856
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/04/2014
Series: Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel Series , #3
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 1,335,735
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, and Amish Homestead series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University 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 Amy Clipston.com; Facebook: Amy Clipston Books; Twitter: @Amy Clipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.

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A Dream of Home 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TheAvidReader_KA More than 1 year ago
A Dream of Home by Amy Clipston is a lovely and heartwarming Amish romance. It is the third book in the Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel series. Madeleine Miller has gotten out of the Air Force where she was a flight nurse. She has also lost her fiancé and needs some peace (time to heal). She has moved to Paradise, Pennsylvania where she has inherited her grandparent’s home. Madeleine used to spend summers with her grandparents in Paradise when she was a child. Madeleine is working at the Lancaster Grand Hotel (she is not able to work as a nurse at this time) and makes friends with Carolyn, Ruth, and Linda. Madeleine gets to know the people in Paradise, enjoy their friendship and fellowship, and a more peaceful life style. Saul Beiler lives behind Madeleine, is a widower, and has a daughter named Emma (very sweet girl). Saul’s wife left him and Emma for her first love and then she died in a boating accident. Saul is finally ready to move on and find a new wife as well as mother for his daughter. Saul is busy with farm work, his business (cabinetmaker) and taking care of his daughter. Madeleine and Emma get to know each other and enjoy spending time together. Emma is such a sweet girl. Emma is friendly and outgoing as well as eager for female companionship (not having had a mother most of her life). Saul and Madeleine also get to know each other, but since Madeleine is not Amish their relationship can only be as neighbors. Saul is afraid of letting Madeleine get to close. He thinks that Madeleine will leave like his brother and wife. Madeleine will have to decide what she wants to do with her life and Saul will have to overcome his fears. We also get to catch up with the other residents of Paradise. It is also time for Carolyn and Joshua’s wedding! Will we finally find out who is Ben’s biological father? A Dream of Home is great addition to the Hearts of Lancaster series. It is well written and a delight to read. I give this book 5 out of 5 stars. I am looking forward to the next book in the series A Simple Prayer. Happy Reading! I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGally in exchange for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of A DREAM OF HOME by Amy Clipston from Zondervan via BookSneeze. It is the third installment in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series of Amish fiction. I requested this book as I enjoy reading Amish fiction and I love sharing such stories with my mother, who is an even greater fanatic than I am. We visit Lancaster County in Pennsylvania once a year. A DREAM OF HOME left me with mixed feelings. In regards to the romance, it was sweet and left me with a smile. Saul, an Amish man, has been hurt by his wife’s abandonment, and Madeleine, his new English neighbor, is wounded from her fiancé’s death. They are drawn to each other, a bond made stronger by Saul’s daughter, but they fear their different worlds will keep them apart. I couldn’t wait to see what happened with their romance. On the other hand, some parts seemed contrived. I never had a strong sense of what Saul looked like, apart from a moment when he’s updating her cabinets and she marvels at his strength. For those who have read others in the series (I have read and enjoyed the first book), they will enjoy seeing past characters return.
weatherlover1 More than 1 year ago
The story continues for the women working at the Grand Hotel. Madeline has been dealt a blow with the death of her fiancé. Moving into her grandparents Amish house seems to be helping her come to grips with her life. Soon her Amish neighbor Saul and his daughter Emma start to steal a part of her heart but things prove complicated. Can love find a way with all the challenges it will face? What I like: I have read a few books that had a storyline that had someone possibly converting to the Amish faith. This story came across with a real feel to it. Madeline was searching for a way back to God after the death of her fiancé and even though she enjoyed Saul’s company her search was for her. She had to find what God wanted for her. I liked how this book went about that. Saul was also dealing with the abandonment of his wife and raising his daughter Emma. The issues they faced were real and kept me interested. What I did not like: Of the three books of the series so far I liked this one the most. I am still not liking the Hannah sub plot still being carried over from the first book but it did not bother me as much in this book.      Overall this was a good book. I also like how the books are very much tied together and I’m looking forward to the 4th book due out next year as the three books seem to be leading up to what is about to happen and I am curious to see how it will all play out. Due to how intertwined these books are I suggest starting from book 1 and reading the whole series.
Smilingsally More than 1 year ago
Although this is the third book in the series, it is a stand-alone novel. It's the first one I've read, and I had no problem. I quickly connected to the protagonist Madeline, an Englisher, who has inherited her Amish Grandmother's house. It feels like home to her because she spent so many happy summers there as a child. However, Maddie's mother left the church and raised Maddie as an Englisher. Now Maddie is balancing between the life of an Englisher and the community of Amish. I appreciate the way the author handled the character of a young lady trying to find peace in her life after the tragedy of her fiance's death. She runs to reduce stress, her cell phone is a valuable asset, and she loves her truck. Maddie's Amish neighbors are Saul, a cabinet maker and his daughter, Emma. They have a loving relationship; still, motherless Emma misses her mother. Emma and Maddie become good friends. Tension builds as Saul decides that this relationship can only bring heartache. He fears that Emma might want to turn English or Maddie might decide to move away, leaving Emma hurt. There are other characters who question the ways of English vs. Amish. Which way is right? The author skillfully lays out the many differences between the two lifestyles without judging. There are several examples of others who are torn with the same decisions. English vs. Amish, which way will Maddie choose? I found that most words are easily understood without the extensive glossary. Even so, I used the glossary several times. Discussion questions are included. Thank you to BookLook Bloggers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book.
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
As I was reading this book, I had the feeling that the series was ending with this book, but the ending told me that there is another, yes! Needing to do a lot of healing after the death of her intended, Madeleine is living in her deceased Grandparents Amish home. Basically, she is living without electricity, but she does have her truck. Maddie is running from her daemons and is finding solace living in the home where she has a lot of happy memories. Next door and on the land that was formerly her Grandparents lives Saul Beiler and his precocious daughter Emma, who also has had one of life hardest hurts, he life walked away from the both of them and left the Amish. A budding attraction between these two hurt souls cannot be, no, Saul is Amish and loves his faith, and fears that Emma may be influenced and also leave. Madeleine finds a bit of joy in spending time with Emma, they cook, and enjoy one another, but Saul is so afraid of her influence on his daughter he forbids it. Love how this story unfolds, and you want to hug each of these hurt individuals, but can anything ever happen here? We also are reunited with dear friends from the other books in this series, and loved getting the updates. Above all we see how everyone lives their faith and put their trust in God. I received this book through BookLook Bloggers, and was not required to give a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I preorder this book it has come out, but it is not in my library. What can I do