Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston



In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.

Mattie Fisher has a secret she’s kept from her three daughters. After they discover clues in her hope chest, Mattie realizes it’s time to tell them the truth about why she married their father—and about her life before then. None of them realized that their father is actually Mattie's second husband or that her first husband was killed in an accident while she was pregnant. Nor do they realize the rocky road that Mattie and Leroy traveled as she worked through her grief and learned to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it's past time to share it.


What a stunning conclusion to this series!!
Oh my!!! My breath has just been absolutely taken away!!!
Amy has done a fabulous job on this novel. 
i loved this series from the beginning and yes I would advise reading the first book before this one.
Mattie has a secret that she has kept hiding from us since book one.
I definitely can relive Mattie's story.
I cried because I understood what she was going through. 
Time is the essence of this book. Grief has no time of when it will it will ever be over. 
Healing is a process through time. Time is our greatest need.
I still miss what I have lost. I wonder every day Why God? What have I done to deserve This? Loss is hard no matter who or what we have lost. Grief is the same. Time has no meaning. Over time it has helped me that this is God's will. Our time on Earth is limited. God knows the hour, day, etc when our time is done.
I loved that Amy put in God is our refuge and strength, a time of help in our present time of trouble.
I will have to say this, I love this song by Mary McDonald. 
God is always with us. It is us who leave him. 
I really don't know what else to say except repeating myself that this is a must read and I strongly recommend this book for people who love reading Amish stories. 
I believe that this book also shows us that Amish people are no different than us. They suffer loss and grieve just as we do. They make mistakes just like they do.
The only difference they try not to live of the world but apart from it. (I think I've got this right). Correct me if I'm wrong.
I am going to re-read this series in the future because I enjoyed it so much! 
Thank you Netgalley for letting me read and review this wonderful book by one of my favorite authors! 
I received a complimentary copy from Netgalley and was in no way required to review this book. All words are my own


Hi, I’m Amy Clipston. I am an author of Amish and Christian fiction with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Most of my books focus on the Amish community, faith, and love. I also write romance novels and young adult inspirational stories. 

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