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Wednesday, January 10

Winter Reads: A Place At Our Table



Zondervan; 333 pages; Amazon

I have a bad habit of signing up to review books just because it's set around the Amish. Yes, I do like reading Amish fiction, but there are good ones and then there are the ones that aren't so great. I keep telling myself to try a different genre, but here I am reviewing the book A Place At Our Table by Amy Clipston, and as you have probably have guessed, it's an Amish romance tale.

Set in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the novel centers on two main characters - Kayla Dienner and Jamie Riehl. Kayla has had her handful trying to stop her younger brother, Nathan, from becoming a firefighter. Their older brother had died in a fire and she'll do anything to keep Nathan safe and sound. The last thing she has on her mind right now is love, but this is a romance story. Isn't it?

When Jamie Riehl isn't busy working on his family's farm, he's volunteering at the local fire department. Shortly after meeting Kayla, he starts to fall in love with her. However, her feelings aren't exactly the same, as she trying to protect herself from getting hurt.


Final Thoughts

I had signed up to review A Place At Our Table last year through the BookLook blogger program and I haven't had time to read it until yesterday morning. I have read a few other titles by Amy Clipston, so I was looking forward to reading this one. Unfortunately, I'm really disappointed with the novel. The pacing is more than fine, as I flew right through the pages, but for some reason I just couldn't connect with any of the characters. I thought the plot and the dialogue were both underwhelming. However, I did like the descriptions throughout the story.

Overall, A Place At Our Table is an okay read. It's not the greatest Amish romance, but it's not the worst.



*I received a complimentary copy in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.




About the Author

Amy Clipston is the award-winning bestselling author of the Amish Heirloom series and the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. She has sold more than one million books. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mom, and three spoiled rotten cats.

Learn more about Amy at: amyclipston.com

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