Friday, August 9, 2013

Book Review - "A Hopeful Heart"



Book Description from the publisher:

In A Hopeful Heart, the first novel of the new Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from best-selling author Amy Clipston, Hannah finds herself at a crossroads in her life. Her community offers her love and support after the untimely death of her husband, but an Englisher offers her the chance of a new life after her unexpected tragedy. Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised by his attraction to the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand Hotel. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.

Joshua Glick wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her late husband’s brother and business partner, he has always been in love with Hannah.

A Hopeful Heart is filled with surprising twists as Hannah tries to balance her life in the Amish community and her growing love for an outsider.

My Review:

Amy Clipston's latest series, Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel, begins with book 1 "A Hopeful Heart" and this book will not disappoint Clipston fans!  Hannah has lost her husband and she feels lost overall.  Hannah is forced to make choices in order for her own survival and happiness.  However, she is faced with making a choice, not only between two loves, but between two lives as well.  I really enjoyed this book as it really delves right into difficult subjects and choices.  A person's life can change so completely and unexpectedly in a second and along with the difficulty of dealing with the pain, life moves on.  Hannah must follow her heart, but also listen to and trust God in making choices for her life.  This is a well-written novel and a great start to the series.

*Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing Company and Booksneeze for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*

1 comment:

  1. Kristie, sounds like a good one! Have you thought about adding it to the BYL collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers