A Place of Peace by Amy Clipston

By Amy Clipston

Make a journey to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, the place you will meet the ladies of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As every one woman's tale unfolds, you are going to percentage in her heartaches, trials, joys, desires ... and secrets and techniques. you will find how the simplicity of the Amish way of life can conflict with the 'English' approach of life---and the choices and results that stick to. most significantly, you can be inspired via the wish and religion of those girls, and the significance they position on their households. Miriam Lapp, who left the Amish group of Bird-in-Hand 3 years in the past, is heartbroken whilst her sister calls to bare that her mom has died all at once. touring domestic to Pennsylvania, she is pressured to stand the heartache from her earlier, together with her rift from her kinfolk and the breakup of her engagement with Timothy Kauffman. Her prior emotional wounds are reopened whilst her family members rejects her once more and he or she unearths out that Timothy is in a dating with another person. Miriam discovers that the rumors that broke them up 3 years in the past have been all lies. besides the fact that, whilst Timothy proposes to his female friend and Miriam's father disowns her, Miriam returns to Indiana along with her center in shambles. while Miriam's father has a stroke, Miriam returns to Pennsylvania, the place her global maintains to disintegrate, leaving her to question her position within the Amish group and her religion in God.

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She bit into the sweet bread and closed her eyes. It tasted like heaven. She longed to ask Edna how Timothy Kauffman was, but she didn’t want to give the impression that she cared. After all, he’d broken her heart. ” Miriam asked. ” Miriam cut her eyes across the small table to her cousin, who responded with a horrified expression. ” Abby jammed her finger into her own collarbone. “Remember what happened when I attempted lasagna last month? Our neighbor wound up calling nine-one-one. The only good thing that came from it was I got a date with a handsome firefighter, but even he turned out to be a dud.

Miriam was wrapping up the German apple cake when she heard a car motor up the driveway. Her stomach flipped at the thought of seeing Beth Anne for the first time in nearly four years. She hoped Beth Anne would speak to her and not treat her like Gerald had. A tap sounded on the door, and Miriam bit her bottom lip. “Answer that please, Miriam,” Edna called. ” Miriam hesitated and glanced at Abby, who nodded toward the door as if reading her worried thoughts. “Go on,” Abby said with a sweeping gesture.

Miriam rushed to her side and hugged her. ” Tears filled her eyes. How she’d missed her aunt. ” Edna patted the chair next to her, and Miriam lowered herself into it. “Ah, you’re just as schee as your sisters. ” Miriam’s eyes overflowed at the mention of her mother. ” She quickly corrected herself. “I mean, danki. ” “Ya. ” Edna patted Miriam’s hands. “Please fill your plate and tell me about your life in Indiana. ” Miriam glanced at her aunt’s hands and nearly gasped athow curled her fingers were.

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