Room on The Porch Swing is book two in An Amish Homestead Novel series by Amy Clipston. This book takes off where book one ends, but the author give background information during the story so that it is a good stand alone story as well. Laura lost her mother to a freak accident less than a year ago. Now she loses her best friend, Savilla, very unexpectedly. Savilla leaves behind a husband, Allen, and young daughter, Mollie. Her mother steps in to care for Mollie so Allen can continue to run his successful buggy business. When Savilla’s mother falls and breaks her hip and bones, she has surgery and is not able to care for Mollie. Laura offers to care for her. While caring for Mollie, Laura and Allen’s friendship grows and builds into much more.
Meanwhile, Laura and Rudy have been seeing each other for several years. Their relationship has not moved forward, yet Rudy does not like Laura helping Allen. He has his mother go to the bishop to try to stop Laura from helping Allen.
Like the first book in the series, this book grabbed my attention and kept it to the very end. The story is very predictable, but it is enjoyable to read a story that brings back characters from the previous story and follow through with their lives as well. The things I like about this story is the generosity Laura and her family have towards others. As well as their faith and obedience. I feel anyone who enjoys reading Amish stories will enjoy this story.
I received a copy of this book from Zondervan through BookLook Bloggers. This is my honest review.
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