A Seat by the Hearth, by Amy Clipston, is the third book in An Amish Homestead Novel. This book takes over when book two ends, so it is best to read them in order. However; enough background information is given that this can be read as a stand alone book. One of the things that I am liking the best about this series is that there is a tragedy that is behind each of the stories. The stories show how the characters struggle with what has happened and how they eventually open their hearts and minds to moving on with their lives.
In this story we visit the Riehl family again. Mark is the son of a farmer, yet he has chosen to work for the Allgyer’s to save up the money to build his own house on this family’s farm. Priscilla Allgyer left her parents home years ago. Fleeing an abusive relationship, she has no option but to take her 6 year-old son home to her parents. Her mother is so excited to have her home, but her father has not changed. He is still controlling. He has given her orders that she must follow to be able to stay with them and give her son a home. When her father sees her visiting with Mark, he forces them to get married. Mark has the reputation of being a playboy and has never seen himself being married. Priscilla has been in abusive relationships and does not trust men.
This is an enjoyable story to read. I enjoy having the story go back to the characters from the previous books. I feel anyone who enjoys reading Amish stories will enjoy this story. I received a copy of this book from Zondervan Publishing, through BookLook Bloggers. This is my honest review.
Series: An Amish Homestead Novel (Book 3)
My rating: 4.6 stars
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