Room on the Porch Swing

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Book Description

When tragedy strikes, can two young Amish people find the hope that lies on the other side?

Laura Riehl is no stranger to heartache. Less than a year after her mother’s death, Laura finds herself burying another loved one: her best friend, Savilla, who has died after a brief and sudden illness. Laura feels heartbroken and alone, but her pain is nothing compared to that of Allen, the husband Savilla has left behind. He now faces a life so different from the one he imagined—plus a baby to care for on his own.

When Laura offers to help Allen with baby Mollie, he jumps at the opportunity until a permanent solution can be found. She’d do anything to lend a hand to Allen and to honor her best friend’s memory. Rudy, Laura’s boyfriend, is initially supportive of her plan, but the more time Laura spends with Allen, the more jealous and frustrated Rudy seems to become.

As Laura and Allen face hardships together, their friendship takes a surprising yet comforting turn—and she discovers an attraction she’s never felt with Rudy. Would falling for Allen betray the people she cares about most, or would denying those feelings betray her heart? This latest installment in the Amish Homestead series returns us to Lancaster County, home of the beloved Riehls, where a family’s strength—and advice from a new friend—may help Laura find God’s direction.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK 

Room on the Porch Swing is one of those books that you just don’t want to end! I love all of Amy Clipston’s Books and they all keep getting better! In this story, Laura’s best friend Savilla passes away leaving her husband Allen with a young baby to care for. After Allen’s mother fell and broke her leg, he was desperate for someone to watch his Mollie, so Laura offers to help him care for his baby. But what would Laura’s beau, Rudy think of this?

This story deals with a lot of issues, there’s Savilla’s death leaving a young husband and baby to deal with her passing at a young age, Allen’s moms injury that again affect Allen because his mom was running his house while he worked, then there was Rudy, Laura’s jealous beau that also use to be Allen’s best friend, and then there is the growing attraction between Allen and Laura because they spend so much time together.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! The characters are beginning to feel like family, and I can’t wait to read the next book! Laura’s sweet personality is what Allen and Mollie need, though things got pretty touchy with Rudy when Laura started staying overnight and sleeping in Mollie’s room, but what boyfriend wouldn’t be upset at that! And how will author Amy Clipston weave all of these issues together and come up with an encouraging and likeable ending? Well, that’s what you will find out when you read this really well written Amish story! I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting a good clean read, and especially those who love Amish fiction!

I received this book from BookLook Bloggers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

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