The Amish Clockmaker By Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner

The Amish Clockmaker

By Mindy Starns Clark, Susan Meissner

the amish clockmaker

From bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Clockmaker (Book 3 in the Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives.

Newlywed Matthew Zook is expanding his family’s tack and feed store when a surprising property dispute puts the remodel on hold—and raises new questions about the location’s mysterious past.

Decades earlier, the same building housed a clock shop run by a young Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber. Known for his hot temper, Clayton was arrested for the murder of his beloved wife, a crime almost everyone—including his own family members—believed he’d committed, even after charges were dropped. Isolated and feeling condemned by all, Clayton eventually broke from the church, left Lancaster County, and was never heard from again.

Now the only way Matthew can solve the boundary issue and save his family’s business is to track down the clockmaker. But does this put Matthew on the trail of a murderer?

A timeless novel of truth, commitment, and the power of enduring love, where secrets of the past give way to hope for the future.



 Matthew Zook was shocked to find out the land he was using to expand his store was not his after all. After a lot of embarrassment and searching, the land belongs to long ago Amish clockmaker named Clayton Raber. Raber had a horrible temper and rumors were that he killed his young wife, but no one knew anything about it, or didn’t want to talk about it. Authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner does a fantastic job of writing this story, weaving together the present with the past, uncovering long ago secrets and facts that were years ago swept under the rug and believed. This story ended up being a really sweet and heartwarming story, one that I still think about. The characters were so well created and developed that they were just like real! I felt as though I was talking with good friends. If you enjoy Amish fiction, then this one is a must for you. Go HERE and check it out.

I received this book from Revell 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.

Meet the authors

Mindy Starns Clark

Mindy Starns Clark

Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 20 books, both fiction and nonfiction (more than 800,000 sold) including coauthoring the Christy Award–winning The Amish Midwife. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live in Pennsylvania.

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Susan Meissner

Susan Meissner is a multi-published author, speaker, and writing workshop leader with a background in community journalism. Her novels include The Shape of Mercy, named by Publishers Weekly as one of the 100 Best Novels of 2008 and a Carol Award winner. She is a pastor’s wife and the mother of four young adults. When…

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A Word from the Author

“This is the third and final Men of Lancaster County book, and though I’m sorry to see the series end, I have to say that The Amish Clockmaker wraps things up on a very strong note. Susan and I both simply love how this story turned out!  Grab your box of Puffs and get cozy, because this one will tug at your heartstringsand hopefully keep you glued to the page until the wee hours. Enjoy!”
Mindy Starns Clark, author of The Amish Clockmaker

“This last book in The Men of Lancaster County series dovetails what my coauthor Mindy Starns Clark excels at best—mystery—with a dual time periods narrative, which is my favorite way to tell a story. It’s a tale about love’s stunning ability to endure, even in the worst of circumstances.”
Susan Meissner, author of The Amish Clockmaker

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The Girl In The Glass By: Susan Meissner

The Girl In The Glass

By: Susan Meissner


  • Paperback:352 pages
  • Publisher:WaterBrook Press (September 18, 2012)
  • Language:English
  • ISBN-10:0307730425
  • ISBN-13: 978-0307730428

About the Book

Renaissance is a word with hope infused in every letter. Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls to her less-than-reliable father to take her instead, Meg’s long-anticipated travel plans seem permanently on hold. When her dad finally tells Meg to book the trip, she prays that the experience will heal the fissures left on her life by her parents’ divorce. But when Meg arrives in Florence, her father is nowhere to be found, leaving aspiring memoir-writer Sophia Borelli to introduce Meg to the rich beauty of the ancient city. Sofia claims to be one of the last surviving members of the Medici family and that a long-ago Medici princess, Nora Orsini, communicates with her from within the great masterpieces of the Italian Renaissance. When Sophia, Meg, and Nora’s stories intersect, their lives will be indelibly changed as they each answer the question: What if renaissance isn’t just a word? What if that’s what happens when you dare to believe that what is isn’t what has to be?
Since I was among the group to choose the cover of “The Girl In The Glass” I’ve been waiting to read the book. And yes the cover I choose is this cover, and it goes well with the story, not to mention how beautiful this book is to look at! And not only do I love the cover, I love what it written on the pages between this cover. Susan Meissner created unique characters that are realistic and interesting, keeping the story moving and keeping my attention. I was hooked from the first pages and didn’t want to put the book down until the end.
Meg was finally getting her dream since childhood, a trip to Florence Italy, and the place captured in the picture from her grandmothers. Things didn’t go as expected for Meg, but God had another plan for her. Susan Meissner writes a wonderful story as she weaves the lifes of Meg, Nora and Sophia in the beautiful setting of Florence, Italy. Not only did I thoroughly enjoy this read, but I enjoyed getting to know Florence, Italy, the sights and sounds and the ways of life that the author so vividly detailed throughout the book.
I highly recommend this book for your reading enjoyment. Susan Meissner is a wonderful gifted writer. You will not be disappointed in her new book.

About the Author

Susan MeissnerSusan Meissner is an award-winning author whose books include The Shape of Mercy, Lady in Waiting, and A Sound Among the Trees. She is the wife of an Air Force chaplain and a mother of four young adults. When she’s not writing, Susan directs the Small Groups and Connection Ministries program at her San Diego church.

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