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 each one woman's tale unfolds, you are going to percentage in her heartaches, trials, joys, goals ... and secrets and techniques. you will discover how the simplicity of the Amish way of life can conflict with the 'English' manner of life---and the choices and results that stick with. most significantly, you can be inspired by means of the wish and religion of those ladies, and the significance they position on their households. Miriam Lapp, who left the Amish neighborhood of Bird-in-Hand 3 years in the past, is heartbroken while her sister calls to bare that her mom has died without notice. touring domestic to Pennsylvania, she is compelled to stand the heartache from her earlier, together with her rift from her family members and the breakup of her engagement with Timothy Kauffman. Her prior emotional wounds are reopened while her kinfolk rejects her once more and she or he unearths out that Timothy is in a dating with another individual. Miriam discovers that the rumors that broke them up 3 years in the past have been all lies. although, while Timothy proposes to his female friend and Miriam's father disowns her, Miriam returns to Indiana along with her middle in shambles. whilst Miriam's father has a stroke, Miriam returns to Pennsylvania, the place her global keeps to crumble, leaving her to question her position within the Amish group and her religion in God.

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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. ” Edna gave a knowing expression. ” Abby shrugged, lifting her cup. “What’s the point? They won’t answer my letters or return the voicemail messages I leave for them at the phone shanty. ” “It’s more difficult to ignore someone when they are standing on your front porch,” Edna said. “My brother had no problem with it last night,” Miriam quipped. “Give them time, Miriam. Wait until the funeral and then try again.

Beth Anne continued to separate the cookies, while her thoughts were back at Edna’s home. She’d been surprised to see Miriam there with Abby. Beth Anne had often wondered what had become of Miriam and why she had truly left. Lilly’s story about Miriam pursuing her dream of becoming a nurse didn’t fit the Miriam Lapp that Beth Anne had known and called her dear friend. Although Beth Anne was hurt and disappointed Miriam had broken her brother’s heart, she had also missed her friend. Kathryn crossed the kitchen with a tray full of whoopie pies.

I can’t believe you even talked to her. ” “It’s the Christian thing to do,” Beth Anne said. “Besides, it’s been nearly four years. ” Lindsay bounced through the door and made a beeline to Kathryn. “Aenti Kathryn, I finished putting the pie out on the counter. ” Soon Kathryn and Lindsay were engrossed in a discussion of Kathryn’s favorite hymns that were sung in German. Relieved Kathryn was distracted, Beth Anne moved closer to Elizabeth. “Mamm, this may sound crazy, but I think Miriam’s return to Lancaster County might be the Lord’s work,” Beth Anne whispered.

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