A Gift of Grace: A Novel (Kauffman Amish Bakery Series) by Amy Clipston

By Amy Clipston

Make a journey to Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania, the place you are going to meet the ladies of the Kauffman Amish Bakery in Lancaster County. As each one woman's tale unfolds, you'll percentage in her heartaches, trials, joys, desires ... and secrets and techniques. you will discover how the simplicity of the Amish way of life can conflict with the 'English' means of life---and the selections and results that keep on with. most significantly, you can be inspired through the desire and religion of those ladies, and the significance they position on their households. Rebecca Kauffman's tranquil previous Order Amish lifestyles is remodeled while she abruptly has custody of her teenage nieces after her 'English' sister and brother-in-law are killed in an vehicle twist of fate. quick motherhood, after years of unsuccessful makes an attempt to conceive a baby of her personal, is either a pleasure and a heartache. Rebecca struggles to provide the teenage ladies the information they want in addition to satisfy her tasks to Daniel as an Amish spouse. Rebellious Jessica is proof against Amish methods and consistently in difficulty with the group. more youthful sister Lindsay is stuck within the center, and the stress among Rebecca and Daniel mounts as Jessica's uprising escalates. rather than the gorgeous relatives existence she dreamed of constructing for her nieces, Rebecca feels as though her international is being torn aside via varied cultures, leaving her to question her position within the Amish group, her marriage, and her religion in God.

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Lindsay asked as she moved next to Trisha and leaned against the fence. ” Trisha shook her head. ” Stunned at the news, Jessica gasped and shook her head. ” She sidled up to Trisha. “Daddy wouldn’t let us come? ” Trisha bit her bottom lip as if collecting her thoughts. “Your mom said your dad wasn’t comfortable with her coming back here. ” Lindsay said, wiping her eyes. ” A sad smile spread on her lips. “My point is that your mom wanted you to come here and see what her life was like. ” “But so can you, Trisha,” Jessica said.

Into each of three containers, put 1 cup of the mixture. Give to 3 friends or keep one for yourself as a starter and give 2 away. With remaining batter, make the bread: Bread: 2/3 cup oil 2 – 1/4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 3 eggs 1 – 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 – 1/2 tsp cinnamon 1 – 1/2 tsp salt 1 – 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon Add above ingredients to starter. Pour mixture into 2 loaf pans or 1 bundt cake pan that has been greased and floured. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 to 50 minutes. You can also add raisins, blueberries, nuts, apples, bananas, etc.

Rebecca, I know that many years have passed since we lived together in our farmhouse in Bird-in-Hand. However, I still remember our late-night conversations in my old room when we’d talk about our plans. While I dreamt of going to college and seeing the world, you wanted to stay in Bird-in-Hand and become a wife and mother. 52 A G IFT of G R ACE Even though we lost touch for many years, I never stopped thinking of you daily. I see your smile and your face in my Jessica. I always wanted my girls to know you and to know about my heritage in Lancaster County, but Philip wasn’t comfortable with the idea of taking the girls down the path of those memories.

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