A GIFT OF GRACE
A number of heartfelt issues are addressed in this sweet and intriguing start to Clipston's new Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Recipes, discussion questions and an excerpt from the second book are included.
Unable to have children of her own, Rebecca Kauffman becomes an instant mother when her sister dies and she gains custody of her teenage nieces, Lindsay and Jessica. While Lindsay seems to adapt to her new surroundings, Jessica is not thrilled about moving to the small Amish town. Deemed a "bad influence" by some members of the community, Jessica believes the Amish are hypocrites, since their actions go against the loving kindness and forgiveness that they preach. While Rebecca questions her ability to be an effective mother, tension builds between her and her husband. Will she have to choose between her nieces and her marriage? (ZONDERVAN, Jun., 332 pp., $10.99)
Leslie L. McKee