A LIFE OF JOY
Clipston continues her Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Determining where one belongs, as well as learning to trust in the Lord (versus ourselves) are vital lessons. The ending paves the way for a sequel. Many delicious recipes are included.
Raised Englisch until the death of her parents, Lindsay Bedford feels at home in the Amish community, where she lives with her aunt and uncle. When her aunt in Virginia has an accident, Lindsay returns to care for her. While there, she reconnects with her Englisch friends and begins volunteering at a nursing home. Lindsay has wavered on whether or not she is ready to be baptized in the Amish church. Will the Englisch world draw her in, or will it help her decide where she truly belongs? (ZONDERVAN, Jan., 304 pp., $12.99)
Leslie L. McKee