Tuesday, June 24, 2014

A Mother's Secret

GIVEAWAY

CLIPSTON, AMY
A MOTHER'S SECRET

An unwed Amish woman yearns for real love and a family. The only thing in her way is the shame she’s been carrying for half of her life.

Thirty-one-year-old Carolyn Lapp has never been married—but she’s been a mother for fifteen years. In a community with strict standards and a long memory, Carolyn knows she might never find a man who will have her and her son, Benjamin.

Carolyn’s family tries to marry her off to a widower with a daughter who needs a mother. A marriage of convenience doesn’t sound so bad, yet despite her loneliness, Carolyn knows what she really wants: a traditional Amish family and a marriage for love.

When Benjamin gets into trouble at an auction, he finds himself beholden to a handsome horse breeder named Joshua Glick. Joshua and Carolyn feel an instant attraction, and soon a romance is budding between them. The trouble is Joshua believes Benjamin is Carolyn’s nephew, not her son.

After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. Can either man give her the family—and the unconditional love—she longs for? Or will her past once again sabotage the future she wants?

My Review:

I adored this book! Clipson had me mesmerized from the very first page. I love the way she unfolds a story. I feel like I'm inside the heroine's skin, feeling everything she is feeling. Maybe that's why a couple of secondary characters really got my ire up. Honestly, my blood pressure will take weeks to get back to normal. There should be a warning label on the cover. :-)

There's a great takeaway message about forgiveness  and the debilitating power refusing to extend it can have on an individual's life. And the resulting caustic poison that spills over into the lives of everyone around them. Powerful and thought-provoking.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Forever Amish please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 29 2014. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


 My thanks to the publisher and LitFuse for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  

Another Giveaway from the author:  A MOTHER’S SECRET | Kindle Fire giveaway from @AmyClipston

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 One winner will receive:
 Kindle Fire

  • Books 1 and 2 in the Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series, A Hopeful Heart and A Mother's Secret.
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on July 6th. Winner will be announced July 7th on Amy's blog.
Don't miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to stop by Amy's blog on July 7th to see if you won.
 

27 comments:

  1. You know, I have never read anything by Amy before. I do believe I need to change that and pick up this book.
    Thanks, Kav.
    Campbellamyd At gmail dot com

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    1. Oooh -- you definitely do, Amy. Good luck!

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  2. I love Amy Clipston's books and this one sounds fantastic! Thx so much for the chance to win it! I best take some of hub's blood pressure meds b4 reading! ;)

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Or at least do some deep breathing exercise between chapters. LOL Good luck, Diana!

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    2. LOL I'm getting plenty of practice with the deep breathing exercises reading Seagrass Pier! We even had a bit of thunder yesterday to go along with the suspense! :o

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  3. I've not read anything by Amy before, but have heard/seen her name around a good bit lately! Will have to check her out.

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. She's worth checking out, Patty. Good luck!

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  4. Thanks, Kav for featuring this book ... I haven't seen it before. Thanks for the chance to win. YOU ROCK!

    mitziUNDERSCOREwanhamATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Thanks Marianne!!! :-) good luck!

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  5. I have not read this author before and would love to try her out. Awesome giveaway!

    dianemestrella at gmail dot com

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    1. Good luck, Diane. I think you would enjoy her writing style. I know I did!

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  6. I have not read Amy Clipston and am excited to add her to my TBR list! Thank you for sharing your fantastic review and giveaway!

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. She belongs on that TBR list, Britney. Good luck!

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  7. A Mothers's Secret sounds wonderful. I have just purchased The Gift of Love and I know that will be a fantastic book. Would love this one as well. Thank you for the great review and giveaway.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  8. Sounds good. Love reading Amy Clipston's books. Thank you for sharing and for the chance to win a copy.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. She's a wonderful author, that's for sure. Good luck!

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  9. Hi Kav. Thanks for the review of Amy's book. She is a good author and a very sweet lady. The first book I ever won was one of hers. Would sure love to win this one. It sure sounds good from your review. Thanks for another give-away. Maxie
    > mac262(at)me(dot)com <

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  10. I'd love to read A Mother's Secret. Another great Amish story!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  11. Kav, how come you are choosing just the books after my taste? This seems lovely!

    Thanks for the giveway!

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I guess we both just have good taste in books, Janka! Good luck!

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  12. Amy is a new author to me. I love Amish fiction and this sounds like a great story.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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  13. thanks for the chance to read this novel, kav

    karenk
    kmkuka at yahoo dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Karen. Good luck!

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