Normally I don't read Amish fiction. I used to, before I started writing, but then I stopped because the same character's story would go on for six books and I'd get frustrated. Or I wouldn't be able to find the next book in my teeny weeny library.
A few months ago I tried again to read some bestselling authors' Amish fiction. I was very, very bored.
So when I picked up fellow writer Amy Clipston's debut novel A Gift of Grace, it was with trepidation. I really wanted to like her story and was afraid I wouldn't.
Her book put my fears to rest. I really got caught up in the story. Her writing was smooth and her characters real. Their conflicts interested me and made me want to read more to see what would happen. In particular I felt a real empathy for the character Jessica (lol, not because of the name either). I feel like I would've struggled with all the Amish rules like she does. Also, she has recipes in this book. It's a pretty cool touch.
Needless to say, this was a great story! If you'd like to enter to win a copy, simply leave a comment.