Review: The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston + GIVEAWAY

Review: The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston + GIVEAWAY
The Beloved Hope Chest
Amy Clipston
Series: Amish Heirloom #4
Published by Zondervan
Date Published:May 9th 2017
Genres: Amish, Christian Fiction, Romance
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback
Source: Booklook Blogger Program
Amazon~ Publisher

In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.
Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past.
But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades?
Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it's past time to share it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Booklook Blogger Program and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

My Thoughts
Amy Clipston has always been a favorite of mine. Her books are always tenderly written, drawing me to the heart of each story. The characters she creates always become like family, leaving me with all their emotions. The Beloved Hope Chest was no exception! 

The Beloved Hope Chest is the final Amish Heirloom book, making it an even more emotional book for me. I’m not ready to say goodbye yet! But, that said, this conclusion was a beautiful one. The story that captivated me instantly isn’t one I’ll soon forget. 

Mattie, Leroy, and all the sweet loving characters in this book, stole my heart for good. They are simple, as Amish are, yet extremely complex. The emotions they share jump off the pages, cocooning the reader in warmth and grace, and sometimes sorrow. I loved that! 

This book is in my top 10 reads of 2017. Amy has taken a story of grief and heartache and turned it into a story filled with longing, hope, faith and understanding. It is the 4th and final book in the series, and while I recommend readers to read all four books (they are all great!), it is easy to read this as a stand alone. You just might miss out on a bit of the characters back stories. I highly recommend this book with the highest of 5 stars! 

Leave a comment below telling me what your favorite 2017 read is so far this year. You MUST be a follow in some way of this blog (see left side bar on ways to follow if you aren’t already!). Good luck! 

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  • Reply The Mary Book Reader

    I read Amy’s books years ago. Good review.

    25 May, 2017 at 7:03 am
  • Reply Shannon Smith

    I have so many favorite reads for 2017 but my latest read has stuck with me, Blackwood by Celia Aaron.

    25 May, 2017 at 7:28 am
  • Reply Will Jackson

    Great review.

    25 May, 2017 at 7:39 am
  • Reply Ernestine Haggard

    Love all of Amy’s books hard to pick just one
    Ernestine Haggarx

    25 May, 2017 at 8:00 am
  • Reply Judith Smith

    My favorite book so far in 2017 is The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston. I loved the whole series, which is my favorite of all her series. Personally, I have read all of Amy’s books and feel she has grown as a writer, getting better with each series, yet I still love them all.

    25 May, 2017 at 1:43 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Knight

    Oh sounds interesting wonder what secrets she is hiding.

    25 May, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply shirley

    Reading Bride by Arrangement, so far I enjoy it.The few books I have been able to read lately have been good not great for me.

    25 May, 2017 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Becky

    Awesome review! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    29 May, 2017 at 6:17 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      Thanks! So glad you came by! Happy reading!

      30 May, 2017 at 8:38 pm
  • Reply Lori Parrish

    I loved this series!!! It made cry when I read this book.

    29 May, 2017 at 8:36 pm
    • Reply Cafinated Reads

      It made me tear up too! It’s full of so many feels, for sure!

      30 May, 2017 at 8:37 pm
  • Reply Dianna

    Amy Clipston is one of my favorite authors. I love her Charm, Ohio books.

    10 June, 2017 at 9:57 pm
  • Reply Mable Dotson

    Well, I have to say that I stepped out of my normal genre reading of anything Amish and read a book by Chris Fabry called The Promise of Jesse Woods and I loved it! Anything Amish is my first love!

    12 June, 2017 at 9:42 am
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