Monday, March 5, 2018

A Place at Our Table

GIVEAWAY
CLIPSTON, AMY
A PLACE AT OUR TABLE

Running his Amish farm and volunterring at the local fire department keep Jamie Riehl busy. He barely has time to sit at the family table, never mind find someone to date. But when he meets Kayla Dienner, he is smitten. Kayla tries hard to deny her attraction to Jamie. After all, she's spent the last year discouraging her younger brother from becoming a firefigher like the older brother they lost a year ago. When tragedy strikes, and Jamie wants to extinguish any flame between them, can Kayla save the love she was determined to deny?

My Review:

This starts out as a classic love story -- boy meets girl, sparks fly, complications ensue -- but then it morphs into so much more. Because there is one complication that...well, it took my breath away. It had me closing the book in disbelief and dismay because this was so not where I saw things going. At all. And it made my heart hurt. And from that one situation a deeper story blossoms. One where the characters have to stop trying to figure God out and just trust Him. Where they have to face the hard stuff and get through just because it's the right thing...the only thing...to do. Where loving someone is as risky as it gets but also completely and utterly necessary. Because we aren't meant to live this life alone. We were created to love and support one another. And it's hard. And scary. But also thrilling. So, if you like your romance with a bit of kick to it, A Place at the Table is the book for you.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of A Place at Our Table, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday March 11 2018. Offer open to International Readers, Good luck.

31 comments:

  1. This was my first Amy Clipston book but certainly NOT my last :-) I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.

    Yes, if you are wondering, I asked myself the same question...why did it take me so long to discover this wonderful writer?

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    1. I'm not nearly caught up on her books. I'm also looking forward to the next book in this series...which comes out soon. Eeeeep.

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  2. I haven't read her yet! I have heard so much about her, though, and it is all good. Hmm, maybe her books need to move higher on my TBR list! lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Good place to start is right here with a new series. Good luck, Susan.

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  3. I have read one of her novellas along with a couple of her books, which I enjoyed. I was just looking at her website and realize she has written numerous books! Thanks for the compelling review!

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    1. I know -- and I have only read five of them...and some of those were novella collections. Luckily my library appears to be well stocked with Amy Clipston so I'll be retro-reading this year. Good luck, CC.

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  4. Amy's books are a joy to read. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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    1. You've got that right! Good luck, Kim.

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  5. On my footstool waiting TBR. Good luck everyone.

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    1. Hey -- my TBR pile is teetering on a footstool as well. We really are kindred reading spirits, Lucy.

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  6. Adding this one to my swap wishlist right now. Love Amy Clipston!

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    1. What is a swap wishlist? Sounds intriguing. And yes I'm discovering just how much I love Amy Clipston. Good luck, Dianna.

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  7. Sounds like a book I've just gotta read!
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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  8. I love Amy's books. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.
    arletta(DOT)boulton(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. You're welcome, Arletta. Good luck.

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  9. I am up to my ears in Amish fiction that I seriously want to tackle, so this one wasn't on my radar. So to say. Yet, after that review, Holy Smokes! I want to know what took your breath away! tlhcoupon(at)Hotmail(dot)com

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    1. lol -- and I'm late reading this. It was published in 2017 -- fall, I think -- and the next book in the series is due out in the spring. So many books, so little time. Good luck, Terrill.

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  10. I love Amy’s books and would be delighted to win a copy of this one. Thanks for the chance to do so. 😍
    gobersATembarqmailDOTcom

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    1. You're welcome, VanG.Good luck.

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  11. Hoping to win and add this book to our collection in the church library.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck, Janet -- definitely belongs in your library.

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  12. I don't read much Amish fiction, but your review sounds great!

    pattymh2000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Glad I could entice you over to Amish fiction! Good luck, Patty.

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  13. Looks Really Good
    Of course all of her books do
    Thanks for sharing your review
    iamabho AT gmail DOT com
    Thank You for the chance to win also

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    1. I'm really getting into her books. Don't know why I missed so many of them. At least I'll have fun catching up. Good luck, Linda.

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    2. Yes that would be fun for sure 😍
      Thanks 😀

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  14. I love Amish romances and Amy Clipston is such an amazing writer!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. I have a certain fondness for Amish fiction as well. Good luck, rubynreba.

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  15. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity :)

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. You're welcome.Good luck, Melody.

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