A Simple Prayer (Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel) by Amy Clipston is book four of the series. (I must have a penchant for jumping in the middle of a series, as I seem to do this frequently!)
Linda Zook becomes an orphan at age four when a buggy accident caused by icy roads claims her mother and father leaving her only relatives, an aunt and uncle, to raise her. As she grows and after her aunt passes away, Linda becomes aware that her uncle is bitter towards her and her late father. Reeling from his acrimoniousness, she begins to realize she has accepted his damaging remarks about her as truth.
Trying to prove her worth as an individual, Linda not only runs her uncle’s household by herself, but she also works at the Lancaster Grand Hotel and the Heart of Paradise Bed and Breakfast.
Aaron Ebersol fled his Amish community at fifteen, and after seventeen years of no answers to his letters, he returns when he discovers his mother had a stroke. Fearing his family’s reception, he decides to stay near the family farm at the Heart of Paradise B & B.
As Linda tries to prove her worth to herself and her uncle, Aaron is trying to fit in with his family. Will they be able to help each other?
A Simple Prayer reads well, as a stand-alone, even without having read the other three in the series.
Amy Clipston does a great job of immersing you into the story! As a reader, I felt for and with the character’s lives and dilemmas.
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About the Author
Amy Clipston is the award-winning and best-selling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple best-seller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks Twitter: @AmyClipston