Copyright ; 2012 Publisher: ZondervanA Season of Love by Amy Clipston is the fifth and final book in the Kauffman Amish Bakery Series. This book finalizes the story with three young women beginning a new season of their lives. At 285 pages, it is a fairly easy read and I enjoyed the fact that the book had discussion questions at the end of it so that it could easily be used for a book club. A glossary of Pennsylvania Dutch words at the beginning of the book is a tremendous help as well when reading the book.
Amy has done an amazing job of bringing characters together in each of these books and this one centers around Katie Kauffman and her desire to be with a young man that is not of the Amish faith. Knowing that she can't be with him and yet, a love that will not leave her mind. After being caught in seemingly compromising situations with him, her father has decided that she needs to leave the home and go live with family she has never met; all while, her friends are getting engaged and married. All she wants is the same happiness.
The entire series has been a pleasure to read and if you are a fan of Amish books, I highly suggest that you add this series to your to be read pile. I am thankful that I did. These types of books seem to take me back to simpler times in life and thoughts of a lifestyle that might be just a bit better than our own in ways.
Book One: A Gift of Grace
Book Two: A Promise of Hope
Book Three: A Place of Peace
Book Four: A Life of Joy
Book Five: A Season of Love