Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Review: A Hopeful Heart by:Amy Clipston
About the Book:
In Hopeful Heart, the first novel of the new Hearts of the Lancaster Grand Hotel series from bestselling author Amy Clipston, Hannah Glick, a recent widow, finds herself stuck at a crossroad in her life. Her community offers her love and support, but a new friend offers her the chance of a new life after unexpectedly losing her husband.
Wealthy businessman Trey Peterson is surprised at his attraction for the gentle Amish woman who works as a housekeeper in the Lancaster Grand hotel where he is staying. They share a common bond of loss and are able to offer each other comfort and support as they journey through their grief.
Joshua King wants nothing more than to offer his friendship and love to Hannah and her family. Not only is he her husband’s best friend and business partner in their shared horse business, he has always been in love with Hannah. Are they destined to be only business partners or will Joshua be able to convince her that they belong together for life?
About the Author:
Amy Clipston 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, and two sons and four spoiled rotten cats.
Following Hannah Glick's husband's untimely death she unfortunately, according to her family had to take on a job at the Lancaster Grand Hotel. The beginning of the book lets you in on a slightly funny little incident where Hannah mistakenly walks into an occupied room at the hotel in order to clean it. And after opening the door all too quickly realizes it is very occupied by a Trey Peterson. Trey Peterson just like Hannah is also a widower he lost his wife and daughter Samantha in a terrible way. And just like Hannah he is learning how to go on in spite of the loss in his life.
Soon Hannah is faced with some tough choices to make for herself and her family. She very much wants to find love again. She wonders when God will bring this new promise of love back into their lives. But while the author could of tied this love story up and finished it, she didn't. Hannah's brother in law, Joshua, is very much in love with Hannah. So Amy Clipston leads us down this path of love for Hannah. She also leaves you wondering throughout the pages to which man Hannah will choose to begin a new life with.
This novel is a great read. And really captures your heart and you will soon finding yourself feeling very bad for Hannah and hoping she picks the right guy.
**Disclosure** This book was sent to me for free for my honest review from Booksneeze.