Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review: The Courtship Basket by:Amy Clipston

 The Courtship Basket
About the Book:
Years ago, a picnic basket brought two hearts together. For Rachel and Mike, history may be about to repeat itself.

Rachel Fisher is devastated when the young man she’s loved for years leaves her to date her best friend. Her heart is broken, and she has all but given up on love. Determined to keep her mind off the pain, she starts teaching at an Amish school for children with learning disabilities.

Since his father became ill, Mike Lantz has been overwhelmed with the responsibility of providing for his family and caring for his six-year-old brother, John. When John joins Rachel’s class and she learns that his mother is deceased and his father sick, she desperately wants to help the family, even with something as simple as a meal.

With her parents’ old picnic basket, Rachel begins sending food to the Lantz family. As the weeks go by, John’s grades start to improve, and the attraction grows between Rachel and Mike. They can’t deny that their friendship is growing toward something more, but both of them are hesitant to risk a more serious relationship.

The last thing Rachel wants is another heartbreak, and Mike is worried about providing for his loved ones. Will the two be able to reconcile their past hurts with new hope for the future?

My Review:
 Amy Clipston knows how to write about the Amish. A beautiful story in the  end, but in the beginning it didn't look so great. Many things happened in such a short amount of time it is any wonder that this could turn into a love story and an endearing one at that. I fell in love with Rachel almost immediately. She is strong and tends to take care of and put her responsibilities first in her life and I really like that about her.

 She and Mike are starting to have feeling for each other that seem to be growing but with the two of them so focused and driven it is hard to see how it is ever going to come together.

**Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.