Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Review: The Beloved Hope Chest by:Amy Clipston

 The Beloved Hope Chest (Amish Heirloom, #4)
About the Book:
In the final installment of the Amish Heirloom series, the Fisher sisters learn the mystery behind their parents’ marriage—and about the sibling who has never been spoken of.

Mattie Fisher’s three daughters know that she’s been keeping a secret from them. With each item pulled from the beloved family hope chest, they’ve discovered a new clue about their mother’s past.

But there’s a reason Mattie has been keeping her history hidden, and she’s not sure she’s ready to reopen old wounds. Will dredging up the past change the way her children view her? Or her marriage to their father? And can she handle the pain of revisiting the memories that preceded the last few happy decades?

Mattie’s story is one of grief and learning to love again. But like the best things preserved in a hope chest, it's a story of love and redemption born out of heartache—and it's past time to share it.

My Review:
 As each item is pulled from the hope chest of Mattie Fisher's family hings are not really adding up to life as the family knew it. It is starting to show the three daughters left behind that their mother was hiding something, something that will turn their lives upside down in an instant.

 When life finally comes full circle there is something inside of you that just knows it. You don't have to be told that it has you just know it. Mattie is starting to see the transformation before her very eyes and she isn;t sure she wants to do this. Will the truth hurt more than just Mattie? She has to consider this because this secret is huge.

 The conclusion to Mattie's story comes to a head in the final installment to the series. Along with pain, grief and loss we learn about the family secret that Mattie has hidden all these years and we will unfortunately learn how this secret will effect the entire family.

  To me, Mattie's story is very similar to some families. It isn't that hard to run across someone that this has happened to. I still loved the story though based on the simplicity of the Amish way as well as the traditional hope chest equation. I had one growing up and most women in my family. It is a fantastic tradition handed down from generations. A great read, indeed!


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

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