The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston
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 Thoughts: As you might already know if you’ve checked out any of my other book reviews I really like the amish romance genre. I’m especially fond of them when I’m under a lot of stress (like I am now!) because there such an emotional escape. Sure you’re in the modern time period but it’s a whole new world. I was especially interested in this Amy Clipston novel not only because I loved previous books by her ( check out An Amish Harvest, Book Review and The Courtship Basket, Book Review to see what I mean) but because it is based around having a hope chest something that my mother had, and I sort of have. The book is beautifully written, thoughtful and the characters are amazing. I love the mix of past and present and it fits together really well.