The Bake Shop (An Amish Marketplace Novel) by Amy Clipston ~ Book Review

Book Description:

Return to Lancaster County with the first installment of Amy Clipston's charming new Amish Marketplace series.

Christiana Kurtz loves to bake, but when her bake stand becomes too busy, her mother encourages her to move her business to the local market. Her new bake shop becomes so inundated with customers that the line blocks the leather and woodcraft shop next door, which is run by Jeffrey Stoltzfus. When Jeffrey complains that her stand is driving away business due to the lines, she complains to him that his personalization machine smells. Though their relationship starts off on bad footing, they eventually forge a friendship.

When Christiana’s father makes a surprise visit to the market, he is upset to find that Jeffrey uses the building’s electricity to personalize his items. He tells Christiana that Jeffrey is too modern for her, and she’s forbidden from dating him. Christiana is crushed, but she knows she must obey her father.

When Jeffrey’s shop catches fire one day, he puts the entire market in jeopardy—including Christiana’s bake shop. Christiana, however, can’t deny how she feels about Jeffrey despite his mistakes. Though the odds are against them, can two young people find a way to rebuild both their businesses and their relationship?

Pre-order on Amazon for the Release date: November 5,2019.  

About the Author:

Hi, I’m Amy Clipston. I am an author of Amish and Christian fiction with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Most of my books focus on the Amish community, faith, and love. I also write romance novels and young adult inspirational stories.

I'm an advocate for organ and blood donation. I donated a kidney on June 14, 2011, at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Through my donation, my husband received a second kidney transplant. My husband and I matched another couple and we swapped kidneys with them. I gave a kidney to my husband's donor's wife. Feel free to email me and ask me what it was like to be a kidney donor. It was one of the most amazing experiences in my life. If you're healthy, please donate blood! Also, become an organ donor.

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I really enjoyed this sweet romance. It is a welcoming change from my usual reads and I always look for something that will hook me in from the beginning. I fell in love with the characters right from the start. I also love that the author used Amish language for dialog throughout. If you read it on ebook it's a little harder to flip to the glossary but it was different and more authentic to me. Chrisitiana and Jeffrey have a budding romance but Jeffrey has had a major heartbreak in the past and isn't sure if he wants/should look to Christiana for more than friendship. I look forward to the next book in the series as I am sure we will get to follow other characters from this book, which are mainly Christiana's cousins but there are a few other interesting characters at the market. I love the market cat. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars and recommend it if you are looking for a sweet Amish read. 

~*Disclaimer: I received a copy of this title in exchange for an honest review. These are my own thoughts and comments.*~


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