Friday, November 16, 2012

Reckless Heart: A Book Review

About The Book:

Slipping. Lydia Bontrager’s youngest sister is frighteningly ill, and as a good Amish daughter, it falls to Lydia to care for her siblings and keep the household running, in addition to working as a teacher’s assistant and helpingpart time at her grandmother’s bakery. Succumbing to stress, Lydia gives in to one wild night and returns home drunk. The secret of that mistake leaves Lydia feeling even more restless and confused, especially when Joshua, the only boy she’s ever loved, becomes increasingly distant. When a non-Amish boy moves in nearby, Lydia finds someone who understands her, but the community is convinced Lydia is becoming too reckless. With the pressures at home and her sister’s worsening condition, a splintering relationship with Joshua, and her own growing questions over what is right, Lydia could lose everything that she’s ever held close.

About The Author:

Amy Clipston holds a degree in communication from Virginia WesleyanCollege 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.

My Review:

I absolutely love Amy Clipston's novels and was very excited to read her most recent release, Reckless Heart. I love that she has reached out the 13-18 year old group to introduce them to the genre of Amish Fiction! So glad she did! The book is very well written and I loved all the characters. Though it covers a hard topic like a terminal illness in a child, it is done in a compassionate manner. One of the things that I have loved about the Amish community is how they come together to help one another in times of crisis and this is seen throughout the book. A very enjoyable read that would be a great Christmas gift for the book lover in your life!

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase Reckless Heart at your favorite bookseller from Zondervan

***I received a complimentary electronic copy of this book, courtesy of Zondervan and NetGalley, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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