Thursday, May 5, 2016

Book Review: The Courtship Basket (An Amish Heirloom Novel book 2) by Amy Clipston

 The Courtship Basket

The Courtship Basket (An Amish Heirloom Novel) by Amy Clipston  

From Amazon:

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. Rachel is determined to keep her mind off the pain, and 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 Thoughts:

The Courtship Basket by Amy Clipston, had me at times crying then smiling as I got caught up in the this wonderful Amish Christian Romance.

Real life circumstances that were described so perfectly kept me turning the pages.  I admired Mike who at a young age carries the load of watching out for his sick father and little brother. He was hardworking and a caring young man.

This book spoke to my heart has I remember the times in my life that I have been a caregiver. Like Mike I have become tired and overwhelmed at times.  We have to remember to make time for ourselves so we can come back refreshed.

Even though this is the second book in the series about the Fischer family I feel it can stand alone. I have enjoyed reading more about the Fisher girls and I can't want to continue the series! 

This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.

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