The final book in Amy Clipston's acclaimed Amish Heirloom series--and both a Publishers Weekly and ECPA bestseller
"Clipston has woven hints of Mattie and Leroy's history throughout the first three books in this series, leaving her best novel yet to conclude this family's story of loss, love and hope." --RT Book Reviews, 41/2 stars, TOP PICK
When Mattie packed her hope chest, she put away the heartache of her past. But as her daughters begin to unpack it, she discovers a healing more powerful than she ever hoped for.
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.
"Clipston has written another heartwarming romance, with lifelike characters and a delightfully detailed setting." --Booklist
"A story of loss and healing, the latest in award winning author Clipston's Amish Heirloom series creatively balances love, restoration, and second chances with tackling tough issues." --CBA Market
"Clipston provides a deep, nuanced portrait of . . . grief and the challenges of trying to move forward in life while buried under pain, fear, anger, and confusion." --Publishers Weekly