About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Coffee Corner (Amish Marketplace #3) by Amy Clipston

The Coffee CornerABOUT THE BOOK

In this third installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series, an acquaintance grows into love over a few well-timed cups of coffee.

Alongside her cousins who have booths of their own, Bethany Gingerich runs a busy and successful coffee and donut stand at the Amish market. Since she has café-style tables and chairs, her regular customers enjoy purchasing a morning treat so they can sit and talk to their friends.

Micah Zook and his grandfather, Enos, visit Bethany every Saturday morning to purchase coffee and donuts before going to work at Enos’s custom outdoor furniture shop. Bethany enjoys talking to Micah and Enos, and she’s always thought Micah was handsome—but she doesn’t think her crush will ever result in anything more.

When Micah and his grandfather don’t come to see her one Saturday morning, Bethany begins to worry. And when she learns that tragedy has struck, she wonders how to help Micah in his time of need. Turns out he needs a friend now more than ever, and Bethany may be just the kind of friend that God has provided for him.


Bethany Gingerich has a successful business but she still suffers from many insecurities and they have become worse now that two of her cousins are married. Their close relationships have understandably changed because of their recent marriages and Bethany wanders if she will ever experience true personal happiness. The Saturday morning visits of two customers who come in to buy Bethany's delicious donuts and her special coffee blends soon become the bright spots in her week and it becomes apparent that there might be a mutual interest between her and Micah Zook. They are, however, two very different people. Can they overcome the many differences between them?

Author Amy Clipston has given readers another intriguing glimpse of the Amish and Mennonite lifestyle in this third book in her Amish Marketplace series. I enjoyed catching up with the two couples who had found love in the first two books and I found myself rooting for Bethany and Micah to find happiness together. Micah is especially appealing but he has endured a lot of past hurts and he's never experienced deep family connections so Bethany's compassion appears to be just what he needs! Will their friendship develop into a sweet romance?

Clipston never fails to inspire me and I love her positive reminders that God is always faithful. I also found myself drooling over her description of the different donuts and coffee blends in Bethany's shop and I wish that there was a Coffee Corner near me!

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. A favorable review was never required and no monetary compensation was given. These are my own thoughts.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Amy Clipston is an author of Amish and Christian fiction with HarperCollins Christian Publishing. Most of her books focus on the Amish community, faith, and love but she also writes romance novels and young adult inspirational stories.

For more information, visit Amy's     Website                                              Facebook               Twitter              Instagram

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