Being part of Amy Clipston’s Bakery Bunch allows me the chance to read Amy’s books in order to review them for fellow readers. I was given the chance to read her newest release, “The Farm Stand”, and wanted to share my review with you.
Synopsis of the story:
“Experience some sweet, garden-fresh romance in the next installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series.
Salina Petersheim runs her own booth at the Amish market, where she’s known for having the freshest and most delicious produce in the area. Her father is the bishop of her church district, and her brother is a deacon. They are a very close family, yet sometimes she tires of being compared to her older brother, Neil, who is married and has two children. She also feels the pressure of having to be the perfect daughter for her parents.
Salina has been dating Josiah for almost a year now, but he feels more like a friend than a boyfriend. Her parents approve of Josiah, who is a hardworking roofer. He’s handsome and easy to talk to, but he just doesn’t warm her heart the way she feels a boyfriend and future husband should. She secretly longs for more.
Along comes William “Will” Zimmerman, a Mennonite chef who runs a restaurant located next door to the Amish market. He wants Salina to supply the produce for his restaurant, and as they forge a business relationship, they both feel themselves falling in love. Salina especially tries to deny her feelings for Will since her father wants her to marry within the community.
Both Salina and Will feel stuck in their current relationships, but they cannot deny what they feel for each other. Will they follow their hearts or bow to the pressure of family? Or will God provide a surprising new road for them?”
The second book in Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace Series, “The Farm Stand”, does not disappoint. Amy’s characters, Salina Petersheim and Will Zimmerman, bring this story to life page after page. Once starting a business relationship together through Salina’s produce, things start to progress on an other level. Amy brings “all the feels” within her story. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be happy, and you’ll be sad throughout all the pages of Amy’s newest release.
This can be read as a standalone novel, but in order to really know the characters, I suggest reading Book One in this series, “The Bake Shop” first. You won’t be disappointed in this series.
If you haven’t started reading Amy’s Amish Marketplace Series yet, what are you waiting for? With everything going on right now in our world, it’s a great time to curl up with a good book to just escape. And if you can’t venture out to the stores to get it, you can always order it on Amazon.