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When Rebecca Kauffman's older sister, who left the Amish community when she was a teenager, dies in an automobile accident, Rebecca is left custody of her two modern non-Amish teenage nieces, Jessica and Lindsay. Will she be able to reconcile the two worlds in her home - or will the clash of cultures tear her world, including her marriage, apart?
©2009 Amy Clipston; (P)2009 Zondervan

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  • DEBRA
  • NEW PROVIDENCE, PA, United States
  • 09-12-13

LOVED THE AUDIO VERSION BOOK

What made the experience of listening to A Gift of Grace the most enjoyable?

I enjoyed listening to the characters. You became so involved with each character and how they were feeling while listening to the audio version it made you feel as if you were there. I worked in my office I found myself being helped by the advice being given in the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of A Gift of Grace?

When Rebecca realizes it's in giving up what was most precious to her in order to hear God clearly she was trying to hold onto what she wanted and after obeying God she was receiving the blessings and peace in her life. The book was exciting and had me captivated and looking for the next book. I loved this book.

What about Devon O' Day’s performance did you like?

The reader had so much expression and did so well with discovering a voice for each of the characters that you could tell who was speaking while listening. I listen to a lot of audio books and this was one of the best.

Any additional comments?

A lesson in love and giving up of yourself and your needs for others and learning how to find your way back in your marriage when you have both been very hurt. Love and forgiveness is the key to restoring broken relationships.

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  • Karen
  • Murchison, TX, United States
  • 06-03-13

Great Amish reading

What did you like about this audiobook?

I love the humbleness of the Amish. I know this is fiction, but I really desire to be more humble and rely on God more and more. I love the scripture that is constantly quoted.

How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

A whole lot. I want to read more and more about the Amish.

Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this?

Yes, to a large degree. I got just a little tired of the relationships going back and forth, but it certainly did not keep me from going on with the book.

What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

I did not like the narration at all. Emphasis was almost nil. When someone would be in a tramatic situation, as when the girls godmother would speak, the narration just didn't meet the situation at all. I was "oh really"....I felt there should have been more dramatics in her voice/output. Was not happy at all with the narration of just this one book.

Do you have any additional comments?

Just a great series.

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  • JM
  • 06-11-12

Good Read.

If you could sum up A Gift of Grace in three words, what would they be?

Good story. I love Amish books. I really enjoyed this one. Did not want the story to end. A pleasure to drive and listen. It is like watching a movie in your head while you listen. Good Job.

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  • Susan
  • Balch Springs, TX, United States
  • 01-18-10

i liked it

it was a little unbelievable but at the same time brought the thinking of two different worlds togather the division and decisions were believable the story kept my attention and it was not just another amish love story

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First but not last.

This was my first book by this author. There were a lot of twists and turns keeping my interest. I would recommend this book, reader and author to everyone.

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Great Book!

My only problem was trying to stay awake while listening to the story. It totally relaxes me to listen to someone read and this lady reading is awesome!

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  • susan
  • WEST JEFFERSON, OHIO, United States
  • 10-20-12

Enjoyable Series

Would you listen to A Gift of Grace again? Why?

Yes, I would listen again. This is a series that keeps your attention and is not hard to picture.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rebekah was my favorite character. She showed such faith and endurance.

Which scene was your favorite?

I think I like the part when Jessica met Jake the best

If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Learning to live Amish

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  • Stevon
  • Tempe, AZ, United States
  • 10-12-12

interesting

This book was the fourth author of Amish books I've read so a first time author for me. It was engaging and interesting although not quite as intriguing as the Cindy Woodsmall and Beverly Lewis books. This might have been better if it was the first book set in Amish lands I'd listened to. I wonder why Amish books always seems to be set in Lancasster County, PA? I know it must be the center of the Amish world. But, there are Amish in southern Iowa, where I grew up, and no one writes books set there. But Amish books are like Hallmark movies, which I like, and show a good, simple way of life with good values and give us life lessons that we could all live by, if we just would. I don't believe I could take the Amish way of life but I do find it interesting. With every Amish book I read I keep realizing that beneath that Old Way veneer there are people just like the rest of us with hopes and reams, they are human beings, too .

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  • Allyson
  • Castleton, NY, United States
  • 02-07-12

I wanted to like it

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

I really wish I could say this was a better book. I just feel like the writing was very repetitive, almost like the author was just filling space to make the book longer. I did not like the way it was narrated at all. Unfortunately, I will avoid any more books by this author and this narrator. I hope to find a similar Amish series that will be more satisfying for me. I did love the spiritual aspect though and overall found it was uplifting and positive.

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A Gift of Grace

Fabulous story!

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