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naomi's gift book coverReviewed by Meg Massey

Naomi King is a young Amish woman that has been burned by love twice. When we meet her in Naomi’s Gift, she’s decided that she will most likely never marry, and immerses herself in helping her parents care for her eight siblings.

But one day while she’s working, she meets Caleb, a young widower with a 7-year-old daughter named Susie. But despite her instant feeling of connection with Caleb, the two seem to face innumerable obstacles, including the meddling of Caleb’s sister Sadie. Will the two find a way to make a romance work, or will they go their separate ways?

If you love author Amy Clipston’s Amish Bakery Series, you’ll love this stand-alone tale about lost and found love. Clipston’s novel provides a delightful look into Amish life in Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania. You’re sure to love Naomi, a kind young woman who’s experienced her share of heartache, and sympathize with Caleb, a man who’s lost his young wife all too soon. I think it’s also worth noting that Clipston’s provision of a glossary of Amish words is helpful to those who are new to Amish fiction.


Meg lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, Ryan. Library professional by day, freelance writer by night, Meg writes about life, entertainment and everything in between on her blog.

Review copy was provided free of any obligation by Zondervan. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.