A Seat by the Hearth by Amy Clipston

A Seat by the Hearth

Priscilla Allgyer, a young single mother, knows she cannot leave the past behind. But can love lead her toward the promise of healing? Priscilla Allgyer left her community to escape the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to return—along with her six-year-old son—to the place she thought she’d left behind forever. Though once estranged from her family, Priscilla is welcomed by her mother, but her father is cold and ...

Details A Seat by the Hearth

TitleA Seat by the Hearth
Release DateNov 13th, 2018
GenreAmish, Romance, Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction, Christian

Reviews A Seat by the Hearth

  • Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
    About this book:“Priscilla Allgyer knows she cannot leave the past behind. But can love lead her toward the promise of healing? Priscilla Allgyer left the community to escape the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to return—along with her six-year-old son—to the place she thought she’d left behind forever. Though once estranged from her family, Priscilla is welcomed by her mother, but her father is cold and stric...
  • Susan
    A Seat by the HearthAmy ClipstonA SEAT BY THE HEARTH is the third book in the Amish Homestead series by Amy Clipston. It is the story of Priscilla Allgyer and how she is dealing with returning home to her Amish homestead, an unmarried woman, with a son. She left her Amish faith years ago after enduring years of verbal abuse from her father. Her mother is very happy that she has returned but her father is cold and distant. He allows her to stay in...
  • Kristi
    I LOVED this story!!!!!!!! I think the author has written her best work ever with a compelling story and characters it is impossible to dislike (ok, with the exception of a couple). I found this book heartbreaking and heartstopping at the same time. This book is just magnificent!!!!!!I instantly fell in love with Priscilla and Mark. Priscilla has been emotionally and physically abused by her ex-boyfriend and son Ethan's father, Trent. It was easy...
  • Molly Jaber (Cover To Cover Cafe)
    Another hit! I can't sing the praises high enough. Mrs. Clipston has brought us Mark's story. I've been waiting patiently (or, those that TRULY know me, know it's not all that patient!) to see what Amy Clipston had in store for Mark and Priscilla. Let me tell you this: she truly had a wonderful story for them. They were absolutely perfect in every way for this moving, heartfelt, gripping addition to the Amish Homestead series.Mark and Priscilla h...
  • Jen. (JenGalaxy4 Christian Book Reviews)
    ..Pricilla wasn’t looking for love, having recently fled an abusive relationship. Mark is the community’s heartbreaker and falling in love isn’t on his radar. As the two form a friendship, the tables are turned on them and things get more complicated than ever before.This is a story that shows the repercussions of sinning in an Amish community. It shows what it’s like to be shunned. It shows what actions are taken to survive heartache and...
  • Brittany
    I absolutely loved this wonderful story! I have enjoyed every book in this series so far and can definitely say that the Amish Homestead series is proving to be one of my favorite Amish romance series that I have read. If you have not read the previous books, you should still be able to enjoy this one. Just know that previous siblings and their families play a large part in this book.A Seat by the Hearth is not only a tale in which a gentle roman...
  • Maureen Timerman
    An enjoyable read from beginning to end, and kept me page turning. The author gives us a woman that leaves and abusive home and ends up in another, and to make it more interesting she is Amish.When she returns to the Amish she comes with her sweet six-year-old son Ethan, and what a joy he is. I loved how the situation with the violent boyfriend was resolved, and never saw it coming.Now this is the third book in this series, and loved being back w...
  • Carla Johnson-Hicks
    A Seat by the Hearth is the third book in the Amish Homestead series by Amy Clipston, and I was sorry to see this series end. In this story we meet Priscilla Allgyer. Priscilla left the Amish Community and Faith years ago after enduring years of verbal and emotional abuse from her father. She is now returning, an unmarried mother and physically abused woman. Her mother is thrilled with her return and meeting her grandson, her father is not. He is...
  • Holly
    Priscilla Allgyer left the community in hopes of escaping the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to return to the place she thought she’d left behind forever—along with her six-year-old son. Though once estranged from her family, Priscilla is welcomed by her mother, but her father is cold and strict. He allows Priscilla to stay with them provided she dresses plainly, confesses her sins, and agrees to marry within the ...
  • Cathy Cermele
    Ms. Clipston continues to impress me with her ability to tap into so many of my emotions not only throughout this series but with this book in particular. The characters in this book managed to take a piece of my heart and I was more than willing to give it to them.Priscilla and her son, Ethan were so easy to love and I felt as nervous as Priscilla did when she returned to her parents home after years of living in the English world. As it turned ...
  • Sarah
    Author Amy Clipston continues to write better with every single book and series she releases and A Seat by the Hearth is no exception. While this book is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone, which is one of the reasons why I love reading books by Amy. She is fantastic Amish author and if you haven't read a book by her, I highly recommend all of her books. The plot in A Seat by the Hearth is enough to keep you turning the pages readin...
  • Elizabeth
    A seat by the Hearth ( An Amish Homestead Novel-Book 3 )By: Amy ClipstonA Seat by the Hearth is book three by Amy Clipston in An Amish homestead novel Series. Amy Clipston just keeps getting better. Love the story it was well written and the characters well developed. I did not want to put it down. This is one of those page turner. I caught myself trying to read faster to see what was going to happen next. Ms. Clipston carries us back to an Amish...
  • Becca-Rae Weidel
    This was a story that certainly touched my heart. I was quickly engrossed and unable to put it down. Priscilla's life held a whole lot of heartache but she was a a fighter on a mission to secure a better life for her young son and herself. The hope for everything to work out for her was an easily catalyst for finishing the book quickly.My heart really went out to Priscilla's character. When conflict arises, her instinct is to run from it in order...
  • Tina Watson
    Everyone welcomed home their shunned family member, Priscilla Allgyer and her six-year-old son, except her father, who gives her the cold shoulder and stipulations to staying under his roof again: dress plainly, confess her sins, and married within the community. Priscilla feels suffocated, trapped, and alone again.While falling in love isn't on his radar, Mark Riehl is a flirt in his community and surrounding area. Priscilla won't give Mark the ...
  • Tammy G.
    Amy Clipston is one of my favorite authors and I've enjoyed all three of the Amish Homestead novels.I love the ease of reading this story of Priscilla Allyger and how she so desperately wants to leave/escape from the Amish community.She leaves the community but as life would have it...she's back. But now she has a six-year-old son. Her mother greets her with open arms but her father keeps the letter of the law. Priscilla is welcome as long as she...
  • Natalie
    Such a sweet story! I loved that Priscilla and Mark were both able to grow and change as the story progressed. I really felt bad for all that Priscilla endured, and I didn’t likeMark at all at first (I thought he was kind of a playboy) but as his character evolved, I liked him more. I don’t think the Amish Homestead series will end up being my favorite of Amy Clipston’s, but it’s still really cute and I’m looking forward to seeing how i...
  • Vicky Sluiter
    Let me start out by saying although this is book three in the series, you could read it as a standalone. However, reading books one and two will make book three richer for you.Author Amy Clipston continues to get better with each book, and that’s saying a lot as I believe she is one of the best authors of Amish fiction. This book, in my opinion, is quite possibly her finest so far. Clipston doesn’t shy away from difficult subjects, such as ab...
  • Sherry Greene
    In this third book in the Amish Homestead series, we find the characters of Priscilla Allgyer and Mark Riehl. Priscilla, who left the Amish community several years previously to live the English life, now has a young son and feels she has to escape the son’s abusive father, so returns to her Amish family. Her mother is overjoyed to have her return home, but her strict father, requires her to follow his rules in order to remain in their home. Sh...
  • Becky
    Priscilla Allgyer left home and moved to Baltimore to get out from under her father's hyper-criticism. But what she did was jump from the frying pan into the fire. She got involved in a relationship with a man who physically abused her. In desperation, she takes her six year old son and goes back to Lancaster. In order for her to stay, her father lays down some rules: she must re-join the church, serve her shunning time, and find a husband.Mark R...
  • Tina
    In the third book of Amy Clipston’s Amish Homestead series, A Seat by the Hearth, we get Mark’s story. Mark has always been something of a playboy. He doesn’t see himself settling down with any of the young ladies who seem to trail after him. When Priscilla comes home after eight years in the English world with her small son, he seems drawn to her as he works for her father. However, she seems just as determined to keep him at a distance. S...
  • Ash Luna
    Pricilla and Mark's whirlwind romance rocked me to my core. This by far is one of Amy Clipston's most emotionally books ever. I cried more then ever before, but then was over with the warmth and faith she threw after every heartbreaking scene. Beautiful and satisfying. A MUST READ!
  • Wendy
    BACK OF THE BOOK BLURBPriscilla Allgyer knows she cannot leave the past behind,But can love lead her toward the promise of healing?Priscilla Allgyer left the community to escape the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to return--along with her six-year-old son--to the place she thought she'd left behind forever. Though once estranged from her family, Priscilla is welcomed by her mother, but her father is cold and strict. H...
  • Leroy Seat
    Although through the years I have read very few romance novels, or novels about the Amish, I saw this book mentioned in a large advertisement for author Amy Clipston’s new book and decided to read it. After all, it had my name on the cover!It is quite remarkable how many Amish-related novels have been published in recent decades. Clipston (b. 1972) is one of the most prolific authors of such books. She has written dozens of novels, and most of ...
  • Jeanie
    Desperation came not just from a lack of love but from how she was treated. He wanted to be the one man that would respect and cherish her. He had to save her from the this endless cycle of abuse. I have enjoyed this series of the Riehl family and those that they touch. A heartwarming story of the example of Christ and how he pursues each of us. Priscilla Allgyer escaped her father's verbal abuse and the Amish community 8 years ago . Desperate fo...
  • Helen
    A Seat by the Hearth, by Amy Clipston, is the third book in An Amish Homestead Novel. This book takes over when book two ends, so it is best to read them in order. However; enough background information is given that this can be read as a stand alone book. One of the things that I am liking the best about this series is that there is a tragedy that is behind each of the stories. The stories show how the characters struggle with what has happened ...
  • Danielle Urban
    A Seat by the Hearth by Amy Clipston is a novel that I completely lost myself within its pages. I was in deep on the protagonist's life, that I forgot my steaming mug of coffee! Amy Clipston's words swept me away. Inside, I found a young woman who found no love from her father. Only a stern critical man who would never trust or listen to her. He pushed her away from everything she loved. Including him. Now, she returns back home. Unwed, with a 6-...
  • Robbie
    A Seat by the Hearth, by Amy Clipston, introduces us to Priscilla Allgyer along with her six-year-old son, Ethan. Priscilla, having fled her Amish roots, feels she must return to the Amish and their way of life in order to protect herself and her child.I loved Ethan. A precocious child who loves easily, Ethan is able to leap from an Englisher (non-Amish) lifestyle to Amish with no problems or qualms and is thrilled to be learning more about horse...
  • Cecilia
    A Seat by the Hearth by Amy Clipston is book three of the Amish Homestead Novel series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. We follow Priscilla who has escaped an abusive relationship with her son and returned to her childhood home. It was easy to feel her emotions as she returns home where she encounters Mark, her childhood best friend's brother. Mark, who is known to be a flirt, is charming and sweet. He instantly cares about Priscilla and ...
  • Melissa
    Amy Clipston has a way of writing that brings her characters to life. The reader can easily relate to the ups and downs in which the characters must overcome in their lives. Her characters are well developed and her storylines are hard to put down. A Seat by the Hearth is the third book in this series. While I have enjoyed the other two, this one was hard to put down. Pricilla and Mark's story was by far the best. So many woman face the same tria...
  • Pam Pavkov
    A Seat by the Hearth is an amazing story written by Amy Clipston in her Homestead novel series. This story is very well written and Amy has done a fantastic job telling her story. I enjoyed the characters of Pricilla and Mark very much. This story is filled with heartache, love, and unfortunately abuse. There is physical, verbal, and mental abuse that Pricilla has had to endure. This story has many twist and turns and will have you enduring many ...