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Amy Clipston is an American author that writes the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Born in 1972 in New Jersey, Clipston started writing in elementary school. Back then, writing was just a silly hobby. The notion of seriously pursuing publishing never occurred to her.
Order of Kauffman Amish Bakery Series
|1||A Gift of Grace||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||A Promise of Hope||2010||Description / Buy|
|3||A Place of Peace||2010||Description / Buy|
|4||A Life of Joy||2011||Description / Buy|
|5||A Season of Love||2012||Description / Buy|
Order of Kauffman Amish Bakery -- Christmas Stories Series
|1||A Plain and Simple Christmas||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||Cookies and Cheer||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Roadside Assistance Series
|1||Roadside Assistance||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||Destination Unknown||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||Miles from Nowhere||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel Series
|1||A Hopeful Heart||2013||Description / Buy|
|2||A Mother's Secret||2014||Description / Buy|
|3||A Dream of Home||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||A Simple Prayer||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Heirloom Novella Series with Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, Beth Wiseman
|1||A Legacy of Love (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||The Cedar Chest (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||The Treasured Book (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||The Midwife's Dream (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Heirloom Series
|1||The Forgotten Recipe||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||The Courtship Basket||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||The Cherished Quilt||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||The Beloved Hope Chest||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Homestead Series
|1||A Place at Our Table||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Room on the Porch Swing||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||A Seat by the Hearth||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||A Welcome at Our Door||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Legacy Series
|1||Foundation of Love||2021||Description / Buy|
|2||Building a Future||2022||Description / Buy|
|3||Breaking New Ground||2023||Description / Buy|
|4||The Heart's Shelter||2024||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Summer Series
|1||A Reunion in Pinecraft (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Summer Storms (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Lakeside Love (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of An Amish Homecoming Series
|1||No Place like Home (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||What Love Built (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|3||The Courage to Love (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||An Amish Homecoming||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Seasons of an Amish Garden Story Series
|1||Spring Is in the Air (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||Home by Summer (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|3||The Fruits of Fall (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
|4||Winter Blessings (Short Story)||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Sweethearts Series
|1||Where the Heart Is (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||A Home for Lindsay (Short Story)||2018||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Christmas Gift Series
|1||An Amish Christmas Gift||2015||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Marketplace Series
|1||The Bake Shop||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||The Farm Stand||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||The Coffee Corner||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||The Jam and Jelly Nook||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Market Novella Series with Kathleen Fuller, Kelly Irvin, Vannetta Chapman
|1||Love Birds (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|2||A Bid for Love (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||Love in Store (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Sweeter than Honey (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
Order of An Amish Kitchen Series
|1||An Amish Kitchen||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||A Spoonful of Love (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
|3||A Taste of Faith (Short Story)||2013||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Christmas Love Series with Ruth Reid, Kelly Irvin, Beth Wiseman
|1||Winter Kisses (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||The Christmas Cat (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||Snow Angels (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||Home for Christmas (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Singing Series
|1||Hymn of Praise||2020||Description / Buy|
|2||Amazing Grace||2020||Description / Buy|
|3||Great Is Thy Faithfulness||2020||Description / Buy|
|4||O Holy Night||2020||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Home Series with Kathleen Fuller, Ruth Reid, Beth Wiseman
|1||Home Sweet Home (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|2||Building Faith (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
|3||An Amish Home||2017||Description / Buy|
|4||A Flicker of Hope (Short Story)||2017||Description / Buy|
Order of Amy Clipston Standalone Novels
|1||Betrayed||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||Reckless Heart||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||Love and Buggy Rides (Short Story)||2016||Description / Buy|
|4||Their True Home||2019||Description / Buy|
|5||The Heart of Splendid Lake||2021||Description / Buy|
|6||The View from Coral Cove||2022||Description / Buy|
|7||Something Old, Something New||2023||Description / Buy|
|8||Starstruck||2023||Description / Buy|
Order of Amy Clipston Short Stories/Novellas with Bonita Jewel, Andrew Winch, Kimberly Duffy, Kristin Ventress
|1||Naomi's Gift||2011||Description / Buy|
|2||A Son for Always / An Amish Cradle (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|3||Splickety Love 2.3 (Short Story)||2015||Description / Buy|
|4||Baskets of Sunshine (Short Story)||2020||Description / Buy|
|5||Evergreen Love||2021||Description / Buy|
Order of Amy Clipston Short Story Collections
|1||A Kauffman Amish Christmas Collection||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||An Amish Kitchen||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Kauffman Amish Bakery Collection||2014||Description / Buy|
|4||An Amish Home||2017||Description / Buy|
|5||An Amish Summer||2017||Description / Buy|
|6||An Amish Christmas Love||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Kathleen Fuller Short Story Collections
|1||An Amish Family||2018||Description / Buy|
|2||Amish Generations||2020||Description / Buy|
Amy Clipston Anthologies
|1||An Amish Cradle||2015||Description / Buy|
|2||An Amish Harvest||2016||Description / Buy|
|3||An Amish Spring||2018||Description / Buy|
|4||An Amish Homecoming||2019||Description / Buy|
|5||An Amish Reunion||2019||Description / Buy|
|6||An Amish Picnic: Four Stories||2020||Description / Buy|
|7||An Amish Christmas Wedding||2020||Description / Buy|
|8||Amish Midwives: Three Stories||2021||Description / Buy|
|9||An Amish Barn Raising: Three Stories||2021||Description / Buy|
|10||An Amish Schoolroom: Three Stories||2021||Description / Buy|
|11||An Amish Christmas Bakery||2021||Description / Buy|
|12||An Amish Quilting Bee: Three Stories||2021||Description / Buy|
|13||On the Way to Christmas||2022||Description / Buy|
The author maintained this attitude throughout high school. After getting her degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University, Norfolk, Clipston joined the U.S Army Corps of Engineers.
The Norfolk District job was supposed to keep the author occupied for the summer. She did not expect to remain in the position for eleven years. But that is what happened.
She spent the four years that followed in Public Affairs before using her writing and editing skills in the Planning department. At the time, Clipston had shown no interest in publishing.
She was still writing. But she was only doing it for fun and it never occurred to her that her stories could become published works. In fact, she went so far as to hide her writing activities from her husband, Joe. She was reluctant to let anyone know that she dabbled in fiction.
Only her closest friends knew of Clipston’s hobby. Everything changed when she joined Chesapeake Romance Writers. She found them by accident. The writing group was a Godsend because it introduced Clipston to other writers that took note of her gifts.
Rather than simply encouraging her to publish her manuscripts, the writing group brought Clipston to the realization that she actually had a desire to become a successful author. They showed her that it was her dream to see her novels in bookstores and libraries.
Once she understood and accepted this ambition, Clipston’s new friends gave her the guidance she needed to write her first novel. They showed her how to plot, write, edit and submit manuscripts.
Eventually, she landed a literary agent. In 2007, she secured a publishing deal, paving the way for ‘Amish Singing’, ‘Amish Sweethearts’, ‘Amish Homestead’, and all the other series she has written over the years.
Clipston loves what she does. However, her family is just as important to the author. She met her husband, Joe, in college. Her life was tumultuous at the time because her father had just suffered a massive stroke.
Joe and Clipston had great chemistry. Their wedding four years later did not surprise anyone. The author saved her husband’s life when she gave her kidney to another man’s wife. This same man donated his kidney to Clipston’s husband.
The event cemented the enthusiasm Clipston has for organ and blood donation. She wrote a book about her husband’s kidney transplant (A Gift of Love).
Best Amy Clipston Books
Besides the Chesapeake Romance Writers, the author is also a member of the Romance Writers of America and the American Christian Fiction Writers, not to mention the Authors Guild. Clipston’s best books include:
A Gift of Grace: Rebecca Kauffman’s life was in turmoil. She wanted a beautiful family with amazing children and a dutiful husband. But she was stuck with Jessica and Lindsay, her teenage nieces.
Their English parents had perished in an accident. Rebecca had hoped to create a warm and loving environment for them. But Jessica was too rebellious. She had no interest in adopting the Amish ways of her new community. Her actions were exerting significant strain on Rebecca’s relationship with her husband, and Lindsay was hardly in a position to help.
With her life coming apart at the seams, Rebecca couldn’t help but wonder whether her faith in God would be enough to keep her family whole.
A Promise of Hope: Sarah was confused. Her husband was dead and she was left alone to care for their twins. Fortunately, she had her parents and their Amish community to help her.
She did not expect Luke to come knocking one random day. She was even more surprised to learn the secrets that Luke revealed about Peter. Sarah’s husband had chosen to hide a significant portion of his past from his wife. Now, Sarah was expected to bear the consequences of those secrets.
Her growing interest in Luke was only adding to her confusion. Her family was not helping. They wanted her to marry again. But she did not know if she could trust what she felt for Luke.
When Does The Next Amy Clipston book come out?
The next book by Amy Clipston is The Heart's Shelter and will be released on February, 6th 2024. It is the newest book in the Amish Legacy Series.