Guest Post

Guest post by Amy Clipston and two book giveaway!

A Mother’s Secret

by Amy Clipston

I’m so happy that it’s finally spring! It’s such a beautiful time of year as we enjoy hearing the birds sing again, and the earth is renewed. I always look forward to seeing the daffodils sprout up in our yard. Daffodils are special to me since they remind me of the huge backyard behind the house where I grew up in New Jersey. My father once told me that the squirrels moved the daffodil bulbs, explaining why the flowers would poke up in random locations throughout the yard.

This year spring is even more special because the next book in my Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel series is set to release June 3. I received my author copies last week, and I’m thrilled to share the book. In fact, my mother-in-law called me tonight to tell me that she received the book and read it in one day. She laughed and said, “I couldn’t put it down! I didn’t get anything done yesterday because of the book.” I was so thankful to hear that she enjoyed the story so much because it’s very special to me.

A Mother’s Secret is my favorite book in the series. Carolyn Lapp, the heroine of the book, is different from the other Amish women I’ve featured in my previous books. Due to her painful past, she’s more outspoken and less traditional than any other Amish character I have created. I also enjoyed giving Joshua Glick his own story since he had his heart broken in A Hopeful Heart.

Book Description

In A Mother’s Secret—the second book in a new Amish series by bestselling author Amy Clipston—Carolyn Lapp dreams of marrying for love. But will the errors of her past destroy this dream forever? Carolyn Lapp longs to have a traditional Amish family. But she lives on her brother’s farm with her parents and her 15-year old son, Benjamin. Carolyn has never revealed the identity of Benjamin’s father and lives daily with the guilt and shame of her youthful indiscretion. Her brother simply will not forgive her. His answer is to arrange a practical marriage for Carolyn to Saul, a widower with a little girl. But Carolyn isn’t convinced that Saul really loves her and believes he is simply looking for someone to help raise his daughter. When Benjamin causes trouble at a local horse auction, horse breeder Joshua Glick decides that he must be taught a lesson. Carolyn and Joshua are unmistakably drawn to each other, but Joshua mistakenly assumes that Benjamin is Carolyn’s brother. Carolyn fears that if he discovers the truth, her past will destroy their budding romance. After years of shame and loneliness, Carolyn suddenly has two men vying for her attention. But which of them will give her the family—and the unconditional love—she’s longed for?

The Making of A Mother’s Secret

A Mother’s Secret was inspired while I was writing A Hopeful Heart. I felt Joshua Glick needed his own story after he had his heart broken in the first book. I really like Joshua’s character, and I enjoyed telling his story.

This book is dedicated to my amazing editor and dear friend, Becky Philpott. She’s been a tremendous support to me with my books. I’m grateful for her friendship and her guidance with my books.

I hope readers enjoy A Mother’s Secret. Book three in the series, A Dream of Home, will follow in December. Thank you for reading!


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Thank you so much for stopping by Amy! I know readers are super excited to read A Mother’s Secret and I am happy to announce that Amy is graciously giving TWO lucky readers the chance to win a copy. How awesome is that?

To enter leave a comment below. If you would like an Extra chance share this link on Facebook or Twitter. Remember to leave another comment if you did.

**Contest starts today Wednesday, May 21st and ends on Wednesday, May 28th.**


Amy Clipston is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery novels. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and currently works for the city of Charlotte, North Carolina. Amy lives with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled-rotten cats. Visit her on the web at and

80 thoughts on “Guest post by Amy Clipston and two book giveaway!

  1. I would love to read this book.I am looking forward to reading it,it sounds awesome.Thanks for the chance to win it.

  2. I love Amy’s books and would love a chance to win a copy of A Mother’s Secret.I have also shared on fb. ~ Blessings ~

  3. What a wonderful story. Amy Clipston is a wonderful writer. I enjoy reading her books. I would be honored to win a copy of her newest, “A Mother’s Secret”!!!

    P.S. I have shared this wiith my Facebook friends.

  4. Love Amy Clipston’s books…Favorite books to read are anything Amish…Would love to win.

  5. I am looking forward to reading A Mother’s Secret.Please enter me in contest.Thank you for the opportunity to win.I enjoy reading your books.Have a wonderful week.

  6. It is very nice of you to offer this wonderful giveaway. Hopefully, I am one of the people lucky enough to win. Thanks for the chance.

  7. I am a big fan of Amy’s work. I would be thrilled to add this book to my ever-growing collection. Please accept my entry. Thank you.

  8. I have read so many of your books and I can’t wait to get a copy of these books. God has truly blessed you with your writing.

  9. I have pre ordered on my kindle but would love to have a copy. Thank you for a chance to win.

  10. Please enter me for a chance to win ” A MOTHER’S SECRET” what a coincidence that May 28 th is My mother’s birthday. I am sure that she also had secrets that were never told. We lost her almost 10 years ago. Love your books! Vickie

  11. Having read the Kauffman Amish Bakery series, I know that any book by Amy will be a very good read. I will also post on Facebook.

  12. Would love more reading. I enjoy your work so much. Please enter me in the contest. Have a Blessed day.

  13. I loved the first book I can’t wait to read your second book in this series. May god bless you

  14. Love Amy Clipston’s books. Can’t wait to read this one…would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity! Linda

  15. I love Amy Clipston’s books!! I can hardly wait to read this one! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  16. I am in the middle of book one of this series. It’s great and would love to win book 2! Thanks for the chance to win.

  17. Thank you I have always loved reading Amy’s books. The characters and story lines are always inspiring.

  18. I would love to receive these books I am on disability and love to read the amish stories that I can find with out a lot of cost. as I am sure a lot of do.

  19. Amy I Always Enjoy Reading Your Awsome Books your An Awsome Author I enjoy reading all your Books Would Love to be A Winner Of Your Books!!⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  20. I love Reading Inspirational Books and Amy you are one of my favorite Authors..
    Sharing a Glimpse of The Amish Life with your Stories…Can’t wait to read the whole Series.. Would love to Win this book..

  21. Wow this contest is so popular well no wonder why, we alllll love Amy Clipston!! Her new series is a great page turning book. Oh how I want one so. Goodluck everyone.

  22. I love Amy Clipston’s books- I have an Amish website- Keeping Up With The Amish where I do reviews etc and I also read Amish books as a hobby (a hobby that I love)!!! I would love to win Amy Clipston’s new book A Mothers Secret!!!

  23. Thank you Amy for sharing with us a look into your stories a bit with your descriptions. I am sure they will be a good read. Thank you also for your opportunity you have given us to possibly win one of your books. I’M SURE WHOEVER WINS WILL ENJOY THEM. ~ I will also share this on my Group site; Amish Books Readers for my people to have a chance to see this & comment & enter your contest. I will also share this on my Facebook page.

  24. I’m fresh out of ‘Am I the only guy reading about the Amish’ jokes, so … I’m in a place of peace waiting for the contest results.

    You write great – meaning enjoyable and thoughtful – books. Keep on going.

    With appreciation, Jon

  25. this book sounds like a wonderful read to get lost in. i live in western kentucky and there are several amish and mennonite communities in the area and i am always in awe of their simple life and love of God and family

  26. this book sounds like a wonderful read to get lost in. i live in western kentucky and there are several amish and mennonite communities in the area and i am always in awe of their simple life and love of God and family

  27. Can’t wait to read this book. Would love to have this book. Have requested from my local library.

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