The Beloved Hope Chest is An Amish Heirloom Novel by Amy Clipston and the fourth in the series. It does not disappoint. Clipston is one of my favorite Amish Fiction writers and this book is no exception.
As a culmination in the series this book does an excellent job of tying together clues we’ve been given throughout the series. The story is touching and emotional, and deals with real grief and tragedy.
As a mother myself I can relate. It would have been easy to just allude to this mother’s story throughout the other three books, but to dedicate an entire book to her grief, her experience, and her life is a beautiful tribute to Motherhood.
A mother’s story can easily be lost, to herself and to her children, but this book shows you that a steady mother who puts her children first and is attentive to their needs (like Mattie does in the other three stories) still has her own experience. I’m grateful to Clipston for her gentle reminder of this.
Read my review of, book 3, The Cherished Quilt here.