Amish Fiction Book Review: The Coffee Corner

About the Book

Book: The Coffee Corner 

Series: An Amish Marketplace, Book 3 

Author: Amy Clipston 

Genre: Amish Fiction 

Publisher: Zondervan 

Release Date: December 1, 2020

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Publisher's Description

“In this third installment of Amy Clipston’s Amish Marketplace series, an acquaintance grows into love over a few well-timed cups of coffee. 

Alongside her cousins who have booths of their own, Bethany Gingerich runs a busy and successful coffee and donut stand at the Amish market. Since she has café-style tables and chairs, her regular customers enjoy purchasing a morning treat so they can sit and talk to their friends. 

Micah Zook and his grandfather, Enos, visit Bethany every Saturday morning to purchase coffee and donuts before going to work at Enos’s custom outdoor furniture shop. Bethany enjoys talking to Micah and Enos, and she’s always thought Micah was handsome—but she doesn’t think her crush will ever result in anything more. 

When Micah and his grandfather don’t come to see her one Saturday morning, Bethany begins to worry. And when she learns that tragedy has struck, she wonders how to help Micah in his time of need. Turns out he needs a friend now more than ever, and Bethany may be just the kind of friend that God has provided for him.”


My Review

The Coffee Corner, by Amy Clipston, is the third book in An Amish Marketplace series. From beginning to end, this novel is a wonderful addition to this series and to the genre of Amish fiction. With its inviting marketplace setting, relatable characters, and relevant love story, this book is very memorable and moving. 

Ms. Clipston never fails to create communities and characters that are genuinely appealing. From the marketplace, the workshops, the homes, the barns, the front porches, and even the kitchens where the characters work, live, and spend time together, Ms. Clipston thoughtfully welcomes readers into a world that is full of faith and charm. As the characters in this story face real challenges, heartache, and setbacks, their choices and decisions are truly believable and authentic. With emotionally-stirring conflicts and dramatic tension that builds page after page, this novel is compelling, touching, and meaningful. Valuable themes of loss, faith, humility, forgiveness, and restoration strengthen the story as it uplifts and entertains. 


I spent several pleasurable hours reading The Coffee Corner, and it is my favorite book in the series, so far. It is a thought-provoking, honest, and edifying novel. I recommend it wholeheartedly. 

*I was given a copy of this book by the author. A review was not required. The review I have written is voluntary and contains opinions that are entirely my own.

About the Author: Amy Clipston

“Amy Clipston has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her fiction writing "career" began in elementary school when she and a close friend wrote and shared silly stories. She has a degree in communications from Virginia Wesleyan College and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. She is the author of the bestselling Kauffman Amish Bakery series with Zondervan, which is part of HarperCollins Christian Publishing. An advocate for organ and blood donation, Amy donated a kidney in 2011 at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Through her donation, her husband received a second kidney transplant. Amy and her husband matched another couple and swapped kidneys with them. Amy's memoir, A Gift of Love, will be available in early 2014. She hopes her story inspires others to become organ and blood donors. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and four spoiled rotten cats.” --Biography from Amy Clipston’s author page on

Click here to visit Amy Clipston's website.


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