Product Description Priscilla Allgyer, a young single mother, knows she cannot leave the past behind. But can love lead her toward the promise of healing?Â Priscilla Allgyer left her community to escape the expectations of Amish life. Now, years later, she is forced to returnâalong with her six-year-old sonâto the place she thought sheâd left behind forever. 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 community. Once again, she feels suffocated, trapped, and alone.Â As Priscilla reluctantly completes her shunning, she catches the eye of Mark Riehl, a farmer with a playboy reputation. Wary of Mark, Priscilla barely gives him the time of dayâwhile Mark, unused to being ignored by the women of Bird-in-Hand, wonât give up the pursuit of her friendship. Priscilla desperately needs a friend in Mark, even if she doesnât realize itâand after Priscillaâs father and the bishop catch her and Mark in a compromising situation, their relationship becomes more complicated than ever.Â As affection quietly grows between them, Priscilla struggles to open her heart and reveal the painful secrets of her past. As Mark works to earn her good faith, can they both learn the hard lessons of love and trust? And can two friends discover a happiness that only God himself could have designed? The third book in the Amish Homestead series,Â A Seat by the HearthÂ invites us back to the Lancaster community where friendships are forged and love overcomes all.Â Sweet, inspirational read Full-length novel (92K words) Third book in Amy Clipstonâs Amish Homestead series Can also be enjoyed as a standalone Includes discussion questions for book clubs Review ' . . . a moving portrait of a disgraced woman . . . this will please Clipston's fans and also win over newcomers to Lancaster County.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Fans of Amish stories will root for these likable characters.' -- Booklist 'Fans of Amish stories will root for these likable characters.' -- Hope by the Book About the Author Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery, Hearts of Lancaster Grand Hotel, Amish Heirloom, Amish Homestead, and Amish Marketplace series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan University and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and four spoiled rotten cats. Visit her online at AmyClipston.com; Facebook: AmyClipstonBooks; Twitter: @AmyClipston; Instagram: @amy_clipston.