Mini Interview & Giveaway: A Place at Our Table by Amy Clipston

Today, I have Amy Clipston here to chat a little about A Place at Our Table, at least at her table in time for the release of the first book in the Amish Homestead series next month. 

1. What is your family's favorite dinner? 
One of our favorites is my mother’s sauerbraten, which I always request on my birthday. We also enjoy having breakfast for dinner, such as eggs, pancakes, or French toast.
2. Would you rather follow a recipe to make dinner or make up your own recipe?
Since my schedule is crazy, I’d rather follow a recipe. I’m not very courageous or experienced when it comes to cooking.
3. Who does the cooking when you are on a tight deadline? What do you typically have?
Since I work full-time and write several books per year, my mom keeps our house running. My mother usually does the cooking, but occasionally I make something.
4.  Would you rather cook or bake?
Honestly, with my crazy schedule, I don’t have time for either. I suppose I’d rather cook since it doesn’t take as much time. 
5. What would your husband say is your best and worst cook attempts 
Joe would say my best was Parmesan chicken. He says I once tried to make a roast when we were living in our first house, and it turned out as a disaster. I don’t remember this, but he insists we laughed about it.

Amy, thank you for this opportunity for us to get to know you better on topic about your next book! 

Amy Clipston is the award-winning and bestselling author of the Kauffman Amish Bakery series. Her novels have hit multiple bestseller lists including CBD, CBA, and ECPA. Amy holds a degree in communication from Virginia Wesleyan College and works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC. Amy lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, and three spoiled rotten cats.

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Title:  A Place at Our Table
Series: Amish Homestead, Book 1
Author: Amy Clipston
Publisher:  Zondervan
Audio Release Date:  November 14, 2017
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Amish Fiction

Kayla Dienner has suffered her fair share of heartache, which is why she vows to protect her heart at all costs . . . until she meets Jamie Riehl.

Along with his volunteer work at the local fire department, running his Amish farm keeps Jamie Riehl busy. He barely has time to eat at the family table, never mind find someone to date. But when he meets Kayla Dienner, he is smitten.

Kayla tries hard to deny her attraction to Jamie. After all, she’s spent the last year discouraging her younger brother, Nathan, from becoming a firefighter. The death of their older brother in a fire a year ago is fresh in her mind—she can’t bear the idea of putting her heart on the line every time the sirens blare.

Then tragedy strikes, and Jamie wants to extinguish any flame between him and Kayla. Can Kayla set aside her own fears to save the love she was determined to deny?

The first book in the Amish Homestead series, A Place at Our Table invites us to a quiet community in Lancaster County where love burns brightly no matter the cost.





  1. My favorite thing about Thanksgiving is being around family and enjoying each other's company.

  2. My favorite memory is the first time I made spaghetti. It stuck together so badly we had to throw it away. The sauce was good though, thank goodness.

  3. I once ruined lasagna by not covering it while cooking. It was bad.

  4. My favorite dinner table memory is every year at Thanksgiving. Spending time with my family and talking about what we are thankful for.

  5. My favorite meal time memory would include things from childhood that involved having devotions around the table (read by one of my parents), reading a scripture verse from a plastic home made bread shaped holder called, Our Daily Bread. Yeah, my dad is a pastor! I grew up with the blessing of having parents of faith in Jesus. :) (Diane B.

  6. My favorite memory is baking my first cake for my hubby on Valentine,s Day. It was hard as a rock and had egg shells all through the cake.

  7. Mine would be the christmas that my uncle came home from Germany and brought me a crystal church whatnot

  8. My favorite dinner table memory has to be when our daughter was 12 and fixed us our anniversary supper. She did it all - shopping for needed supplies, prep work, set the table with our finest china and crystal (because she said it was a special day), served the meal to us by candlelight for just the two of us and then came back and cleared the table and did all the dishes. She said she really wanted to do it all and that was our gift from her. It was an amazing meal and prepared with so much love. Now mind you, she didn't just fix sandwiches but had fixed breaded round steak, mashed potatoes, corn, salad, iced tea and homemade cookies for dessert. Not only did she make us both very happy in what she accomplished and gave us wonderful memories to fall back on after her death at 17, but I had to beam with pride to realize how much she had learned by watching and helping me in the kitchen.

  9. One of my favorite memories now is when my mother would make biscuits she would take a jar lid and put a small biscuit in it and bake it just for me. Made me feel special.

  10. Thank you for your beautiful blog post! I'm so thankful you're a member of my Bakery Bunch!

  11. At my grandparents in the summer. Gear would cook biscuits and bacon before we picked in the garden.

  12. My favorite dinner memory is Christmas dinner with family and friends. My Mom and Dad always made a really special dinner every year.


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