Matthew Zook is preparing to break ground and expand his family's feed store. On the grounds for the new building a discovery leads to an impass about who owns the property. Desperately needing to expand his family's store Matthew seeks the original owner and uncovers his tragic story along the way.
Clayton Raber is the disfigured clockmaker who although acquitted in the courts of law stands guilty among his own as the murderer of his wife.
Tracking him down and uncovering his tragic tale is the meat of this book.
I really enjoyed the Amish Clockmaker. The Men of Lancaster County Series has been win win for me. I've enjoyed all the varied stories in this series. A break from the usual man meets sweet girl, falls in love, goes through some misunderstanding, makes up, gets married. These three books have been from the man's point of view and more about coming of age rather than just becoming married.
This story was particularly touching. Clayton is such a tortured soul you can't help but feel for him through the whole story. Really he is a sweet man who has done no wrong but life has treated him ill. Matthew is a man who believes in the boy become man who's bedroom became his. He feels connected to Clayton and is drawn towards tracking him down.
The Amish Clockmaker is not devoid of those romantic tidbits we like so much but they are wrapped into a story that is so much more.
If you like Amish Christian fiction and coming home (yes coming home) you will enjoy this story. In fact I think you will enjoy all three the Amish Blacksmith and the Amish Groom too!
The Men of Lancaster Series is a joint effort by Mindy Stearns Clark and Susan Meissner
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