The Beloved Hope Chest by Amy Clipston releases today. It is the final book in An Amish Heirloom Novel series. In The Beloved Hope Chest, Mattie Fisher is revealing a piece of her past to her three daughters. In anticipation of Mother's Day on Sunday (May 14), I asked Amy a few questions.
When Joe and I were living in our first house and before we were parents of human children, we had two cats named Les and Gracie whom we loved dearly. My first Mother’s Day after we adopted the kitties, Joe gave me a gold charm necklace with two cats on it and he said, “Happy Mother’s Day.” It meant so much to me! That was my first Mother’s Day.
Do you have any special traditions you used to do with your mom when you were a little girl on Mother's Day?
I remember making my mother gifts at school, and no matter how terrible my artwork was, she still loved it.
Do you get any book ideas from your sons' shenanigans?
I haven’t really included any of their shenanigans, but I did model a character after Zac. In my young adult book Roadside Assistance, Logan, who is Whitney’s younger brother, was inspired by Zac. Logan likes Star Wars and video games, and his room is decorated similarly to how Zac’s room used to look.
Out of all of your novels, who is your favorite mother?
Mattie Fisher from my Amish Heirloom series is my favorite! She’s modeled after my mother with her patient, loving heart. My mom and I sit together and have a cup of tea every night, just like Mattie and her daughters do.
Amy Clipston is giving away a wonderful prize package. You can enter below! I hope you have a wonderful day. I will return tomorrow when I review Bad to the Bone by Linda O. Johnston. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader