Review: Building a Future by Amy Clipston

I simply love this series and don’t know how I am going to wait so long for book three to come out! If you haven’t read book one, Foundation of Love, you can still enjoy this story. However, book one is such a good book and sets the stage for Korey and Tyler’s dad’s marriage.

Having read the first book, I knew how badly Korey had begun behaving towards his stepmother. That very childish and basically, bratty, behavior continued in this story. I was bewildered as to why his father allowed him to show such disrespect. I also felt that Korey was given chance after chance to make up for the many times his actions emotionally hurt his girlfriend, Michelle. I am hoping that by the time Korey gets his own book, he will have matured a lot. It could be a wonderful redemption story!

Tyler was a great character who I couldn’t help but like. Both he and Michelle did begin to care for each other, unbeknownst to each other, and they both walked a thin line while they tried to force their feelings to match who they were currently dating. I really enjoyed the way things played out in the latter half of the novel, as feelings ramped up and decisions had to be made.

(5 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


They both had different plans for their futures . . . until their hearts led them to each other.

Michelle Lantz dreams of marrying and starting a family, and now that she’s been dating Korey for over a year, she thought it was only a matter of time before he proposed. But lately, Korey has seemed distant and is far from the attentive boyfriend she once knew. They’ve spent so much time together that she feels she can’t give up on their relationship, but she begins to question her own feelings as his seem to cool.

Tyler Bontrager is focused on expanding his father’s roofing company so he can take over one day. He throws himself into his work and thinks he’s too busy to worry about finding a wife. He and his brother Korey find themselves continually arguing: Tyler doesn’t approve of how Korey treats Michelle and Korey thinks Tyler is out to take anything that’s his. When Tyler happens to be around when Michelle needs a listening ear, he is startled to realize that he has feelings for Michelle, so he denies them because his relationship with his brother is too important.

But when there’s an accident and lives are at stake, true feelings come to the surface. Is it possible for Michelle and Tyler to put aside their feelings for the sake of their relationships with Korey, or will they find a new foundation on which to build their future?



Amy Clipston is an award-winning bestselling author and has been writing for as long as she can remember. She’s sold more than one million books, and 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 University and is a member of the Authors Guild, American Christian Fiction Writers, and Romance Writers of America. Amy works full-time for the City of Charlotte, NC, and lives in North Carolina with her husband, two sons, mother, and six spoiled rotten cats.

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About Brittany

As a homeschooling mom and avid reader, I get great joy through reading and reviewing books. I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I also review sweet, clean fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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