Monday, October 13, 2014
The River by Beverly Lewis
I absolutely love Amish fiction. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors for this genre. She has a new book out called The River. I am so glad I have the opportunity to review it. You can learn more about Beverly Lewis HERE. She has written many Amish fiction books and is very knowledgeable about the Amish lifestyle. She grew up near an Amish community in Lancaster.
The River is a story about two sisters who left the Amish life when they were younger. Their parents are having a big anniversary party and they are invited to attend. The other siblings miss them and don't understand why they left. There are a lot of unresolved issues for the sisters including the death of another sister when they were children. Tilly and Ruth want a future with their family involved but their pasts may not allow it.
Here is what the back of the book says:
"Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.
Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo?"
I just adored this book. There are a lot of issues discussed including mourning the loss of a loved one, redemption of past relationships, and healing of lost souls. I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves Amish fiction. It would be a great addition to anyone's collection by Beverly Lewis. Her books are always a delight to read.
This book was given to me by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed here are solely my own.