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Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Fiddler...Review

About the book:
Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.

A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler--and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.

I was so excited to see a new series by Beverly Lewis and The Fiddler did not disappoint.  Michael Hostetler struggles with the decision to join his church and remain Amish. Amelia loves her life as a concert violinist, but the pressures to perform and excel have driven her to search for her true purpose.  When a wrong turn in a rainstorm brings her to Michael's door and Hickory Hollow, she discovers the peace she didn't realize she needed.

As Michael and Amelia's story unfolds, we are drawn into the lives of these terrific characters.  Beverly Lewis is a master at blending the Englisch with the Amish and showing the differences.  Differences that some can accept and others can't.  Lewis' characterizations are terrific and I loved ready about Michael and Amelia.  I can't wait for the next book in the series, The Bridesmaid.

Thanks to Bethany House for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Beverly Lewis here.  You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 7/12

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4/5 Stars

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