Friday, April 13, 2012

CFBA Tour for The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Fiddler
Bethany House Publishers (April 10, 2012)
Beverly Lewis


Beverly's first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, The Heritage of Lancaster County, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman drawn to the modern world by secrets from her past. The book is loosely based on the author's maternal grandmother, Ada Ranck Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly's work to be "a primer on Lancaster County folklore" and offers "an insider's view of Amish life."

Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Beverly's tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, "Beverly's books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don't run across writing like that every day. I hope she'll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time."

A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of them award-winning. She and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with their family. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."


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.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Fiddler, go HERE.

Watch the book video:

MY REVIEW-I am not a big fan of Amish stories. I seem to find a lot of the same plots and characters with all the same problems. But this book had a plot that sounded different from the norm. I was just hoping it would be a good book and I was not let down. Beverly Lewis is known for her good books and this was no different!! I did receive an ARC copy so I did find a couple of small errors but nothing major.

One thing I like with this book is having characters from previous books. Katie Lapp is mentioned along with a few others. Michael is a great male model and even though at times he is overbearing, he means well. One of my favorite parts was after his father got upset and they had their coming back together. Beautiful and well written! If you like a good Amish book, pick this one up at your local store!

I received an ARC copy of this book for review purposes. I did not receive any monetary compensation.

1 comment:

Judy said...

I'm an Amish fiction nut and a huge fan of Beverly Lewis. I can't wait to read this book. Thank you for your review. Makes me want to read it even more!!


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