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September 9, 2013

THE SECRET KEEPER by Beverly Lewis

Readers Eagerly Await the Latest from Beverly Lewis, the #1 Name in Amish Fiction
(from Amazon) 

5 STARS

THE SECRET KEEPER
Home To Hickory Hollow 
Book 4
by Beverly Lewis
Product Details
Bethany House Publishers; First Edition edition (September 3, 2013)

OVERVIEW
(from Amazon)

With her love for all things old-fashioned, Jennifer Burns has often been told she's an "old soul," but no one is prepared for the young woman's decision to set aside her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world. Yet Jenny does exactly that, adopting Plain dress and settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp while she works as a mother's helper for the bishop's wife--a far cry from her former job as an x-ray technician.

The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them, one handsome Amishman in particular. But he is not the only man vying for Jenny's affections, and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren have set for her...challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.

Will Jenny's secrets keep her from the peace she longs for? Or will they lead the way home?

 

From the Back Cover

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.

Jennifer Burns shocks her family and friends when she bids farewell to her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world, settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp.

The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them--one handsome Amishman in particular--and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren set for her...challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.

 


REVIEW

I'm a lover of Amish books. 
 THE SECRET KEEPER is part of a series but is also a stand along read.  Once I picked up the book I couldn't let go. I loved the characters, especially the main character, Jennifer. Jenny thought it would be great to get away from all her troubles and join the Amish. Jenny is soon to find out that everything is not perfect and simple in the Amish way of living. Jenny falls for an Amish man and he falls too.  What about the relationship between Emmalynn and Jenny.?  Emmalynn seems determined to keep the two apart.  Will Jenny learn the Amish ways and want to stay Amish?  One very important thing is, who will teach her the Amish way of Cooking? The Englisch take for granted all the conveniences we have, electricity, cars, the clothes we can wear and so much more.  The Amish have few modern conveniences and yet they have a strong relationship with God.  They help each other out whenever the need arises.  You don't find a lot of that in the Englisch world. We all at times have thought that we just have to get away from it all.  Live in a quieter, less complicated place, but do we really?  Are we ready to give up that wonderful fan and air conditioning in the summer time? Or the warmth from central heat in the winter?  I think not.   That is everyday living for the Amish, to their choosing. In the book Jenny thought all her cares and troubles would go away if she became Amish.  Pick up a copy of this wonderful Amish book by the Pioneer of Amish books, Beverly Lewis.  Your heart will grow warm with the love of the Amish.  It is a good, thought provoking, lesson learning, clean read.
You can't go wrong.

Thank you,  Ms. Lewis for the wonderful talent you graciously share with us.

I would give this book 5 STARS

 I was given a complimentary copy of this book, THE SECRET KEEPER by Beverly Lewis from the publisher, Bethany House for this unbiased review.


AUTHOR
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in eleven languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Seven of her blockbuster novels have received the Gold Book Award for sales over 500,000, and The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com. 



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http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Keeper-Home-Hickory-Hollow/dp/0764209809 

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17384514-the-secret-keeper

http://www.shelfari.com/books/35734909/Secret-Keeper-The-%28Home-to-Hickory-Hollow%29/reviews/4213119

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