Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The Thorn by Beverly Lewis

This week, CFBA is introducing Beverly Lewis' newest book, The Thorn.

My mailbox is overflowing with books this month! My copy of The Thorn just showed up today. Unfortunately for you, I'm not that fast of a reader and don't have it reviewed...yet. I'll update when I post my review.

However, Beverly Lewis is my top favorite authors of the Amish genre, and, although the setting appears to be my least favorite - modern day, I'm sure she won't disappoint in her newest book!

ABOUT THE BOOK

Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. THE ROSE TRILOGY is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.

Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop's foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose's sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good, Amish fellow, so dismisses the warnings.

Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding? Rose's older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband.

Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire--and speak Pennsylvania Dutch, despite her husband's wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?

AND FOR YOU, a peek into the book:

The Thorn

Thank you, Beverly and Bethany House, through CFBA, for sending me a review copy of The Thorn!

Recommend: YES

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3 comments:

Melissa said...

I don't usually read books like this, but I just read Running Away (and Such), which is set in an Amish community, and another book set in a Mormon community. (I'm not suggesting any similarity between the two, but the books are similar in style.) I'd love to see this one, too!

Jen said...

I notice from your profile you are from the Southern Tier NY. I grew up in Andover! I still have family there! Small world!!

I'm also a part of FIRST. Have a great day. You'll love the rest of A Hope for Hannah!!

tracysbooknook.com said...

I’ve been reading Beverly Lewis for years and was thrilled to gat a chance to read The Thorn.

I was disappointed that very few (one, I believe) of the plot lines were ever resolved. I guess that’s why there is a book 2. Of course I’ll have to wait until April, 2011, for that.

My own review of this book can be found at www.tracysbooknook.com.

-Tracy

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