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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Fiddler

The Fiddler, may very well be my favorite Beverly Lewis book to date.

This story was for me, the perfect blending of the Amish and English worlds. The main characters, Amelia Devries and Michael Hostetler have SO much in common. The biggest issue that separates them is their faith.

They both have overbearing fathers pushing them towards lives they question. They both have big goals and dreams and they stumble upon each other while they are both "running away" from the pressure.

They both have some secrets they are hiding, and become each other's biggest confidant as they struggle to navigate life and decide which path they will choose.  And then, the biggest fork in the road comes for the both of them when their feelings for each other begin to develop.  Will the fancy girl allow herself to fall for the plain guy? 

This was an easy, delightful read and I found myself lost in the story with Amelia and Michael and their friends in Hickory Hollow. 

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.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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