Sunday 14 April 2013

Book Review: The Gardian, Beverly Lewis

The trailer 
The Guardian (Home to Hickory Hollow #3)
From the Back:
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.

When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. The young teacher is mystified when she learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can't speak English. It's as if the child appeared out of nowhere.

Then Jodi turns her attention to Hickory Hollow--and the cloistered world of the Old Order Amish--in search of answers.

My Reflections:
You can't imagine my anticipation as I waited for my review copy of this book to be shipped.

I was over the moon when it did come, and it was all I could do to homeschool my three kids and get them to bed before I was rewarded with reading!

This book was all I expected and more. It contained all the right ingredients for a fantastic Amish book, Love Suspense, drama, faith and warmth. The first thing that drew me in (even before I received the book) was the cover, who couldn't be smitten with the sweet little girl on the front!
The characters in the book were so vibrant and likeable, I enjoyed the fact that with this book, both worlds the Amish and the English came together in a harmonious and enjoyable fashion. Preconceptions were shattered, as each culture became acquainted with the other. The love of children bonded these two very different backgrounds; friendship bloomed, revealing a common ground and not the differences.

My favourite character was Maryanna, she showed such strength and determination in all circumstances, and she was also quite humorous as well, especially with her neighbour and his crazy "indoor pets".

This is book three in the Home to Hickory Hollow series and though I have not read the other two books, I found it extremely easy to read this book as a standalone novel.

I secretly would love to be Amish, I just happen to enjoy modern conveniences a tad too much.
If you are looking to read a book that will make you yearn for the simple life, here you have it my friends. Beverly Lewis is the reason Amish fiction is so popular today. Grab you quilt snuggle up on the porch swing and read this book!  

 "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group". Thank you!

About the Author:

Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her Web site at for more information.

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