Thursday 21 June 2018

Book Review: The Road Home

From the Back:

As the sun began to rise, Lena Rose leaned against the cool pane of the bus window and gazed out at the familiar landscape of her life. I'm leaving my family and everything I know behind. She sighed, trying to keep her composure.
Grieving the death of her Amish parents and the separation from her nine close-knit siblings, Lena Rose Schwartz consoles herself that her new life in Lancaster County won't be forever. Surely someday soon she will return to her beloved Michigan settlement, including her beau. But even as she holds on to hope for a reunion with those she loves most, she discovers that Lancaster holds charms of its own. Will she find the courage to open her heart to other possibilities?

My Reflections: 
Beverly Lewis is my all time go to authour, she is queen Amish fiction. Her newest novel "The Road Home" is another product of her penmanship. This new novel is another example of Lewis's ability to push readers from heart-wrenching despair to shouts of pure joy and the promise of a new beginning. 
One of the many qualities of a good writer is engaging the reader with a story that has depth and characters that one can relate and connect with. Basically, you want to be immersed into the story. I can attest that this is the case with this author's works. I always feel all these things when I dive headlong into a novel penned by Lewis. Her characters are tender, raw and at the same time, strong and determined to do what they feel is right and true. 
This leads me to the main character Lena Rose Schwartz, heartbroken, scared and on a journey that would crush most. Lena rises above her circumstances and she does this with grace and love, she is a true inspiration! I also enjoyed all the supporting characters. Her siblings were the perfect blend of diversity within a large family. This made me wish that I had a large close family! 
If you are looking for a warm and welcoming story look no further, this is your perfect summertime read! 
I can't wait until fall (2018) when her new book "The First Love" releases. Perfect back to school fodder!
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA...
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