Thursday, April 26, 2012

The Fiddler

ImageThe Fiddler – Book One of the Home To Hickory Hollow
Written by Beverly Lewis
Published at Bethany House

About the Book

Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis' 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.

Who is Beverly Lewis?

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty 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.

My Mother-in-love’s Thoughts

Earlier this month, my husband’s parents came over to our house to do a bit a painting.   His dad loves to keep busy and the two bathrooms on the second floor needed to be revamped a little bit.    So they came and works on various things during that week.   One day, after I finished homeschooling the kids I went upstairs and found my mother-in-love (I prefer this term instead of mother-in-law) was reading The Fiddler.  She was totally engrossed in the story.  It was a delight to see her reading it.    I told her that she could read the book before me but at one condition.  “What’s that?”, she asked.   “Well, I need to write a review for it and you will have to tell me what you think of the novel when you are done.”, I told her.   “No problem.” was her quick answer.  

So that night she left the house and brought the book with her.   She had already told me that from the beginning of the book the author catch the reader to want to continue to read more of the story.   This past Tuesday, they drove with my husband to Toronto and apparently she was reading it while travelling because she wanted to finish it.   

So you might be wondering what she thought of the book right?  Here’s her comments:

The Fiddler book sweeps the reader of honest emotions  and romance.  The author puts it words so well because this book leaps and flies as you are reading.  It is definitively a book you don’t want to put down.   I consider this a brilliant novel that is realistic,entertaining and very readable. I enjoyed it all the way from beginning to end.    Bravo to Beverly Lewis.

I am pleased that she enjoyed reading it.  Knowing her taste and seeing that she gave a rave review for it, I also know that I will enjoy this book when I get it back.    I am looking forward to read a new novel of Beverly Lewis and reconnect with the Amish novels.  It has been a while since I read some Amish literature and I think I am ready to read one now.

See a preview of the book on youtube.

Read an excerpt of the book

The Fiddler

From what my mother-in-love told me, the book is a marvelous read for a summer reading list.  It could be a great book to consider for your next vacation!

The Fiddler is available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, even

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book for review purposes from Baker Publishing Grou and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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