Monday, July 16, 2012

Book Review - The Fiddler – by Beverly Lewis

I think that we all go through a time when we are searching to find out who we are. What do we believe, and why do we believe it? Is it simply because of our parents faith? Is it because of the culture in which we live, or is it something more? This time of searching is familiar to many of us, and it is certainly very familiar to the characters in The Fiddler the first book in the “Home in Hickory Hollow” series by Beverly Lewis.

One character, Amelia, is drowning in the world of classical music that her parents have created for her. Although she is an amazingly talented violinist, she finds herself wondering about her life’s calling.

The other main character, Michael, is an Amishman searching for answers. When they happen to meet on a stormy night in Pennsylvania, some of their questions begin to be answered. As Amelia takes a break from her busy concert schedule and visits with the families in Michael’s small Amish community, she begins to find herself.

This book is written in Beverly Lewis’s uniquely captivating style. As I read, I can tell that she has done much research and is very familiar with the Amish way of life. I don’t mean the touristy version, but the real-life version that I see around me every day in central Pennsylvania.

This book is more than just a traditional romance book. It delves into the search for answers that many young people face and shares the discovery that true meaning is only found in God.

I would encourage you to read this book. You can find it at Amazon, CBD, or many other places.

**** I received this book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. There was no monetary compensation for this post.

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