Sunday, November 4, 2012

Book Review: The Bridesmaid

When I was a teenager, I loved to read any novel I could get my hands on, but there was one author I preferred. Every year on my Christmas list, I would specify that I would like to receive Beverly Lewis books. Over the years, as responsibilities have grown, my reading time has diminished, but when I want to be ensured a good read, I sit down with a book by Beverly Lewis. Her writing style is realistic and she paints vivid word pictures.
The Bridesmaid was my most recent choice.  As book number two in the Home to Hickory Hollow series, it continues in her long line of Amish books. You can read my review of the first book of this series, The Fiddler here.The book is set in rural Pennsylvania, not far from where I live. I can easily envision it happening at the Amish community just down the road a ways from where I live.
The Bridesmaid continues the story of Hickory Hollow, this time examining the life of Joanna Kurtz, a closet writer. After being a bridesmaid several times, Joanna wonders if all hope of being the bride is lost, but while visiting the east coast for a funeral, her mind begins to change. She meets handsome young Amishman Eben Troyer. However, their relationship is a complicated one because he is from Indiana, and each of them is expected to remain in their own community. 
Beverly Lewis’s knowledge and research of the Amish lifestyle shines as she depicts the struggles and problems a long distance relationship might have in the lives of an Amish couple. Check out the trailer for the book below:

I enjoyed reading this book, and would recommend it to you. You can find it on amazon, cbd, or wherever Christian books are sold.
**** I received this book in exchange for an honest review. It was provided by Bethany House Publishing. All opinions are my own and I received no other compensation.

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