Sunday, October 26, 2014

The River: A Book Review

About The Book:

She looked once more at the dreaded river. Since Anna's death, it had been such a barrier . . . a place and a moment she could not seem to move past.
A line I can't move beyond...
The River 

Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.

Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo?

You can read an excerpt of The River here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

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 2007The 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 website at for more information.

My Review:

Oh my, Beverly Lewis has done it again. Bringing together a wonderful cast of characters, all with their own issues, to tell a story of a broken family that is so in need of healing and share their journey through a well written, attention grabbing book that I could not put down. I really enjoyed the relationship that developed with Tilly and Ruth, and they ended up being my favorite characters. This book seemed a little bit of a departure for Lewis as she wrote more about the Amish leaving versus about the life within an Amish community but it was an excellent book to be sure. A quick moving plot and wonderful characters made this a fun, quick read and I look forward to seeing what comes next for this prolific writer.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: You can purchase The River at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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