Sunday, December 27, 2015

The Photograph: A Book Review

About The Book:

He studied the picture more closely, finding it curious that the young woman looked so boldly into the camera while wearing a white prayer Kapp shaped like a heart--the characteristic head covering for the Lancaster County Old Order Amish. 
Why would a devout girl have her picture taken?


When her sister Lily disappears only months after their widowed mother's passing, Eva Esch fears she has been wooed away from the People. Yet Lily's disappearance isn't Eva's only concern: She and her sisters must relocate once their older brother takes over the family farmhouse. Then Jed Stutzman, an Amish buggy maker from Ohio, shows up in Eden Valley with a photo of a Plain young woman. Eva feels powerfully drawn to the charming stranger--but the woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all. . . .
About The Author:

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in eleven languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com.

My Review:

As many of you know, one of my favorite genres of fiction is Amish fiction. The very first author I read from this genre was Beverly Lewis and she continues to be on my top authors list to this day. I was so excited to have the opportunity to review her newest release, The Photograph, and am equally excited to share my thoughts about it with you all.

The simplicity of the Amish lifestyle comes to life with Lewis' talented pen and in this book, we are introduced to Jed and Eva. They are remarkable characters who are so wonderfully developed within their story lines that you cannot help but love them and feel like you are right in the story with them. This was a book that was part mystery and part romance with all the elements present that make Ms. Lewis' the hit books that they have always been. The writing, the style, settings, and characters all combine to make a fantastic read that any fan of Amish fiction will absolutely adore. It was a quick read, as I finished it in only a few hours and loved every minute I spent reading. 

Fans of Beverly Lewis will be pleased to her that a new book, The Atonement, will be released in March 2016! 

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

BUY IT: You can purchase The Photograph at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing 

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