Friday, June 7, 2013

THE GUARDIAN, Home to Hickory Hollow Series, Book 3 by BEVERLY LEWIS

About Book

Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.

When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. The young teacher is mystified when she learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can't speak English. It's as if the child appeared out of nowhere.

Then Jodi turns her attention to Hickory Hollow--and the cloistered world of the Old Order Amish--in search of answers.

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About Author

Beverly Lewisborn 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 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.

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My Thoughts

Jodi Winfield is a teacher taking a little break while house sitting.  She finds the  area beautiful and she is looking forward to an early morning jog.  It is dawn as she sets out and to her shock she finds a little girl curled up asleep under a tree off the side of the road. The child is dirty and and under dressed.  She is not really sure what she should do first. 

Jodi finds herself in the middle of an Amish Community.  It was as if she had been taken back to a different time.   The local Amish were welcoming to her and their lifestyle intriguing.  She just can't seem to get enough of their company.  She finds even more appealing to her is their trust, hope and faith in God which started a peaceful healing in herself.

I found this story so moving.  It has been some time since I have had to keep a box of tissue by me while reading a book.  The author has a way of reaching deep into your heart stirring your emotions.  One of my favorite characters was Maryanna Esh it seemed the author had given her a strength that could only come from God.   She also had an abundance of patience!  I found that waiting on book three had been well worth the wait. Looking forward to reading book four of Home to Hickory Hollow, THE SECRET KEEPER.

I highly recommend this book.

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House/Baker Publishing Group for review.  I as in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.

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