Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

The Fiddler is another one of Beverly's great books that involves the Amish. I have read many of her books and enjoyed then all. In this story a modern women named Amelia and an Amish man named Michael meet up one night when a flat tire during a storm causes Amelia to find shelter. Amelia and Michael are both questioning where there lives are going and what they should be doing. There chance encounter helps them both figure out what they want in their lives.  I think the struggles both Amelia and Michael were going through were ones a lot of people can relate to.  They both were trying to figure out where they should go in life but were not wanting to hurt their parents at the same time since their parents had other ideas of what they should be doing. Even though I love reading all of Beverly's books about the Amish life, it was nice to read one that dealt more with the world outside of Amish and some of the struggles some of the coming of age Amish deal with when deciding if the Amish life is really for them or if the world outside of the Amish is more for them.  Another thing I liked about this book was that the story came to an end at the book, instead of waiting for the next book to come out to see what was going to happen with Amelia and Michael.  I am looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series. I have an idea that they will be about other characters introduced in this story, so will be interesting to see how they play out.

I received this book from Bethany House Publishing Group for free for a review.  The opinions expressed are my own.

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