Friday, May 17, 2013

The Guardian by Beverly Lewis

From the back cover:

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 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.

My review:

I am a big fan of Beverly Lewis and her books about the Amish.  The Guardian was another one of her great books!  I can picture myself being in the story with the characters in this book.  Jodi, who is not Amish, comes into the lives of Amish by an unfortunate accident where an Amish child fell out of a wagon.  Jodi is still dealing with the death of her sister and having a hard time still believing in God, and doesn't want to have children with her fiance once they get married even though he wants to when she goes to house sit for her cousin. Jodi finds the lost little girl which leads her to the Amish world. The Amish world just might hold the answers she needs to move on with her life.  Jodi is not the only one looking for answers and how to move on after death of loved ones. Maryanna, the mother of the child that fell out of the wagon, and Joshua the neighbor of Maryanna are both dealing with their own issues after losing loved ones. I loved how it ended even though it would be considered predictable.  I am just one of those that love a happy ending.  Look forward to reading many more of Beverly Lewis's books!

I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for a honest review.

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Where has the time gone? I can't believe that in two weeks my kids will be out of preschool and we will start enjoying the summer.  This summer comes with a lot of mixed emotions for me.  My daughter is graduating from junior kindergarten and after summer will be starting kindergarten.  She is so excited about this, while I am struggling with it.  At times it feels like it was just yesterday that I had her, and now I am going to have to let her out into this big world.  My son will still be with me for another year while attending junior kindergarten four days a week for three hours each day.  I know it will be a big adjustment for him too.  He does not know what to do if his sister is not around.  Normally we always take a family vacation over the summer but we won't be able to this year since we went to Disney World earlier this year.  Since, we won't be going any where I want to make this an extra special summer.  I am all ready working up a list of fun activities to do this summer, and will make sure to share lots of them with all of you. 

Do you have any fun plans for this summer?