Tuesday, June 12, 2012
The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis
Beverly Lewis, everyone knows her work, right? Truthfully I haven't read much by Beverly Lewis, actually I'm not sure if I've read any! I do know they're Amish stories, but I have no idea why I haven't read them! SO -- the Fiddler --the first book in a new series, Home to Hickory Hollow. It's a friendship then romance between an Amish fellow and a non-Amish woman. It's also a story of parents and their dreams/wishes for their children. It's about almost-grown children and their desire to honor/respect the wishes of their parents while finding their own way as well.
I don't want to give much away about the book. It's a very interesting book to read, enjoyable, with a happy ending :) Now, don't say that happy endings aren't realistic--when I'm reading a fiction book for fun, I want a happy ending!!! The story follows two individuals, Amelia and Michael, both searching, as they move into their "grown up" lives. Yes, it's a romance, a romance between two cultures. It's also a story of a developing friendship. It gives tastes and hints about Amish traditions and family structure. I don't know how accurate it all is, but it's fiction! I'm reading it for pleasure!
The book is an interesting, pretty quick read. I fully enjoyed it. It was predictable, but I do like that also :) (along with happy endings!)
I did not care for the picture on the front -- it looked like a blind girl taking a violin from an Amish boy -- but hey, don't judge a book by its cover, right?! If you're looking for a interesting, good clean story, this is the book for you~ and it's the first book in the series, so there's no "catching up" to do! I would certainly recommend this book!
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.
Posted by Sheila at 6:35 PM