Book: "The Wish"
Author: Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House
Paperback, 326 pages
I always enjoy reading books by Beverly Lewis. She is a trusted author when it comes to Amish Fiction.
This story is about Leona, a young Amish woman, and her community. I loved reading about the way the Amish live, their values, their convictions and their way of life.
Leona's neighbor, and dear friend, Gloria moves away suddenly with her family. There is some intrigue and suspense as we go along until we find out why they all moved away.
It turns out that Gloria's family became "English," which means her old order Amish parents decided to become worldly and give up their Amish life. I have never read an Amish story from this perspective, where the parents themselves decide to leave the Amish way of life. It was sad for Gloria, but we get to see her experience the world and then decide if she wants to come back and become Amish again.
Through it all, Leona stays faithful to the Amish ways and to the dear young man she intends to marry. I found her to be inspiring!
This was a very good read, which includes some good Biblical wisdom throughout.
* Disclosure - This book was provided for review purposes. *