Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Proving by Beverly Lewis
Book: The Proving
Author: Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House
Paperback, 342 pages.
I wanted to read this book because I was intrigued with the idea of what it would be like to stay in an Amish bed-and-breakfast. I very much enjoyed reading about all the work that needed to be done by the innkeeper and staff. I loved the quiet, simple, life with the focus on God. The descriptions of the rooms, the cozy fireplace, serving coffee early in the morning, and preparing breakfast for the guests was wonderful to read.
The story itself was a little difficult for me to understand in the beginning. Two separate scenes were introduced early in the book, which were not related in any way. I had trouble getting through those brief portions, but the story slowly weaved itself together and made more sense.
There is a modern worldliness surrounding the Amish way of life throughout the book. The story mostly contained modern technology (cell phones, texting, worldly conversations, etc.) which one must expect when an Amish business is open to the outside world. If you are looking for a peaceful book consisting only of the Amish way of life, this is not the book.
The story was wholesome, entertaining, and would make a nice television movie.
* Disclosure - This book was provided for review purposes. *