ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Beverly's tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, "Beverly's books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don't run across writing like that every day. I hope she'll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time."
A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of them award-winning. She and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with their family. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."
ABOUT THE BOOK
As the days pass, Jodi becomes increasingly attached to the mysterious girl, yet she is no closer to learning her identity. Then an unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow--and into the cloistered world of the Lancaster Old Order Amish. Might the answers lie there?
The Guardian is a tale of two women, an Englisher named Jodi and an Amish woman...MaryAnna who happen to meet during an unusual circumstance. MaryAnna's young daughter is missing. After searching for hours the community comes up empty handed. MaryAnna is devastated.
Jodi is grieving the loss of her sister, while out on a morning run she finds the girl, she has bruises and bumps but seems to be ok. Before she can contact the police she is told the little girl may be Amish and that she should check with them as to the identity of the child. Sure enough, she finds the family who instantly are drawn to her and a friendship begins.
Lewis has brought women with totally different lives together and shows how each helped the other with their grieving. A heartwarming story!
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Guardian, go HERE.