Sunday, September 22, 2013
THE SECRET KEEPER by Beverly Lewis
Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.
Jennifer Burns shocks her family and friends when she bids farewell to her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world, settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp.
The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them--one handsome Amishman in particular--and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren set for her...challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.
Book three in the Return To Hickory Hollow series is a delightful read about a young woman who wants to become Amish. This was a great storyline but I don't feel the author explored it well, Jenny didn't go through the struggles one would expect while adapting to their faith, especially submission and pride. To me those would be the hardest for an Englisher but Jenny didn't really have much of a struggle with either. She was accepted into the faith too easily.
Lewis is one of the best Amish fiction writers, I wish she had given us more suspense and day to day coping with such a different lifestyle. I give this 4 stars.
I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.