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:
Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, is living in her parents' Dawdi Haus. Her estranged "English" husband, injured and helpless after a car accident, has reluctantly come to live with her and their young daughter during his recovery. Can their marriage recover, as well? Is there any possible middle ground between a woman reclaiming her old-fashioned Amish lifestyle and thoroughly modern man?
I have read all of Beverly's books, and found this series to be among one of my favorites. This series was full of characters that I fell in love with...Rose, Mattie Sue, the Petersheims, Beth, just to name a few...and I almost hate to see the series end. The only consolation is that even the most minute of the threads in the story were neatly tied up into a very satisfying end.
I also love how Beverly writes...so smooth and with a natural flow, without a lot of disjointedness and awkwardness in her words. I read this story and another Amish story back to back, and I had a bit of a time getting into the next story as the writer had a whole different writing style, and while the story was written well, it just didn't have the lyrical quality that Beverly's did.