Sunday, April 22, 2012

"The Fiddler," by Beverly Lewis

"The Fiddler," by Beverly Lewis

A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler--and the young Amish man's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.

I am a huge fan of Beverly Lewis' books and although this book was very pleasant there was something missing from it.  Not sure what, but it didn't seem "meaty," enough for me.  It was like having a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings without the roast beef.

The story itself was okay and the characters were fine, and it even got me "sucked in" right away, but when I had finished the book, I felt I had missed something?

This is the first book in the "Home to Hickory Hollow," series.  The second book "The Bridesmaid," will be released in September of this year.

Stars out of 5 : 4, I did enjoy the book overall.  It was easy to read and if you love reading about the Amish you will enjoy this book.

'Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


Cash Only Living said...

Wow, I didn't even know there was an 'Amish fiction' genre. I will definitely check it out. Thanks for the review!

Rose said...

This is how I feel about a lot of the movies these days...your description roast beef dinner with all the trimmings without the roast beef describes them exactly.

Anonymous said...

I watched a movie the other night...forgive me can't remember title...and when it was over I said to myself..."what was that?"...the movie made no sense whatsoever! don't know why I watched it to the end...when I'm on Netflix I usually just stop and go on to something else!

I've been trying to read some classic literature recently...sometimes I find I ask the same question "what was that?"
It frets me to read a book I have to find an interpretation to so I'll understand what in the world I was reading. I read Catcher in the Rye recently and never got out of it what apparently I was meant to get out of it.

I enjoy reading about the Amish...and you did give this book a 4 out of 5, will see if I can find it on!

Kaisievic said...

Always love your book reviews, Gill - keep them coming.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

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John Going Gently said...

hate the title but the book looks gud

Ellen said...

I just finished this book and feel the same way... good story but not a lot of 'meat' to it. I also review books for various publishers!

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