Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Secret Keeper

With her love for all things old-fashioned, Jennifer Burns has often been told she's an "old soul," but no one is prepared for the young woman's decision to set aside her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world. Yet Jenny does exactly that, adopting Plain dress and settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp while she works as a mother's helper for the bishop's wife--a far cry from her former job in the city.

The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them, one handsome Amishman in particular. But he is not the only man vying for Jenny's affections, and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren have set for her...challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.

As usual Beverly Lewis has written another book on the Amish lifestyle.   This time she takes it from a “seekers” point of view that is someone from the outside wanting to join the Amish faith.    I believe that Ms. Lewis has done a lot of research on the topic, and has done a fair job with it.   As she points out with two of her characters, Katie and Jenny, the Amish life is not for everyone, and you have to have the heart for it.   It is a wonderful, peaceful lifestyle that many “worldly” people either crave or reject.   
As always, in her books, Ms. Lewis has the usual relationship ups and downs, and the usual predictable ending.  For those who enjoy reading the Amish fiction, you will love this book.

I received this book free from the publisher . I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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