Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Guardian - Fiction, Amish

The Guardian
By Beverly Lewis

Maryanna Esh is a young Amish widow and mother of four, struggling with the idea of getting remarried.  Jodi Winfield is an “Englisher” on the brink of marriage, grieving the loss of her only sister to cancer.  A terrible event brings the two women together and they form an immediate bond.  But Maryanna questions the wisdom of being friends with an outsider.  Jodi’s grief has made her angry with God, but she can’t ignore the simple faith of Maryanna and her children.  Can Maryanna find love again?  And can Jodi make peace with God in the midst of her grief?

I am always excited to read a new Beverly Lewis book.  I have been drawn into her Amish books and series many times.  The storyline was easy to follow and the constant reminder of faith is so encouraging.  I was a little disappointed at the beginning because I thought most of the book was going to be about looking for little Sarah Esh, just judging by the back cover copy.  However, that is just the opening portion of the story.  I felt like the storyline dragged a little after that.  I was so glad that the author depicted 2 very different accounts of faith for similar circumstances – the loss of a loved one.  One woman seems to be steady in her faith, while the other succumbs to anger with God.  I was glad to see both women turning to God for their strength and for help in their situations.  Overall, I have to give the book a B – not the best of Beverly Lewis, but still a clean inspirational read.

I received a free ebook from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. 

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