The River – Book Review and Giveaway

the river

For today’s installment of Friday afternoon fun, I’m going to share with you my latest review book, The River by Beverly Lewis. It is no wonder she is a New York Times bestselling author. She can weave a story that draws the reader into the lives of the characters in Lancaster County.

The River focuses on two sisters, Tilly and Ruth, who left their Amish roots a few years ago. One phone call from their brother, Melvin, puts their lives into a tailspin. Their dad has a heart condition and is not doing well. Melvin urges them to return for their parents’ anniversary celebration, fearing it will be their last. Tilly digs in her heels at first, but eventually softens and decides to return with Ruth.

Upon returning, they are both forced to face issues from their past that have tucked away. Tilly and Ruth also need to mend relationships with their family since they left the community. Will they be able to get past this barrier and find acceptance and restoration?

I would definitely recommend this book. It is a relaxing read for those gloomy fall days.

between us girls

To kick-off this new segment on my blog, I am giving away a copy of Between Us Girls by Sally John. To enter you simply need to share this post with your friends, like my author page on facebook and leave a comment below about a book you would recommend. I will announce the winner on Monday.

Child of Mine – Book Review


With summer in full swing, I am delighted to share another great book with you. Child of Mine by David and Beverly Lewis centers around little 8-year-old Natalie (Nattie). Both of her adoptive parents were killed in an accident a few years ago. Since then her flight instructor uncle, Jack, has been her guardian. He couldn’t have done it without the help of the Amish nanny, Laura, that has been with Nattie since she was a baby.

Like most little girls, Nattie longs to have a mother. She draws pictures of her family – Jack, as the dad; Laura, as the mom; and herself. Her aunt and teacher are concerned that she is growing too attached to Laura. Jack decides to start dating. There are many bumps along the road and he determines it is not worth the trouble.

Just as the saying goes, when you stop looking for something is when you find it, Kelly walks into Jack and Nattie’s lives. However, she brings along secrets and baggage of her own. Her own daughter was taken eight years ago. Will Kelly be what Jack and Nattie have both been looking for or will it all come crashing down when secrets are revealed?

Child of Mine is an incredible book with many twists and turns that keep the reader turning pages. I highly recommend you add it to your summer reading list.

The Last Bride – Book Review & Giveaway


Having read the previous books in the Hickory Hollow Series by Beverly Lewis, I was anxious to return to this quaint community in her latest release, The Last Bride.

Like the women in Hickory Hollow, Tessie Miller was anxious to be married and start a family. Her four sisters had already walked down the isle. Tessie had her heart set on the love of her life, Marcus King, but her father makes it clear that they are not to be together. Continue reading