Monday, August 6, 2012

The Fiddler

The Fiddler
By Beverly Lewis
About the book:
Amelia "Amy" DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance. Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains. She leaves her cell phone behind so life's demands can't intrude on her solitude. She doesn't know, nor care, where she will end up.
When her car breaks down deep in the mountains, Amy realizes the flaw in her "no cell phone" plan. She abandons her car and walks the winding roads, searching for help. Following the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of music, she finds a rustic log cabin. There she meets a young Amishman--and through him a community--that will change her life forever.
My thoughts:
Beverly Lewis is back with a new book, the first in the Hickory Hollow series but also a book that could stand on its own.

Amelia is an accompilished classical violinist that finds more joy living and playing under her psueodnym, Amy, as a country music fiddler.

Michael is an Amish man still deciding whether or not he wants to commit to Amish ways and his father has given him an ultimatum, join the church or leave forever.

As the two get to know each other they begin to understand the other's lifestyle and see how the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

Beverly Lewis wrote a satisfying book and did a great job of exploring relighion through dialogue instead of prose. Her charcters asked real question and gave real answers.

*I received this book free for review from Bethany House Publishers*
Favorite line:

" Does your life maximize or minimize Christ?"

Rating: 4 carats

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Rosie said...

Great review! I think I'm going to add that to my to-be-read list. :)

Tonya said...

Thanks Rosie!