Sunday, November 11, 2012

Review: The Bridesmaid by Beverly Lewis


About the Book:
Twenty-four-year-old Joanna Kurtz is so far proving the adage “always the bridesmaid, never the bride.” Yet despite appearances, she has a beau who is secretly courting her from afar.
Eben Troyer hopes to make Joanna his bride--if he can ever leave his parents' farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet Eben's hopes to build a life with Joanna hinge on his brother's return from the English world. Will her hidden passion for writing and his responsibilities to his family keep them forever apart?




About the Author:
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her Web site at www.beverlylewis.com for more information.

My Review:
Beverly Lewis is no stranger to Amish fiction.She has delighted us for quite awhile with her love and insight for the Amish. Her books tend to draw you in and make you feel at home with all the characters like you are part of the family. And the most recent add on to the Home To Hickory Hollow series is no different. Joanna Kurtz is the bridesmaid, never the bride and by all accounts is growing tired of it. Who wants to watch on the side lines as friends and family join together in holy matrimony? Little did Joanna know that there was someone that was interested in her. Enter Eben Troyer he is helping his family tend to their farm while he is brother is away. While waiting for his brothers return will he lose the chance to be with Joanna forever?
Beverly Lewis hits the nail on the head with this feel good, down home addition to the Home To Hickory Hollow series.

*Disclaimer* I received this book for free through Bethany House Publishers for my honest review.