Friday, April 13, 2012

The Fiddler By Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis' stories have a way of tiptoeing their way into your soul. Softly and stealthily, like a cat in an Amish barn.  Before you know it you are identifying with her characters and wondering what your own options are.  

Amelia Devries is a classical violinist with a secret life.  Her need to break out and express herself beyond the confines of her upbringing has led her into the spotlight as an award winning country fiddle player.  The glitch?  Amelia's agent, father, and boyfriend have big plans for her and are unaware that the country fiddler Amy Lee is their own classical flower.  

 Her separate lives are on a collision course; and one day her car breaks down and everything changes.   Should she trade in her dreams of love for the crown jewel of the serious classical world?

If you've never read a Beverly Lewis novel, I urge you to give this one a try.  You won't be disappointed.

Beverly Lewis proves once again that sometimes you have to get out of your comfort zone in order to realize that is where your heart had always belonged.

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
The Fiddler
Bethany House Publishers (April 10, 2012)
Beverly Lewis


Beverly's first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, The Heritage of Lancaster County, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman drawn to the modern world by secrets from her past. The book is loosely based on the author's maternal grandmother, Ada Ranck Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly's work to be "a primer on Lancaster County folklore" and offers "an insider's view of Amish life."

Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Beverly's tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, "Beverly's books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don't run across writing like that every day. I hope she'll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time."

A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of them award-winning. She and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with their family. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."    


Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.

A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler--and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Fiddler, go HERE.

Watch the book video:


michelle said...

It sounds like a fascinating story!
Funny enough, my F-post is... Fiddler!
Btw... love the concept behind Krotchet Kids... really awesome!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Michelle!! It is a great story. Beverly Lewis' writing always gets me.

YES!!! Thanks for reading the Krochet Kids post!!!

Have a great week end!!

Robyn Campbell said...

Excellent! I love Beverly Lewis! Awesome, awesome writer. I will read it, Cheryl. You and I have the same tastes in books.

Daisy Carter said...

This sounds like a great read. Thanks for the review and recommendation!

Cheryl Klarich said...

Robyn, yes we do love the same kinds of books!
I really think this is her best work.

Daisy, hi! You're so welcome!

Dana said...

Sounds like a good book! I've read a few by Beverly Lewis and have always enjoyed them. :)

Dana, via the A to Z Blog Challenge