Disclosure: This book was provided to me at no cost in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
I’m really excited to be sharing a review for the latest Beverly Lewis release called The Wish. This author is the reason I am such a fan of Amish fiction, and I truly believe there is no other author like her!
Here is the description of the book from Goodreads: Leona Speicher got the “sister” she’d always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can’t help comparing Gloria’s engaging young parents to her own. Leona’s cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria’s older brother expresses his fondness for Leona–it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other’s families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona’s pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona’s new beau, the deacon’s son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona’s dearest wish lead to her own undoing?
The Wish is full of friendship, family issues, romance, tough decisions, and of course, faith. I was so invested in the book, that I read it all in one day! Beverly Lewis writes easy to read stories, with personable characters you can’t help cheering for. The books are believable, well written, and always focused on God.
While reading the book I had my own ideas about how it should end, and was not disappointed. If you enjoy any other books by Beverly Lewis, you will surely enjoy this one too! And if you have never read any Amish fiction, I suggest starting here. You will soon be hooked :)
“Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.”
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