When a well-to-do family asks Sallie Riehl to be their daughter's nanny for the summer at their Cape May, New Jersey, vacation home, she jumps at the chance to broaden her horizons beyond the Lancaster County Amish community where she grew up. Sallie has long dreamed of seeing more of the world, but her parents are reluctant for her to put off baptism yet another summer, and the timing is unfortunate for Perry Zook, who has renewed interest in courting her.
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I've had my nose in a book, for as long as I remember. When I was about 9 years old, I started writing my own stories. By sixth grade, I'd hand-written a 66-page semi-autobiographical book titled, "She Shall Have Music."
After I was married and our three children were in middle school, I began submitting articles and short fiction to various magazines.
My first book (Holly's First Love) was published in May 1993, the start of a 14-book series for pre-teen girls. Soon after, my first chapter book was published for 7-10-year-old readers ("Big Bad Beans") which later became part of my 24-book series, The Cul-de-Sac Kids. I wrote another long-running series for girls, titled "SummerHill Secrets," which was set very close to Neffsville, PA, where I grew up--near the heart of Amish country.
But it was the story of my grandmother Ada Buchwalter's shunning by her ultra-strict father and subsequently her old order Mennonite community that nudged me toward writing adult fiction. THE SHUNNING was published in 1997 by Bethany House Publishers, and along with its sequels, has touched a nerve in millions of readers intrigued by the Plain tradition of Lancaster County, PA. The Hallmark Movie Channel will air the movie, "Beverly Lewis's The Confession" on January 19, 2013--the sequel to "The Shunning" movie.
My passion for Amish-related stories continues to keep me up at night, and I'm presently editing the 2nd book (The Bridesmaid) in my new series: "Home to Hickory Hollow," due out September 11, 2012.
When I'm between writing deadlines, I enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains with my husband. Cooking from scratch, playing Mozart at the piano, and making family memory albums, as well as traveling to meet my devoted readers during book tours, are some of my very favorite things. I also adore reading biographies and memoirs, as well as classic literature.
I thought you all would enjoy seeing my sweet friend Molly from http://cafinatedreads.com/i-met-beverly-lewis/#comment-410048 at Beverly's book signing getting our books signed!
I really enjoyed The Ebb Tide. I read it in one night. Let me ask you all do you know what an Ebb Tide is?
You are going to LOVE the characters and this story. It is not the same ole same ole Amish book. Its something different and you will never see the end coming. Of course I was so excited to find out what was going to happen next in Sallie's life and if she would do what would make her happy or her mom. My heart went out to Autumn she was longing for attention from her mom after her baby brother was born and she had spent nine years as an only child. I love this part of the story. You are sure to love the out come as well.
This was such a great Beach read. I really do hope that you will pick up a copy of this Fantastic summer read. It will make you long for the beach.
I gave this book 4.5 stars and I HIHLY recommend it.
I received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own.