Saturday, September 21, 2013

The Secret Keeper By Beverly Lewis

With her love for all things old-fashioned, Jennifer Burns has often been told she's an "old soul," but no one is prepared for the young woman's decision to set aside her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world. Yet Jenny does exactly that, adopting Plain dress and settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp while she works as a mother's helper for the bishop's wife--a far cry from her former job as an x-ray technician.

The people of Hickory Hollow are curious about the beautiful young seeker among them, one handsome Amishman in particular. But he is not the only man vying for Jenny's affections, and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren have set for her...challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.

Will Jenny's secrets keep her from the peace she longs for? Or will they lead the way home?
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Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in eleven languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Seven of her blockbuster novels have received the Gold Book Award for sales over 500,000, and The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at

Book four in the Home to Hickory Hollow is your typical Amish fiction by Beverly Lewis. You will be very happy that you picked up a copy to read on a cool evening wrapped in a blanket, and a hot cup of cocoa in hand. The characters are just like family and you will feel right at home in this book.
I am sure that you will not be able to put this book down.
You will not be disappointed with this book at all.
I gave it 5 stars and I recommend this great fall read.
I was given this book by the publisher  for my honest review.


  1. Oh boy I can't wait to read this one. Thank you Mary for your review.

  2. This is a book I have been waiting for! I love Beverly Lewis books! She is the author that got me started on reading Amish fiction. I have been a die hard fan of hers for years. I was very Blessed to have met her in person. Thanks for your great review Mary and for the giveaway!

    Judy B

  3. This book is on my wish list. Thanks, Mary!!!

  4. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors so I am sure that I will love this book! Hope I win it. Love your reviews Mary!

  5. This is the treat that I needed this weekend. I love Beverly's books and I needed that fix for sure. Thank you for such a great review

    1. Congrats, Bonnie, you are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  6. I want! I want! I LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Beverly Lewis! I haven't read this one yet and would love to! Thanks for the opportunity to win it! And thanks for a great review Mary!

  7. I love Beverly Lewis and all of her books. She was my first to introduce me to the Amish, I will always be ready for another of her books. Please put my name in the drawing Mary. Thanks.
    MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  8. I love Beverly Lewis books. She is the queen of Amish fiction, and over all these years continues to write with excellence. I hope to pick up a copy of this book. Great review, Mary!!!

  9. Great review, Mary. I love Beverly Lewis' books and I'm sure this one will be no exception.
    Thanks for sharing your review with us.

  10. OMG I have been waiting for this book. I love Beverly Lewis so much. Her books have peaked an intrest in me in going on a trip to the Amish comunity. Thanks for the chance to win this one.

  11. Thank you for this review, Mary. I would love this book. Thanks for the chance.

  12. Would love to win this book. Love Beverly Lewis's books.
    She is the one who started me on my journey to reading Amish books.

  13. I always enjoy Beverly Lewis; she is such a gifted author! Thank you for sharing your great review, Mary!

  14. Love anything Amish - unusual storyline twist with this one, would love to read it!

    Thanks, Beverly & Mary for the opportunity to win a copy!

    Bonnie Roof

  15. I've been wanting this book! Amish books (Christian) are my favorite!