Monday, January 30, 2017

Amish Wanderer By Laura V. Hilton

Desperate for a Ticket Out
Bethany Weiss is ready to leave town. Tongues haven't stopped clacking in Jamesport, MO, since her daed, the bishop, was admitted to a mental hospital after hurting their small Amish community. But her sharpest wounds Bethany hides from prying eyes, quietly biding her time until she can take a chance at a new life—away from Jamesport and away from God.
Searching for a Home
Silas Beiler was kicked out of his own family's home. Dogged by a rough childhood and a family who blames him for each new disaster, he begins hitchhiking across the country, sleeping in barns where he can, working for food when possible—headed for Pennsylvania, in the hope of some stability.
A Memory of Lemonade
When Bethany spies a man asleep in the hayloft, she first fears the return of an unwelcome suitor. But when it is Silas who turns and speaks, the memories flood back: a happy summer six years ago full of lemonade, long walks, and budding courtship. Now, however, those months of bliss seem naïve and idyllic. Will their old love overcome new pain? Or will hurt and rejection continue to haunt their path?

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LAURA V. HILTON is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers and is a professional book reviewer for the Christian market, with more than a thousand reviews published on the web. Her first series with Whitaker was The Amish of Seymour, including A Harvest of Hearts (2012 Laurel Award winner, first place in the Amish Genre Clash); and her second was The Amish of Webster County. Her most recent series was The Amish of Jamesport, featuring The Post Card, The Snow Globe, and The Birdhouse. Laura and her husband, Steve, live in Arkansas with their five children, whom Laura homeschools.

Hilton is one of the top five Amish authors that I will NOT miss. Her books are so well written you forget your reading a book it's as if your watching a movie.
In this latest masterpiece you are going to be up all night reading unable to put the book down.
Silas, is one of those characters that is not perfect he has struggles and its like he's real not a fictional character. I have to tell you I liked him, a lot.
I gave this book 4 stars and I recommend you reading this one!
I received  this book from the publisher for review. A favorable was not required and all views expressed are my own.


  1. Now this one sounds really good.

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

  2. I love Amish books they are my favorite besides chicklit. I love the sound of this one. Thanks mary

  3. This is one book that I must read! I love reading Amish fiction. Thanks for this review Mary!

  4. Sign me up for this one, My wife will enjoy it for sure. She loves Amish books.

  5. The last time you reviewed this author's book, I had my library order a copy for me. Well they forgot to put my name down and it came in and it was over three months before I could get it because everyone kept checking it out. This time I will make sure they put my name on it when they order it.

  6. I had never heard of this author until I found your blog. I have read everyone of her books now I love her writing style. So excited to order this one.

  7. Amish books are the best. I want to read this one.

  8. Is there anyone who doesn't love the simple lives of the amish? I really want to read this one. Loved your review.

  9. Now you know me and Amish books ! Sounds really good .Blessings ,DanaGirl

  10. Thank you for the review, Mary, and the kind comments everyone! I hope you will enjoy the book. It is based on a true story.

  11. I can't wait to read this one!