Thursday, April 25, 2019

The Tinderbox By Beverly Lewis

With her Amish parents' twentieth anniversary approaching, eighteen-year-old Sylvia Miller stumbles across a surprise--the old brass tinderbox her clockmaker father keeps in his Lancaster County shop has been left unlocked. Against her better judgment, Sylvia opens the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life.

Sylvia's bewilderment grows when her father confronts her about snooping in the box. To her amazement, the respected convert to the Old Order reacts as if he has something to hide.

Burdened by the weight of his deception, Earnest Miller decides he must reveal the details about his past to his beloved wife, Rhoda. The long-kept secret alters everything for the close-knit family, jeopardizing Earnest and Rhoda's relationship, as well as threatening Sylvia's recent engagement to the preacher's grandson.

Can the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

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Beverly Lewis penned her first story at age nine while living near Lancaster County Amish farmland, where she grew up. She welcomes her many reader-friends each day on Facebook and personally replies to fan mail. Lewis lives with her husband in Colorado near their family. Visit her website at

My Thoughts...

This is a slow read to start out about half way if you will stick with it. It picks up and you will be happy that you read it. While it was not my favorite book by Lewis it is still woth the read.
I gave this book 3.5 stars and I hope the next book is more my speed.
I love this cover, Don't you all?
 The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. I love her books, i'm adding this one to my list.

  2. If I'm going to read an Amish book then it would be one by Beverly.

  3. Nope all the Amish book are the same stories with the same people different names.

  4. I read this one and look forward to The Timepeice coming in September! Beverly Lewis is my favorite Amish writer.

  5. I agree with your opinion about the slow start. It definitely wasn't one of her great ones like I'm used to.