Monday, May 20, 2013

The Guardian

Summary:  "When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. The young teacher is mystified when she learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can't speak English. It's as if the child appeared out of nowhere.
Then Jodi turns her attention to Hickory Hollow--and the cloistered world of the Old Order Amish--in search of answers."

My Review:  I always look forward to new books by Beverly Lewis.  This one was not one her best, but it was still good.  The Guardian, which is part of the Hickory Hollow series, can stand alone.  It is a very easy read and the story did not take the path I expected it to take just from the title.  Jodi is a strong likable character, and I enjoyed reading about her introduction to the Amish way of life.  The story flows easily around Jodi's life as well as the Amish.  Some parts of the story I found unbelievable, but the characters themselves were endearing.  Even though this story is not a page-turner, if you enjoy stories about the Amish this a book you will enjoy reading.  I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.

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