Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Secret Keeper

Book description:  "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?"

My review:  This book was a little backwards from Beverly Lewis's other books.  As a famous Amish author, Mrs. Lewis usually writes from within the Amish community possibly looking out.  This is a view of the Amish from the outside in.  Although a little unusual, this was a refreshing change from the typical Amish story.  I loved the uniqueness of Jenny coming into the community and finding that even though the Amish seem to lead a "perfect" life, they are still human like the rest of us.  I have always enjoyed reading books by Beverly Lewis and this one is no exception.  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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