Monday, April 11, 2016

The Atonement

Book description:  "The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, now twenty-five and beyond Amish courting age. Instead, Lucy focuses on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard she strives, she never feels she's doing enough. Then her father strikes up an unexpected friendship with an Englischer in search of a simpler way of life. Lucy forms a connection of her own with the thoughtful young man even as she rejects courtship with her longtime Amish friend. Is it too late to embrace redemption . . . and the power of love?"

My review:  This is another wonderful book by one of my favorite authors, Beverly Lewis. This book is a great example of the futility of trying to atone for your own sins. There are plenty of good works that we should be doing, but not as a means for atoning for our sins. This is a story of love and true forgiveness that comes from God. A message that we all need to hear and be reminded of. I loved how human Lucy was and how she represented the human race in so many ways. I loved how Tobe Glick showed great patience and understanding. This was truly an amazing book from start to finish! I received a complimentary e-copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own.