Wednesday, 8 September 2010

The Thorn ~ Review

This week, the


Christian Fiction Blog Alliance


is introducing


The Thorn
Bethany House (September 7, 2010)


by
Beverly Lewis






ABOUT THE AUTHOR:



Not until her own children were well into middle school did Bev seek to publish her work, first in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Dolphin Log, and Guideposts for Kids. Her first book followed in 1993—Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans—presently retitled Big Bad Beans (book #22 in the popular CUL-DE-SAC KIDS series of chapter books—see list of Bev's children's books).



Beverly's first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, THE HERITAGE OF LANCASTER COUNTY, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman drawn to the modern world by secrets from her past. The book is loosely based on the author's maternal grandmother, Ada Ranck Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly's work to be "a primer on Lancaster County folklore" and offers "an insider's view of Amish life."



Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Bev's tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, "Beverly's books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don't run across writing like that every day. I hope she'll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time."



A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of them award-winning. She and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, and playing with their three grandchildren. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."







ABOUT THE BOOK



Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. THE ROSE TRILOGY is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.



Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop's foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose's sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good, Amish fellow, so dismisses the warnings.



Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding? Rose's older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband.



Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire--and speak Pennsylvania Dutch, despite her husband's wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?



Watch the book trailer:











If you would like to read the first chapter of The Thorn, go HERE.


MY REVIEW

Will have to wait, I have yet to receive this book but hope to receive it tomorrow :) I look forward to reading this as I have heard awesome things about this author!! The book comes out today so if you LOVE Beverly Lewis then get out there and get this one!


4 comments:

Angel said...

I didn't know this was on your list!! I have to do my review today or tomorrow!! I enjoyed it a lot, but it is not my favorite by her!! Although, I can't wait for the sequel in April!! UGH, I always hate the wait!!

Hope you enjoy it. If you don't get yours soon, you can borrow mine!!

Brenda said...

I love Beverly Lewis, I look forward to reading this book, I will be watching for your review!

Denise said...

Nice review.

tracysbooknook.com said...

I’ve been reading Beverly Lewis for years and was thrilled to gat a chance to read The Thorn.

I was disappointed that very few (one, I believe) of the plot lines were ever resolved. I guess that’s why there is a book 2. Of course I’ll have to wait until April, 2011, for that.

My own review of this book can be found at www.tracysbooknook.com.

-Tracy

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