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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

The Wish by Beverly Lewis Book Review


"You really think this is a gut idea, goin' clear out there, spendin' time with folk who've left the People?"

Leona wondered if she was getting the carriage before the horse. Even so, she was willing to do whatever she could to bring Gloria back home--where she belonged.

Leona Speicher got the "sister" she always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be the answer to Leona's prayers--until Gloria's father is expelled from their Old Order Amish church for reasons no one will discuss. Much to Leona's dismay, the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear. Then, after a silence of several years, Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona, who makes up her mind to go after her friend. Yet Leona's fiancé--the deacon's son--is alarmed. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

The Author

  1. Beverly Lewis
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    Beverly Lewis

    Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in twelve languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and...
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"Lewis has another winner with her latest story. Gloria's struggles are realistic and universal. The flawed characters are authentic and strongly developed, and they deftly depict handling circumstances beyond one's control. Lewis' characters remind the reader that the past does not need to define them. The easy flow makes for an enjoyable tale."
RT Book Reviews
"The girls mature in lessons of love, friendship, faith, and even unanswered prayers, providing thought-provoking insights through a simple Amish story of friendship and abiding devotion. With graceful style and attention to detail, Lewis once again crafts an easy read for first-timers and a certain favorite for her faithful fans."
Publishers Weekly

My review;

Leona has always felt the loss of her friend. They were separated when they were much younger and Leona is going to go and get her, wherever she is.   She is not sure how she is going to do it but she certainly is going to try. When she was younger Gloria was the sister she always wanted but never really had. She became very close to her. Then will no explanation Gloria's father is expelled from the church. Even while she is still  upset about it Gloria moves away with her family. For a long time Leona wonders what has happened to Gloria. Then she hears from her and she is very excited. It is then that Leona decides that she is going to go and get her friend. The Deacon's son who also happens to be Leona's future husband is not at all happy. Will she find her, and what will happen after she does? I give this book a 4/5. I was given this book by Bethany House for a review and all of these are my opinions.

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