I have been doing lots of reading lately while waiting in line to pick up my daughter after school, so I was thrilled to receive two Bethany House books to review for September! First up is The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis. Beverly Lewis is a favorite author of mine, and I've read most of her books. This book is part of the Home to Hickory Hollow series, a collection of related titles that have various characters in common, but are stand alone books. I really enjoy reading her books and the way she brings the simple life of the Amish to life, while still discussing some of the issues that they fave as well.
In The Secret Keeper, Jennifer Burns chooses to leave her life as an Englisher to become Amish. She has always been drawn to a life of simplicity but her choice is still a great surprise to her family and to the Amish people of Hickory Hollow. Many are skeptical that she will be able to complete all the challenges set before her during the Proving time before she can be baptized. Jenny struggles with certain aspects of the Proving time, but she remains sure of her choice.
I think this book is another enjoyable read for those that like Amish fiction and reading about the lifestyle of the Amish. It is also a must read for Beverly Lewis fans because there are characters from previous books that appear in this novel as well. Overall, I would recommend this book!
I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for this review; all opinions are my own.
Have you read any Beverly Lewis books or other Amish fiction? Any favorites?