Meanwhile, back with the Plain folks, Marryann is beyond distraught She is even beating herself up in case she put love of her last daughter ahead of her love for God. Her husband is dead, killed in an accident, and she is VERY hardworking single Amish woman, raising 4 children. Little Sarah that went missing is her youngest. She is begging God to send home her baby girl, about the time that Jodi's job as a teacher is dumped. Jodi was close to tenure, but now she is jobless. Her fiancee is gone for a year, and life seems to be falling apart, excecpt for her new connection to little Sarah and Sarah's family. Something that is so unlike Jodi's world, or is it really that different? Can God use a missing little girl reunited with her family to heal Jodi's deepest wounds and re-connect her with the life He wants her to have?
The plot was a bit predictable in places, but I liked it anyway. Sarah is a wonderful way to warm up and let the others sort of revolve around her in this book. The people in this book all have deep hurts, and it is nice to see how Beverly Lewis worked it to show God working in their lives for their good and His purpose.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Beverly'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 spending time with their family. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."
ABOUT THE BOOK
As the days pass, Jodi becomes increasingly attached to the mysterious girl, yet she is no closer to learning her identity. Then an unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow--and into the cloistered world of the Lancaster Old Order Amish. Might the answers lie there?
If you would like to read the first chapter of The Guardian, go HERE.
Beverly can be reached through the Contact link on her Website
The book link is: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ 0764209795