Friday, September 12, 2014

The River by Beverly Lewis

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I have read a good handful of Beverly Lewis's books. I had a hard time with The River for several chapters. Once it picked up for me, I was quite interested in solving some of the mystery surrounding little Anna's death. Anna's sisters Ruth, and Tilly aren't Plain anymore, they live among the Englishers. Tilly is married with twin girls of her own, and Ruth is trying to sort out God's plan for her next. 

When an Anniversary trip becomes much more than just a "visit" home, it is time for answers, healing, forgiveness. A time for open doors, and closed ones, and it's not going to be easy at all. 

The River was different, but pretty good. I could see the Author pouring out her heart with the Dad and his multi-complex situations. I did feel for this family torn apart in so many ways, and yet I was sad I couldn't engage well with the first half of the book. 

My e-book copy came from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review, and nothing else. 

Carol :) 

She looked once more at the dreaded river. Since Anna's death, it had been such a barrier . . . a place and a moment she could not seem to move past.
A line I can't move beyond...
The River

Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.

Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo?

Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has...
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