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Meanwhile, Tilly is faced with a life-altering discovery that calls everything she knows into question. As past meets present, Tilly and Ruth struggle to find redemption and embrace acceptance. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo?
Number of Pages: 432
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2014
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
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The Last Bride, Home to Hickory Hollow Series #5 Large PrintBeverly LewisBethany House / 2014 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:
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The Secret Keeper,Home to Hickory Hollow Series #4, Large PrintBeverly LewisBethany House / 2013 / Trade Paperback$12.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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A line I can't move beyond...
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?
MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Facing Your PastSeptember 2, 2014MaureenTSyracuse NYGender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Tilly has tried to put her past behind her, she is happy now living with her husband and twin daughters. She still lives rather plain, but does live in the English world. She has one member of her Amish family living English near her, and enjoys Ruth and her new life.
Tilly was the black sheep of her Amish family; she blamed herself for the death of her baby sister Anna. When the note comes that the family is holding an anniversary party for her parents, she doesnt want to go. Ruth also has decided they will not attend.
Then comes a call to Ruth about their Dads health, and their decisions are reevaluated, and both go home to face the family. Cant even imagine, you feel almost split in two. Leaving behind your safe life, and wanting to see your family, but knowing how they feel about your leaving.
This is the story of secrets, forgiving, and a loving relationship with God. How life changes and feelings are soothed when we submit to Gods will, not our own. A very hard, fulfilling way to live, with God in the center, but will all be able to accept what he wants?
A different Amish story here, things are not always as they appear, and not just Tilly blames herself, others also feel responsible, and all need forgiveness. Will this family ever find peace, a locked room, a stolen cap, and an old love?
This is a great page-turner of a read, I wanted to find the answers to the clues that were offered, and what a surprise. Also the title of the book, and the effect that the River has on this story. Enjoy!
I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.
Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Touching and Heartwarming!August 25, 2014Judy K BurgiKendallville, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I hope everyone that reads this review gets a chance to read, The River. My wish is that everyone enjoys the good times in this story and mourns the bad times as I did. This story tugged on my heart. The emotions I went through and the tears I shed was cleansing. I was touched!
Author Beverly Lewis takes you on a trip to Eden Valley and places you in the Lantz family in such a way that you experience what each and every family member is going through. This family has some hidden secrets, holds unforgiveness, bitterness, pain, and hurt in their hearts.
Pick up a copy of this great read and let your mind and your heart take a trip to Eden Valley. I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
Gods Love, Gods Forgiving Way, Gods Mercy and Gods Grace shines through.
I want to add that I am a huge fan of Beverly Lewis. I have read all of her Amish fiction books. This one is by far one of my favorites.
I won this book on LibraryThing to read and review. The opinions expressed are mine alone.
Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5precious journey by the riverAugust 15, 2014Rhonda Nash-hallMadison Heights VAAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beverly Lewis is such a treasure among Amish fiction authors and The River certainly lives up to the high expectations I held as I read. Tilly and Ruth both left the Amish after the drowning death of their young sister and they are asked to return by their brother to attend their parents' wedding anniversary celebration. Their brother, Melvin, also shares with them the fact that their daed may not have long to live. He refuses to agree to having a pacemaker inserted.
The young women discover that they aren't the only ones with issues, secrets, and trouble forgiving oneself and others. I was entranced by Tilly and Ruth's story and the journey they take near the river that claimed their tiny sister's life. I rate this book 5 stars and highly recommend it to readers. It held my attention and brought me to tears of sadness and joy. Get a copy and enjoy the journey.
I received a free pdf version of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.
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