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When younger sister, Lily, disappears in the night, leaving only a brief note, Eva fears she has been wooed away from the People by an outsider. And when Jed Stutzman, a young Amish buggy maker from Ohio, shows up in Lancaster with a photo of a Plain young woman, Eva's world begins to tilt. She feels powerfully drawn to the quietly charming stranger--but the woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all. . . .
Number of Pages: 314
Vendor: Bethany House
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
aunt pattiJacksonville, FLAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The PhotographMarch 12, 2016aunt pattiJacksonville, FLAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Once again Beverly Lewis has captured my heart with her Amish fiction. While I enjoy all Amish fiction, she always manages to put me right into the setting which I enjoy about her books. Pray she continues to Bless us with her books for many years to come.
Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5The PhotographJanuary 22, 2016Laura HiltonHorseshoe Bend, ARAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 1I fell in love with Amish fiction, as most fans did, by reading Beverly Lewis. I greatly looked forward to THE PHOTOGRAPH although lately Ms. Lewis has been more miss than hit with me. This one has a unique plot. An Amish man falling in love with an Amish girl via a photograph and a children's book, but it worked. The hero and heroine were apart most of the book, only together a week, but he spent most of it trying to reconcile the girl in the photograph with the girl in real life.
This book was rather flat, one dimensional. It took ages for me to read through this book when usually I can't put Ms. Lewis's books down. However, the ending was rather engaging and tied it together nicely. There are some familiar characters from other books in this story though it does stand alone. I would've loved to have loved this story as I have some of her others but I am only going with 3 stars. It isn't her best work.
BettyDFort Myers, FLAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Pretty good Amish FictionDecember 1, 2015BettyDFort Myers, FLAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4When Beverly Lewis first began her Amish fiction, I'd read and thoroughly enjoyed all her books, but after awhile I got tired of Amish and began reading other styles of fiction. The first of her books after several years, I didn't find this story as stimulating to read. It was good enough to keep on going to the end, but I felt the writing a little too simplistic compared to what I've been reading over the past few years. The story line was good, but this one was maybe too predictable and lacked that something that really 'grabs' me when I read.
Fitzysmom5 Stars Out Of 5Review from Rambles of a SAHMNovember 10, 2015FitzysmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beverly Lewis does it again! Just when you think that she has surely run out of original storylines, out pops another one. This book revolves around a mystery that slowly unravels revealing a piece of the puzzle at a time.
This time the story centers around a photograph of an Amish woman mysteriously tucked between the pages of a book and inadvertently left on the seat of a train. Jed Stutzman, an Amish man, stumbles upon the photo while he is on the train going to Eden Valley on a business trip.
The Amish don't take photos and the woman in this particular picture is obviously posing for the camera. That leaves Jed mighty perplexed. Who is she and why would she go against their beliefs to so brazenly allow the photo to be taken?
Imagine Jed's surprise when he unexpectedly runs into the woman in the photo in Eden Valley. Instead of answers to his questions, more questions develop.
Even after all of these years I am continually drawn to the writings of Beverly Lewis. Her characters may be from the Amish faith but their situations and hopes and desires are similar to those that we non Amish experience as well. This particular novel reaches deep into our longings and explores what it means to give up what seems to be a better life for the one that God intends.
If you enjoy a story about people who struggle to do what is right amid pressure to do what the flesh desires then I think that you are going to enjoy this book. There is a reason that Beverly Lewis consistently tops the charts and The Photograph is another shining example of that talent.
I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
LeciaTimberville, Va.Age: 55-65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5The PhotographOctober 31, 2015LeciaTimberville, Va.Age: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 5Meets Expectations: 3I was given this book by Bethany House in return for an honest book review.
The book centers around three sisters, Eva, Frona and Lily. Lily disappears only months after their mothers death.
To make matters worse Eva and Frona have no idea where their sister is and they have to relocate, because their brother Menno will be taking over the farmhouse.
Jed Stultzman, an amish buggy maker from Ohio shows up in Eden Valley with a photo of a plain English woman that he found on a train. He wonders why a devout amish girl would have her picture taken.
Jed and Eva run into each other at a farm sale. Jed is stunned as he looks at Eva, this is the girl in the photograph.
How can he find out who she is and why she had the photo taken.
You will have to read the book yourself to find the answer to this.
Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite Amish authors, but I will have to say I was a little disappointed in this book. It just seemed to be stuck in the same spot forever. It was an alright story, but not Beverly Lewis's best work.