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    The Stone Wall
    Beverly Lewis
    Bethany House / 2020 / Trade Paperback
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  1. Sunnie
    USA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Heartwarming
    September 16, 2020
    Sunnie
    USA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4


    I hadn't read a Beverly Lewis book in quite a while. So was happy to be able to read one again. This is a sweet and different sort of story. We have some "going back" in time events to make for a bit of an interesting storyline. It has several different things going on, the new tour guide job for Anna taking her away from home and family and her Beachy Amish community. Anna working in horse therapy for special needs children and the topic of Alzheimer's. So there is a lot of topics to read about and learn about as well. So lots of changes and new adventures for Anna.

    It was an interesting book but probably not my favorite from this author. I did enjoy it and the more I read, the more I got into the book. The beginning was probably not as quickly engaging as the author's other books.

    It was enjoyable, and heartwarming. I liked the mystery parts best and the similarities between past and present people in two generations of a family. Which is a nice theme as one learns and grows from the past. And you will read about the many differences in the different Amish groups. And of course the secrets held by the stone wall.

    Another good Amish read!

    I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley. All thoughts are my own.
  2. Gloria_Moseley
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    I Loved "The Stone Wall"
    September 12, 2020
    Gloria_Moseley
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Beverly Lewis is in a class all by herself. Her latest book, "The Stone Wall" is further proof that no one else comes close, especially in the area of character development original plots. Anna is moving to Lancaster County (a place where her own grandmother spent part of her youth) to become a tour guide. She knows very little about the area, but Martin Nolt (a Mennonite) agrees to train her for her new job. Anna soon meets Gabe Allgyer (an Amish widower who works with special needs children). Each of these men is attractive in his own way, but the question is, which one will Anna choose? The complexities between the various groups that make up these communities are explained so clearly that the reader finds growing sympathy with Anna and agonizes with her over the decision that she must make.

    Disclaimer: I received a complimentary e-copy of this book through NetGalley and was not required to write a favorable review. All opinions are my own.
  3. Nancy
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Stone Wall
    September 10, 2020
    Nancy
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    #The Stone Wall # by Beverly Lewis is an Amish Christian fiction book. Beverly is a best selling author and has written many books. Some of her books have become movies. Stone Wall is set in Strasburg. , Pennsylvania.. Strasburg is an Amish town which has Old Amish roots. The Old Amish were more traditional and did not use electricity or drive cars. Anna the main character is kind and caring. She volunteers her time at a horse therapy place for special needs kids. She sees the value of the horse therapy and is so supportive of the kids she works with. The themes in the story are sacrificial love, faithfulness. The story is beautifully written. This story has good character qualities in it. Thank you to netgalley, the author and the publisher for allowing me books a Million, CBD.com. , my blog. I will post my review on facebook, Amazon, Goodreads, Bookbub, Barnes and Noble,
  4. Mardell
    Spokane WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Delightful New Book by Beverly Lewis
    August 26, 2020
    Mardell
    Spokane WA
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    The Stone Wall is a wonderful blend of past and present stories between a young woman and her beloved grandmother. I liked the parallel of their lives as Anna sets off for Strasburg and her grandmother, who was growing more withdrawn into Alzheimer's perks up and speaks briefly of her time there in her youth. Things seemed to fall into place for a once heartbroken Anna, and I cheered her on as she was open to try so many new and enjoyable things she never considered at home. Her yearning for a new start in a new place while discovering God's will unfolds in such a wonderful way as she deepens her faith. As with all of Beverly Lewis' books, the characters are people you wouldn't mind sitting down with for a good cup of coffee. The book is easy to read but will warm your heart as your learn more about Peaceful Meadows Horse Retreat and the youthful romance between Anna's grandmother and a handsome young Old Order Amish man.

    I recommend this book to those who enjoy good Amish fiction but looking for something a little different this time: a romantic story that includes a young, progressive Beachy Amish woman, a Mennonite man and....an Old Order Amish man. A bit of a twist I say, to keep it interesting! Many thanks for an advanced reader copy of this book by Bethany House Fiction and Netgalley.com for an honest, but independent review.
  5. pattiagal
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    A Beautiful Dual Time Story
    August 24, 2020
    pattiagal
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Beverly Lewish has written a wonderful generational story entitled The Stone Wall. Through this story, you will visit the past which becomes important to the present.

    Anna is a young Beachy Amish woman who lives in Mifflinburg, PA (near the Amish Big Valley) and takes a job in Lancaster County. She is well received by everyone and makes a handful of Mennonite, Old Order Amish, and Beachy Amish friends. She also meets two gentlemen who become important in her life. Her new job as a tour guide and a volunteer at a horse farm add contentment and meaning to her being. Anna's ailing grandmother back at home, has planted a seed of mystery in Anna's mind. The mystery slowly begins to present clues through Anna's work and travels until it almost solves itself in front of her eyes.

    The Stone Wall is beautifully written and researched. The setting descriptions were spot on! I actually felt I was driving around Lancaster County visiting my favorite places! The dual time story was woven perfectly throughout. A must read book!
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