of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
DB5 Stars Out Of 5VERY IMAGINATIVE STORY!December 6, 2019DBQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Really enjoyed this story by Beverly Lewis. Very creative and imaginative and should keep your interest from start to finish. I love good Amish fiction and this did not disappoint. Great value for the price, too.
GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5Ripple EffectOctober 7, 2019GrandaddyAAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Have you ever had the experience of unintentionally stumbling onto something totally unexpected that you wished you had not found? What did you do with whatever you had found? What if it was not completely unintentional? Let's say the opportunity was there to do some "snooping" and you had been told to leave something alone, but you went against what you knew to be right and proceeded. Sylvia was in the latter category. Her father had told her to leave his tinderbox alone but, unlike the many other times she had been in his shop over the years, suddenly she found the box unlocked. What choice would she make? What difference would it make if she did look? Can a wrong action result in good? We all make choices every day. Many are inconsequential, but others have consequences that have a ripple effect much like tossing a rock into a pond. In life, the ripples often continue for years into the future, touching lives of those who aren't even born yet. Her father had made choices over twenty years prior to this time. How would they affect his family? Beverly Lewis continues to write wonderful stories that captivate her readers. You will enjoy this one.
LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Worth ReadingSeptember 23, 2019LucyWVAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4What a great way to start a new series. This is a slow paced book but well worth savoring. The secrets of the past are revealed through a daughter's curiosity and it was astonishing to me the punishment inflicted upon Earnest. Makes me grateful for Christ and the forgiveness He bestows upon us, instead of man determining what is appropriate. I love the realistic characters and how they show vulnerability, humility, and forgiveness. I also enjoyed the surprise at the end that leads into part of the storyline for book two. I could picture the beautiful clocks Earnest handcrafted and the beautiful jars of canned food, as the written word came to life on the pages. I can't wait to read The Timepiece. An enjoyable, thought provoking read.
I was blessed to win a copy of this book. The honest review and opinions are my own and were not required.
Jen PenMidwest5 Stars Out Of 5The TinderboxMay 27, 2019Jen PenMidwestQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4SUMMARY:
Sylvia Miller has always had a curious side but she may have allowed it to go too far this time. Sneaking a peek into her Dat's tinderbox, Sylvia discovers a secret she may regret finding. Struggling with the secret she now carries, Sylvia watches as the secret disrupts relationships, family, beliefs, and trustworthiness, yet brings forth forgiveness, redemption, sincerity and strength. Rooted by both pain and joy, faith becomes important. Written by New York Times Bestselling Author, Beverly Lewis, her newest novel is filled deeply with emotion.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Having grown up near the Amish farmland and thus, very familiar with the Amish cultures, author Beverly Lewis shares that knowledge in her newest book, The Tinderbox. Having met the Miller family in previous books, it was nice to catch a glimpse of them again, yet this story stands alone and will actually be followed by a sequel due out this September, The Timepiece. With a fulfilling storyline in this novel while also leaving enough of a cliffhanger to make waiting for the next a bit difficult, though the Amish genre is not my most favorite, I was engaged enough to likely read the follow-up in fall. Liking this author's smooth, graceful, calm writing style, at the same time, my interest was captured enough by some mystery and suspense that I read straight through to the end. Writing since the age of nine, Beverly Lewis has certainly earned her award winning title.
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of The Tinderbox from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*
Blooming with BooksBloomer, WIAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Some secrets can't be kept forever!May 26, 2019Blooming with BooksBloomer, WIAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4The Tinderbox
By Beverly Lewis
Sylvia Miller has always been fascinated by her father's tinderbox. A box that has always been locked and put up out of her reach. But when she discovers it unlocked her curiosity gets the better of her and she looks inside to see what treasures from the past Dat has hidden away. But when she sees everything that there is to see she instantly regrets it especially when she fears that her father is hiding a secret that he shouldn't.
Ernest Miller came to Hickory Hollow as a young man and with a broken heart was more than willing to embrace the life that the Old Order Amish community offered. He thought he could leave the past behind him but recently his past decisions and mistakes have begun to weigh on him.
Meanwhile, Sylvia and her boyfriend Titus are soon to make a commitment to the church and possibly a future with one another. But when the truth about her father's past comes to light even her plans for the future begin to weigh on her. But with helpful advice from Ella Mae, aka the Wise Woman, Sylvia is given much to think about at the key period of her life - a time for decisions that will affect her future.
The Tinderbox is not a book complete in itself so be on the lookout this fall for the continuation with The Timepiece. That is no way means you can't enjoy this latest Beverly Lewis offering which does conclude the main focus of the book the tinderbox and the secrets it has held for more than 20 years. Those who are familiar with Hickory Hollow will enjoy visiting with the Miller family and getting glimpses of those who they are familiar with. This is a story of family and forgiveness.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations but that I offer my honest opinion - all thoughts expressed are my own.