Review: The River by Beverly Lewis

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              This is a novel about two Amish women, Tilly and Ruth, who are living an English lifestyle. They have come back home to Eden Valley to celebrate their parents anniversary. The novel poses the question: "Is it better to give up the English way of life and go back to the Amish roots or stay English?"
               Beverly Lewis did a wonderful job describing the different characters and the views of the residents of Lancaster County. The author style makes the reader feel like they are in Lancaster County.
              The overall message is that of forgiveness. The reader may ask "Is it right to harbor resentment?" This challenged me to reconsider my own forgiveness of others.
              There are some unexpected, delightful twists in the novel, with a bit of suspense and romance. This is a wonderful stand-alone novel. I would recommend it to anyone seeking a novel that exemplifies forgiveness.  I give this book 5 out of 5*

Disclaimer: "I was provided a free copy of this book. All opinions are my own."

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