A Child of Mine is the second novel that David and Beverly Lewis have co-written, and I certainly hope it is not their last. They have put together a heartwarming story that has major twists and turns throughout.
The characters drew me in quickly, and I was thoroughly engaged as their full stories came to light rather gradually. The more I learned of each one, though, I couldn't imagine any possible conclusion that could leave all of them living "happily ever after." Without giving any spoilers, I will warn that there is a fair amount of heartbreak along the way, mixed in with a good deal of happiness. Be prepared to shed a few tears as you read.
A Child of Mine is not typical Beverly Lewis Amish fare. There is an Amish character who fits in a major way into the main story line, but much of the story is non-Amish. The storytelling is still great, though, even in a more contemporary setting.
I highly recommend A Child of Mine to fans of Beverly Lewis's Amish fiction, as well as to anyone who enjoys great inspirational romance.
Thanks to Bethany House for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About the book:
Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old
adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents' lives.
When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny,
Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.
excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines's baby was kidnapped. Determined to
find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter
end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private
investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a
young girl who matches the profile.
Can this be, at long last, Kelly's beloved daughter?
About the Authors:
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times
bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been
published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's
Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels,
beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and is an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007, The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award.
Beverly has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. She lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.
Visit her website at www.beverlylewis.com or www.facebook.com/officialbeverlylewis for more information.
David Lewis is the bestselling author of Coming Home,
his first solo novel, as well as a keyboard artist and pilot. He is the
first editor for his wife, Beverly Lewis, as well as research partner
and manager. David was born in Minnesota, grew up in the Midwest, and
met Beverly in Colorado, where they currently make their home.