There are lots of Amish authors these days, and there are several whose books I look forward to reading. One of those is the one who started it all for me -- Beverly Lewis. And her latest story is another I really enjoyed -- The Proving.
Although there were elements that were pretty predictable from the beginning, there were plenty of interesting characters and details to keep the story very engaging. The pace of the story was very enjoyable as the different plots lines worked their way out.
I would highly recommend this book to fans of great Amish fiction.
Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for providing a copy of The Proving. I am happy to provide my own thoughts for this review.
About the Book:
"Mandy, you are to inherit the farmhouse, including the business of the inn."
She could scarcely find her voice to respond. "Ach,
this must be a mistake," she told him, shaking her head as she talked
into the phone, feeling befuddled. "The house . . . and everything
related to the inn . . . shouldn't that go to Arie Mae?"
After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster
County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn
will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve
months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it
means facing the family she left behind--or that the inn's clientele
expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this prove a dreadful mistake?
About the Author:
Beverly Lewis (www.beverlylewis.com), born in the heart of
Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her
stories have been published in twelve languages and have regularly
appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today.
Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy
hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family.