Friday, June 8, 2012

First Book Review :)

"The Fiddler" by Beverly Lewis

An unsure direction we make in life, may lead us to the location where God want us to be. This is true for both main characters in the story, “The Fiddler” by Beverly Lewis. For those whom have not read any books by Beverly Lewis, her books are filled with not only Amish heritage, but mystery, true romance, and unforgettable characters.
In this story, the two main characters, Amelia Devries and Michael Hostetler are both finding their purpose in life. They both make unsure choices to figure out themselves. Both Amelia and Michael are coming from different religious backgrounds and cultures, but both seemed to struggle with handling expectations within their family. Following their own heart and putting their faith in God, Amelia and Michael are able to become comfortable in who they truly are.
I enjoy reading this book. Actually, all the books that I have read written by Beverly Lewis, I enjoyed. I first got sucked in the Amish culture, by watching documentaries on television, and I saw a member in my church reading one of her books, I had to run to the library. My first series (most books by Beverly Lewis are written in series, so you get really involved and attached to the characters) was “The Heritage of Lancaster County”. The characters seemed so personable, and I fell in love with her writing.
Not many people understand the Amish culture and the strict ordinances that they follow, but once you read one book by Beverly Lewis, you will see another view of the Amish culture. For those who either play the violin or love music, this book is for you, since the main character, Amelia is a violinist. If this review is not drawing you to this book, I say those who love true romance (not the sexual, risqué type) and enjoy reading about other cultures, this book is a must read.