If you know me well, you know I enjoy reading for pleasure. My idea of a relaxing day or evening would be one where I am curled up with a good book. So, when I saw the opportunity to review a book for Bethany House Publishers I jumped at the chance. I received a copy of The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis in the mail. I could hardly wait till the kids were in bed so that I could begin reading.
As my daughter says, "mom, the only books you read are about Amish
people!" I do read other types of books, but I will say she is correct
in that I am fascinated by Amish living. I have read numerous books by
Beverly Lewis and I was not disappointed in this book. In our fast
paced world where the pressures can come from every side, I found the
book extremely interesting as it dealt with Amelia (the main character)
wanting to slow down and enjoy life. As her life collides with that
have a young Amish man, it is interesting to watch them both struggle
with their identities and also the conflict of wanting to please their
families. I did not find the book predictable although I was extremely
pleased with the ending. Beverly Lewis once again came through with a
wonderfully written story.
I think because my life is so crazy and completely opposite of the Amish that is why I am drawn to them. Wouldn't it be cool to live in the middle of no where on a farm, with no Internet, no distractions, no phones, but then I wake up and realize just how blessed I am with the life God has so graciously allowed me to live. So, I will enjoy dreaming about what life could be like if I were Amish as I loose myself in a good book.