Thursday, September 18, 2014

The River by Beverly Lewis

Book Description:  She looked once more at the dreaded river. Since Anna's death, it had been such a barrier . . . a place and a moment she could not seem to move past.

            A line I can't move beyond...

           The River 

Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.
Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can't undo?

My Thoughts:  The River by Beverly Lewis is another must read book! especially for all those Amish readers out there.
I find that the title of this book, The River, tells a lot more than the reader is expecting.
Tilly and Ruth are sisters and they are both "used to be" Amish.  Tilly has married an Englisher but Ruth still remains single even though she still remembers her Amish boyfriend.  
It seems that the river has a life of its took the life of sweet Anna and it also is a barrier, a line, so to speak, between what was and was could be.  Interesting!
Ruth and Tilly are both seeking, trying to get on with the present but yet there is just something that holds each of them on the sidelines of life.  
Sometimes as humans we want to be and try to be all we can but "a river" comes in and sweeps away some of our dreams and our inspiration.  But with faith in God we can get past the river.  
Another grand read by Beverly Lewis!  This book also makes for great present!

*This book was provided by Bethany House*

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (September 2, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764212451
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764212451

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