Saturday, September 8, 2012

Review of Amish Lilies By the Lakeside
by Teresa Ann Phillips
Esther Schwartz has suffered from loneliness, fear, and guilt ever since her baby sister was abducted and killed. Making things worse, she and her windowed mother have a huge farm to run, and her brother's son has a mysterious illness. 
When an apple orchard is suddenly given to her and the orchard manager's secrets are unraveled, she learns that her close-knit Amish community is being tested: will they fall apart or lean on the three things that they are known for: forgiveness, love and faith.
Esther's worked alongside Trey Peachy for years, but when the community is on the lookout for a killer, she is forced to help him. As they hunt down a killer, they each discover that God had planted a seed of love many years earlier. Can they still bond with so much tragedy and with different faiths?

My thoughts about Amish Lilies by the Lakeside:
I enjoyed this story very much!  It begins with a very sad happening when Esther's baby sister is abducted and killed.    The story is a quick-read and one that is sure to bring a smile to the face of the reader.   Do check out this book!   

About the Author:

Three of Teresa Ann Phillips' cookbooks have landed on Amazon's Top 100 Best-Selling Books List: Cooking with T: Volume One, Cooking with T: Preserving, and Cooking with T: Preserving Two. Most of her novellas and novels have been on several category best-sellers lists.
Teresa Ann Phillips aka Sicily Yoder used to be a book merchandiser for Chas Levy. Having an uncle who was a Plain Minister and having lived in a Plain home, she enjoyed encouraging customers to buy The Shunning by Beverly Lewis. She also prayed for the book planogram to grow bigger for Christian books. Jokingly, she told some customers that she was going to write a book. After many months, those customers came back, but she had no book written. After returning customers begged for her story, she finally grabbed a pen and started writing, "Leaving Lancaster County."
She owns The Amish Garden, a bakery wholesale business, and writes full-time for the ministry of Jesus Christ, her personal Savior.


  1. This looks like an interesting book. Thanks!

  2. Rhonda, Thanks for sharing about Teresa. I didn't know all that about her! Fascinating! I am a follower and love your blog's pink background, too! Blessings!

  3. thanks, Linda, for stopping by! yes, you should read it.
    Carrie, thanks for your comment. Teresa is quite a fascinating lady! I love your blog too and follow it!


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