Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Review of The Guardian

by Beverly Lewis

Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.
When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. The young teacher is mystified when she learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can't speak English. It's as if the child appeared out of nowhere.
Then Jodi turns her attention to Hickory Hollow--and the cloistered world of the Old Order Amish--in search of answers.
Beverly Lewis is a fixture among Amish fiction authors and I was thrilled to have the chance to read The Guardian.   Little Sarah and her siblings view the Englischer, Jodi Winfield, as a guardian angel who saved her.    This is a wonderful book that blends the two worlds as Jodi is "adopted" into the Amish family and community of Hickory Hollow.   I felt envious of Jodi as I would love to be able to live among the Amish in an actual Amish home and feel that same peace, quiet, and solitude.   
Jodi has experienced loss and finds herself feeling angry with God and not quite sure how to pray anymore.  I know that I personally have experienced some events that shook my faith and made me question "Why??? Why?  Why?"  Read this delightful book to find answers to Jodi's questions and you might just find a few of your own faith-questions answered in the process.   

Beverly LewisBeverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her Web site at for more information.
I received a free ecopy of this book from netgalley in exchange for my honest review.   


  1. Wonderful review, Rhonda! I'll have to pick up a copy.

  2. Lovely review and I love the pink on your pretty blog, Rhonda!!!


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