Sunday, June 10, 2012

The Fiddler ~ Blog Review

~ Review

The FiddlerThe Fiddler
Series: Home to Hickory Hollow
by Beverly Lewis
ISBN: 978-0764209772
326 pages
Amazon: $9.62 (paperback), $8.63 (kindle), $12.51 (hardcover

About the Book:
A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler--and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.

My Thoughts:

The Fiddler is a wonderful book - it moves fast, is well written, all the i's & t's are dotted & crossed and I connected with the hero & heroine of this story. Amelia is a believable musician (child prodigy & top level violinist) who is struggling with a big decision and afraid of hurting those who love her if she doesn't make the right one.

This verse beautifully describes the theme of the book and both Amelia & Michael take refuge in it:

"Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Ps 37:4

One of the best things I liked about the book is the level of faith sharing that Beverly Lewis imparts. Through the verses given and message of faith both Amelia and Michael are gently encouraged to seek God in prayer and listen to what God is teaching or leading them to do. I loved how it was done without preaching. Both Christians and non-Christians should enjoy this book & it would be a great title for mother daughter reading - the only thing missing is a list of questions for discussion.

Read an Excerpt:
The Fiddler

Beverly 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 2007 The 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 was provided a copy of The Fiddler by Bethany House Publishers to read and review on GivingNSharing. I was not required to write a positive review nor did any money exchange hands.


  1. I shared this on Facebook as well as on twitter. Friends from Blogger Opp.

    1. TY Jessica - I appreciate your sharing my post. =D Have a wonderful week!

  2. I'm suppose to receive this to review soon from the publisher. So don't enter me in the giveaway. But I'll follow and you follow, too, please. :)

  3. I love Beverly Lewis' books. As someone who is a musician, I'll most likely adore this title as well. Thanks for the review.

    (from Blogger Opp as well.)

  4. I've read one of her books and liked it, this one sounds good too.
    I'm a follower.



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