Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Book Review: The Guardian by Beverly Lewis

Publisher's blurb: 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.

My Review: This book was only OK for me. I found the story could have been told in a much shorter book. There was too much "extra" stuff that I feel didn't really add to the story much. Also, I found myself disliking Jodi's fiance, and never really warming up to him. I found the story too thin, it glossed over important things, and gave too much detail on non-important things. Not sure if I would recommend this book to others.

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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