Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Book review: The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

I was recently given the opportunity to review books for Bethany House Publishers and just finished my first book. I love to read (as is clearly evidenced by my 2012 reading list, and the books I have already read this year!), so this has been a fantastic opportunity for me. I am thoroughly enjoying it and can't wait to read more books and provide you with reviews!

If you would like to receive review copies of books, you can sign up with Bethany House, too!

The first book I received was "The Fiddler" by Beverly Lewis. Now, I have read numerous books by Beverly Lewis in the past, so I figured this one would be right up my alley.

As usual, this book did not disappoint, although I will say that I had a tough time getting into it (which is unusual for a Beverly Lewis book). However, once I got far enough into the book, I really enjoyed it.

The Fiddler tells the story of an Englishwoman, Amelia, who meets an Amish man, Michael. Each of them is trying to figure out who they are at that point in their lives. They obviously come from very different backgrounds, which complicates their relationship. Eventually, though, they are able to work things out.

I always enjoy reading about other ways of life, especially the Amish. In some ways, I think I long for the simplicity they enjoy on a daily basis! Lewis does a fantastic job of communicating the Amish way of life.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of The Fiddler from Bethany House Publishers. The opinions expressed here are my own.


  1. I have never heard of being a reader for a publisher!!! That sounds awesome!! I signed up :) Thanks for the link!!

    1. You're welcome, Alison!

      I hadn't heard of it either, until a few months ago. In just that time, I've been given (or will soon receive) 4 free books to review! It's a great program. :)


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