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I read all five of these one right after the other. I couldn't put them down. My sister-in-law let me borrow them and at first I thought that being about Amish life they might be a little boring, but they were not at all. There was plenty of suspense combined with a good interesting insight into Amish culture.
OK, this may seem like an odd reading choice, but my wife got me to read it, and I loved it. Full of heart, emotion, mystery, love. I'm a grown man, and one part in this series had me shedding big crocodile tears.
I have not found one of these books I did not enjoy,I love reading about the amish and this series was one of my favorite.
I love this series! I read the first two books from the electronic local library and was sad to not be able to finish the series. Then the entire series became available at a price I couldn't resist so I read all five books, one right after the next. Reading about this family and their trials, and how they overcame them with God's help has helped me immensely!!
Beverly Lewis knows how to make you adore her characters and suck you right in to the store lines of her books. I enjoyed each and every book in this five book series and really wanted to know what happened to the lives of the family as it grew and aged. I hated to see it end. I so enjoyed this series of books.
Thebtruthb shall set you free, no matter the cost.I always love Beverly Lewis's writing. The characters come alive. This series has so many great themes of lies and confession, hurt and forgiveness, legalistic and the grace of God. The constant thread throughout is trusting in God's sovereign plan
Life and LoveAbram's Daughters sets forth the relationships, joys, pains of life seen through each daughters life. More than that it gives insight into the strengths and weaknesses of the Amish way of life and each character's relationship with God.
Another excellent setI loved this series. Once again the characters and narrative surrounding them are so vivid I almost expect to meet them at the Farmers Market!!
Very intricate series of books with good continuity. I learned a lot about Amish religion and culture.
This book makes you feel good when you are reading I hope there will be another book to this series.
My Mom recommended this book series to me and my daughter gave me the boxed set for Christmas. I read them one after the other and enjoyed them very much. It was one of those things where you wish there was just a little more! Set in Amish country in post WWII Lancaster County, PA, we follow the daughters of Abram as they come of age, go courting and make decisions for their future. At times, fate intervenes and the choices are removed from their control. I have been interested in Amish culture
Got these from mom ( except not last one in series called The Revelation, which may tie it all together). Light reading ( and perhaps somewhat predictable, or, is it just that the foreshadowing is not that subtle?). The series kept me mostly interested, but with the caveats to follow. It had a somewhat "stretched out" feeling-- to say, "let's make this story into a series" aspect, which had me wishing for a little more momentum in plotting. In fairness, this could have something to do with the f...
Lewis's writing style is too slow paced for me. She lacked description at certain pivotal points. I had to Google to learn some important information about the Amish practies and the meaning of Ordnung, Ausbund, etc. I could visualize many of the barn scenes as well other farm activies because I grew up doing farm chores. Those scenes, the women frolics and others need more descriptions. Example, the difference between a pony cart and a carriage would have been interesting. I think I know but I
This series was the first of many I've read about the Amish culture. I've since read more, watched documentaries and fictional movies, and made a trip to an Amish community. Such a different lifestyle, so hard to imagine how difficult it must be, as well as how fundamentally liberating. To not be tied to our tv's, cell phones, iPods, and, ah-hem, computers, must be very liberating. Yes, I understand the inconveniences and difficulties of not having those things, but to put our trust and faith on...
The whole series is amazing. It has similar human struggles which you might find in any other drama--teenage rebellion, unplanned pregnancy, family secrets, star-crossed lovers, and personal sacrifices. I find the Amish lifestyle fascinating, and there are strong moral themes woven throughout the book and a wide cast of characters, some of whom stick to the straight-and-narrow and others who decide to stray. The characters are diverse and interesting; they battle at times with the stringent boun...
I really enjoyed this whole series since I am completely in awe of the Amish community. I admire them as a people, their beliefs, their structure in this world of un-structuredness (is that a word?), their love of family & God. I love driving through the Lancaster countryside and seeing their horse & buggies, the simple dresses & kapps, etc. The girls in this book drew me in even more - Sadie, Leah, Mary Ruth and Hannah. And of course, Jonas. I couldn't put this book down or the ones that follow...
These books do hold your attention. I found this one very sad as it was exactly what it said "Betrayal" and not just 1 person but several. It continues on with Sadie & Leah and their family. There are 2 other younger sisters getting to dating age also. Leah has been in love with Jonas, a 2nd cousin from childhood and he is in love with her too. Her father Abram has wanted her to marry another person and has made it very clear. I learned lots about the Amish culture from these books. This book en...
Rather than reviewing all the books one by one, I will just review all five of them. I really liked this series. It was interesting to jump into an Amish community and learn more about them. But then you add in the story of a family, with a few problems, and how they deal with them. How they protect each other and the ways their lives seperate and come together. It was really good. Couldn't read them fast enough. My only advice is check out all five at once.
I really enjoyed reading this series. The books are really quick reads - book candy. I did like the story and the characters. I found this series to be very clean and uplifting. There were a couple of slow sections where I just skimmed, but overall I enjoyed them. I loved the character Leah. I have always been interested in and fascinated by the Amish culture, and I learned lots about it from reading these books.
I thoroughly enjoyed this saga. It gives a great look into the lives of the Amish characters. It has a great ending, I wish the books would continue to 15 instead of stopping at 5. The only aspect I didn't like was at times Mrs. Lewis was a bit too descriptive of the natural surroundings for my taste. I found myself too excited about the upcoming revelation to actually read how beautiful the fall leaves were. I highly recommend this series and I'm looking forward to reading her again.
This is an AWSOME series. It is about an Amish family, and the trials of their daughters. I had a hard time getting into the book at first, but after the first few chapters, I couldn't put them down... I finishes the 5 book series in a week and a half. they really gave me insight to the Amish world, and was just fabulous!!
I read this series on a recommendation. It was very interesting reading about the Amish culture, customs and rules. The story good, but it took a really long time to tell it. I gave it only three stars because although I moderately enjoyed the series, I would not read it again...which is saying something for me!
Good series. A little hard to keep on reading till the end, mostly because I had to wait for them at the book store and/or Library to keep going. But it was very good. Had a *great* twist in the plot and some MYSTERY!(Have you figured out that Beverly lewis is one of my favoirte authors yet? ;D)
These books are based on life in the Amish community. It was an interesting glimpse into how they live and think, but I was never too captivated by the story line. In fact, the 4th of the 5 books was not available at the library so I just skipped it but never felt like I missed too much. The writing and characters are interesting though.
I love all of Beverly Lewis's Books. I have read almost all of them. She writes so well about the Amish. I learned the same from all her books and that is how the Amish live. She writes just like you are there. It has been a while since I read these books. I usually buy them right when they come out and I read them right away.
My friend recommended this, or I'd never have picked it up. She told me to take all five books, but I was so sure she was nuts (an Amish romance? Give me a break!) that I refused. She said I would regret it and she was right. I couldn't put it down and couldn't wait to get the rest of the books. They are wonderful!!
I really enjoyed this refreshing series of books, they are quick reads and are best read in order. They give a lot of insight into Amish life and the characters are believable, after finishing the series I was sad to say goodbye to the Ebersol family.
While reading this series I called it my 'Amish trashy stash." It's a very quick read with a light and somewhat predictable storyline, but I REALLY REALLY liked reading it. I even drove three towns away to get book 4 because I couldn't wait for it to come through inter-library loan.
This whole series is really good. I found it at the library and really enjoyed reading about the Amish community and how they live and why the believe certain things. I have enjoyed all of Lewis' books.