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by Beverly Lewis

The anticipation of a homecoming, a chance to set things right... Yet will "the telling" cause further pain?Accompanied by her new English friend, Grace Byler has left Bird-in-Hand to search for her mother in Ohio. But what if Lettie refuses to be found? Meanwhile, Lettie continues her private quest to find the missing piece of her life, though she is increasingly torn between the family she left behind and yearning for her long-lost child. Will mother and daughter find the answers they seek?The Powerful Series Conclusion From New York Times Best-Selling Author Beverly Lewis"No one does Amish-based inspirationals better than Lewis." Booklist
Download The Telling (Seasons of Grace, Book 3) (Volume 3) epub
ISBN: 0764205730
ISBN13: 978-0764205736
Category: Bibles
Subcategory: Literature & Fiction
Author: Beverly Lewis
Language: English
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Reprinted edition (April 1, 2010)
Pages: 336 pages
ePUB size: 1382 kb
FB2 size: 1807 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 428
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Let me state up front that I am probably not part of the target audience for this book, as I am a middle-aged male. The story started pretty slow and there were few times it changed pace, maintaining mostly low-level tension. There were a few times that I felt more drawn in because of minor tragedy and conflicts/challenges in relationship, but still nothing that kept you in suspense for more than a minute or two. I liked the fact that it was clean and reflected wholesome values. The development of the few main characters seemed pretty thorough and interesting. The story had sweet times as it explored the relationships between the characters. It was interesting to see the author's view into the Amish community, and even as different as their way of life is from mine, I empathized with them and the beliefs and passions they espoused. I don't regret taking the time to read the book, but I would probably not do it over again and I will not be buying or reading the other books in the trilogy. For those who especially enjoy light romance and/or Amish culture, you might really enjoy this book.
I have finished the entire trilogy of this series. It was well worth a read, as all of Lewis' books are. However, I found this first book inferior to her other writing. It seemed unorganized to me, especially early on. I'm an editor by trade, and so issues like that stick out for me. The voice seemed very silly in places - I realize the girl is young, but young is different from flighty. I kept reminding myself she is 20 and not 16. This first book ends awkwardly, in the middle of a few story lines. I find this annoying, both as a reader and an author and editor. Each volume needs resolution and to be able to stand alone. The second two books are a bit more satisfying and better written. But stick with the first.. it does get better. I do want to say that what pushed me to the four stars is that these books really challenge the reader to think about the trappings of modern life and society, and I would guess that each individual reader will pause to reassess life a bit. That alone makes the series well worth the read.
Blown away again with another awesome story. Lewis is an exceptional story teller. Kept me interested from page 1. Nick uprooted from his alcoholic mother who promises to get her life back in order and come get him one day, is taken to live in an Amish community with the Bishop's family next door to Rose. Sad he never adjust to their way of living and continues to hope his mother will come get him like she promised. Rose feels compassion for Nick and befriends him. They grow up confiding in one another and becoming best friends. Nick works for Rose's father so she sees him every day. He never joins their church so he's considered an outsider. Christian, the Bishop's real son thinks that Nick is ungrateful and should join the church. He also thinks that Nick should cut his long hair and show some respect for his father. Christian never got along with Nick. Nothing changes when they grow up, except that Nick finds out his mother has died. Rose is of courting age and when one of the local Amish boys starts courting her Nick feels hurt because he realizes she is more than just a friend. Rose is torn between her friendship with Nick and her new beau. She has an important decision to make. Then tragedy strikes and is a total game changer. Can't wait to see what's going to happen next.
I had read Beverly Lewis books before and they were very good. This definanely brought you into the Amish way of life. Rose, Nick and Hannah all had their struggles. They met others along the way who had their struggles as well. Rose was able to help Mr Browning daughter Beth come out of her shell. Rose ends up being in love with two young men. The one Nick she had known him all her life but only had friend type feelings for him. But he had come to love her. But he had come from the outside world away from the Amish and he wanted to go back to it. Silas was Amish and didn't want to leave it and Rose was stuck in the middle not knowing what to do. Her oldest sister Hen had married an ENGLISHER as the Amish called them. She enjoyed being in the outside world forawhile but she wanted to raise their daughter Amish which her husband didn't want her to do. But she came back home anyway she also started work for an Amish lady. This was a start to the series for these three characters. So it will be interesting to see what happens next.
I enjoyed reading this book. The author brought out that they too have their weakness and temptations. It had several events going on in their lives and families that kept you wondering how it would play out. Their devotion and loyalty to their faith was uplifting. I am glad I read it and it kept my interest.
Excellent book. I was forced to go to the library and check out the two sequels. I can't afford full price books on my retirement income! But the entire series was great. One thing I love about Beverly Lewis is her authenticity. Since she has an Amish background, she writes Amish reality. So many authors come up with the idea to do an Amish book, and do little or no research. They just have the Amish doing what they consider to be "conservative" things. So instead of courting secretly, they'll have the Amish boys coming to ask permission of the father before even asking the girl for her first date. They have them praying out loud before meals, when actually Amish pray silently. They have the little girls wearing dresses that button up the back until they are old enough to manage the buttons themselves, when Amish do not use buttons at all, but rather put their clothes together with straight pins! Since we live in Amish country here in the Fingerlakes of New York, we interact with them quite a bit and can spot a phony Amish story a mile away. Beverly Cleary is the real thing.
Another of my favorite authors for the Amish christian genre. The settings, stories and characters come right out of the pages and spark your imagination like you are right there. I recommend this book to anyone looking for clean, well written, christian books.