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Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Repack edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764203401
  • ASIN: B001GQ3DYW
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #517,370 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

BEVERLY LEWIS, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country, is an award-winning novelist whose books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. She has written over seventy books. She and her husband, David, live in Monument, Colorado.

More About the Author

I've had my nose in a book, for as long as I remember. When I was about 9 years old, I started writing my own stories. By sixth grade, I'd hand-written a 66-page semi-autobiographical book titled, "She Shall Have Music."

After I was married and our three children were in middle school, I began submitting articles and short fiction to various magazines.

My first book (Holly's First Love) was published in May 1993, the start of a 14-book series for pre-teen girls. Soon after, my first chapter book was published for 7-10-year-old readers ("Big Bad Beans") which later became part of my 24-book series, The Cul-de-Sac Kids. I wrote another long-running series for girls, titled "SummerHill Secrets," which was set very close to Neffsville, PA, where I grew up--near the heart of Amish country.

But it was the story of my grandmother Ada Buchwalter's shunning by her ultra-strict father and subsequently her old order Mennonite community that nudged me toward writing adult fiction. THE SHUNNING was published in 1997 by Bethany House Publishers, and along with its sequels, has touched a nerve in millions of readers intrigued by the Plain tradition of Lancaster County, PA. The Hallmark Movie Channel will air the movie, "Beverly Lewis's The Confession" on January 19, 2013--the sequel to "The Shunning" movie.

My passion for Amish-related stories continues to keep me up at night, and I'm presently editing the 2nd book (The Bridesmaid) in my new series: "Home to Hickory Hollow," due out September 11, 2012.

When I'm between writing deadlines, I enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains with my husband. Cooking from scratch, playing Mozart at the piano, and making family memory albums, as well as traveling to meet my devoted readers during book tours, are some of my very favorite things. I also adore reading biographies and memoirs, as well as classic literature.

Book One of my present series: The Fiddler, is available now.

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Torn by devotion to the people she loves and the awakening feelings in her heart, Rachel searches her past to restore old wounds in order than new love might grow.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 5, 1999
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book, but it took me awhile to get into it. It doesn't have the interest level of her Heritage trilogy, but it is interesting and I am sure in the next books to come that more mystery will be unraveled and questions answered. Basically, I felt this was more of an introduction to the series and I can't wait to read the next book to find out what happens with Rachel and Phillip.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Brandy Bauta on October 24, 2004
Format: Paperback
The Postcard begins with Rachel Yoder an Amish women finishing off a letter to her cousin. Rachel and her family jump in the buggy and begin going to town. While stopped at an intersection named the Crossroads Rachel's letter is taken away by the wind. While catching it Rachel's family is in a terrible accident and only her daughter survives.

Rachel having witnessed this terrible tragedy becomes blind. Now forced to rely on her parents who run an Amish bed and breakfast, Rachel distances herself from everyone on everything, the only spot of joy in her colourless world are her daughter and the tape recorded messages her cousin sends.

Meanwhile Philip Bradley a columnist for a newspaper decides to write an article on an Amish Christmas. While staying at Rachel's parents bed and breakfast, Philip becomes enthralled by the lifestyle and Rachel. While fixing a drawer in his bedroom he stumbles upon a postcard written in old order Amish. Returning it to Rachel's mother , Philip is brushed off. Finding this a little odd, for Rachel's mother has always been polite courteous and eager to please. Philip still in possession of the postcard searches for someone to translate the message. Finding it to be a love letter from one of Rachel's deceased relatives he plans to return it to the women named in the letter, finding this hard to do so he enlists the help of Rachel. Rachel reluctant to do so agrees and so together they unravel the mystery surrounding the postcard.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By B.B on March 30, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I read The Postcard in one day! Kept my attention is puttin it lightly! I cried so hard I woke my husband up. The sequel The Crossroad is even better! But will make no sense without The Postcard. A must READ!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By J. Peterson on November 9, 2002
Format: Paperback
The book opens rather dramatically with the death of Rachel's husband & son. Then it fast-forwards 2 years later and Rachel & Annie are living in her parents' B&B when a NYC journalist, Philip Bradley stays and finds a postcard. This postcard leads him on a journey through Amish customs, lost loves, and his own spirituality.
There are plenty of active characters in this book. Rachel is blind because of the trauma of the accident; Annie wants her Mom to be able to see. Rachel's parents are stuck in their beliefs--powwow doctors, strict, and I caught a hint of reliance on Rachel's blindness. I have to admit that Rachel's mom Susanna really started to annoy me.
A wonderful book with a great mystery.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By PianoPlayer8816 on February 27, 2005
Format: Paperback
I got this book because I'd read a few of Beverly Lewis' books and enjoyed them. I was not disappointed!

This story begins with a tragedy- and the main character is trying to cope with it. Then suddenly, a stranger steps into their life and starts uncovering a dark family secret.

Meet Rachel, who was widowed at an early age because of a driving accident.

Meet her daughter Annie, a rambunctious, talkative 6-year-old girl who always manages to say the wrong thing at the wrong time!

Meet Susanna, Rachel's overprotective mother. She's determined to have Rachel find her "hidden gift" and will go to any length to accomplish that.

And finally, meet Philip. He's a writer for a magazine, and he's on a mission. But he never dreamed that he'd be on this mission!

A tale of suspense and mystery that is worth reading! Can't wait to read the sequel!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on August 21, 2010
Format: Audible Audio Edition
I really enjoy these Christian books about the Amish and I really enjoy the books by Beverly Lewis.

The Postcard and The Crossing were very easy reads and hard to put down.

However, that said, I can only give this an 'average' review. Why? Beverly Lewis has some very flawed ideas of 'generational sin' in a word/faith church (bad, bad church). I was raised with these teachings of 'generational sin'. It took me years to heal from them. I would equate these generational sin teachings with the powwow doctoring in the books. If you are a Bible-believing Christian, read Ezekiel 18:20. Also please read Exodus 20:5-6

"You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand {generations} of those who love me and keep my commandments."

If you love God, you are loved and not cursed. However, as those verses suggest, if you have idols in your life (i.e. money, false gods, etc...), you do need to get your life straightened out quickly.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bonnie McKinzie on August 3, 1999
Format: Paperback
Beverly Lewis did a superb job in her 3 book Amish series, Shunning, Confession and Reckoning......I suspect this new series will be equally as good when it actually gets into the story line.......but I really felt The Postcard wasted way too much time getting to the heart of the 2 main characters. However, there are a lot of unanswered puzzles still to be explored when the sequel comes out next month, September or maybe October. END
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