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Product Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (June 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764228749
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764228742
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.5 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #73,578 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"All loose ties from past novels in this series are tied up, and readers will be pleased with its conclusion." -- Romance Junkies

"Lewis ties up the threads of love, tragedy, and intrigue. Her signature fluency in Amish life delights as always." -- Romantic Times, Aug. 2005

"The Mast and Ebersol families will long hold a place in my heart; Beverly Lewis has done a masterful job" -- A Romance Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 11 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com.

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.

Customer Reviews

Mrs. Lewis also gives a wonderful insight into the Amish life that no other author can.
Natalie
While I found this entire series unrealistic, once in a while it's nice to read a story where the characters end up happy, even if that's sometimes not possible.
MAB
I thoroughly enjoyed the series and look forward to reading more of this author's books.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Tamela Mccann TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 31, 2005
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What a nice ending to the terrific series of books by Lewis! The Revelation begins with Leah's long lost love, Jonas, coming back to Grasshopper Level and attempting to reunite with both his church and his never-forgotten love. Long-kept secrets must find their way into the open, old hostilities must be resolved, and new and old loves must be kindled. Lewis ties every thread up neatly, even if at times it does become a bit "preachy." Still, these characters have found a special place in my heart and will do so to anyone who reads these books. The character arcs over the series are believable and the situations they face must be overcome in ways that bring them to know themselves and God in new ways. Highly recommended.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Donna K. on June 25, 2005
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It's hard to find the words to explain how much I enjoyed this series and how it captured my attention and heart! It had a sort-of "Fiddler on the Roof" feeling, where Abram (and the Amish community) progressively relaxes its strict standards over the years without sacrificing their beliefs and traditions, beginning with the harsh shunning of Sadie and ending with the acceptance of the younger children becoming Mennonites and Abe's freer way of life.

The Revelation doesn't stand on its own, but rather neatly ties together everything that was pending from the previous stories. Yes, new elements were introduced which could have been developed further (two examples: the revelation of, and subesquent relationship between, Leah and her natural father, and a more deeply detailed involvement into how Lyddie and Jake find happiness after it is revealed why they cannot stay together despite their strong love). Yet, it wasn't the author's purpose to expand this series into new directions but rather to provide closure to this lovely and often troubled family. After immersing myself into the lives of this family and community over the years through the previous 4 books, this purpose was very satisfyingly achieved.

I couldn't help my tears from flowing as soulmates Leah and Jonas resumed their romance after 20 years of being unfairly kept apart by circumstances beyond their control. Their renewed courtship was very touching!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn J. King on March 19, 2006
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This book was one of Beverly Lewis best!! Once I started reading it I could hardly put it down until I finished it!! Then I was sorry I had finished it -- I wanted more!!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Stephanie Emerson on June 10, 2005
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I thought that this book answered all those questions I have been holding onto since I finished Book 4. I am so glad to see all the sisters happy. Leah's relationship with Jonas has finally come to fruition and it's good to see her family so supportive of her even though she's waited so long to get married. I was also glad to see Hannah finally stable...she's been close to the deep end the last couple of books. It would be nice to see Beverly Lewis return to these characters at some point...I know she has a new series coming out in November. I can't wait!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By FictionAddiction.NET on August 18, 2005
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Leah Ebersol has patiently waited several years for her one true love to return to their Gobbler's Knob Amish community. Jonas Mast had gone to Ohio following a hurtful misunderstanding caused by feuding parents.

Having discovered that Leah had remained faithful to their love even after so long, he could do nothing less than go back to her and do whatever the bishop deemed necessary to prove himself worthy of the People. Even if it meant giving up his love of woodworking and spending his life toiling in the fields or the blacksmith shop instead.

Jonas's return would ultimately spark another, one that would bring with it the inevitability of opening long-buried secrets. Jonas's younger brother, Jake, comes back to Gobbler's Knob under the pretense of speaking to the bishop on Jonas's behalf. In actuality, he wishes to court and eventually marry Leah's sister Lydiann.

Unbeknownst to the main players, this is a relationship that cannot happen and bringing the reason to light could cause permanent damage to the already tenuous association between the Ebersol and Mast families. This Pandora's Box will have long-reaching and potentially long-lasting effects.

In Beverly Lewis's fifth and final installment to the Abram's Daughters series, the sins of the past and the hopes of the future are all wrapped up into one tidy package. Lewis has a firm grasp on the inner workings of the Amish community - their language, customs and beliefs - and weaves an intriguing, albeit sometimes confusing, story.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By K. Miller on July 7, 2005
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This book was the perfect ending to a captivating series. Abram's Daughters is a fabulous series full twists, family secrets, and unpredictable situations while continually talking of God's love and how God has impacted the lives of the characters. Mrs. Lewis did an excellent job of fully developing the characters. The work God was doing in their lives was very evident. Each character really changed and progressed during the 20 yr period. This final book resolved many of the questions that remained unanswered in the first two books. Although, one of the final twists was a bit far fetched.
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