I am a huge fan of Beverly Lewis and her Amish books. Was very excited to get an ARC of The River by Beverly Lewis. Two sisters Tilly and Ruth have left their Amish roots behind to live fancy as their Amish family calls it. They have also left bad memories behind as well. Then they recieve a call from their brother inviting them to come home for their parents anniversary celebration and they decide to go. Tilly leaves her twin daughters with her English husband while she takes this trip with her sister, not sure how her family will react to them or her English husband - none of which they have yet met. There seems to be a lot of unresolved issues for both sisters as they go home and the past meets the present. Secrets have been kept hidden over the years can they be forgiven? One of my favorite bible verses that is quoted in this book has to do with forgiveness.
“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: but if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15 KJV
I read this in one day , as I found it to be a page-turner that I couldn't lay down. I highly recommend this book if you like reading a feel-good book.
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for my honest review rather it be good or bad. Thank you.
Look for this book on September 2, 2014