Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Photograph by Beverly Lewis - my review

The Photograph by Beverly Lewis is an awesome read full of twists and turns.

Three young sisters, whose parents are recently deceased, must make decisions about their futures. Their four older brothers are all married with families of their own.  The youngest, Menno, has inherited the family farm, and lets the three sisters know he plans to move his family into the home. There isn't enough room for everyone so they will have to make plans for their futures.

Frona the oldest sister, is a worrier, always trying to look out for for her younger sisters. A position that an oldest often takes (speaking from experience).

The youngest sister Lily, decides to leave and become fancy. Which shakes everyone in her family as well as the community up, as they try to find her.

And the middle sister, Eva Esch, who dreams of being in love with whoever her future husband might be.  Eva has a candy store that her father built for her, scared it will no longer be in her future as her brother takes over the family farm.

Jed Stutzman, a buggy maker from Ohio, who shows up in Eden Valley, finds a photo of a beautiful young Amish woman stuck in a book, along with personal notes. Eva feels drawn to this handsome young stranger.

An enjoyable read as you visit Eden Valley, meet the Esch sisters and follow along with the troubles of their lives.  I enjoyed this book as much I do all of Beverly Lewis's books. Look for it on September 8, 2015

I received an ARC (advanced readers copy) from LibraryThing in exchange for my honest review.

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