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The Bridesmaid (Home to Hickory Hollow Book #2) [Format Kindle]

Beverly Lewis

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Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.

"Much of the credit [for the growth of Amish fiction] goes to Beverly Lewis, a Colorado author who gave birth to the genre in 1997 with The Shunning..."
--Associated Press


Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. The young Amishwoman is a closet writer whose stories aren't her only secret.

Eben Troyer hopes to make Joanna his bride--if he can ever leave his parents' farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet Eben's hopes to build a life with Joanna hinge on his brother's return from the English world...

"As with her other novels about the Amish, Lewis has created absorbing, realistic characters and situations, giving meaningful glimpses into their different way of living." - Congregational Libraries Today

Biographie de l'auteur

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired

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  • Format : Format Kindle
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  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 417 pages
  • Pagination - ISBN de l'édition imprimée de référence : 076421053X
  • Editeur : Bethany House Publishers (11 septembre 2012)
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  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B008B9HSLG
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3.0 étoiles sur 5 Decent Read 19 septembre 2012
Par A. Copulos - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
I know I have mentioned this before, but I am a fan of Amish fiction now- I think it is pure fascination of how an entire community lives near me, and yet I have no idea how they live and get by on a daily basis.

The first book in this series was The Fiddler, and I reviewed it here on the blog a few months ago- Beverly Lewis seems to an expert at cranking books out very quickly- she has a large fan base that buys all of her books, so I suppose that is a good reason to keep putting out many books a year.

I did love the first book in this series, but I struggled a bit with this one. I loved Joanna's character in the Fiddler- and her character didn't change, but I wasn't a fan of Eben. For as much as Joanna and Eben talked on the phone and in letters- they didn't seem to actually communicate with each other. I felt that Eben was lacking a bit in the story hero that I enjoy. This was a very short book compared to Lewis' other novels, and it felt a bit like a novella.

There was an entire second storyline of Joanna and her sister and Joanna's writing- I felt like this was never "tied up" at the end of the book. I have no idea what happened- was she still allowed to write? Did she and her sister get along better? All in all this was an enjoyable read, but this is not a Lewis book that I will revisit.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Bridesmaid Home to Hickory Hollow Series by Beverly Lewis 4 décembre 2012
Par Renee K - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
Twenty-seven-year-old Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. The single young Amishwoman is a closet writer with a longing to be published something practically unheard of in her Lancaster County community. Yet Joanna's stories aren't her only secret. She also has a beau who is courting her from afar, unbeknownst even to her sister, Cora, who, though younger, seems to have suitors to spare.

Eben Troyer is a responsible young Amishman who hopes to make Joanna Kurtz his bride--if he can ever leave his parents' farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet with his only brother off in the English world, intent on a military career, Eben's hopes for building a life with his dear Joanna are dimming, and patience is wearing thin. Will Joanna ever be more than a bridesmaid?
My thoughts:

This is the second novel in the Hickory Hollow series, 'The Bridesmaid "I have read every single book written by Beverly Lewis so far and have not yet been disappointed.

The story revisits Joanna, the kind young woman who is introduced in "The Fiddler," the first book of this series. I enjoy reading stories of characters I've previously met in other books. It feels like you are visiting and old friend.
Joanna is and inspiring character with lots of faith. Watching her put all of her trust in God despite all the trails that kept coming her way.

I would of love to have seen Eben and Joanna get together in person more. The long distance relationship did somewhat make the story get drawn out. The majority of this story was about Joanna and not Eben. Overall, I enjoyed this story and look forward to the next book in the story.

You do not need to read the first first book to read this one. It stands on it's own just like all of Beverly Lewis's books do.

This book has been provided to me my by Bethany House Publisher free of charge and in no way was I asked to give a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 The Bridesmaid 30 septembre 2012
Par Cjk - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This story captured my attention very quickly. I finished the book in record time and enjoyed it very much. I look forward to every new release from Beverly Lewis.
3 internautes sur 3 ont trouvé ce commentaire utile 
2.0 étoiles sur 5 Not at all up to Beverly Lewis's usual standard. 1 mars 2013
Par Barbara Collins - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Format Kindle|Achat vérifié
This book barely held my interest. I have read all of Beverly Lewis' other books, and loved them. This one had a very simplistic plot by comparison.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great Standalone 1 juillet 2013
Par Coramdeo540 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Format:Broché
The Bridesmaid
Beverly Lewis

Book Summary: Twenty-seven-year-old Joanna Kurtz has made several trips to the altar, but never as a bride. The single young Amishwoman is a closet writer with a longing to be published something practically unheard of in her Lancaster County community. Yet Joanna's stories aren't her only secret. She also has a beau who is courting her from afar, unbeknownst even to her sister, Cora, who, though younger, seems to have suitors to spare. Eben Troyer is a responsible young Amishman who hopes to make Joanna Kurtz his bride--if he can ever leave his parents' farm in Shipshewana, Indiana. Yet with his only brother off in the English world, intent on a military career, Eben's hopes for building a life with his dear Joanna are dimming, and patience is wearing thin. Will Joanna ever be more than a bridesmaid?
Review: It took me a while to get into the book when I started but then it took off!! I breezed through it. I had mixed emotions about Joanna and Eben in the beginning. I was not disposed to like Cora Jane especially with some of the things she did but Joanna had such a real and amazing love for her sister. I loved going back to Hickory Hallow. That was a special treat, especially with the recent movies of Shunning and Confession that have come out. I really found it to be fun to see where Katie grew up with that community today.
I really could empathize with Joanna about the way the Pastor was. I think that it was a little more than necessary since the Pastor's admonishments were heavy handed to Joanna alone. If true than he should have included her parents in the talk since she lived in their home. Than to include her parents in it at the end when he amended his conditions was less realistic
Over all it was a great standalone book that was well put together with realistic characters and an interesting premise along with some fun complications. The ending was almost too convenient but realistic because life does work out that simply in the end.
I would like to thank Library Thing and Bethany House Publishers for allowing me to read and review this book in return for a free copy and I was never asked to write a favorable review by anyone.
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