Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Longing

The Longing
By: Beverly Lewis

This was a great ending to the Courtship of Nellie Fisher series. Beverly Lewis kept me guessing to the very end who Nellie Mae would end up with. There were so many little twists thrown in - like a handsome Englisher who keeps coming to the bakery.

So much hardship has come to the Fisher family with the death of their youngest daughter, Suzy; their oldest daughter, Rhoda, desiring fancy things and leaving home; the church split between the New Order and Old Order which has taken away their son and grandparents; and poor Rosanna King, a close friend of the family, and the loss of her babies. Amid so much sadness the Fishers cling to the truths in God's Word and trust Him to take care of them. This book is such an amazing testimony of God's goodness and faithfulness to those who put their complete trust in Him. By the end of this book you see many of the problems resolved in ways that you don't expect.

I love the way that Beverly Lewis tells a story. She keeps you captivated to the very end and this book is no exception. Growing up just 2 hours from Lancaster County and having visited many of the places that she mentions I have always had a fascination with the Amish and I always love revisiting through the pages of her books.

Back of the Book:
Although she still thinks of Caleb Yoder, Nellie Mae Fisher has broken up with her beau, choosing instead to follow the ways of the New Order. Yet her yearning for a husband remains, and new possibilities beckon, taking her heart by surprise.

A tragic accident binds Caleb once more to his father who so opposed his affection for Nellie...and to the farm that will no longer be his. As he longs for freedom, Caleb soon discovers he cannot forget the only girl he ever loved.

Purchase this book by itself. . .

Or the whole series together.

1 comment:

G.R.I.T.S. said...

Great Review Julianna!!! from what I've read of The Longing so far, It's a great book, and your right about those twists & turns!!!! Can't wait to finish it!