Saturday, October 5, 2013

The Secret Keeper... a book review

The Secret Keeper, Home to Hickory Hollow Series #4   -     
        By: Beverly Lewis

The Secret Keeper
Home to Hickory Hollow Series #4
Bethany House Publisher
ISBN: 9780764209802
Contemporary Amish Fiction

Jenny Burns seemingly has a wonderful life.  Born into a wealthy family in Hartford, Connecticut, she never truly feels part of the family or lifestyle.  Desiring to surround herself with items from a foregone era, she finds contentment working in an antique store as an appraiser since graduating from college.  After befriending Marnie in Hickory Hollow two years ago, she has kept in contact with her new Amish friend.  Marnie has everything she desires, a simple life away from all the modern trappings of the 21st century.
Can Jenny leave the family she was born into and embrace a family of faith which her soul yearns for?

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I always enjoy Beverly Lewis' stories of faith and family in the Amish community.  She has such insight into their customs and lives that she transports each reader into their midst, if only for a short time.
Reading Jenny's desire for a more simple life rings home to me, and most likely many other overworked, stressed out women in our modern society.  I would love to be able to center my life around God and my family without worrying about outside influences, work, stock market crashes, and more.

 My rating: 5 our of 5 stars

I received a complimentary copy of The Secret Keeper from Bethany House for my honest review.



1 comment:

  1. Nice review...nice blog.

    Stopping by from Carole's Books You Loved October Edition. I am in the list as #28. My book entry is below.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Book Entry


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