Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Thorn

Author: Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House
September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0574-3
Genre: Inspirational/Amish

Rose Ann Kauffman joined church when she was only fifteen to please her father and ailing mother. But she’s close friends with the Bishop’s foster son, a young man who has yet to join church and openly flaunts some of the English ways.

Hannah, Rosie’s older sister, married an English man, and they have a young daughter. But now, Hen is yearning for her Amish roots. She takes a job in a fabric shop against her husband’s wishes, and starts wearing Amish clothes. Its causing a lot of stress in her marriage, but Hen doesn’t want to obey Brandon or to raise their child in the modern world.

When Rosie starts being courted by a good solid Amish fellow, she is warned to stay away from Nick. But she and Nick are the best of friends. How can she abandon him when they are so close? But what would happen if she pushes him away?

THE THORN is book one in Ms. Lewis’ newest series, The Rose Trilogy. I literally couldn’t put this book down, soaking up every word. Ms. Lewis has been my favorite author since the day I discover her first book and I have lived from book to book in her series.

I fell in love with both Hen and Rosie, and even the secondary characters. It was hard to close the book after reading the final pages of the book knowing I’ll have to wait months for book two in the series, and even longer to read the final book and find out what happens. I know what I want to happen! If you don’t like to be left hanging, then purchase all three books when the final book in the trilogy comes out. Otherwise, pick up THE THORN and enjoy a totally wonderful Amish book by a best-selling author. $14.99. 352 pages.

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