ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Not until her own children were well into middle school did Bev seek to publish her work, first in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Dolphin Log, and Guideposts for Kids. Her first book followed in 1993—Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans—presently retitled Big Bad Beans (book #22 in the popular CUL-DE-SAC KIDS series of chapter books—see list of Bev's children's books).
Beverly's first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, THE HERITAGE OF LANCASTER COUNTY, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman drawn to the modern world by secrets from her past. The book is loosely based on the author's maternal grandmother, Ada Ranck Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly's work to be "a primer on Lancaster County folklore" and offers "an insider's view of Amish life."
Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Bev's tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, "Beverly's books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don't run across writing like that every day. I hope she'll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time."
A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of them award-winning. She and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, and playing with their three grandchildren. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."
ABOUT THE BOOK
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I read the first book in this series (The Rose Trilogy) you can read my review HERE. It was a wonderful book so I was overjoyed to learn I would have the chance to read The Judgment, which is the second book in the series! Beverly Lewis continues the stories of Hen, Rose and Beth as their lives twist and turn.
While I enjoyed reading this book it just wasn't as exciting as the first, maybe the story is tending to get a bit long...I'm not quite sure why it didn't hold my attention as well as the first but I am still looking forward to the 3rd book to see what happens to these girls, will everyone become happy again? I have heard others say that this book is a bit preachy but I don't agree with that, the Amish faith is a strong one and it's just so different from others that I think it is misunderstood at times, I don't think that the faith in this book takes away from it the story line or is one bit preachy!
*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from CFBA