Monday, September 29, 2014
THE RIVER by Beverly Lewis
The River is a gripping novel of an Amish family, reeling from the loss of their 3 daughters, one drowning the River, and the other two to the world. Tilly is married and has twin daughters that have never met her parents, and Ruth is still unmarried after having a bad experience with her Amish beau before she left home.
When the father becomes ill, Tilly and Ruth agree to come home to help celebrate their parents' anniversary, and hope to help convince their father to have the pacemaker put in, that the doctor says he needs to survive. They also feel the need to deal with the death of their young sister, Anna, who both feel guilty because they felt they hadn't done enough.
I've never read a Beverly Lewis story that I didn't like, and her books get better every time she writes a new one. I give this book 5 stars for the twists and turns that she has managed to work into the story, without making it seem contrived.
I was given a copy of this book to read and review by Bethany House. I was given no other compensation, and am not required to give a favorable review.
All opinions expressed here are my own.