Thursday, November 19, 2015

The Photograph (Review)

This review is for the book "The Photography" by Beverly Lewis. I cannot begin to list the amount of books by Beverly Lewis I have read. I absolutely love her writing style and I have not ever read one of her books that has disappointed me.

In this story, Eva, Lily and Frona's parents have both passed away. The girls are left alone with no prospects of marriage, but they lean on each other. The problem arises when one of their older brothers comes to the family farm and announces he is going to move in and the girls must relocate. For three girls with no marriage prospects, this is disturbing news. Even more disturbing is the next day when Lily disappears out of the blue. Eva and Frona fret over the situation and the whole community goes into search mode. At the same time, Jed Stutzman comes into town. On his way into town he comes across a copy of "Little Women" and a photograph of an Amish girl. He is smitten with the words written in the sides of the book and believes them to be attached to the girl in the photograph. Then he can't believe his eyes when he thinks he meets the girl in the photograph - Eva.

I loved this story. There are ups and downs throughout. A lot can be learned about the Amish community from this novel, even though it is fiction. Once again, Beverly Lewis did not disappoint.

Thank you to Bethany House for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.

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