Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The Atonement by Beverly Lewis

The Atonement


A Must-Have Novel from the #1 Name in Amish Fiction
The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand. Now twenty-five and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption.

Dale Wyeth has a deep mistrust of modern-day "advances" and the dependency they create. The young Englisher's interest in living off the grid is fueled further when he meets Christian Flaud, Lucy's father. Dale appreciates the self-sufficient ways of the Old Order Amish, and Christian invites him to learn more about them by staying at the family farm.
As Christian and Dale grow closer, developing a father-son rapport, Lucy begins to question what Dale's being there might mean for her. Could God be testing her? Or is it possible that even the most unworthy heart--and two people from very different walks of life--can somehow find a new beginning?(less)

                     MY THOUGHTS    

I love reading Beverly's book because they always remind me of God's loving grace and forgiveness of why he sent his Son.
I have struggled with forgiveness in my life and am still struggling with.
Like Lucy in many ways. Today I finally feel at peace. Reading this book has given that back to me.
God is always there even when we are struggling with the bad things in our lives.
There r still some things I need to do though.
Lucy certainly kept things bottled up for years and this isn't a good thing to do. This is why I can relate to Lucy.
I think Christian made some poor choices in his life as well. In certain things especially in regards to his daughter but I see now why he did them . I wish that I had a dad to look after me. I would love a kind,caring father like Christian. I would even love a big family like he's got but I'm pretty much satisfied with my lot in life. God has blessed me beyond what I deserve.
God never leaves us but we tend to leave Him in our hour of need.
There is a favorite scene in this book and it has to do with the covered bridge. I love covered bridges because they are a rich part in our history and some are even a landmark
I was finally left alone to read this because my husband was always around to bug me lol!!! But it was a wonderful and special story for me.
Thank u Beverly for another wonderful book! Please keep them coming!
I received this copy from Bethany House for my choice of the month in exchange for an honest review

                                                    ABOUT THE AUTHOR        

Beverly  LewisBeverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher's Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times. She and her husband, David, live in Colorado."

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