Friday, November 4, 2016

The Wish by Beverly Lewis



A Compelling Story of Friendship from the Top Author in Amish Fiction 
Leona Speicher got the "sister" she'd always dreamed of the day Gloria Gingerich and her family moved to Lancaster County Amish farmland. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be everything a devout Plain family should be, and Leona can't help comparing Gloria's engaging young parents to her own. 
Leona's cousin shows a romantic interest in Gloria around the same time as Gloria's older brother expresses his fondness for Leona--it seems likely the two young women will marry into each other's families, remaining close friends for life. Thus, Leona is shocked when the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear after being expelled from the church for reasons no one will discuss. Despite Leona's pleas, Gloria goes with them, leaving more than one broken heart behind. 
When Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona after a silence of several years, Leona makes up her mind to persuade her friend to return to Lancaster County and the Amish ways. Leona's new beau, the deacon's son, is alarmed when Leona decides to go after Gloria. Will Leona's dearest wish lead to her
 own undoing?


As always, I'm never disappointed in Beverly's stories and this was no exception! 
I love how she portrays friendship across the miles and even through difficult times. (I'd love to have a friend like that). 
Leona and Gloria have a special friendship since day 1. I'm so glad that even after the many years it was still intact. Gloria was still able to reach out to Leona.
I know in real life that there are ppl who are or have been friends since childhood and that is a pretty cool thing
It was a great story and as always Beverly's books give me peace. It us through Beverly that I got my start in reading Amish /Christian fiction and of course my love for Christmas as well.
I love Beverly's writing style and her ability to make her characters seem like real people that we can relate to except for one one thing, her stories always have happy endings and that's one of my favorite things about her books. 
Beverly another job well done and I will reread this again. 
I got a copy of this book for my honest opinion. 


Beverly 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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