Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Fiddler

I really enjoyed this book by Beverly Lewis. It was a bit different from the other Amish series of hers I have read in the past, but I was hooked from the get-go. 

 In the Fiddler, the Englisher, Amelia is a concert violinist. She is also a "secret" country music fiddler. Leading this double life is getting old, but she is not sure what to do. While she has grown up playing concerts and taking the finest violin lessons in a very up grade society, she also desires to do something new and fresh with her life. She wants to help people and take her love for music to a whole new level, but is afraid to do so because she does not want to hurt her father's feelings.  On a stormy night, she meets Michael, and Amish man who is also seeking what God wants for his life. He cannot decide whether to join the Amish church or not. Amelia spends some time in his little Amish community and makes new friends.  She learns to trust the Lord with her life, and wait for His guidance. Michael also has to make his choice, and decide whether to follow the path God has for him, or please his parents and the Amish community.

Their unexpected encounter has changed both of their lives forever...

In my opinion,  this book relates, in many ways, to the tough decisions people face. Whether to follow their hearts and what they feel called to do, or the path another person has laid out and desires for them. Some times that decision is difficult for young people who may feel alot of pressure from parents or peers.  Beverly does a good job stressing the importance of pleasing God over pleasing man. I would certainly recommend this book.  
*I received it from Bethany House Publishers for the purpose of my review.* 

Beverly Lewis does a great job with her Amish books. I have always enjoyed reading her stories. If you want to learn more about her you can go to her website: Beverly Lewis

You can purchase this book on Amazon.

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