The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

The Fiddler
written by Beverly Lewis          
published by Baker Publishing Group

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Why did I pick this book: I have loved all of the books that I have read written by Beverly Lewis. I think I have read them all. So I had to read this one once it was released. 

Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy this book. It was a quick read that made me happy and left me with the warm, fuzzy feeling that I usually get after reading Ms. Lewis’s books. I read this book every free chance I had.

I liked the characters. Amelia was sweet and I wanted her to be happy and pursue her passion. Michael was a guy I rooted for. I wanted it to work out for him…for him to make the tough decision that that would be best for his life. I also enjoyed the references to other characters from Ms. Lewis’s past books. It was like hearing about old friends that you haven’t talked about in awhile. 

However, this was not one of my favorite Beverly Lewis books. It was good, just not as good as most of her other books. The Fiddler was a different story line from most of her other books. It was a nice change. It was not the Amish falling in love and questioning their future life as an Amish person. This was an English woman and an Amish man contemplating changing his life choice for her. The Fiddler was not as focused on religion as Ms. Lewis’s other books either. 

Would I recommend it: If you are a fan of Beverly Lewis, then I would absolutely recommend this book. However, I would not recommend this to be your first Beverly Lewis book because the others are much better. 

Will I read it again: I will not but I will be anxiously awaiting the next book in the Home to Hickory Hollow series. 

About the book – MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS: We are back in Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania. Amelia Devries, on her way home from a fiddling gig, finds herself stranded in a terrible rain storm. A kind stranger, Amishman Michael Hostetler, takes her in from the storm. A fast friendship forms between Amelia and Michael as well as other members of the Amish community. Both Amelia and Michael are searching for their paths in life. Where will the road take them? Will they each find what they are looking for?

Happy reading wherever you are and whenever you get a free chance!!!

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