Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.
A wrong turn in a rainstorm leads Englisher Amelia Devries to Michael Hostetler--and the young Amishman's charming Old Order community of Hickory Hollow. Despite their very different backgrounds, Amelia and Michael both feel hemmed in by the expectations of others and struggle with how to find room for their own hopes. And what first seems to be a chance encounter might just change their lives forever.
While this is the first in a new series, I have the feeling that Lewis fans will recognize Hickory Hollow and some of its engaging residents. Though I'm not well-versed in Lewis' other works (a sad fact I intend to remedy immediately) I was quickly enamored with a few wonderful secondary characters. I'm betting that readers who have already made their acquaintance will be thrilled to renew it in The Fiddler.
The story starts in the midst of emotional turmoil for both Amelia and Michael and Lewis just keeps on upping the angst all the way through. Both are from extremely different backgrounds but are struggling with the same issue -- how to remain true to themselves in the face of parental expectations. This constant inner battle makes for a fascinating read -- as does their immediate attraction for one another. I was torn through the whole book not knowing how I wanted it to end -- or if I ever wanted it to end!
I do know one thing though -- I'm definitely in love with Hickory Hollow and intend to visit it again soon!
If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Fiddler please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. Remember to put the title in the address line so that it's easy to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday April 22. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!