Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Annie's Truth


After learning the truth about who she really is, can this prodigal daughter be accepted back into the safety and security of home?
Annie Beiler seems to have it all—a loving family in a tight-knit Amish community and the affections of an attractive and respected young man. But when she learns that she was adopted after being found as an abandoned newborn, she sets out on a journey to find out who she is.
Her father is strongly against her decision to leave, as it could mean Meidung, or excommunication from the community and even her family. But Annie knows she must find “the path that has her heart.”
As Annie’s search brings her into the fast-paced world of modern life, she is confronted with all of the temptations she was warned of. Can she make her way back to the order and security of her family? Or will she remain an outsider—torn between her two worlds?

My Review:

This is a book about vivid contrasts. It starts out simply, portraying the idealistic life of a young Amish woman. Her world is perfect, but even from the first page I sensed there was something missing in Annie. A lack of maturity, maybe, or appreciation for what she had. It annoyed me a bit, perplexed me more but was a cunning way for the author to sharpen what was to come -- a gentle foreshadowing of a life swept away in confusion by one simple truth.

Annie's journey could be any of ours - just substitute her search for what you most long for -- but when you get it what then? Does it fill that void that's been gnawing at you? Or does it bring about a change you didn't bargain for? And what about those you love? How does it affect them? Shriver explores all these ramifications with knowledge (she has a social work degree) and compassion and a depth of understanding that leads the reader on a journey she soon won't forget. I welcome this new voice in Amish fiction with open arms and look forward to the next book in the Touch of Grace series.

Giveaway Opportunity:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of Annie's Truth, please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday June 10 2012. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!


  1. thanks for the chance to read this beautiful story :)

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  2. 'welcome, Karen. Good luck!

  3. I am very interested in reading about the Amish and this sounds like a beautiful story. Would love to read the book.


  4. This sounds like a good book with a different twist for an Amish book. I have read a few stories about Amish adoption and would like to read this one.


  5. Would love to read this book!

  6. Annie's Truth sounds like a good look at how our choices affect others. Please add me!
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  7. I love Amish fiction, and would love a chance to read Annie's Truth. I haven't read this new-to-me author yet, but the book looks really good. Thank you for the entry.
    Have a blessed day!



  8. Thank you for offering this giveaway of Beth Shriver's book. I've heard wonderful reports about it and would love to win a copy.

  9. Crossing my fingers for you, Nancee! Good luck!

  10. Please enter me! I would love to read this! Thank you!


  11. Looks like a wonderful book. Enjoy Amish books!

  12. Good luck Diana and rubynreba!

  13. Oh I would love to win this new Amish book...'Annie's Truth' writer Beth Shriver.....sounds really I am a BIG FAN OF Amish

  14. Please enter my name into the hat for Annie's Truth by Beth Shriver. Amish Fiction is one of my favorite genres to read.



  15. I have my feet crossed, then crossed my legs, then crossed my eyes, and prayed. LOL! Thank you for a chance to win this...I do love those Amish books!