Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Proving

GIVEAWAY
LEWIS, BEVERLY
THE PROVING

After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Butterfly Meadows, Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What's more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months. Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind - or that the inn's clientele expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this prove a dreadful mistake?

My Review:

Classic Lewis. There's an old-fashioned flare to her storytelling and reading one of her books always makes me feel like I'm sitting in a cozy kitchen listening to a story being told by an elderly Amish woman as she looks back on her life and imparts wisdom to her young listeners.

In The Proving (great title tie-in) Lewis explores the complicated dynamics of estranged sisters. Forgiveness is at the heart of this story -- and the freedom letting go of past hurts can bring. Mandy's on a year long journey of self-discovery as she comes to terms with her past and finds a new strength in her faith and family.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of The Proving, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to your comment, remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, please add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday October 29 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck!

30 comments:

  1. Beverly Lewis' Books always sound good. Great Pick thanks for sharing
    Thank You iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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  2. I started out my love of Amish being introduced to Beverly through the pages of her books. I know I can always find a great story with her name on the cover. This one really piques my interest! I like the fact it has an old-fashioned flare to it :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. This book has 'Trixi' written all over it! Good luck.

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  3. I have yet to read anything by Beverly Lewis but would love to start with this one. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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    1. countrybear52 AT yahoo DOT com

      Sorry, I forgot to leave my email address.

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    2. This would be a great place to start for sure. Good luck, Cindy.

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  4. I have found Beverly's books to be good stories, although I have only read a few. This one sounds to have many layers. Interesting setting - an Amish Bed and Breakfast. We have stayed at bed and breakfast lodgings several times, in historic areas, but never at an Amish lodging. Brought home a great cookbook compiled by the owner of one establishment! Thanks for the review and opportunity to participate! dobeworld at sbcglobal dot net

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    1. From what I've heard Amish Inns and Bed and Breakfasts are some of the best in the business. I sure would love to stay at this one. Good luck, CC.

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  5. Love beverly's books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom

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  6. You can't go wrong with Beverly Lewis.
    Thank you for the giveaway.

    melodybissonnette AT gmail DOT com

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    1. She's an icon in the Amish fiction genre. Good luck, Melody.

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  7. I am intrigued by this story and would love to read it. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck!

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  8. Letting go of past hurts is always hard. I have not read this book yet. You always find ones I haven't read and I thank you for that!
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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    1. The author does a really good job with this theme. You can thank my library, rubynreba, they got this one on the shelves super fast since it's a fairly new release. I grabbed it up. Good luck!

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  9. OOOOO this sounds SO good! :) I'm a long time Lewis fan and can ALWAYS curl up with one of her reads! ;)

    Many Blessings, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Definitely a good curl-up-and-read kind of book. Good luck, Amada.

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    2. GREAT! Especially since the NM weather seems to keep causing such longings! ;)

      Hugs, ASC

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  10. This book might be able to give me some insight into my own estranged sister...I've tried just about everything else. Seriously. Thanks, Kav.

    Dblaser(at)windstream(dot)net

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    1. Oh -- so sorry you are going through that, Diane. This will have special meaning to you then. Good luck.

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  11. Oh, I want to read this one so much. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  12. Sounds like a great book I'd love to read!
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. The two things I love most - an Amish story and a book by BEVERLY LEWIS. Thanks for the review and the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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  14. A great contest! Love Beverly's books and what an intriguing story. Thank you for the chance to win a copy.

    wfnren at aol dot com

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