Friday, April 20, 2018

The Road Home By Beverly Lewis: A Book Review

*Psst - I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a review through Bethany House Publishers on Netgalley!

The Road Home
By Beverly Lewis

The story: Sent from Michigan to Pennsylvania following the tragic death of her Amish parents, Lena Rose Schwartz grieves her loss and the separation from her nine siblings. Besides the fact that Lena has never been so far from home, she hasn't met the family she will now be living with. But worse than that is having to live apart from her close-knit brothers and sisters. How will they manage without her to care for them--especially six-year-old Chris? And will her new beau, Hans Bontrager, continue to court her despite the many miles between them?

Yet even as Lena Rose holds on to hope for a reunion with those she loves most, she discovers that Lancaster holds charms of its own. Is she willing to open her heart to new possibilities?

My Review: 

This novel is all about choices, trust, and love - three things I'm certain we all meet on a weekly basis! Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite storytellers - she knows how to pull you right into a scene, a new family, and a new adventure! This book certainly met my expectations for all of those things. Lena Rose is the main character, and she is caught between two worlds - one of family and one of true love. Typically in a book like this, I'd get frustrated with the main character for being too wishy-washy about things - but Lewis has that author magic that just makes you feel for the character, and never get bored of their thoughts and feelings. There are also other things that happen in the book that make Lena's life pause for a time and shift her priorities, which make the storyline all the more interesting. 

Whether or not you've read one of Lewis's books before, I would highly recommend this one. It's a good, clean novel (you can share with your teens!) about not only romantic love but the love of family. A great summer read to add to your list!

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