Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Secret by Beverly Lewis


This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Secret

(Bethany House May 1, 2009)

by

Beverly Lewis



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Not until her own children were well into middle school did Bev seek to publish her work, first in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Dolphin Log, and Guideposts for Kids. Her first book followed in 1993—Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans—presently retitled Big Bad Beans (book #22 in the popular CUL-DE-SAC KIDS series of chapter books—see list of Bev's children's books).

Beverly's first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, THE HERITAGE OF LANCASTER COUNTY, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman drawn to the modern world by secrets from her past. The book is loosely based on the author's maternal grandmother, Ada Ranck Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly's work to be "a primer on Lancaster County folklore" and offers "an insider's view of Amish life."

Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Bev's tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, "Beverly's books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don't run across writing like that every day. I hope she'll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time."

A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of them award-winning. She and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, and playing with their three grandchildren. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."






ABOUT THE BOOK

In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. Why does her mother weep in the night? Why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong? Then, in one startling moment, everything Grace assumed she knew is shattered.

Her mother's disappearance leaves Grace reeling and unable to keep her betrothal promise to her long-time beau. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment.

Heather Nelson is an English grad student, stunned by a doctor's diagnosis. Surely fate would not allow her father to lose his only daughter after the death of his wife a few years before. In denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County-- the last place she and her mother had visited together.

Will Heather find healing for body and spirit? As the lives of four wounded souls begin to weave together like an Amish patchwork quilt, they each discover missing pieces of their life puzzles--and glimpse the merciful and loving hand of God.

If you would like to read the first chapter of The Secret, go HERE




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Beverly can be reached through the Contact link on her Website

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April at Projecting A
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Becky at Savvy Mom
Bonnie at Bonnie Writes
Camille at There is a season
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Carrie at The Random Thoughts Of Carrie
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Cheryl at Writing Remnants
Christa at Fairfield Corner Academy
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Kate at A Simple Walk
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Krista at Welcome To Married Life
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Pam at Pam's Private Reflections
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27 comments:

Deena said...

Up with my post but no review...Beverly needs no introduction from me:-)

askandrea said...

I'm up early for a change. If you can't access my site for whatever reason, I have a clone up at askandrea.tk

Rulan said...

Posted and pinged.

Jenny said...

Posted...heading to ping.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Info is posted!

Lori said...

Posted

Jim Black said...

Mine is now posted.

~michelle pendergrass said...

Mine's up

Nessa said...

Mine is posted & pinged!

CherryBlossomMJ said...

posting later today.

Andi said...

Posted and pinged

KeepItSimple said...

Set to go this morning.

stampedwithgrace said...

postd and pinged :)

April Erwin said...

Mine's up.

Gretchen Geyer said...

Scheduled to posted & ping! (tomorrow morning)

Kim said...

I'm up with a review!

Kim
berlysue dot blogspot dot com

Pam said...

Posted with a short review.

http://daysongreflections.com
http://daysongreflections.blogspot.com

Mocha with Linda said...

Posted, reviewed, and pinged. Loved this book!

ForstRose said...

Posted and reviewed.

Andrea said...

sry! Forgot to comment earlier...but I did post the review on my blog!!

Kristinia - Loving Heart Mommy said...

Posted, review to be added this weekend soo far I love this book!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted

Jim Thompson said...

Bonnie, Blogger has been giving me a "tag not closed..." error, so I Googled it and found this, instructing bloggers to close the seriously long embed tag just after its ending bracket. So, after I took care of that, no problem posting.

CeeCee said...

Reviewed.

Janna said...

Posted with review and giveaway!

Carrie said...

Posted.

Cheryl Klarich said...

Posted. Blessings!