Tuesday, September 07, 2010

The Thorn by Beverly Lewis

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

The Thorn
Bethany House (September 7, 2010)

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

Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. THE ROSE TRILOGY is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.

Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop's foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose's sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose is being courted by a good, Amish fellow, so dismisses the warnings.

Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding? Rose's older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband.

Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire--and speak Pennsylvania Dutch, despite her husband's wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?

Watch the book trailer:





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


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22 comments:

Ernie W. said...

Posted.

Andrea said...

posted

Molly(Buukluvr81) said...

Schedule the html to post for 9/9/10.

Lynetta said...

Mine's up for now...will post review when I get/read the book.

Stephanie said...

Got the book last night! Will review at a later date, but post is up!

Kim said...

Received the book in yesterday's mail...stayed up late and will have a review to go up tomorrow. Whew!

Heart2Heart said...

What a great story and looking forward to the next book in the series! Here's the post.

http://reviewsfromtheheart.blogspot.com/2010/09/thorn.html

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

brandyreneebruce said...

Mine's up!

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

http://creativemadnessmama.com/blog/2010/09/08/the-thorn-by-beverly-lewis-preview/

Mocha with Linda said...

Got it read - wonderful book. Mine will post this evening.

Tarasview said...

posted

Georgiana said...

Scheduled to post in the morning.

Deanna said...

Posted with review.

Jasmine said...

Posted

KeepItSimple said...

Posted.

Lynn said...

mine is posted. Just got the book last night so review will follow soon..

Brittanie said...

Posted.

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you are invited to follow my blog

Casey said...

I forgot to come over here yesterday to say that my post is indeed up w/ a review. It went up yesterday on time for the tour. So thanks!

Margie Vawter said...

Posted . . . review later (I just received my copy of the book yesterday).

Becky said...

mine is up

tracysbooknook.com said...

I’ve been reading Beverly Lewis for years and was thrilled to gat a chance to read The Thorn.

I was disappointed that very few (one, I believe) of the plot lines were ever resolved. I guess that’s why there is a book 2. Of course I’ll have to wait until April, 2011, for that.

My own review of this book can be found at www.tracysbooknook.com.

-Tracy