By Beverly Lewis
Jah, Lucy thought. Kobe would have known what to say. “But what would he say to me if he knew the truth?” she murmured into her hands, leaning on the desk. Alas that was something she could not afford to find out.
The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, now twenty-five and beyond Amish courting age. Instead, Lucy focuses on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard she strives, she never feels she’s doing enough. Then her father strikes up an unexpected friendship with an Englisher in search of a simpler way of life. Lucy forms a connection of her own with the thoughtful young man even as she rejects courtship with her longtime Amish friend. Is it too late to embrace redemption… and the power of love?
Beverly Lewis penned her first story at age nine while living near Lancaster County Amish farmland, where she grew up. She welcomes her many reader friends each day on Facebook and personally replies to fan mail. She lives with her husband in Colorado near their family.
I’m actually a pretty big Beverly Lewis fan. I’ve read (and reviewed!) two of her recent books The Last Bride and Child of Mine so when I was given the chance to check out The Atonement of course I said yes. Just like her other books it is a romance, and I love that Lucy Flaud is a bit older of a character. The contrast between the Amish and “English” world is well set up and The Atonement is a book you won’t want to put down. It’s a great weekend read, and a great Amish romance.