The River by Beverly Lewis
Tilly and Ruth, two former Amish sisters, live in the big city and have moved beyond their Amish roots. Tilly not only left the Amish life but a former secret and pain that her family has not moved beyond. Tilly married an Englisher while, Ruth has remained single and continues to revisit her failed courtship in the Amish world. The river is the place that holds the secret and where forgiveness and forgetting the past can happen. Tilly and Ruth go back home to celebrate their parents’ anniversary. Will the time home help this family to heal and move forward from the secrets of the past?
This book will not disappoint Beverly Lewis fans. The plot was typical of the Amish fiction drama. It was a quick and enjoyable read. Although anyone who reads this genre could figure out how the book would end, Beverly Lewis always writes the characters in a way that the reader cares about the character and want to know the particulars on how the conflicts will be resolved. This book is recommended for readers of Amish fiction and books dealing with forgiveness.
Note: I received an electronic copy of this title from Net Galley and the publisher, Bethany House