Friday, October 17, 2014

"The River" by Beverly Lewis

From the back of the book:

"Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau."

This is the first book by Beverly Lewis that I have read. I am not really in to Amish stories, but I thought I would give this a try.   The thing that caught my attention first was the fact that the girls left the Plain life.  I was very curious why they would leave, what had caused it.  

We begin in the Autumn of 1977.  The books pace is pretty good and it starts out by giving some background to where Tilly and Ruth are now.  From the beginning there is so much mystery and I was really curious, but the book slows down and I just lost interest.  I kept putting the book down and coming back to it days later.  It just seems to take to long to get the answers you want.  I really liked Ruth's storyline and was really curious about what would happen.  I just couldn't connect with Tilly. 

I was given a free copy of this book in exchange for review by Bethany House