Sunday, October 20, 2013

[Review] The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis

The Secret Keeper by Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House
Publishing Date: September 2013
Series: Home to Hickory Hallow
343 Pages
Review Copy


Jennifer Burns shocks everyone when she bids farewell to her modern life in favor of the Old Order Amish world, settling in with Samuel and Rebecca Lapp.

The people of Hickory Hallow are curious about the beautiful seeker among them - one handsome Amishman in particular - and Jenny faces many challenges in the Proving time the brethren set for her... challenges of the heart, as well as the spirit.

My Review

I received a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. 

This is the first Beverly Lewis book that I've read and I'm happy to say it definitely won't be the last! Ms. Lewis is a beautiful writer and draws readers in to this magnificent world. I've always had a fascination with learning more about the Amish. When I was younger, I read a Lurlene McDaniel book that had a few Amish characters, and I wanted to know more about their lifestyle. Then I recently found out about Beverly Lewis. This book describes how the Amish live plainly and what they believe. I think Jenny Burns is a very lovable character that everyone roots for. We see her struggle to join the plain world, trying to find herself and slowly falling in love. I really enjoyed reading this story and cannot wait to find more of Ms. Lewis'.


  1. I think the only book I've read with Amish people/theme is The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle. But it's horror. This sounds interesting, though. Especially the fact that she's not originally from the Amish community.

    1. I think it's really interesting that she writes about it as well, though I believe a distant relative of hers might have been Amish, and that's why she started writing about them. Not sure, but I think I read that about her somewhere. Either way, its a really good book and I like learning about their lifestyle and beliefs.