The Judgment (Rose Trilogy Series #2)

The Judgment (Rose Trilogy Series #2)

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by Beverly Lewis
     
 

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Rose Kauffman is engaged to Silas Good, a well-liked Amish fellow, so why does she still pine for Nick Franco, the former foster son of the bishop? Especially now that Nick has left the Amish community under a cloud of suspicion after the death of the bishop's biological son? Will Rose marry Silas, even while struggling with romantic feelings for Nick?

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Rose Kauffman is engaged to Silas Good, a well-liked Amish fellow, so why does she still pine for Nick Franco, the former foster son of the bishop? Especially now that Nick has left the Amish community under a cloud of suspicion after the death of the bishop's biological son? Will Rose marry Silas, even while struggling with romantic feelings for Nick?

Meanwhile, Rose's older sister, Hen, has returned to live at her parents' farm with her young daughter. Hen and her modern husband, Brandon, are separated by mutual agreement, although he is threatening to sue for custody of their daughter if Hen does not return soon. Will the judge rule in Brandon's favor? Is there any way Hen can reestablish her place among the People without sacrificing her marriage?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764206009
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Series:
Rose Trilogy Series, #2
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
127,141
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country, is a former schoolteacher, an accomplished musician, and an award-winning author of more than eighty books for adults and children, many of which have appeared on bestseller lists, including USA Today and the New York Times. Six of her blockbuster novels have received the Gold Book Award for sales over 500,000, and The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their three grandchildren.

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The Judgment 4.2 out of 5 based on 1 ratings. 119 reviews.
ChristysBookBlog More than 1 year ago
The Judgment by Beverly Lewis is the second book in the Rose Trilogy. Rose Kauffman's Amish community is still recovering from the tragic death of Bishop Aaron Petersheim's son, Christian and foster son Nick Franco's running away. Rose's friendship with Nick makes her one of the few people not blaming Nick for Christian's death, but she's trying to focus on her new engagement to Silas Good. Elder sister Hen has returned home to live with her daughter Mattie Sue leaving her Englischer husband, Brandon, behind. But he's furious over Hen's seeming betrayal and is beginning to file for divorce and full custody of Mattie Sue. Hen and Rose's mother Emma is still battling crippling pain from a decade old back injury, and the suffering seems to be leading her toward death. This historical Amish story, it takes place in 1985, is thoroughly compelling. Lewis shows that the Amish face the same problems the rest of us do: loving the wrong person, the death of a child, facing tragedy and pain, divorce and broken marriage. The difference is that these characters do it all while trying to remain within the will of God, making their decisions complex and often incredibly difficult. Hen is a bit wishy-washy, but she comes across as very real. How would an Amish woman who has married an Englisch man in haste, deal with the natural differences that arise in marriage? How can she respect his authority as her husband and trust in God's will to be done when threatened with the loss of her daughter? Rose is also torn, between a good man she should love and a tormented man she shouldn't. Rose learns some lessons and gains maturity in this book as she really starts to evaluate her own feelings and acknowledge them. I was so sad to come to the last page of this book; I wasn't ready to say good-bye to the characters within. This just may be Lewis' finest work.
Lanie13 More than 1 year ago
Part 2 is very good too. It is very well written and you are captivated the minute you start reading it. You can't wait to find out what happened after the first book and they flow very well together. I like that there is a Prolouge and an Epolouge in every book too.
BaronBookReview More than 1 year ago
The Judgment is the second book in the Rose Trilogy following The Thorn. We take up where The Thorn leaves off but you don't have to read book one to understand book two, which I think is excellent since it had been awhile since I had read the first book. As much as I love Beverly Lewis, I personally didn't think this was one of her best books. It seemed to drag along in places making a little more difficult to read. However, I did like the fact that Amish families have the same trials & tribulations as we all do in the modern world-- Illnesses, family discord, lost loves, and even divorce. Sometimes I think we tend to believe the "simple life" is so much easier than our modern life. No electronic devices, material things, and the rushing around of our daily lives. I think after reading The Judgment my perception has changed a bit. Is a book considered "historical" if it takes place in 1985? That's over 25 years-although it doesn't seem like it! It made me laugh to read that this was a "historical" book-I usually think that means 1940 or earlier. Guess that's my age showing.. I would give this book a 4 out of 5 stars given the fact that the story line was a little weak. Hopefully the next book follows along with a little more meat in it. I received this book free from the publisher through the LibraryThing book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept me on edge! Though l do admit rash feelings towards Silas...oh how l wish he loved Rose! They made a great couple! Good book anyways....ENJOY!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a very good Amish series, always keeping the readers intrigued and the books are hard to put down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
nicely done, very predictable tho typical lewis
Anonymous 4 days ago
I just love Amish stories and this one did not disappoint. Just purchased the last book in this trilogy and can't wait to srart reading it. Wonderful story! esk 02/2016
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lalalandKY More than 1 year ago
Reading now, suspenseful!
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TammyK1 More than 1 year ago
A lovely second installment in the Rose Trilogy.
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