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The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads Series #1)
     

The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads Series #1)

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by Beverly Lewis
 

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis

A Long-Forgotten Message Threatens a Community United in Secrecy

Rachel Yoder, a New Order Amish woman, lost her husband and son in a tragic accident two years ago. Now, returning to her aging parents with her young daughter, she has resigned herself to the life of a widow. With a subdued but cheerful

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From New York Times Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis

A Long-Forgotten Message Threatens a Community United in Secrecy

Rachel Yoder, a New Order Amish woman, lost her husband and son in a tragic accident two years ago. Now, returning to her aging parents with her young daughter, she has resigned herself to the life of a widow. With a subdued but cheerful heart she helps her family run a bed-and-breakfast in a quaint Lancaster county town.

Philip Bradley, a world-weary journalist from New York City on assignment in Lancaster to write an article on the Amish community, is a lodger at the Yoder's B&B. A chance discovery by Philip of a postcard written in illegible Pennsylvania Dutch in the dresser of his room sets off a series of events that leads him into the heart of the Amish life and to the bedside of a mysterious woman known as "The Storyteller." With the postcard as a link to a haunted past, the woman gradually weaves a riveting tale as old as herself about a community shuttered in secrecy, shattered by betrayal.

Fascinated by the story, Philip's and Rachel's lives become inevitably intertwined despite the attempts of the community to protect her from the outsider. Torn by devotion to the people she loves and the awakening feelings in her heart, Rachel searches her past to restore old wounds in order than new love might grow.

Editorial Reviews

Roberta Blair
Beverly Lewis weaves a story of the Plain People with beautiful shades of devout faithfulness and enduring family values, yet reveals darker underlying threads of intolerance, superstition and divination. A bittersweet novel readers will come back to again and again.
Romantic Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585586806
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/01/2007
Series:
Amish Country Crossroads Series , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
104,869
File size:
677 KB

Meet the Author

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her Web site at www.beverlylewis.com for more information.
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in twelve languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com.

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The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads Series #1) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 50 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a little drawn out. I got a little bored with it and found myself reading just to get through the book. I also thought the ending was a little rushed. But defanitly check out some other Lewis books. She's a great auther with a good message.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love all of the Beverly Lewis novels, but I have to say that this series wasn't as wonderful as the rest of her works are. I would recommend it only if you've read many other titles by Beverly Lewis. If you have not, then this is not the book to get you hooked on her masterpieces.
lordofbooks More than 1 year ago
very entertaining. couldn't put it down.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A decent book, easy to read, kept your interest. Some of the Amish information presented contradicted Old Order Amish and that was just glazed over. Good for young adult readers. Would have liked it to be more realistic and revealing. Not quite believable for me.
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KayMKM More than 1 year ago
The Postcard is an intriguing, but easy read. I love the mystery in the story, and the captivating way in which it is finally revealed. A great plot with interesting twists and subplots add depth to the overall story. I have read only a few Amish books, so can’t really compare it to others, but I was fascinated by the Amish life and ways, especially the difference in beliefs and practices between the Old Order Amish and some of the Mennonites. I particularly appreciate the way the Amish are portrayed as real people with faults, as well as virtues. My favorite character is Philip Bradley, a warm and caring man. He is far more astute and introspective than I expected him to be. I’m was happy with his spiritual growth over the course of the novel. I didn’t really warm up to Rachael, the main female character, until near the end of the book, when she allows her own personality and character to surface, regardless of her mother’s overbearing and meddling ways. I found this book to be a very satisfying read, though I will soon be reading the sequel, The Crossroad, to find out the rest of the story. I recommend this book to those who enjoy an easy read with a heavy dose of mystery and a fair amount of spiritual investigation and growth in the characters.
BELLALAREA More than 1 year ago
5 star for all of the many books I have read of hers.
virgilenne More than 1 year ago
When we feel like we need to settle for the inevitable God shows us that although it might now be without some trials if we are faithful we can find peace and happiness
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A good, wholesome read with beautiful setting.
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Edie76 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed The Postcard. It showed that people outside the "Plan Folks" can mingle without being too English.
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TammyK1 More than 1 year ago
This book is exceptionally well-written. A real treat that I enjoyed!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this book; it went along nicely and I never got bored. I would recommend.
Shelterdogs More than 1 year ago
Way too long. Story could have been told in half the book.
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Enjoyed
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LauraBeth42 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! It had a great story and was written well. I can't wait to read the next one!
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