The Judgment (Rose Trilogy Series #2)

The Judgment (Rose Trilogy Series #2)

by Beverly Lewis

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Overview

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: 9781441214126
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/06/2011
Series: Rose Trilogy , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 45,782
File size: 2 MB

About 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.
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 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 Judgment 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 136 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 More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
mwortinger on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is book # 2 in the Rose Trilogy. I had to go back and read the first one to understand what was going on. I enjoy reading about the Amish and it helps to understand their lifestyle a little. Rose, Hen's sister, has fallen for the bishop's foster son, Nick while engaged to Silas. Hen has returned to her parents Amish farm with her daughter, Mattie Sue after separating from her plain husband. He is threatening to sue for custody and divorce if she doesn't return home. I'm am looking forward to #3 to see what happens. Rose and SIlas have called it quits, but will Nick come back in the picture? And what about Hen?
polarmath on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Enjoyable read. The life of the Amish is always interesting to see and how the deal with things that are not usually a part of Amish life. Rose is engaged to Silas but is attracted to Nick and is trying to decide what choice she should make. Hen has returned to her parent's house with her daughter and must deal with how to deal with her separation.good read, third book should be just as good.
gandybugs on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love the simplistic picture that Beverly Lewis paints for the reader. Having not read the first book in the trilogy, I felt that I was missing a lot. Usually an author will review the big events that happened in the first book, but this was not the case in this book. (I must admit it does annoy me when reading a series to have to ¿re-read¿ the previous books, so I guess I can not complain about this too much- I will just have to buckle down and get the first one!)I loved the intertwining of the Plain life and the English life with Brandon and Hen¿s marriage and the struggles that Hen had not only as a wife, but also as an Amish woman and as mother. I found this book to be very entertaining, refreshing and a nice, light book to read. I look forward to reading the 1st book in this trilogy as well as the 3rd, when it comes out. I am never disappointed when reading a Beverly Lewis novel.
iluvf14 on LibraryThing 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.
rjmoren on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This second book in Lewis' Rose Trilogy left me hanging and wanting to read the third in the series. I was able to read it without having read the first book. The story is told through the eyes of two sisters. Each of them have romantic woes related to outsiders, Englischers. This one really intrigued me as I wanted to see how the Amish deal with marriage outside their faith and simple life. Hen has left her outsider husband to return home to her plain ways. She has brought her four year old daughter and therein lies the problem with her husband. He wants them both home but does not see the importance of sheltering their daughter from the world. Hen's sister, Rose, is engaged but realizes her beau does not love her nor does she love him. I am anxiously awaiting the conclusion to this story of family, love, and faith.
mrsjason on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I honestly have no idea what's gotten into Beverly Lewis. Normally I love her books because she usually isn't preachy in her books. She's one of the few Amish authors who shows how their faith might not be as ideal as other books make them out to be. Several of her other series have even shown how the teachings of the Amish aren't even Christian. Usually I can always go to her books to show an unromanticized and realistic portrayal of the Amish as a culture and not as a utopia. However, I have had MAJOR problems with this new series of hers. This series has been nothing BUT preachy!First the good: Once again I enjoyed Rose's story and I look forward to seeing where it leads to. I'm not quite sure at this point where her eventual path will lead but I am quite invested in her part of the book and was eager to learn more about her. I didn't really get into the parts with Beth but her relationship with Silas and Nick is good stuff. I felt that Rose is a more dimensional character than Hen is and seems to be more compassionate and thoughtful.However I still cannot stand Hen. She is still very wishy washy and again, i don't know why she wants to stay Amish other than her reasons of it's safe, it'll keep her daughter innocent or it's the "right and only" way to raise a child. I seriously almost threw this book up against the wall because I was so annoyed at Hen. I'm really not sure what Lewis is trying to say here because through Hen we are made to feel like everything that is not Amish is bad, even down to calling your parents Mom and Dad. I also do not like the implications that one cannot remain faithful to God or the church (have other issues with that) if they have higher education. Hen seems to be very fixated on how Madonna is evil as well. There just seems to be so much legalism in the book and not real issues of honest faith. I swear to God if Brandon becomes Amish in the last book, I am going to boycott Lewis' books from now on. It's just the heavy implication that the only right way is the Amish way that is bothering me very much.From almost all the reviews of the first book that I have seen and all the reviews of this book, it seems that I am one of the very very few people who feels this way. Most other reviews have been praising everything that goes on in the books and keep talking about how they want to live the Amish way. After reading this book, if living the Amish way means living like Hen then I would run away with a pole as long as the United States.
kitchenwitch04 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I think at one time I might have stated that I really didn't care for the Amish fiction written by Beverly Lewis. I had based this assumption on the fact that most of the books that I had scanned at the library that were written by Ms. Lewis always seemed so tragic - and I wanted to read happy books with happy endings. What I have discovered since reading quite a few books by this author, is that although many of her books DO deal with tragedy and sorrow, they also deal with strength to overcome, stong faith, and heartfelt determination. As I read this book which is the second book in The Rose Trilogy Series, I again realize, that in every life there is indeed struggle, but also so much more too. I now can say that I DO immensely enjoy reading this author. This particular book was a great quick read for me, and although I haven't read the first book in the series, I have already reserved it at my local libray, and will also request the third one when available. If you love to read about the Amish like I do, you should give this book a chance....but do yourself a favor and start at the beginning and read The Thorn first. That all being said, I truly enjoyed this book. Thanks to the Early Reviewers program for providing me with the opportunity to give other authors a chance - I was really missing out!!
rphalliburton on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An Advance Reading Copy about life in an Amish community. Hen had married an "outsider" but has now come home with her 4 year old daughter. Her husband is threatening to file for divorce and sole custody of Mattie Sue. Rose is engaged to Silas but realizes he loves Rebekah and Rebekah returns his love. Rose still has feeliings for Nick.Hen's and Rose's mother, Emma, was injured in a buggy accident and is in a wheel chair unable to walk. She is in consant, terrible pain but refuses to see a doctor. Problems abound but trust in God goes a long way to solutions. At times I felt the book was a little slow; then remembered that was the Amish way of life - slow.
wearylibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Rose and Silas are engaged to be married but Rose still thinks of Nick, the bishop's foster son who left Lancaster County and is suspected in the death of the bishop's son. Hen has left her English husband and is now living in the dawdi house on her family's property. She is unhappy and missing her husband and to make matters worse, he is suing for custody of their child.It took awhile to finish this book. I had a hard time staying interested in it.
itsJUSTme on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I liked this book a lot! I do want to remind people though that this is the second book in the series. I did not realize this, I thought it was the first. I was a l little confused at first, but I soon caught on as to what was happening.Beverly Lewis sure has a way with character development! I loved the people in this book, especially Hen,. She was my favorite. But... boy what a jerk her husband is! Beverly even has a way with jerks, LOL. Now I really want to read the third book so I can find out what happens.This is a very nice, quick and enjoyable read. Of course if you love all things Amish then this is a series you won't want to miss. I thought this book traveled right along and kept my interest all the way through. This is a Christian book so no sex or swearing.Thank you - LibraryThing: Early Reviewers for this advanced copy to review.
WCallister on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I have not read the first book in the series but the story was easy to pick up. Beverly Lewis did not disappoint. I am a big fan of her books and this was just as good.
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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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