The Reckoning (Heritage of Lancaster County Series #3)

The Reckoning (Heritage of Lancaster County Series #3)

by Beverly Lewis

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Overview

The Powerful Conclusion to
The Shunning and The Confession!

Shunned from the Plain life of her youth, Katie Lapp (now known as Katherine) delights in the modern world, yet she longs for the peace that reigned in her mother's heart. Though her life is far removed from Lancaster County, she must come to terms with her Amish heritage...and the man she once loved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764204654
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 02/01/2008
Series: Heritage of Lancaster County Series , #3
Edition description: Repackaged Edition
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 167,500
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About 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.

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Reckoning 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After seeing the 2 movies that were made from the previous 2 books on the Hallmark Channel, I had to read this book. Very interesting. I learned many things about being "Amish". I plan to read the first two books that the movies were made from.
Jean8 More than 1 year ago
A good summer read. If you enjoy Amish story a great series
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the series very much. Great story with strong Christian message.
TammyK1 More than 1 year ago
A fabulous ending to an exceptioanl series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a good wrapping up of all the characters. A great ending to a very good series. I reccommend all three. If you read one you must read the three together!
kairosdreaming on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Reckoning is the third book in Beverly Lewis' Heritage of Lancaster County series. While I loved the first book, and abhorred the second, I have mixed feelings about the third.The story starts with Katherine becoming accustomed to life at the mansion after her biological mother's death. Just as she is settling in and getting used to things, Daniel, an old boyfriend whom she thought dead shows up on her doorstep begging forgiveness. Its a little more than Katherine can handle and she send him away.Meanwhile, to fill her time she dates the charming painter Justin and volunteers at a hospice where she makes friends with a young boy dying from terminal cancer. She also hosts a quilting class in her home with several friends and also some newer friends, local amish people.Something is missing from her life though and as the ban on her shunning is partially lifted she returns home to talk with her family and friends and somewhat misses the Amish even though she has found a new religious relationship.The ending came as quite a surprise for me. While I had a suspicion that it might end up the way it did, I never imagined the destination to be what it was. It was as if Lewis changed her mind literally between paragraphs to a different ending and followed through with it.While I was pleased to see the development of characters improve in this novel over the second, I have some reservations about the novel. There seemed to be a quite open agenda throughout the entire novel, a theme if you will. While I realize Beverly Lewis' writings are technically classified as Christian fiction, this book was so blatant about its proselytizing it was almost off-putting. While I love reading about the Amish and their culture, the constant references to being saved by Jesus in the Mennonite and regular Christian churches Catherine attends was heavy handed.Lewis still offers a lot of detail in her writing and a nice history of the Amish. While most of it is written in the 3rd person, the prologue and epilogue are written through Katherine's eyes. It brings a nice change and divide in the novel.The ReckoningPublished in 1998281 pages
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I discovered this story via a hallmark movie of all things. Seeing that it was based on a book series, i quickly saught out the conclusion to the story. I found it so inspiring i couldnt put it down. This tale is thought provoking and deeply touching. A true testament to the human spirit and the blessings that can come from living a life full of grace and faith. In one word... Beautiful!
mm50 More than 1 year ago
It is also very good want go wrong with this one .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cant wait for the movie the book i dont have the money but still the movie :) luv series a lot
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I love this book!it is the best book in the serises !It is very entertaneing.im ten and love it!
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A very good book to read. I enjoyed reading this book and would highly recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A must read story, I could not hardly put this book down must read 1 and 2, a romantic love story
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You won't be able to put these books down!
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