Beverly Lewis, known for her many novels about Amish life, is one of my favorite authors. I always look forward to another book book of hers coming out. The Fiddler tells the stories of two young people- Michael Hostetler, a young Amish man who is considering leaving the Amish church and community, and Amelia Devries, an “Englisher” who is a world-class violinist. Both struggle with the expectations put upon them by their families when their hearts are leading them in a different direction. When they serendipitously meet each other, they discover a likeness of mind and attraction that is unexpected, given their very different lives and backgrounds.
This novel pulled me in from the first chapter. I loved the story and found it hard to put down. Although this book appears to be the first of a series, I was glad to discover that the storyline was fully resolved by the close of the book. Many of Beverly Lewis’s books leave part of the story hanging until the next book in the series. Because of this fact, The Fiddler is one of my favorites.
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House for review purposes. All opinions are my own.