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The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1)
The Postcard - Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1
Author: Beverly Lewis
The usually simple lives of an Amish community are complicated when a forgotten postcard unlocks a tangled maze of secrets. — 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 subdu...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780764222115
ISBN-10: 0764222112
Publication Date: 7/1/1999
Pages: 314
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Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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The usually simple lives of an Amish community are complicated when a forgotten postcard unlocks a tangled maze of secrets.

Are you one of over 700,000 people who fell in love with The Shunning, The Confession, and The Reckoning? Do you love great storytelling, precise characterization, and quaint settings? If so, The Postcard, by bestselling author Beverly Lewis, should be your next read. It is a tender novel about redemption and discovery as two people from different worlds are forced to rely on one another to uncover a long kept secret.

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.
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The author, Beverly Lewis brings you back into the culture of Amish society with a healing story with a bit of intrigue. An Amishwoman who loses both husband and son in a buggy accident, leaving her with her little daughter and the loss of her sight. The stranger who comes to stay in her parent's B&B befriends her. He discovers a old postcard lodged in a small drawer of his rolltop antique desk in his room at the B&B. The postcard brings strange reactions from the owners of the Amish Bed and Breakfast owners, urging him on a trail after the history of the postcard. Another great book set in the heart of Pennsylvanian Amish Country. A light enjoyable read.
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"Her quaint Amish life was no match for his city ways until a remmant from her past united them.... A long-forgotten message threatens a community united in secrecy.
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Story about an Amish widow and the Englisher who comes in to her life. Pretty good story, although not as good as her other series.
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A wonderful story that gives insight into the Amish community - a very enjoyable read!
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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.
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It was different from alot of the Amish stories I've read. It was very good, good story.
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I love Beverly Lewis and this was a wonderful book :)

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