The Prodigal is a multi-layered mystery and a saga of love, a story of deceit and tangled webs, of disgrace and redemption, encompassed by the merciful threads that knit families together.
I just love this series and this book is no exception. It is well written, the characters continue to come alive, I am sure I know them in my mind. if you are looking for a wonderful series this is it. Wholesome material, insight to the Amish community and just enough intrigue to keep you coming back for more.
This book is about the Amish way of life and follows life in Gobbler's Knob. Willingly and joyfully Leah fulfills her mother's dying wish and takes care of her family.
A wonderful book with alot of insight into the Amish way of living. Large Print Book
Book 4 of the Abram's Daughters series...again you can't wait to get to the next...Beverly Lewis writes such a good story that takes you from one book to the other caring about each of the characters and wanting to see what happens and who this baby is....
I didn't know at the beginning I was reading a series which I had not read the first 3 books. I kept thinking I had. I enjoyed the book, the mysteries, and am anxious to go back to the beginning of this families struggles with the Amish faith, shunning, and dealing with the families set backs and who they fall in love with, and children out of wedlock. To keep it all hid for so long.
As with all of Beverly Lewis' books this is another wonderful story in the Abrahma's Daughters series. I love her books on the life of being Amish and it's everyday struggles. I would recommend reading this in the order it was written.
from back cover.....At its heart, The Prodigal is a multi-layered mystery and a saga of love, a story of deceit and untangled webs, of disgrace and redemption, encompassed by the merciful threads that knit families together. Never would this family, especially Leah, have expected the return of one more prodigal....
This is a Large Print Edition....Book 4 in the bestselling Abram's Daughters series. The compelling and continuing chronicle of Abram Ebersols family, beginning in the mid-1940s, moves forward in time and scope to the late 50s. The devout Ebersols have faced sometimes-painful divisions and separations--if not geographical, those of the heart. Leah, possibly most of all, has borne losses and revelations that would have undone another whose faith was not firmly established in the God her beloved mother knew so fervently. Leah also has endured the ultimate test of her fortitude, the unexpected return of her shunned sister, Sadie, and the renewed sense of betrayal that arrives home with her. But since the close of The Sacrifice, Leah has occupied her heart and hands with the overseeing of the Ebersol Cottage and the raising of her motherless younger siblings. This includes vivacious Lydiann, who has arrived at the traditional rumschpringe, the time for testing her wings and her willingness to commit to the Old Ways. Will she take the sorrowful path of her older sister Sadie, or will Mamma Leahs good judgment guide Lydiann safely to her baptismal covenant?
In my opinion, "The Prodigal", by Beverly Lewis is the best book in her series, "Abram's Daughters." Being a woman, familiar with the Amish I could relate to this book. It really has true Amish content. I find this especially true in the part about the Mennonite friends; conflict of interest; and shunning of family members. For all of these things were so real in Lancaster when I was living there. It brought me back in time, as I turned every page! I enjoyed reading about the experiences that the Ebersol family has endured. It really hit home. I hope she has more books!
I have read all five in the series "Abram's Daughters and each one leaves me enthralled and anxious to read the next one. Learning about Amish life through these stories is very interesting, especially when their lives reflect the lives of non-Amish people. I am also anxious to read other works by Beverly Lewis.