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The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, Bk 1)
The Covenant - Abram's Daughters, Bk 1
Author: Beverly Lewis
Years of secrecy bind the tiny community of Gobbler's Knob together more than the present inhabitants know, and the Plain folk who farm the land rarely interact with the fancy locals. So when Sadie is beguiled by a dark-haired English boy, it is Sadie's younger sister, Leah, who suffers from her sister's shameful loss of innocence. A...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780764227172
ISBN-10: 0764227173
Publication Date: 9/2002
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 96 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
This book unveils the layers of deeply rooted Amish tradition as seen thru the eyes of 2 sisters.
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Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed the whole series (Abram's Daughters). I've started another series of Ms. Lewis' work and I'm finding her to be consistent in her great writing.
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SPANNING 3 GENERATIONS, THE COMPELLING NOVELS OF THE ABRAM'S DAUGHTERS SERIES INTRODUCE FOUR COURTING-AGE SISTERS, THEIR FAMILY AND COMMUNITY,WHOSE WAY OF LIFE AND FAITH IN GOD ARE AS ENDURING AS THEIR SIGNATURE HORSE AND BUGGY. OR SO IT SEEMS......
FROM THE BACK COVER......ALL 5 BOOKS ARE WONDERFUL, I COULDN'T PUT THEM DOWN AND IF I DID I THOUGHT ABOUT THEM CONSTANTLY.
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The plot focuses mostly on the two eldest daughters, Sadie and Leah. Sadie is a typical innocent young girl, intrigued with the wordly ways that she has been sheltered from, and running wild during her rumsprunger (the time when Amish teens get to do what they want before they commit themselves to an Amish/Anabaptist way of life). Leah, younger than Sadie, has not yet come to the age of rumsprunger, but is much more staid of temperment, and worried terribly over Sadie's running around. While dealing with these worries, Leah is also dealing with the pressure that her father is putting on her to marry Gideon and join the two families farms, when she comes of age. Leah, of course, is in love with someone else.

Beverly Lewis is an immensely sweet and realistic writer. She manages to portray Lancaster County in an attractive, but thankfully not syrupy, manner. Her characters are real people who have passions and worries, but still have floors to sweep and cows to milk. Like us, they must struggle to function *with* their passions and problems, rather than calling a time-out on their lives for a plotline. And like real people, these characters do not go into euphoric swoons, nor have nervous breakdowns. Instead, they laugh, cry, get mad, forgive, love, and pick up the pieces.
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This book was amazing. I sat down in two or three nights and read all 300 pages. I love learning more about the Anabaptists, but to anyone this would be a great read.
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Fantastic book, fantastic author, wonderful story - I couldn't put it down and read it within a day. Can't wait to read the next one in the series. It is very well written, makes you feel very close to the characters, and gives you a reminder of the most important things in life.
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I couldn't put it down, it had some unexpected twists and turns. Can't wait to read book 2.
reviewed The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, Bk 1) on + 54 more book reviews
This book is a wonderful look into the ways of the Amish. I highly recommend reading all three in this series!
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It was an easy to read book that held my attention and I was excited to get my hands on book 2!
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Fantastic series. Have all 5 and couldnt put them down!
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Decent read, Starts out real slow and hard to understand. However once it gets to going it is a good book.
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Slow moving, relaxing, simple and enjoyable.
booklit avatar reviewed The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, Bk 1) on + 473 more book reviews
First book in the Abram's daughter's book series a good read.
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This is the first book in the Abram's Daughters Series
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Very good Amish story. Great to listen to in the car or while working in the house.

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