Saturday, April 7, 2018

The Proving by Beverly Lewis {Book Review}

As y'all may have noticed, there was no post this past weekend. I'm trying to catch up on my Camp NaNo goal. See y'all next week! :)



~ Description

Having left the Amish life for the English world, Amanda Dienner is shocked when she learns that her mother has passed and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. The catch is she has to run it herself for one year, acting as hostess. Amanda accepts the terms, but coming home to people she left behind won't be easy.


~ My Rating

4 stars


~ My Review 

Oh my goodness, what a precious story! I have yet to read a Beverly Lewis book that I did not enjoy, and The Proving was no exception. 

From the first pages, Mandy's story intrigued me. My mind filled with questions as to what had transpired between her and her twin sister, Arie (who was super sweet!), and why. Picking up hints along the way was pretty fun. :)

Catrina entered the story near the beginning of the book, and I was confused for awhile as to her purpose. Her sad backstory made me feel for her and pity her loss...so sad. I enjoyed her character then, but when she got to the B&B her attitude toward Mandy made me want to not like her. Thankfully, she changed though (or rather someone had a good influence on her...), and her story and romance was very precious! 

I loved the setting of the book!! A book set at an Amish Bed&Breakfast in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania—which is being ran by the estranged daughter of the family? Yes, please! The mysterious vibe fit the setting very well too. 

All of the characters were so real. Mandy, Arie, Josiah, Jerome, Betsy, Trina, Karl, Gavin, Yonnie... Karl, Arie, and Yonnie were definitely favorites of mine. ;)

My only complaint would be that the beginning of the book was rather slow. I wanted to find out what had happened and how it would all be resolved, but I wasn't that into it. Thankfully, I stuck with it and pushed on. What a lovely ending to the story! <3


**I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.** 

10 comments:

  1. Great review, Faith! I enjoyed reading it. :) I'm so glad that you liked the book! :)

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    1. Thanks, Rebekah! I really did enjoy the book. I'm looking forward to "The Road Home!" :D

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  2. I really want to read this! What?! How did you get a free copy when it came out in September? #jealous Great review! I always enjoy Beverly's books;)

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    1. It's really good!! :D Hehe, through the Bethany House blogger program. It's super awesome—free books in exchange for reviews! ;) So do I!!

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  3. Great review! Sounds like a good read.
    -Brooklyne

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  4. I am definitely going to have to read her books some day! Great review Faith!

    ~Leah

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    1. I hope you enjoy them! Thank you, Leah. :)

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  5. Tagged you :) https://kids9blog.wordpress.com/2018/03/27/the-sisterhood-tag/

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    1. Thanks, Olivia! I'll check it out! :)

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~Faith