The Proving ~ Book Review

The Proving by Beverly Lewis

About the Book..... Amanda Dienner hasn't seen her Old Order family in five years when she receives word that her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. Now an Englisher, Mandy is shocked: Her twin sister should have been the obvious choice! What's more, the inheritance comes with a catch: The farmhouse inn will only truly be hers if she is able to successfully run it for twelve consecutive months.

Mandy accepts the challenge even though it means returning to Gordonville and the painful memories she left behind at eighteen. Still, she's determined to prove she is more than capable of running the bed-and-breakfast, no matter that its loyal clientele are expecting an Amish hostess!  The inn isn't Mandy's sole test, however. Rubbing shoulders with her married twin sister reopens wounds that Mandy isn't ready to forgive. And an Englisher guest with a difficult past of her own just complicates matters.

Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this year in Amish country prove a dreadful mistake?

So, what did I think.....  Can I just say wow!  This book was just what I needed to read the past few weeks.  I have needed a little Hallmark movie moment that lasted more then a 2 hour program and this book delivered.  I was able to put myself into Mandy's shoes and pretend a little.  What if I was given an Amish B & B?  And the daydreaming of course continues on while reading through gritted teeth as she stumbles along on this new journey.  Struggles cooking, not meeting people's expectations when they show up at an Amish B & B and your not Amish.  Talk about the Power of Prayer and handing it all over to Lord.....Jesus Take the Wheel comes to mind! :)  I've never read a Beverly Lewis book, but I can tell you I will be starting a collection now, I look forward to many more Amish reads.

Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in twelve languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. 
I was given a copy of this Book for Free from Bethany House in exchange for my Honest Review.

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