Review: The Thorn
Author Beverly Lewis
Series: The Rose Trilogy Book 1
Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. The Rose Trilogy is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters, and the events and decisions that change their lives.
Spirited Rose Ann Kauffman has long enjoyed a close friendship with the bishop’s rebellious foster son. Rose’s older sister, Hen–who knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man–cautions her against him, but Rose is being courted by another, and so dismisses the warnings.
Hen Kauffman Orringer’s impulsive marriage to an outsider divided her from the People, a decision she regrets now that she has a daughter of her own. As Hen struggles to reclaim aspects of Amish culture, her very modern husband pushes back, and the two soon come to an impasse. Can she find a way to reconcile her longing for the Old Ways with the life she has chosen?
Beverly Lewis is along-time favorite author of mine, so I just had to get this book (and the rest in the series). Her books aren’t just romance novels they are inspiring and an encouragement to the people who read them.
The Thorn is the story of a young woman named, Rose Ann. Her heart is devoted to the Bishop’s foster son but has agreed to marry another.
Rose Ann and Nick have many fun times together, though some of the things they do are frowned upon by the church.
When Nick and his brother Christian (the bishop’s real son) go riding together, Christian gets hurt. When he dies from his injures, Nick runs away from home, leaving the girl he loves, and the people who raised him, behind.
Hen, Rose Ann’s sister, wants to come back to the life she left behind when she married her Englischer husband, Brandon. He refuses to let her go back, as she left that life behind for him. She defies him and takes their daughter and moves back to parents home.
If you love Amish fiction this is a book to get. Romance, a little mystery and suspense are entwined together to give an awesome read.
Note: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in return for an honest review. These are my words and thoughts 100%.
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