Disclaimer: I received a copy of Beverly Lewis’ The Secret Keeper from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. All opinions, however, are 100% my own.
Beverly Lewis is one of those authors who never fails to disappoint me. Put one of her books in my hands and you won’t hear a peep from me until I am done (later that day/night). In her newest book in the “Home to Hickory Hollow” series, The Secret Keeper, Lewis definitely delivers.
This is the story of Jennifer Burns, a “seeker”. Jenny is ready to trade in her life in Connecticut for one in Hickory Hollow’s Amish community. She knows the journey to become Amish will not be easy, but feels it’s one that she was meant to take.
Rebecca Lapp and her husband Samuel become the “mentor” family as Jenny begins her life as an Amish woman. Interestingly enough, they are the parents of a familiar Beverly Lewis character, Katie, who decided to leave the Amish faith/community.
But of course, there is a secret that Jenny discovers while she’s living with Rebecca, one that could cause a shunning if discovered. Jenny struggles with the secret as she falls deeper in love with the Amish life (and an Amish man). At one point, she is faced with a decision – to go back to her life in “every day”, hectic, modernized America or stay in Hickory Hollow where she can be Plain and happy.
I was engaged the entire story and as usual, fell in love with Lewis’ writing and characters. The Secret Keeper definitely is a book to read if you enjoy Lewis’ work or similar book styles.
You can pick up a copy on Bethany House’s website. Starting price is $14.99 and it is available in e-book, paperback, large print, and hard copy.