Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Photograph

GIVEAWAY

LEWIS, BEVERLY
THE PHOTOGRAPH

Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament. With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva's older brother plans to move his growing family into the Eden Valley farmhouse where they all grew up, leaving little room for his three single sisters. Unless they marry within the year, the only apparent option is for two sisters to go to Indiana to live with an elderly great aunt. Eva hopes to be married, but she isn't sure she wants to give up her sweet shop for the life of a farmer's wife. And she can't see how her prospects would be any better in Indiana.

When younger sister Lily disappears in the night, leaving only a brief note, Eva fears she has been wooed away from the People by an outsider. And when Jed Stutzman, a young Amish buggy maker from Ohio, shows up at Eva's market stand in Lancaster with a photo of a Plain young woman, Eva's world begins to tilt.


My Review:

There is an understated elegance in the way Beverly Lewis tells a story. The unique cadence of her writer's voice washes over me the second I start reading. It feels like a homecoming of sorts. And this time home is Eden Valley, Pennsylvania. 

Winds of change are sweeping over the Esch family and Eva struggles to hold her own in the midst of the unknown. This is a bittersweet story laden with plenty of emotion and uncertainty as events unfold in this close-knit Amish community. Both Eva and Jed struggle in the aftermath of grief, trusting in the sovereignty of God to sustain them. I love the gentle way their love story unfolds. Definitely a sweet romance that is sure to please Beverly Lewis fans.

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:

If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of The Photograph please leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you post a comment and add your email address, please use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in the address to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email please remember to put the title in the subject line so that it's easy for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday September 27 2015. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

34 comments:

  1. I so love Beverly Lewis's books. If I'm not mistaken hers were the first Amish fiction books I ever read. Please do count me in on this one, Kav! Thanks so much!

    dianalflowers(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're counted, Diana. And isn't there just something special about a Beverly Lewis book? Good luck.

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    2. Yes, very special and very unique.

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  2. She never disappoints. kamundsen44(at)yahoo(dot)com.

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    1. You've got that right, Kim. Good luck.

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  3. I've been DYING TO READ THIS ONE! :D

    Hugs, Amada
    amada_chavezATyahooDOTcom

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    1. Take a deep breath and stay calm, Amada, maybe you'll get a chance soon! Good luck.

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    2. LOL! Okay, okay, I'm calm! ;) Beverly Lewis tends to do this to me! :D

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  4. As an almost convert to Amish fiction (cough-cough :)), I think I could love this.

    Count me in, please.

    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Oooohhh, we're getting closer to converting you. Good luck, Janka.

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  5. Beverly Lewis's books are always ones I don't want to put down. I would enjoy this book.
    karenskrayons(at)gmail(dot)com

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  6. Sounds like another great book by Beverly Lewis. They all are great. This sounds really interesting. Can't wait to read it.
    kmgervais(at)nycap(dot)rr(dot)com

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    1. She's an amazing author with a style all her own. Good luck, Karen.

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  7. This sounds like a great book! I can't believe I've never read anything by Beverly Lewis. I've got to do something about that ;)

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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    1. Oh -- and you have lots to choose from. Good luck, Samantha.

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  8. I'm interested in this book, as I have read many of Beverly Lewis' books. Sounds like a delightful read this autumn.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. I love her story telling -- it has a timeless quality. Good luck, susanlulu.

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  9. I'd like to know more about the photo Jed Stutzman brings. Thank you for reviewing this story. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

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    1. It's a really interesting twist to the story for sure. Good luck, Kathleen.

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  10. Love the story line of 'The Photograph', Kav. Thanks for the review, and the giveaway opportunity!!

    bonnieroof60(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Bonnie. Good luck!

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  11. I would love to know more about Eva and Jed's story. Thank you for the opportunity, Kav!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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  12. I cannot wait to read this one!! Thanks for the giveaway!!
    Blessings. Joy
    ibjoy1953(at) yahoo dot com

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    1. There's just something about a Beverly Lewis book, isn't there? Good luck, Joy.

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  13. Beverly's books are the best, thank you so much for the chance to win a copy of "The Photograph".

    wfnren at aol dot com

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    1. They sure are -- amazing how many stories she has percolating inside her. Good luck, Wendy.

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  14. Beverly is the one I give credit to for interesting me in reading Amish fiction. Waaaaaay back when when she wrote her first Amish book I read it and loved it. I had never heard of Amish fiction before her's were published. Maybe she is the "mother" of Amish fiction, lol. She has such a class to her writing. I haven't read this one yet but would really love to.
    Deanne
    Book1lovingmomma at gmail dot com

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    1. She's one of them for sure. Good luck, Deanne.

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  15. Love Beverly Lewis books. Thanks for the chance to win one

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  16. I absolutely adore Beverly Lewis! When I first started reading Christian fiction, I also discovered Amish not long after that. Beverly was my first author of this genre & I love her writing voice. She deals with real issues with grace & sensitivity, one longs for more of her stories (at least I do!). I'd happily devour this book as well! Thanks for another great review, Kav :-)

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I think Beverly Lewis converted a lot of readers to the Amish genre! Good luck, Trixi.

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