Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Atonement

GIVEAWAY

LEWIS, BEVERLY
THE ATONEMENT

The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, now twenty-five and beyond Amish courting age. Instead, Lucy focuses on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard she strives, she never feels she's doing enough. Then her father strikes up an unexpected friendship with an Englischer in search of a simpler way of life Lucy forms a connection of her own with the thoughtful young man even as she rejects courtship with her longtime Amish friend. Is it too late to embrace redemption...and the power of love?

My Review:

There's nothing quite like a Beverly Lewis novel to settle a reader into a happy bubble of reading bliss. And this one starts out in a very profound way: Fill up the empty places in your heart... Words that Lucy strives to live by and, oh my, she has a lot of emptiness to fill! Past hurts are revealed by slow degrees as the story progresses and I loved trying to fit the pieces together in order to make sense of her desperate need to serve herself free of her sorrow. Her skewed idea of grace and forgiveness has taken over her life, creating a barrier between herself and her family and friends. It even carries her into the Englisch world where volunteer work is threatening to consume her.  But while she might find satisfaction in her labors, the peace she seeks continues to evade her.

Lucy's father becomes the unexpected catalyst for change though the journey towards recovery isn't an easy one. Lewis has created a compelling story with a solid cast of characters that bring meaning and insight into Lucy's broken world. An incredible testimony of the powerful impact of God's saving grace. The Atonement is a story to cherish. My copy has taken up residence on my keeper shelf. (Well, one of many shelves.)

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. in exchange for my honest review.

GIVEAWAY OPPORTUNITY:
If you would like an opportunity to win a copy of  The Atonement 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 April 24 2016. Offer open to international readers. Good luck!

31 comments:

  1. Beverly is one of my favorite authors. I always wait anxiously for her latest books! Thanks for the giveaway!! kathrynlvossATgmailDOTcom

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    1. And she always delivers, doesn't she? Good luck, Kate.

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  2. Thank you for a great review, Kav!

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  3. Oh, I forgot to add my email address.

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

    Have a great day, Kav!

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    1. You're welcome, Melanie. Good luck.

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  4. I love Beverly Lewis! I have been wanting to read The 'Atonement' since I first saw it was coming out.

    Have a Wonderful Day!

    dandtdearing {at} earthlink {dot} net

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    1. She's definitely a go-to author for me as well. Good luck, Tammi.

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  5. I love Beverly's books.
    karenskrayonsATgmailDOTgmail

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  6. Love her books. cheetahthecat1986ATgmailDOTcom.

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  7. Amish fiction is my favorite genre to read. This looks like a must read book. Please enter me Kav.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Yay -- a fellow Amish fiction lover. Good luck, Maryann.

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  8. Beverly Lewis was the author who first introduced me to quality Amish fiction. I find myself comparing any other writer in this genre by her writing! I love seeing new books out by her, excited for a chance to win "The Atonement"!

    teamob4 (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I think this is my favourite Beverly Lewis book to date. Good luck, Trixi.

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  9. Please enter me. Grew up reading her books and still love them!

    esterried[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're entered, Charity. Good luck.

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  10. Beverly Lewis always shares a heartfelt story! Thank you for the opportunity to win The Atonement.

    texaggs2000 at gmail dot com

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    1. Yes she dos. Good luck, Britney.

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  11. I would love to read this one. Thanks for the great review and the chance to win The Atonement.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. You're welcome, Pam. Good luck.

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  12. I love Beverly Lewis's books! I'd love to read this one. The description sounds so captivating!
    susanlulu(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. It's fantastic, Susanlulu. Good luck.

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  13. I love Beverly's books, thank you for the chance to win "The Atonement"!

    wfnren at aol dot com

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

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  14. We have quite a few Amish books in the church library. Beverly Lewis is one of the favorites our readers enjoy reading.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.
    Janet E.
    von1janet(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's the perfect choice for a church library. Good luck, Janet.

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  15. Sounds good!

    samanthabis23 at gmail dot com

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  16. Sounds just like my kind of book! And topics covered speak to me.

    Count me in, please.
    janka(dot)halcinova(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Good luck, Janka. I'm about to do the draw.

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