Saturday, April 14, 2012


Baker Publishing Group | April 10, 2012 | Trade Paperback |ISBN 978-0-7642-0977-2

Story Description: 

New from #1 Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis. 

Amelia "Amy" DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance.  Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains.  She leaves her cell phone behind so life's demands can't intrude on her solitude.  She doesn't know, nor care, where she will end up.  When her car breaks down deep in the mountains, Amy realizes the flaw in her "no cell phone" plan.  She abandons her car and walks the winding roads, searching for help.  Following the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of music, she finds a rustic log cabin. There she meets a young Amishman--and through him a community--that will change her life forever.   

My Review: 

Amelia DeVries is a 24-year-old violinist who wants more out of her life than just performing week after week after week.  Her father has spent his whole life priming her for the stardom she has now achieved but Amelia wants more out of life than just performing.  Unbeknownst to her father, she ends up performing at the Mann one night headlining for Tim McGraw as a “fiddler” and she has an absolute blast!  Her stage name for the “fiddling” Amy is Amy Lee and she’s hoping her father doesn’t find out. 

On her way home she gets lost in a severe rainstorm and ends up with a flat tire and realizes she is going to be stuck in her car, in the dark, all night.  She searches her glove box and finds a flashlight, little consolation to her but better than nothing.  She suddenly sees a light in a window a little ways down the road and decides to get out of the car and  head for the cabin.  When she knocks on the door a handsome, blue-eyed, Amish man named, Michael answers the door.  After exchanging pleasantries and introductions he invites her in.  During that evening Amelia and Michael become friends and really like each other.  The following day Michael takes her into his Amish community where Amelia agrees to stay for the weekend.  She absolutely loves it there but soon realizes she isn’t the only one with plans to change her life. 

Through a cast of characters that you’ll come to love, Amelia finally figures it all out but it might just surprise you want she ultimately decides to do. 

Ms. Lewis has written a touching and heartfelt novel that will keep you turning the pages to the very end.  I’m looking forward to reading Book #2 of this Home to Hickory Hollow Series titled:  The Bridesmaid which will be out September 11, 2012. 

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

Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".

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