Monday, August 6, 2012

Book Review of The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

Fiddler, The (Home to Hickory Hollow)The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis has two main characters -an Englischer, Amelia 'Amy' Devries and an Amishman, Michael Hostetler.  Amelia is a world-famous violinist secretly playing as a fiddler.  Michael is struggling with the pressure from his family to join the church and let go of 'worldly' things.  The two characters cross paths when a wrong turn and a flat tire during a storm leads Amelia to the little cabin where Michael is staying.  The two of them quickly become friends, and Amelia takes some time from her busy life and spends some time in Hickory Hollow to think about her own hopes and dreams.  Michael also takes the time to decide what will make him happiest.  
I thought that this book was pretty good.  I did find parts of it unbelievable, but that is why it is called fiction!  I found it to start out kind of slow which took me a while to get through the first few chapters.  Once I got to chapter 6, the story line was more interesting and from then on, I didn't want to put the book down.  
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers for an honest review.

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