Monday, May 20, 2013

The Guardian {Review}

The third in Beverly Lewis' series Home to Hickory Hollow, The Guardian follows the journey of a lost little girl back to her home.  And yet, that's only the beginning of this tale.

Sweet little Sarah falls out of her family's wagon one night on their way home.  While the men search all night for her, it's an outsider, an Englisher, who finds her the next morning.  And despite the language barrier, this Englisher stumbles upon the child's home and returns her safely to her family.  But it is the child's quickly growing attachment to this woman that propels the story.

Jodi, a young teacher, has recently lost her sister and sorrowfully found herself distanced from God.  Struggling to find peace in an upside down life, she discovers Sarah and is able to return her home.  But in this unusual world of the Amish, Jodi continues to be drawn in and opens her heart to new people and new ways.

Through The Guardian's twists and turns, we encounter characters we grown to love through this series. While this book can certainly be read on its own, it's been a delight to know these characters through The Fiddler and The Bridesmaid as well.  Although this book wasn't as much of a page turner as the two former in the series, The Guardian continues with true to life characters and compelling emotions.  It's a sweet homecoming story.  One that certainly engaged this Beverly Lewis fan.

*Disclaimer: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers for review.  All opinions are my own.

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