The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis

67%

17 Critic Reviews

Not sure what, but it didn't seem "meaty," enough for me. It was like having a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings without the roast beef.
-That British Woman

Synopsis

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.
 

About Beverly Lewis

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Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than seventeen million books in print. Her stories have been published in eleven languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Seven of her blockbuster novels have received the Gold Book Award for sales over 500,000, and The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Bethany House Publishers. 338 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Romance, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Peak Rank on Apr 29 2012
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Critic reviews for The Fiddler
All: 17 | Positive: 13 | Negative: 4

Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Janis Adams on Jun 07 2012

Beverly Lewis' revelations of the Amish life makes the reader feel as if a trip to the Amish country has been afforded to them by the time they read the last page.

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Maureen's Musings

Good
Reviewed by Maureen Timerman on Jun 22 2012

So enjoyed the people of Hickory Hollow...especially the Wise Woman Ella Mae, and Joanna Kurtz.

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Thoughts from Mill Street

Good
Reviewed by Sue on Jun 14 2012

...accurate details and an interesting plot...a charming story of honoring one's parents while following one's heart's desires and being confident that those desires honor God.

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Chat with Vera

Good
Reviewed by Vera on Jun 15 2012

I highly recommend The Fiddler for an entrancing, captivating read that reveals inner conflicts between the worlds within us.

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Growing for Christ

Good
Reviewed by Sarah on May 31 2012

The story line was fresh, of course there is the age old dilemma of do I stay Amish or leave, but it’s put into a fresh plot that it doesn’t seem old or stale.

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Window To My World

Good
Reviewed by Kim on Apr 12 2012

If you want a well-told Amish tale, look no Further!

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Reviews by Shanelle

Good
Reviewed by Shanelle on Jun 28 2012

I would recommend this book to anyone that is looking to get a sense of Amish culture, loves romance stories, or is just looking for a good read.

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Life is a Picnic

Good
Jun 26 2012

The Fiddler is a refreshing change of pace among today’s novels.

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Our New Adventure

Good
Reviewed by Sue on Jun 14 2012

If you've never read Amish fiction, the Home to Hickory Hollow series would be a perfect place to start...Amish lifestyle with a contemporary twist.

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Troutwife

Good
Reviewed by Sheila on Jun 12 2012

Yes, it's a romance, a romance between two cultures. It's also a story of a developing friendship.

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Joyfully Thriving

Good
Reviewed by Kristen on Jun 12 2012

I’ve read quite a few books by Beverly Lewis and I have to say that this new book, without a doubt, was my favorite of hers that I have read.

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Double JK

Good
Reviewed by Jessi on Jun 11 2012

I highly recommend this book, even if Amish literature doesn't sound appealing to you, you might be surprised

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Blogful of Books

Below average
Reviewed by Jennifer on Jun 08 2012

...she has other books that are better developed and more intriguing than The Fiddler.

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The Talbert Report

Good
Reviewed by Amanda Talbert on Jun 06 2012

It's intriguing and adds a little bit of a twist to just a regular love story...an easy and enjoyable read.

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At the Riverbend

Below average
Reviewed by Dianne on Jun 03 2012

Sorry, Ms. Lewis, but this is one of your books that was a struggle to finish...plot lackluster, the characters uninteresting, and the ending abrupt and unrealistic.

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That British Woman

Below average
Apr 22 2012

Not sure what, but it didn't seem "meaty," enough for me. It was like having a roast beef dinner with all the trimmings without the roast beef.

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Destination Amish

Below average
Reviewed by Michele on Apr 19 2012

I didn’t connect with the main characters as much as I thought I would. Actually, I preferred the supporting characters...

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