Thursday, May 2, 2013

The Guardian by Beverly Lewis

Jodi Winfield is accepted into an Amish community after finding and rescuing 4-year-old Sarah Esh who had inadvertently fallen out of her family carriage.  Sarah's mom, Maryanna, was a young widow with four children who had already experienced great loss when her husband was killed in an accident.  She was totally dependent on the men in her Amish community to find little Sarah who was the light of her life.  But it was Jodi, an Englischer, who stumbled upon Sarah as she was jogging.  Because Sarah was so frightened and because Jodi was so kind, a strong bond was formed between the two.  After Jodi returned Sarah to her family, she was invited inside a community which was usually closed to Englischers.
The friendship between Jodi & Maryanna became so strong that they soon felt like sisters.  Both women had issues.  Jodi had turned from God and the desire to have children in her future when her sister died of leukemia.  Her fiance', Trent, was heartbroken over that decision because he hoped for children in his future.  Maryanna couldn't imagine another man in her life, even though her parents were encouraging her in that direction.  Her own children were showing her through their actions that they needed a man to guide them.  Two men began vying for Maryanna's attention and suggesting marriage.  God had certainly brought these two young women together to help one another toward healing in their own lives.

This is a very sweet Amish story.  I give it 4 out of 5 stars.  Thank you to BethanyHouse for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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