Another Beverly Lewis win in The Proving. Beverly never fails or provide us with a compelling story with accuracy and compassion.
Amanda Dienner left the Amish after she saw her sister, Arie Mae, kissing her beau, Joshua, and her mother sided with Arie Mae. She’d never intended to leave, but after five years she’s adapted and doesn’t feel like she can return.
Her mother dies and leaves her Bed and Breakfast to Amanda with stipulations. She accepts the challenge, plans on working the inn for the required year then selling it and returning to the outside world. She still feels betrayed by her sister, who lives next door with Joshua who helps with repair work and upkeep of the inn.
Karl Lantz a neighbor, is a widower and single father that helps out with the horses. Yonnie, Karl’s son grows fond of Amanda as does Karl.
Will Amanda forgive Arie Mae and Joshua? Will she let go of the resentment for being all but shunned by her family and the community? Will she let herself love Karl and Yonnie and stay?
I received a free copy from Bethany House a division of Baker Publishing Group. No review, positive or otherwise, was required – all opinions are my own.