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Prodigal: Volume 4 (Abram's Daughters) Paperback – 1 Oct 2004
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..".a gentle romance, spiritual enlightenment, and a cultural education... as sumptuous as the Amish feasts described in her stories."
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The powerful family saga of four Amish sisters whose way of life and faith in God are as enduring as Lancaster's signature horse and buggy. Or so it seems...
Leah Ebersol knows all too well that the truth can be thorny, even heartbreaking. But when an alarming secret is brought to light, she must make another difficult choice, one that could be further complicated by the unexpected return of a prodigal.
Acclaim for ABRAM'S DAUGHTERS
.."..Lewis is a master of eliciting empathy for characters caught in troubles of their own making...The tension between [the Plain people] and the encroaching English world is palpable."--"Library Journal
.".".winsome and full of fascinating cultural detail."--"Romantic Times
""Lewis's characters glow and her plot is brilliant."--"Rendezvous
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."See all Product description
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I don't want to spoil this book for anyone who hasn't read this far into the series, but I was pleased that some plot points were starting to be wrapped up. Naturally, since #5 is titled The Revelation, all of the mysteries of the Ebersol family are soon to be explained. I was blown away by one discovery, which I was sure I'd already figured out, but alas I'd followed a red herring! The actual outcome of the situation made everything much more intriguing. There were a few sad points in this book, but not as many as in previous installments in the series, and it finally ended on a positive note. I'm hoping that there will be happy ending for all of the characters, especially Leah and Sadie who have suffered so much heartache.
I was also intrigued by the members of the Ebersol family coming closer in their relationships with God through studying the Bible. While the Amish community featured in this series are God-fearing people, there is little emphasis on personal prayer and studying scripture, and slowly the characters have been discovering that there is more to God than their Bishop preaches about on Sundays. I'm wondering how this plot point will end as I've got the impression that having such a close relationship with God is frowned upon in the community. Of course, I'm sure that other Amish settlements have different beliefs regarding the Bible and prayer, but I've found it interesting reading about what must be representative of others. There were also a few instances where family members prayed for healing which I enjoyed, particularly as I've met Christians who don't believe that healing through the power of God is possible. It was uplifting to read about Amish people having faith in this.
There's not much more that I can say without giving away too many details, but I was very satisfied with the fourth book in the Abram's Daughters series and can't wait to read the final installment! There are still several issues to be resolved and I've no idea what will happen when they come out into the open. Thankfully I have #5 at my parents' house so will get to read it sometime this month. Unlike some other Amish series, this isn't one that you can read out of order or with huge gaps between the books. There's always so much going on in a Beverly Lewis novel and you'll definitely need to find out what happens next. While many new authors of Amish fiction have emerged over the last few years, Beverly Lewis still stands out as one of the best authors in this genre. 10/10
This is the 4th book & I enjoyed it very much, i was wrong on one plot but as i read this book i did guess before
i got to the point of the plot coming out in the book
As you read this book & series well you go from not liking some people to liking but The Bishop sorry don't warm to him in the book & seems even some of the people in the book are not so keen either lol
This instalment you have some happy plots but also some sad ones so am looking forward to the last book to see if there is a happy ending for some also if i guessed right about Leah's father also i love to guess what i think will happen or how i would do the plot taking nothing from Beverley Lewis but i think most people if they get well stuck in to a book think of different ways they would have taken the plot
This is a really good series & i am reading book after book to the point of not doing too much else
I have not read the book yet as I ordered it at the same time with the other books in the series ie The Betrayal and The Sacrifice. I have just started reading The Betrayal. I am looking forward to The Prodigal with baited breathe.
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Such steadfast faith and total trust in God's providence. An inspiration and encouragement to us all.
Thank you Beveley
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