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The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1)
The Postcard - Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1
Author: Beverly Lewis
A MAN AND A WOMAN, WORLDS APART, DISCOVER A LONG-FORGOTTEN SECRET -- AND FORBIDDEN LOVE — Rachel Yoder, a young Amish widow, struggles to come to terms with the tragic loss of her husband, her son, and her sight. Though painfully shy, Rachel and her precocious daughter help her parents run a bed-and-breakfast in Lancaster County. — Philip Bradley,...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780764203404
ISBN-10: 0764203401
Publication Date: 1/1/2007
Pages: 320
Edition: Reprint
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 103 ratings
Publisher: Bethany House
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Grnemae avatar reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 451 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A New York reporter sent to Amish country to do an article on "the Plain people" finds a 40 yr old postcard in a desk at the Amish B & B where he is staying. His inquires regarding the sender of the postcard are met with guarded hostilities by his hosts. As he sets out to find the answers to the who and why of the postcard he finds allies in the blind daughter and the granddaughter of the B & B owners.
This is really 2 stories in one - the story of Phil - the reporter and the story of Rachel - the shy blind widow and single mother who lives with her parents and assists in the running of their business.
I found this story a bit slow at first and then it really grabbed me and I could not put the book down.
This story is continued in The Crossroad.
reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
The author, Beverly Lewis brings you back into the culture of Amish society with a healing story with a bit of intrigue. An Amishwoman who loses both husband and son in a buggy accident, leaving her with her little daughter and the loss of her sight. The stranger who comes to stay in her parent's B&B befriends her. He discovers a old postcard lodged in a small drawer of his rolltop antique desk in his room at the B&B. The postcard brings strange reactions from the owners of the Amish Bed and Breakfast owners, urging him on a trail after the history of the postcard. Another great book set in the heart of Pennsylvanian Amish Country. A light enjoyable read.
reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Story about an Amish widow and the Englisher who comes in to her life. Pretty good story, although not as good as her other series.
RoyalCatwoman avatar reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 278 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
The usually simple lives of an Amish community are complicated when a forgotten postcard unlocks a tangled maze of secrets.

Are you one of over 700,000 people who fell in love with The Shunning, The Confession, and The Reckoning? Do you love great storytelling, precise characterization, and quaint settings? If so, The Postcard, by bestselling author Beverly Lewis, should be your next read. It is a tender novel about redemption and discovery as two people from different worlds are forced to rely on one another to uncover a long kept secret.

Rachel Yoder, a New Order Amish woman, lost her husband and son in a tragic accident two years ago. Now, returning to her aging parents with her young daughter, she has resigned herself to the life of a widow. With a subdued but cheerful heart she helps her family run a bed-and-breakfast in a quaint Lancaster county town.

Philip Bradley, a world-weary journalist from New York City on assignment in Lancaster to write an article on the Amish community, is a lodger at the Yoder's B&B. A chance discovery by Philip of a postcard written in illegible Pennsylvania Dutch in the dresser of his room sets off a series of events that leads him into the heart of the Amish life and to the bedside of a mysterious woman known as "The Storyteller." With the postcard as a link to a haunted past, the woman gradually weaves a riveting tale as old as herself about a community shuttered in secrecy, shattered by betrayal.

Fascinated by the story, Philip's and Rachel's lives become inevitably intertwined despite the attempts of the community to protect her from the outsider. Torn by devotion to the people she loves and the awakening feelings in her heart, Rachel searches her past to restore old wounds in order than new love might grow.
reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An enjoyable fairly easy read, the character development was a bit lacking but I enjoyed the story overall and the Amish culture.
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reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 3 more book reviews
The book was sent fast and in very good shape. was for a lady in a shelter
reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on
This is my favorite book that Ms. Lewis has written. I also met her at a book signing and she was very sweet!
reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 15 more book reviews
EXCELLENT
nadezhdainak avatar reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on
The story was "undone" just because there is a second book :)
I really liked the story and read the book in three days. Now I am hooked on Beverly Lewis - reading the trird series written by her.
jaedoe avatar reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on
A good story all in all although some parts were predictable. Since I enjoy reading anything about Amish life I enjoyed "visiting" the farm, riding in the buggy and all the rest that comes with the Amish way of life. It calms me down, slows me down and gives me a sense of peace. Good book for a lazy afternoon or evening.
DLeahL avatar reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 48 more book reviews
Beverly Lewis has a strong and devoted readership for good reason. She tells a very good story about family life in a culture most of us know little or nothing about. Most of her books run in series, but as far as I can remember of this one, it stands alone. Certainly there is no precursor to this book, so you will not miss any information when you begin this book.

Because of the nature of these books (feel good, comfort reading), it is often easy to predict the outcome of the story. But Lewis excels at keeping you deeply interested. Although Lewis is not herself Amish and comes from a mother who left the Amish ways, she does really know what she's writing about. (Although it is very likely that someone who is Amish could find inaccuracies.)

An aspect of Lewis' writing that I and my family appreciate, is that she writes good, CLEAN books. Yes, it is possible to write good romance without resorting to bodice-ripping!

If you are a Lewis fan, you will really enjoy this book and probably were searching for it. If Lewis is new to you, do not hesitate to order the book, unless you are not a woman or teenage girl. These books do not seem to appeal that much to the average American male!
reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 5 more book reviews
It was different from alot of the Amish stories I've read. It was very good, good story.
reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on
I love Beverly Lewis and this was a wonderful book :)
srp avatar reviewed The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads, Bk 1) on + 47 more book reviews
Great book


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