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September '17

"The LORD is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation." – Psalm 118:14

Reflection:

There’s something different about the way the clouds look here in the early evening, hinting of autumn…and the weighty feeling in the air, nearly indescribable, but so reminiscent of last year at this time, and the year before that. You get the picture. Here in Colorado’s high country, aspen gold will soon dazzle the foothills, daylight will shorten, and fall will be upon us.

And…so will be my Fall 2017 Book Tour to the Carolinas where I’ll be autographing The Proving and The Beverly Lewis Amish Coloring Book! I’m thrilled for this opportunity to return, after six long years, to this beautiful part of our country.

Many of you have been reading my novels since the release of The Shunning twenty years ago this summer, and I’ll be looking forward to meeting you and getting acquainted at bookstores and library events between September 7 through 16! You can view the entire tour schedule right here.

My fascination with The Proving has to do, in part, with its setting on Leacock Road—very close to the area where I grew up in Lancaster County. And considering that the story revolves around an authentic Amish B&B, what could be more appealing? Think: hot homemade fluffy-light pancakes with real whipped cream, topped with hand-picked blackberries.

Mandy Dienner, formerly Amish, in order to claim her inheritance, is required to run her deceased mother’s B&B for an entire year…all under the scrutiny of the Amish ministers and her once-beloved twin sister, who betrayed her. Tall order, jah? (Hint: The betrayal is the reason Mandy ran away five years ago.) Okay, I’m getting ahead of myself!

On another note, if you’re also curious about my writing schedule: I just finished The Road Home, available April 3, 2018—another intriguing stand-alone novel set deep in Amish farmland (two settings: St. Joseph County, Michigan and Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).

I wish you many blissful hours of reading ahead.

May our dear Lord Jesus be your Joy and your Song!

Beverly Lewis