Book Review | The Forbidden by Beverly Lewis

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Book Review | The Forbidden by Beverly LewisThe Forbidden by Beverly Lewis
Published by Bethany House Publishers on May 1, 2008
Genres: Christian Fiction, Romance
Pages: 352
Source: Own Book


An Unforgettable Tale Set During a Landmark Era in Pennsylvania Amish Country
Caleb Yoder's father has forbidden him to court Nellie Mae Fisher, but words alone cannot stop Caleb's devotion. Yet if he continues to pursue Nellie, he risks losing the inheritance he was born to.
Nellie, too, is torn. She longs to marry her Old Order beau but cannot ignore the gentle pull she feels toward the faith of her New Order family. Can she and her beloved satisfy the expectations of the People while remaining

Book Review for The Forbidden by Beverly Lewis

“The Forbidden” is the second book in The Courtship of Nellie Fisher series and I have read several of Beverly Lewis’ Books.

“The Forbidden” continues to explore the romance between Nellie and her beau, Caleb.  His father has completely forbidden any contact with the Fisher family due to their recent turn from the Old Order Church and embracing salvation.  Nellie is torn between her family, her heart, and the love of her life.  I will not spoil this for you as this would ruin the story for those that haven’t yet read it, but I was happy with this major decision in their life.

If you’re looking for a more realistic view of the Amish views and their faith, then I strongly suggest this book series.  Even though it is set in the 1960s, it does give a really good look at what they believe as well as their lifestyle.  It is way different from the lifestyle we live today.

I always enjoy Beverly Lewis.  Her Amish grandmother’s influence and much research make these stories real, and it is easy to love these gentle, hardworking people.  They long for their eyes to be opened to the truth of the gospel.  Lewis also weaves many truths of life, character, Christianity, and family within her stories.

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About Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, fondly recalls her growing up years. A keen interest in her mother’s Plain family heritage has inspired Beverly to set many of her popular stories in Amish country, beginning with her inaugural novel, The Shunning.

A former schoolteacher and accomplished pianist, Beverly has written over eighty books for adults and children.  Her novels regularly appear on The New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award.

Beverly and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, reading, writing, making music, and spending time with their three grandchildren.


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