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  • Hardcover: 349 pages
  • Publisher: Bethany House (Oct. 15 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0764201204
  • ISBN-13: 978-0764201202
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 2.9 x 22.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 544 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #983,483 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

One of Christian fiction's most beloved authors of the gentle read offers a new series called Annie's People, set in Paradise, Pa. It dishes up the same sort of faith-filled story line and Plain People characters Lewis's fans have come to expect. At age 20, Annie Zook is a budding artist, but her conservative Amish community forbids its members to draw or paint pictures. How will she choose between family and vocation? The disappearance of a small child years ago has left scars on various characters, and new developments in the case threaten to open old wounds. Annie's best friend in the community, Esther Hochstetler, finds that her marriage to an abusive man has become a nightmare, while Annie's pen pal, the wealthy Colorado "Englisher" Louisa Stratford (conveniently an art teacher) visits Annie in Paradise to heal from a broken engagement. Both women explore the possibilities of change. Romance, of course, is always waiting in the wings, especially in the character of handsome "Englisher" Ben Martin. Culinary details, glimpses into the workings of Amish life and strong character development help readers stay with the story's multiple changes of perspective. Plot hints in the final pages will keep Lewis's loyal fans eagerly anticipating the next installment. 300,000 first printing. (Oct.)
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About the Author

Beverly Lewis, born in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, is now an award-winning, bestselling author. She and her husband, David, live in Colorado.

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By Outtrip Gal on Sept. 15 2014
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SPOILER ALERT! So I read this to see what all the fuss was about with these Amish-themed books, anyway. If I could sum it up with one word, it would be POTENTIAL. But I felt like it missed the mark. To me, the big stories was the possible murder, the spousal abuse issue, and the deal with the art. However, the novel ended without closure on any of these, just a promise to continue to suppress her "unsuppressable" art. I thought the story line moved slowly and was left unresolved, the main characters lacked honesty with themselves... which in itself isn't a problem, since we all struggle with that to some extent, but it wasn't dealt with by the author either. I felt like the important things were tucked away as inconsequential and big deals were made out of less consequential things. I can't say I'm sold.
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By Althea Hillier on Aug. 23 2014
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Thanks for a very interesting story of Annie, an Amish girl, who finally met her long-time pen pal , Louisa from Colorado. Both girls, though very different, had some things in common. Both had just gone through a broken relationship and both had a talent for art work. The difference was that for a member of the Amish faith, this was considered sinful. Annie must choose her art work or the church. What a challenge lay before her! What would her decision be? Intermingled with a story of love, disappointment, and challenge, we have an element of mystery. I recommend this book to anyone looking for an interesting story.
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By A Customer on Jan. 7 2006
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Like her other Amish series, this first book in her new series was wonderful to read! Her characters are so likeable and I love the setting in Amish country with hardworking men and women who live simple lives. It makes you want to give up this hectic, materialistic life we live and slow down with a more simplistic lifestyle (except for the outhouse - wouldn't want one of those!). A note to the author, though, it takes too long until the next one comes out! Can't wait!!
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I just love every Beverly Lewis book I've ever read. She is such a great writer and has a way with words. She is well versed in the Amish culture. One thing I despise yet love at the same time is that her books are almost always trilogies. While it gives you a longer story line is torture waiting for the next book lol.
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