I received a copy of THE PHOTOGRAPH by Beverly Lewis from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. This is a standalone novel about the Amish. As always with a Beverly Lewis book, you know you will fall in love with the characters and need to read it in one sitting to find out what happens next.
Lily Esch disappears after the death of her parents and this weighs upon her sister Eva. Eva falls in love with Jed. He has a picture that… well, you’re going to have to read the story to discover what the photograph means to Eva’s family!
I recommend this to fans of Amish and Christian fiction. I will be passing the book on to my mother. She and I love to discuss Amish literature. An Amish community has formed near our home and that has helped to make these books even more real to us.
Something I really liked about this book happened to be the references to LITTLE WOMEN. That has always been a favorite of mine. When I was younger, my mother and I read it together.
Note: Despite being a standalone, it is set in Eden Valley – namely THE RIVER – and references characters from that series. I haven’t read those books yet and it was easy for me to enjoy THE PHOTOGRAPH.