The Proving by Beverly Lewis ReviewThe Proving by Beverly Lewis
Published by Bethany House Publishers on September 5, 2017
Pages: 352
Also by this author: The Ebb Tide
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My Rating: four-stars

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Having left the Amish life for the English world, Amanda Dienner is shocked when she learns that her mother has passed and left her Lancaster County's most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. The catch is she has to run it herself for one year, acting as hostess. Amanda accepts the terms, but coming home to people she left behind won't be easy.


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Beverly Lewis has become a household name for Amish Fiction. She was one of the first Amish Fiction authors I read and probably the one who is responsible for getting me into the genre. Her latest title, The Proving, is based on a compelling storyline.

Amanda Dienner left the Amish life and became English. She learns that her mother has passed away and is surprised to learn that she is set to inherit Lancaster County's most popular Amish B&B.

What initially drew me to the story was the spin Lewis put on this story which is that Amanda will inherit the B&B IF she runs it herself for an entire year, acting as hostess. I found this to be an interesting twist and made for a unique story.

While Amanda is working as a hostess, she encounters a guest who signed up for a mystery vacation and ends up at the B&B, something the guest is NOT happy about. On top of that, Amanda doesn't have any available guest rooms and the guest is unable to get help from the vacation company.

I enjoyed the B&B concept of this story and the setting. I also enjoyed reading about the mystery vacation guest's adventure. I think many readers will be able to relate to a vacation gone wrong and it was interesting to see how the story unfolded.

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