Leah Ebersol has grown up in the Amish community of Gobbler's Knob, Pennsylvania, regarded as her father's "right-hand man." Now that she has a suitor of her own, Jonas Mast, those days are about to end—but she hasn't told her "Dat" yet. While Jonas is hundreds of miles away apprenticing as a carpenter, Leah finds herself privy to some of the town's secrets. Other surprises await her and far more than distance threatens to keep Leah and Jonas apart forever. In THE BETRAYAL (4), Beverly Lewis plucks reader emotions like a virtuoso violinist.

My only complaint is the cliff-edge ending, which leaves the reader impatient for a sequel. (Sep., 358 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill Elizabeth Nelson