THE COVENANT (2) initially appeared to be about Leah Ebersol, one of four sisters. However, numerous unnecessary points of view are problematic and cause the story to seem unfocused. Leah is the tender-hearted daughter who strives to please everyone. She cares about her older sister, Sadie, and has grave concerns about the way she is behaving. But Leah turns 16 soon, and will begin her own courting. Her father wants her to marry someone she does not truly love. Her heart belongs to Jonas Mast. If she obeys her heart, what will happen to her relationship with her father and family? You'll have to wait for subsequent books from Beverly Lewis to find out the answers. (Sep., 336 pp., $12.99)

Reviewed by: 
Bev Huston