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THE SECRET KEEPER
Genre: Inspirational, Mainstream
What would you give up to follow your dream or pursue happiness? Protagonist Jenny addresses this in Lewis’ latest. Though part of the Home to Hickory Hollow series, it can easily be read as a stand-alone. There is a substance to the characters that makes the reader feel invested in them, and Lewis masterfully weaves them together. The strong, realistic cast makes this a quintessential Lewis novel.
Jenny Burns has longed to be Amish most of her life, yet her family and friends are surprised when she sells her worldly possessions to follow her aspiration for peace and happiness. Among the Amish, Jenny is faced with many challenges physically, mentally and spiritually. She worries about being accepted, as few Englischers attempt to live the Amish lifestyle. As Jenny’s choices change her relationship with her family, will secrets force her to give up her dream? (Bethany House, Sep., 352 pp., $14.99)
Reviewed By: Leslie L. McKee
Publisher: BETHANY HOUSE
Published: September 2013