Once again, Beverly Lewis has composed another heartwarming story, The Atonement, set in the Amish community in Pennsylvania. Like Lewis’ other adult books, this novel is one that can not be put down long enough to get a cup of coffee or tea!
The story line is a strong taste of reality. Even though most of us do not spend time in an Amish community, basic themes of love, redemption and inadequacy remind us of ourselves. We all “fall short of the glory of God.”
The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, now twenty-five and beyond Amish courting age. Instead, Lucy focuses on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard she strives, she never feels she’s doing enough. Then her father strikes up an unexpected friendship with an Englischer in search of a simpler way of life. Lucy forms a connection of her own with the thoughtful young man even as she rejects courtship with her longtime Amish friend. Is it too late to embrace redemption . . . and the power of love?
So much of this tale demonstrates painful agonies we all experience now and then. Through the enduring characters, it offers us solutions in a subtle way and uses prayer throughout as a genuine solution.
This is a standalone book–not in a series–so you won’t have trouble trying to catch up with ones before it. Find this book now in the Solid Rock library.