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January: The Covenant

 The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, #1) The
by Beverly Lewis

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Book 1 of Abram's Daughters series from bestselling author Beverly Lewis. Years of secrecy bind the tiny community of Gobbler's Knob together more than
the present inhabitants know, and the Plain folk who farm the land rarely interact with the fancy locals. So when Sadie is beguiled by a dark-haired English
boy, it is Sadie's younger sister, Leah, who suffers from her sister's shameful loss of innocence. And what of Leah's sweetheart, Jonas Mast, sent to Ohio
under the Bishop's command? Drawn into an incomprehensible pact with her older sister, Leah finds her dreams spinning out of control, even as she clings
desperately to the promises of God. The Covenant begins a powerful Lancaster portrait of the power of family and the miracle of hope.
If you had told me a few weeks ago that I would be drawn into a series about the Amish of Pennsylvania, I would have given you a strange look. the Amish
have always interested me, true enough, but the narration of the book really did me in. the narrator has the Amish accent down pat which made this book
a delight to read. They really took their time learning the dialect and I really love it when a narrator shows this kind of dedication to their work.
And I'm delighted to see the same narrator narrates the next book in the series so I look forward to the same great reading experience in the next book
in the series.

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Tags: 2010 reads, fiction, first in series, series reads
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