The Orchard

Author: Beverly Lewis

Publisher: Bethany House

Release Date: September 6, 2022

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A great story that will tug at the heartstrings and show readers love, sacrifice, strength and so much more.

The Hostetler orchard has been in the family for years and Ellie knows that one day her twin brother, Evan, will carry on the tradition. Before he can take over the orchard, his draft number is called up for the Vietnam War. The family is Amish and doesn’t believe in the war, but Evan didn’t seek conscientious objector status. When he leaves for boot camp, Ellie turns to her best friend’s brother and finds herself attracted to him and everything she has ever thought is changing and the future is something none of them could of expected.

When reading a well written Amish fiction book, it can transport you into that space and time. Beverly Lewis is a great writer when it comes to this. The feeling of being in this community while reading about these characters is a fun way to spend an afternoon. I loved the twin aspect with Ellie and Evan, that always brings a fun new aspect to a story for me. The setting in this book was beautiful and so descriptive that I fully felt myself in the orchard with these characters. I would recommend this book to readers that enjoy a good Amish fiction story.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from the publisher.  The views and opinions expressed within are my own.

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