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On the day before her Amish parents' 20th wedding anniversary, Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop. Piqued by curiosity, Sylvia unlocks the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy life. 

Once Sylvia overcomes her shock, she confronts her father about the contents of the box. To her amazement, the respected convert to the Old Order admits that he is not fit to be a member of the Hickory Hollow Amish church - in fact, he never was. 

Burdened by the weight of his deception, Earnest Miller reveals the details about his past to Sylvia - and to his wife, Rhoda. The long-kept secret alters everything for the close-knit family, and when word of Earnest's deceit reaches others in the community, the truth pits Amish neighbors against one another and threatens to dry up Earnest's livelihood - as well as to break up Sylvia's engagement to the preacher's grandson. 

Can the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance?

©2019 Beverly Lewis (P)2019 Recorded Books

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  • Ren
  • 22-04-19

Slow in the middle..

I became a fan of Beverly Lewis when I began to read the Abrahm's daughters series but I've noticed that with the last few books written by this author, the story just sort of drags on in the middle. While listening to this latest book by chapter 19 I became so bored with it that I skipped to chapter 30 and had no trouble at all understanding what was happening..
The narrator was lacking too, her voice was pleasant but slow, very slow, and she took unnecessary pauses throughout the book.

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  • KP
  • 18-05-19

Wonderfully Read

Stina Neilson does such a fabulous job! Beverly Lewis has done it again...written a wonderful story that flows with interest, emotion, and God’s grace.

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  • Dede V.
  • 31-12-19

I was sure this was part one of a multi-part serie

once the book ended I came over here to find what was the next book in the series because surely this wasn't the end of the story. What a horrible way to end a story with so many unanswered questions and opening new lot lines right at the end. I am usually not frustrated with her books this one was a very frustrating raid and got long and boring sometimes in the middle.

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  • K. J. Allen
  • 28-06-19

Never disappoints!

Beverly Lewis never disappoints me. Another wonderful journey into Amish life. Now onto the next one!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-06-22

nice read

It was an ok book. The narrator did an excellent job. The story was very slow and repetitive. It was frustrating things wouldn't get to the point and how the women in the book seemed to have little confidence to talk to others about their thoughts or questions. The end was such a disappointment, leaving so many loose ends, nothing really resolved.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-22

Slow,

no closure or follow up at end.overall poor story compared to most by this author. very in Christian

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  • ELISHA C
  • 28-07-21

Could not stop listening!

I loved it! I couldnt stop! Such a beautiful story line full of love, deceit, and surprises I cant wait for the next book!

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  • Deborah J. Cobb
  • 12-08-20

Love Amish Stories

If you love traditional, simple plain, genuine life stories, you won't be disappointed. I enjoy all of Beverly Lewis books, and they are easy to get caught up in!

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  • Nancy
  • 25-02-20

Another excellent book by Beverly Lewis

I always look forward to a new
Book from this author! This story did not disappoint. The new story line with its unexpected twists (especially at the end!) is a wonderful read. I can’t wait to start the sequel!

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  • Robin Henderson
  • 25-01-20

Enjoyed this storyline and narration.

Love Beverly Lewis. Ihave never read or listened to a bad book. Wonderful stories of love, struggles and deep devotion to God.