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The Resource The preacher's daughter, Beverly Lewis

The preacher's daughter, Beverly Lewis

Label
The preacher's daughter
Title
The preacher's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Beverly Lewis
Title variation
preachers daughter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Annie Zook--the preacher's eldest daughter--is expected to join the Amish church, but at 20 she is 'still deciding.' Because of the strict rules that guide the Plain community, she must continually squelch her artistic passion, although it has become her solace"--Provided by publisher
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Tone
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Award
Library Journal Best Books, 2005.
Review
  • Rendezvous Review: Annie Zook lives in Paradise, Pennsylvania, with her parents and brothers. Her father is an Amish preacher. Annie's boyfriend Rudy Esh broke up with her after four years because she wouldn't join the church. Annie loves to draw and paint. The Bishop says that this is worldly. After Annie's father finds out about her painting being in a magazine, he told her that she had to leave home. Her friend Louisa tells her that she would not like the English world. That she should give up painting and stay with her family. Will Annie ever be allowed to paint? This is a lovely and poignant sendoff for this brand new series. I look forward to the other books in this series. -- Carolyn Sidney (Reviewed 11-01-2005) (Rendezvous, vol 22, number 6)
  • One of Christian fiction's most beloved authors of the gentle read offers a new series called Annie's People, set in Paradise, Pa. It dishes up the same sort of faith-filled story line and Plain People characters Lewis's fans have come to expect. At age 20, Annie Zook is a budding artist, but her conservative Amish community forbids its members to draw or paint pictures. How will she choose between family and vocation? The disappearance of a small child years ago has left scars on various characters, and new developments in the case threaten to open old wounds. Annie's best friend in the community, Esther Hochstetler, finds that her marriage to an abusive man has become a nightmare, while Annie's pen pal, the wealthy Colorado "Englisher" Louisa Stratford (conveniently an art teacher) visits Annie in Paradise to heal from a broken engagement. Both women explore the possibilities of change. Romance, of course, is always waiting in the wings, especially in the character of handsome "Englisher" Ben Martin. Culinary details, glimpses into the workings of Amish life and strong character development help readers stay with the story's multiple changes of perspective. Plot hints in the final pages will keep Lewis's loyal fans eagerly anticipating the next installment. 300,000 first printing. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed September 12, 2005) (Publishers Weekly, vol 252, issue 36, p42)
  • /* Starred Review */ In this winning first volume of a new series set in Paradise, PA, Lewis once again focuses on Amish life (see also the “Abram's Daughters” and “Heritage of Lancaster County” series). Creating art has always been a passion for Annie Zook, but it is forbidden in her Old Order Amish community. Her turmoil over it has already delayed her final commitment to the church and caused her to lose the man she loves. The only person whom Annie feels free to share her troubled heart with is her pen pal in California, Louisa Stratford. Although her life is as different from Annie's as day from night, the two young women share a love of art. Louisa is planning to get married herself, but after finding out some unsavory information about her fiancé, she decides to take refuge with her Amish friend. Lewis's well-developed characters and absorbing plot will have fans looking forward to the next installment. Highly recommended for all collections. Raised in Pennsylvania's Amish country, Lewis now resides in Colorado. --Staff (Reviewed November 1, 2005) (Library Journal, vol 130, issue 18, p60)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
139293
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Beverly
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3562.E9383
LC item number
P74 2005
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Annie's people series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Children of clergy
  • Women artists
  • Amish
Target audience
adult
Label
The preacher's daughter, Beverly Lewis
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780764201202
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
60796190
Label
The preacher's daughter, Beverly Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
349 pages
Isbn
9780764201202
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005018581
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
60796190

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