The kids are grown, now what?: The Fiddler (Home to Hickory Hollow) by Beverly Lewis

Friday, June 22, 2012

The Fiddler (Home to Hickory Hollow) by Beverly Lewis

I used to go to girl scout camp in the heart of the Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Every summer my parents would pick me up from camp and we would head to Zern's a HUGE Amish run flea market and one of my favorite places to go. We would eat Shoofly pie and pickled watermelon rind. It was my favorite day of the year. I think that's why I love Beverly Lewis' books so much. They remind me of perfect summer days in Lancaster County.
Amelia "Amy" DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance. Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains. She leaves her cell phone behind so life's demands can't intrude on her solitude. She doesn't know, nor care, where she will end up.
When her car breaks down deep in the mountains, Amy realizes the flaw in her "no cell phone" plan. She abandons her car and walks the winding roads, searching for help. Following the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of music, she finds a rustic log cabin. There she meets a young Amishman--and through him a community--that will change her life forever.

In some ways I totally connected with Amelia. She lives and breathes music. Music touches me the same way it touches her. She falls in love with the Amish community that I have loved for years. It's a very sweet love story and gives you a great peak at the Amish of Pennsylvania.

I definitely recommend The Fiddler. If you haven't read any Beverly Lewis then this is a great book to start with!

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post although I did receive a free copy of the book in order to facilitate my review. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.


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