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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,246 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Aimee Lilly Publisher: Bethany House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN:
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Lancaster County is cloaked in autumn splendor, and a reunion is in the air....

Awakening to darkness, Katie, in a dreamy haze, thought surely she was back in her bedroom at Hickory Hollow, that it was time to rise 'n' shine, hurry into chore clothes, get out to the barn to help with the milking. But, as she lay there listening, ears attuned for her father's call up the steps, she realized she was not a girl growing up in the Lapp home. She was a young married woman, curled up next to Dan, her sleeping husband.

From newlyweds Katie and Dan living in the shadow of the shunning, to Rachel and Philip embracing parenthood even as he acclimates to Amish life as an outsider.... From the courtship of Lydia Cottrell and her betrothed, Levi King, to Sarah Cain, now a wife and mother struggling to bridge her own life with that of the People.... October Song is overflowing with the simpler things of life that make a Lewis novel an unforgettable journey into the depths of the human heart.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 2/10/2014

    " This was a big disappointment. I enjoyed the other books I read by Beverly Lewis (not the best ever, but fun to read about Amish). This book was written in response to readers inquiring about the characters (like how their lives ended up after the books they'd been in ). The disappointing thing is that the book didn't really move on with anyone. Nothing major happened, and the little bit she gave you was just left hanging. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angie | 2/10/2014

    " I would really give this 2 1/2 stars. It was good to read about the familiar characters, but it left me feeling like she started another story and just ended it with no real "ending". I also felt the first section about Katie & Dan was just too "preachy" for lack of a better word. Definitely not her best work, but readable if you keep in mind that each story will really lead to nothing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pam Deppe | 2/3/2014

    " I love the books about the Amish people. Such a simple lifestyle. This book is a group of stories from several of her other books. Great book. Great insight. Loved it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Loraine | 1/23/2014

    " I was disappointed in this book. I really like Beverly Lewis, but I felt that this was just a way to wrap up several characters in some of her other books. The book felt disjointed to me and was not nearly as interesting a read as her previous books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ang | 1/8/2014

    " I didn't care for this book as much as the others. It was an attempt to give more info on how the characters from her books were doing. Some of them I liked what she wrote as the follow up. Other characters were too boring to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deborah | 1/3/2014

    " The stated purpose of this book is to tie up some loose ends of other books. After reading the book, I had more questions than before. I love many of the books by Beverly lewis but this jus isn't one of her best. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Michelle | 1/3/2014

    " I just couldn't get the hang of this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 1/2/2014

    " I had read her other books that these are a sequel to but I found this one kind of boring. It made for an ok bath time book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 12/24/2013

    " It has been a while since I read this book and I thought it was an interesting way for Lewis to combine some of her series in one book. But, I thought the story was on the weaker side. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Odetta | 12/15/2013

    " Too bad we can't give it 3.5 stars. I like this author. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mary | 12/10/2013

    " It was ok. Not one of my favorites by Beverly Lewis "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bridget | 10/6/2013

    " good conclusion to three different series "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 8/24/2013

    " Ok, but not one if her better novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffany | 6/1/2013

    " Just a group of short stories for a follow up on characters from previous series- you need to read those before this so it makes sense. Beverly Lewis is a great author and writes really well- I fell in love with the simplicity of the Amish culture because of her books! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nola Moore | 7/24/2012

    " Excellent overview of several good books "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Theresa Rice | 7/11/2012

    " This book has three separate stories (chapters, or maybe you'd call them excerpts) from three different books. You should read The Shunning, Sarah Cain, and The Postcard prior to reading this book. It is an entertaining read and will make more sense if you read the other ones beforehand. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janice | 6/6/2012

    " Need to read other books to really get the whole plot of this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 4/9/2012

    " Not what I thought it'd be. It's 3 mini stories. Thought it would be one full story. But all in all I liked it. I love Beverly Lewis's stories. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Anna | 2/13/2012

    " Maybe would have helped if I had known that it was a sequel to many of her previous books. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly Deffenbaugh | 1/27/2012

    " This was my first Beverly Lewis book and I completely fell in love with the author. Her stories are so intriguing and captivating you have to finish the story in one sitting! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Clara Roberts | 11/19/2011

    " This was an interesting read it discussed the problems of a 'fancy' person marrying a Plain perons and becoming Plain. It dealt with a sence of supisions of the Amish. It was a read that did not require a great deal of thought. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Miriam | 11/18/2011

    " I love the characters in Beverly Lewis's books, but at times the story becomes slow and wordy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 10/11/2011

    " Picked this up as a bargain book, thought it was great. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 8/29/2011

    " I did not enjoy this book as much as the others. It has too many different families in it. I was lead to believe it was a fourth book to The Shunning, The Confession and The Reckoning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pitterpat | 8/14/2011

    " A simple, easy read with a warm ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shannon | 6/18/2011

    " This is a well written book about the Amish. This series follows a romance and the problems of families as they try to walk in their believes "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jc | 5/4/2011

    " Still an enjoyable story, but so far I like the author's newer Rose Trilogy better. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Verlee | 5/4/2011

    " I actually didn't finish this book. I did not like it. It was too obvious. I don't know. I usually like her books alright, but could not get into this one. I didn't mind the continuation of different stories, but it just seemed like a book without much thought. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirley | 4/17/2011

    " Had liked a previous Beverly Lewis but this was just too contrived. Just skimmed to the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brittany | 1/23/2011

    " Well written; however, this could have been one book instead of three. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Theresa | 1/6/2011

    " I am really hoping that the next book makes up for what this book lacked. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathleen | 1/3/2011

    " not as good as part 1 - pretty slow moving throughout. a few key plot points that will, i'm sure, be important now that i'm starting book 3, but not as enjoyable as others. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stacey | 8/13/2010

    " The story continues for Katherine. I am anxious to see how things come together in the 3rd and final book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 8/4/2010

    " This is the second book in a trilogy about an Amish girl set to find her birth mother. Again, slow moving book but not too bad. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jodie | 7/4/2010

    " I am enjoying this trilogy. I love that Beverly Lewis ends her stories at 3 instead of dragging them out forever. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 6/21/2010

    " Probably should have reread "The Shunning" just to review the storyline. Decent story. Interesting to learn about the Amish life. Definitely different theology brought into the story. "

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About the Author
Author Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy books for adults and children. Her inaugural novel, The Shunning, was the first in her blockbuster fiction series, The Heritage of Lancaster County. Since then, her Amish-inspired novels have garnered numerous awards, including the ECPA Platinum Book Award and Library Journal’s Best Book of 2009. She currently lives in the foothills of the Colorado Rocky Mountains with her husband, David.

About the Narrator

Aimee Lilly has been involved in the broadcasting and radio drama field since 1989. She has read audiobooks by many bestselling authors, including Elizabeth George, Janette Oke, and Francine Rivers. She portrayed Hattie Durham in the dramatic audio version of the bestselling Left Behind series.