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4.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 54.14 out of 5 4.14 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Christina Moore Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Abram’s Daughters Series Release Date: September 2003 ISBN: 9781440739934
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The powerful family saga of four Amish sisters whose way of life and faith in God are as enduring as Lancaster’s signature horse and buggy. Or so it seems.

Leah Ebersol and her beloved Jonas Mast are separated by hundreds of miles after he accepts an apprenticeship in Ohio. They are confident their love is strong enough to survive the separation, but more than time and distance are conspiring to keep them apart.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In The Betrayal, Beverly Lewis plucks reader emotions like a virtuoso violinist. My only complaint is the cliff-edge ending, which leaves the reader impatient for a sequel.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “A wonderful continuance of The Covenant. Ms. Lewis does a magnificent job of creating genuinely real characters in her books.”

    Romance Junkies

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 2/15/2014

    " I love Beverly Lewis books. There is nothing more relaxing than curling up with one of her books. Her books are a true getaway. Although I am one of the "English" folk her books draw me in and I feel I can be one of the Amish women who work hard but have peace away from the hustle and bustle of our modern society. There is always dilemma and a hook to keep the reader reading, but the peace of the Amish countryside is a nice vacation. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 2/8/2014

    " "The Betrayal" picks up right where "The Covenant" left off, showing another year in the life of the Ebersol girls. Sadie is faced with some tough consequences, while Leah is torn between duty and a promise. The sleepy Amish town of Gobbler's Knob is full of enough secrets and romance, to keep readers turning pages late into the night. I have now become completely enmeshed with Beverly Lewis' interesting settings and wonderful characters! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raina | 1/31/2014

    " Loved it!! Very interesting look into a closed off world and society. I learned a lot! Great series!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Thea | 1/30/2014

    " The ending made me very angry! I guess I will have to read the third book to find out what happens! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amber | 1/27/2014

    " Okay, I actually totally finished the series now, but don't feel like going through and rating all 5 books! I've enjoyed this one and it seems less predictable than some of her other series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heather | 1/24/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book I will say right from the end of book 1 I knew where she was going with Jonas. It makes me sad it truly feels like the ones who live their lives righteously have more trials although I am sure it's not true. I'll repeat my attitude that Sadie is selfish and truly resentful to those around her asking them to do things she would never do. The reading was easy and good. I anxiously wait to see how the plot thickens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel Brand | 1/23/2014

    " This was such a heart-wrenching read! Yet I still want to read the rest of the books in the series. Beverly Lewis's books are incredibly readable and I finished this in two days. I was engrossed in the descriptions of the land and the food of Lancaster County and truly would like to visit it some day. As for the characters, I was taken in, yet again, by Abram's daughters. Sadie's grief and Leah's desire to settle down with her betrothed were just as engaging as in the last book and I was pleased to see that Hannah and Mary Ruth's characters were developed further. I'm looking forward to discovering whether she joins the Amish or leaves to become a teacher. As other reviewers have pointed out, many issues in this book could have been prevented if only the characters had communicated. But wouldn't this have been the situation a hundred or two years ago? In a sense, Amish novels are like historical novels. You have to suspend disblelief a little and accept that crisis often develop out of small problems that snowball out of control. As much as I felt sorry for Leah at the end of the book, I can only hope that Lewis has something better planned for her life that will appear in the final three books in this series. I have to say that this book was probably better than the first in the series as I felt that I got to know the characters more, so this is a 10/10. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 1/18/2014

    " It is a good clean book and enjoyed learning about amish culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kandice | 1/18/2014

    " Loved it! Read in one day! Couldn't put it down! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 12/27/2013

    " Beverly Lewis does an amazing job of placing the reader in the middle of the Amish culture ... such a great book series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marie | 12/9/2013

    " 2nd in 'abram's daughters' series. continues w/ light reading into daily life of an amish family. living near amish communites i find the way of life:worship,buggies,church services interesting.my sis in law is reading this series as well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Erin | 11/6/2013

    " Book 2 of Abrams Daughters Saga "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy McClanahan | 11/1/2013

    " I enjoyed the book but was so disappointed by the simple problems that didn't get resolved and grew into mountains because the Amish can't just pick up a phone and communicate. I'm moving on to #3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 10/14/2013

    " I'm enjoying this series. I've listened to these on CD. I end up catching myself starting to use some of the phrasing from the book - "ain't so". Interesting insights into Amish life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shellie Winter | 9/24/2013

    " The story line is very compelling. I'm glad it's a series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emi Rose | 8/19/2013

    " Oh my gosh! I'm in LOVE with these books!!! I'm reading the third right now and I'm beyond mad with how it's going. As for the second book, really good and then really sad at the end. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Hurd | 7/29/2013

    " couldn't wait to read book #3 and see what happens next. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nicole | 4/3/2013

    " Great continuation of the series. By this point I was really getting into the characters and story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hannah | 3/25/2013

    " Really good book! I can't wait to read the next one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 11/18/2012

    " I'm hooked on this series. Wow! I'm so frustrated for Leah in this book. Glad some loose ends are solved....but so many more to go! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaymi Boswell | 10/9/2012

    " I'm almost finished with this. It's exactly what I thought it would be and I figured out most of it in the first book, but I keep reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 7/17/2012

    " I loved this book so much, but was so frustrated with it. I got so involved that I just wanted to yell at the characters and tell them what the other was thinking and doing to make everything better. Great book in a great series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa Hayes | 4/1/2012

    " One of the few Christian series I've stuck with past Book 1, Chapter 1. I read the whole of Abram's Daughters and enjoyed them all very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cookielover | 1/16/2012

    " I've never enjoyed a sequel more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ashley | 1/1/2012

    " Love it! Can't wait to read the next! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Athalia | 9/30/2011

    " I'm half-way through this novel. I like it, don't get me wrong; it's just that there is a little too much foreshadowing to maintain the element of mystery and surprise, and the narrative moves a little slower and more redundant than The Covenant. It's good just not super. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal | 9/23/2011

    " Beverly really out did herself.. this book kept me guessing, shedding tears and wanting more.. i couldn't put this book down. finished it in one day.. can't wait to get to the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittini Lacy | 7/21/2011

    " This book was awesome it starts out slow but it is a great book to read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 4/9/2011

    " Enjoyed this as the second book in the series. Could predict the ending. Looking forward to last book in series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Johnson | 2/27/2011

    " More about Amish customs and how they impact lives in both positive and negative ways. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Natalie | 1/20/2011

    " Had to finish to make sure something good finally happened to Leah, but not sure they were worth the last 15 pages of her happiness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Betty | 12/29/2010

    " Fun read. Learned alot about the Amish. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jamie | 12/17/2010

    " The story kept me turning the pages and I even learned something. Very good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vikki | 4/2/2010

    " Last in Abram's Daughters series. Very simplistic but very good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachel | 3/8/2010

    " Such a well-done series of Amish fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 8/27/2009

    " These books were recommended to me by a friend. I liked them. It as aptly described to me as an "Amish soap opera" and so it is. We read them for a November book club. Amish=harvest=November for me :). You can't stop at Book 1. Read to the end of 5 for the complete story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 6/25/2009

    " This is another Beverly Lewis series that I couldn't put down. The love story was great and it's a nice wholesome book :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 6/24/2009

    " I really enjoyed reading these books. Quick reads, but as I was relating the plot to my husband, I realized they are a little soap opera-ish:) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/9/2009

    " I really liked this series about the Amish. They were a quick easy read and I couldn't put them down--I found the culture interesting and wanted to know what would happen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 2/8/2009

    " Loved this series! I read the whole thing in one week. There are several plot twists, mysteries, romance, and fun details about the Amish life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Teresa | 10/31/2008

    " my first look into amish life,fast reads, couldn't put down "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mandy | 10/12/2008

    " I finished the first one - it was a little slow at the start, but by the third or fourth chapter, I really got into it. "

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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

Christina Moore is an actress and award-winning audiobook narrator who has garnered fourteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she is best known for her roles in the television series That ’70s Show, Hawthorne, and 90210. She is a founding member of Bitches Funny, an all-female sketch group that has performed in New York City and Los Angeles for the past five years.