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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,770 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Stina Nielsen Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Annie’s People Series Release Date: October 2006 ISBN: 9781436128988
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A recipient of numerous Gold Book and Silver Angel awards, Beverly Lewis provides an insider’s view of Amish life that resonates with millions.

In The Brethren, Ben Martin and Annie Zook, sweethearts from two different worlds, try to cope with the separation imposed by her Amish father. But after Ben’s Kentucky parents tell him startling secrets about his past, he must return to Paradise, Pennsylvania, to answer some troubling questions. When he approaches Paradise’s covered bridge, he wonders who’s rehung the old rope swing. Drawing closer, he sees a young Amish woman sitting on the swing. When she turns, Ben is thrilled to see Annie. But as Ben tells her what his parents just revealed, he wonders why Annie smiles at him in shocked disbelief…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Beverly Lewis continues to give her readers what they have found irresistible in her previous bestselling books.”

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  • Winner of the 2007 Christy Award for Contemporary Fiction

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 2/19/2014

    " I like Beverly Lewis but it takes me awhile to get into her stories. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 2/18/2014

    " I love Beverly Lewis. Her books are so uplifting and fully capture Amish life. She always makes me want to be a "silent believer" in the Amish world, but then I remember that I would actually have to clean my house and stop reading about Amish women cleaning their houses, putting up preserves, doing the garden, and the million and one other things they have to do. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Toshellbell | 2/15/2014

    " I enjoy reading Beverly Lewis' Amish series. While I like the sweet story of the Annie Series books, it seems the story could have been told in one book vs. a series of three. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane Davis | 2/11/2014

    " Very good ending to this wonderful series... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Eileen | 2/9/2014

    " Last in series - gets quite religious - no surprise ending that is for sure. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Wollenweber | 2/5/2014

    " This series was so good I could hardly quit reading. I finished this book about midnight. I couldn't wait to read the ending. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jessica | 1/28/2014

    " Lewis outdid herself with this series. It is personally my fav so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rolanda | 1/26/2014

    " The final book to the series Annie's People was a good book to close of the story of Annie and her desires to paint. All worked out in the end. She gets her man, her painting and stays with her people. Mt only ssue is that Lou's story really didn't come to a close. Maybe Beverly Lewis will do a spin off series on Lou's life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Clara Roberts | 1/19/2014

    " In this book the Amish must go out of their comfort zone to solve their social problems. This seris also tells the difficult problem of a uniquitely gited Amish girl whose gifts are not accepted by the larger Amish society. In this case her gift is art. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Liesl | 1/9/2014

    " This one became a little more predictable, but I enjoyed seeing the wrap-up of all the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gail | 12/14/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book & series,too! I just had to keep reading to find out what was going to happen next. Things surprised me throughout the story. I needed a tissue for the sad parts in the story, too!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol | 12/12/2013

    " I hadn't read the previous two books, but it didn't take me too long to figure out who was who and where they fit in the continuing story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 12/8/2013

    " What a perfect ending to the series ^_^ Loved all three books! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Boehm | 12/4/2013

    " Good story but there is only so many plots you can have with any sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 12/2/2013

    " I was excited to read this one and glad she wrapped things up. Wish it had ended a little different for one of the characters but otherwise, really enjoyed it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne Stehr | 10/22/2013

    " Finally it ended with happiness for characters, this third book in the series was well worth the agony of the first two. A "wonderful-gut" ending!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 8/5/2013

    " This is a wonderful conclusion to the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 12/6/2012

    " Although I am interested in the subject matter of the Amish culture, it became too "preachy". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 5/15/2012

    " I am fascinated by the Amish life and this book gave me a little peak into their lives. The storyline kept me engaged. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cara | 3/5/2012

    " I ended up really liking this series. And I think she tied it up really well. Though I wish she didn't give away the big "surprise" at the end so early (her early hinting just wasn't subtle enough). Even with that, it was still a very satisfying and believable ending. Definitely enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandi | 9/24/2011

    " Humbling.... :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna | 9/14/2011

    " This was the best one of the series. I loved the characters, the story line, and the ending. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sheila Cottrill | 5/20/2011

    " book one was good. made me want to see what was going to happen in book two. book two was so so . I figured out who ben really was early on. read book three because I wanted to see how she put it all together. was really anticlimatic for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sherilyn | 4/11/2011

    " I really liked this series. It was interesting to learn a little about the amish culture. It helped me to see just how complicated we make our lives and how simple theirs are but not without struggles and difficulties and choices they have to make as well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan M. | 3/7/2011

    " The last book in the series. It's a very good ending! "

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

    " I figured out the series on chapter 6 of the second book,but I read them all because I bought them. It's not a bad plotline, but the writing isn't my fav. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cindy | 2/7/2011

    " An Amish story of romance and shunning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 J | 12/13/2010

    " Read this first, and then read the 1st & 2nd in the series. Interesting to read knowing the ending, but still good. Loved this! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emsmith | 11/16/2010

    " Whew! Done with another one of her books. I actually didn't like this one as well as the first two. I think the first is the best, then the second with this one my least favorite. This series has helped me see how it's more important to show in writing rather than just tell. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ginger | 10/2/2010

    " This final book in the trilogy (Annie's People), was somewhat predictable to me. I still enjoyed the book. Would definietly recommend it to Beverly Lewis fans. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret | 9/19/2010

    " Good story but there is only so many plots you can have with any sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 7/21/2010

    " I love this book!! It is the perfect way to end a series, although I wish it didn't have to end!! :) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jodie | 7/4/2010

    " A good conclusion to a good series. I will eventually stop talking like I am Amish. Now if someone was to write an Amish Vampire story I would be in heaven. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelleyn | 6/6/2010

    " Beverly Lewis writes good clean books. The only reason why I didn't give this book a five star because the story line is a little predictable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 5/26/2010

    " Same publishing company as Lauraine Snellings books...good, clean story. I have always found the Amish fascinating...and this series allows a peak into their everyday life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenette | 5/18/2010

    " I hated to say goodbye to the characters Annie and Ben when I finished this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandie | 4/29/2010

    " i'm addicted to the Amish smut books. "

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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

Stina Nielsen is an actress and audiobook narrator. Her reading of Kevin Henke’s Junonia earned her a 2011 Best Voice from AudioFile magazine.