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3.99965083798883 out of 53.99965083798883 out of 53.99965083798883 out of 53.99965083798883 out of 53.99965083798883 out of 5 4.00 (5,728 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 2002 ISBN: 9781436144483
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Years of secrecy bind the tiny community of Gobbler’s Knob together more than the present inhabitants know, and the Plain folk who farm the land rarely interact with the fancy locals. So when Sadie is beguiled by a dark-haired English boy, it is Sadie’s younger sister, Leah, who suffers from her sister’s shameful loss of innocence. And what of Leah’s sweetheart, Jonas Mast, sent to Ohio under the Bishop’s command?

Drawn into an incomprehensible pact with her older sister, Leah finds her dreams spinning out of control, even as she clings desperately to the promises of God.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lewis is a master.”

    Library Journal

  • “This is a bittersweet and appealing story, in the manner of Janette Oke’s The Tender Years.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/17/2017

    " I listened to "The Covenant, Abram's Daughters" on cd while driving. I got to know the Amish people first hand when I spent several years living in North Western Pennsylvania, very near a large Amish community. I actually had an Amish housekeep for a while, and I felt Aimee Lilly did a fairly good job of giving her readers a feel for Amish life. Some of the character development is a little one dimensional, but I still found myself getting pulled in. That said, I was about to brand this as the book with the worst ending of all time, with the most unresolved story lines, when I figured out it was only the first book in a series of five. (Whew!) Now I am searching to find the other four books on cd. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melanie | 1/17/2017

    " I listened to "The Covenant, Abram's Daughters" on cd while driving. I got to know the Amish people first hand when I spent several years living in North Western Pennsylvania, very near a large Amish community. I actually had an Amish housekeep for a while, and I felt Aimee Lilly did a fairly good job of giving her readers a feel for Amish life. Some of the character development is a little one dimensional, but I still found myself getting pulled in. That said, I was about to brand this as the book with the worst ending of all time, with the most unresolved story lines, when I figured out it was only the first book in a series of five. (Whew!) Now I am searching to find the other four books on cd. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindquistheather | 2/20/2014

    " This was an interesting book about an Amish community in Pennsylvania. Kind of a coming of age book but this is the first of a 5 book series. Can someone just tell me what happens?! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Becky H | 2/19/2014

    " Couldn't really get into this book and ended up just shelving it after the first few chapters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Peggy | 2/10/2014

    " I'm marking this with 3 stars only because it is a very interesting plot. This is the first book in a series of 5 that chronicles an Amish family, their interaction with the Plain people, and secrets and dilemmas within their ranks. The writing is very mediocre - if Jodi Picoult had this plot she would include all five books into one and leave out all the fluff. Don't know if I'll read the other books in the series....but I would like to know how the conflicts are resolved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle Winkler | 2/9/2014

    " This was an amazing book and I would read it again. It is fun to learn about the Amish lifestyle. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lori Campbell | 2/8/2014

    " Sorry, it was just tooo slooow. I couldn't finish it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dee Leach | 2/3/2014

    " This is typically my genre but i found this book boring and ever so predictable. I plan on finishing the series so I hope it picks up. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Krista Russell-Adams | 1/21/2014

    " With Beverly Lewis, if you have read one book, you'll find you have read most of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Halvorson | 1/12/2014

    " This was a 2 slash 3 star book. I only gave it 3 stars because it slightly made me want to read the next book in the series...it was good, but just good...nothing extraordinary - sorry Tammy! ;) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gail | 1/7/2014

    " this is first of a series about the Amish. Well written and interesting story - I will be reading the rest of the series! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb Bailey | 1/1/2014

    " Because I live in PA, I have read several books about the Amish. This is a religious fictional story and explains alot about the Amish way of life....... especially the wilding period of teenagers. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kelly | 12/13/2013

    " Loved the characters and story line..Can't wait to read the next one!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eileen | 12/9/2013

    " This was a good book, but not her best. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessica | 12/7/2013

    " This is the first book in the "Abram's Daughters" series. The books take you through the life of an Amish family in the post WWII era. The author did a great job researching Amish culture, and I've really enjoyed reading this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cassie | 11/24/2013

    " I loved getting to know the characters in this series, I loved reading about their life-style. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 11/20/2013

    " This is a simple book about an Amish family, explains Amish life and drama, if it can be called that. It was interesting but beware that this is a series and you'll want to keep reading them because thats the way drama is...Its good for the plane or the beach. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joy | 11/5/2013

    " I like how Lewis wrote this book. It was very interesting especially since I knew so little about the Amish people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria Neely | 10/16/2013

    " THis was a great series. A lot of stuff is going on that you would not think about from the Amish. Secrets, lies, the works...LOVE IT "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mari Anne | 6/30/2013

    " Amish chick lit... done pretty well. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Raina | 6/15/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Janet | 2/17/2013

    " It was OK. Sweet story, but slow moving and the ending left a lot of unanswered questions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melissa | 12/26/2012

    " I love her books. It took me awhile to get into it, but once I did i could not put it down. I ran out & got #2 yesterday! :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa | 7/6/2012

    " A story about an Amish family. Leaves the story unfinished, which I don't like, and I haven't read the next books in the series, but I would put them on my to-read list. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 6/17/2012

    " Loved the insight to Amish life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olivia | 4/19/2012

    " I loved this book! It was amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laurel | 3/17/2012

    " This book started a bit slow for me but in the end I wanted to go get the second one right away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 2/3/2012

    " I absolutely LOVE Beverly Lewis! Any of her books are good but the amish ones are awesome! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andee | 1/26/2012

    " An amazing story and mystery. A little long at five books, it is an Amish soap opera with a great web of secrets and a satisfying solution. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/26/2012

    " Good reads! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny | 9/15/2011

    " I loved this book, and now I am wanting to read this series of books. I have always liked Beverly Lewis. She is a great author! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 8/6/2011

    " I liked learning about the Amish lifestyle, especially during the time period. I was eager to see what happened in the next book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 5/15/2011

    " I loved learning about the Amish lifestyle and getting to know these characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paige | 4/6/2011

    " This book is about the Amish people...LOVE these books!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary | 1/26/2011

    " Abram's Daughter's is a great series! It's full of mystery, romance, heartache, and finding faith in God. I loved it! "

  • 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 eighteen 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.