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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,289 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Beverly Lewis Narrator: Aimee Lilly Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Series Release Date: May 2008 ISBN: 9781608142200
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Caleb Yoder’s father has forbidden him to court Nellie Mae Fisher, but words alone cannot stop Caleb’s devotion. Yet if he continues to pursue Nellie, he risks losing everything. Nellie, too, is torn. She longs to marry her Old Order beau but cannot ignore the gentle pull she feels toward the faith of her New Order family. Can she and her beloved satisfy the expectations of the People while remaining true to their hearts? Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Lewis capably portrays the struggle Nellie feels between the attraction of her family’s faith and the yearnings of her heart…This latest installment won’t disappoint.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Focuses on the common theme of forbidden love and determining where your values lie—with the traditions of the old ways or the promise of salvation in Jesus…Relevant to changes occurring in some Amish communities.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • A USA Today Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sue Roberts | 2/17/2014

    " I loved how many of the Amish people were drawn to leave their ways by the Spirit and eventually left their church so that they could read the scriptures and feel the Spirit on their own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/20/2014

    " Great series so far. I can't wait to finish the last book to see what happens. It makes me long to live a quieter life! "

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

    " Again another Amish book that takes the struggle of young love versus religious rules to the max. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Devine | 1/4/2014

    " Can't wait for the final book to come out so I can see how the various story plots resolve. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 12/31/2013

    " Good book, very enjoyable to read, I will be reading more from this author "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jewett | 12/30/2013

    " Good - drags just a bit here and there, but all in all a very good read. Am now into the last one in the series. I'm anxious to see what happens and I've learned a lot about the New Order Amish. I was only familiar with the Old Order before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Vicki | 12/30/2013

    " I listened to the series as I sewed for Christmas. Uplifting. I do get tired of them after a while though "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/23/2013

    " A wholesome story that has held my attention through the first two books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jessica | 12/12/2013

    " not my style of book. A slow read for me..... "

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

    " 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 Midge | 11/7/2013

    " The 2nd in the "Courtship" series. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelleyn | 10/22/2013

    " It is interesting to learn about the split in the Amish groups, but this book had too many character to keep track of. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hannah Mackay | 9/19/2013

    " Not as appealing as the first book of the series. However i did anjoy the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 10/21/2012

    " I really thought this book was much better than the first in the series. Cute little story and fast read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophia Musgrave | 9/27/2012

    " This one was a little less sad and pathetic than the first in the series. I did enjoy the part of it of Nellie finding herself a little more, and getting to see more about the world from the Amish perspective, but it was still not the best book ever, cute but completely for young girls. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 9/17/2012

    " The stakes are high as Nellie is torn between her family's "new faith" of salvation by grace and the Old Order where her life and love are centered. How much will she lose in order to gain on either side? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lacey | 7/22/2012

    " This was so much easier to read than the first book. This got right to the point. "

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

    " Better than the first one. And I definitely will read the third to find out how it all wraps up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison Caudill | 2/5/2012

    " The Forbidden was a great read. Once I was done with the first book I couldnt wait to get my hands on this one. The courthship kept my on my toes, I wanted to keep coming back for more. This was my first series of Beverly Lewis and I plan to read more of her work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky | 2/1/2012

    " I love this series! I couldn't wait until I went back to the library this afternoon to get the third book! It's been hard for me to put the books down after I start reading them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 1/29/2012

    " Another good read to the first. I tend to get caught up with the lead char. and want them to move a little faster or say more things but Nellie is not like that very reserved but stubborn. Look forward to reading the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 9/26/2011

    " Some of the story lines are to heavy handed with drama. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Candice | 5/19/2011

    " A very happy story, but I don't think that it should have been dragged out into three books! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 4/14/2011

    " This one was a bit slow, but half way through I couldn't put it down.
    I'm a sucker for a happy ending.
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 2/1/2011

    " I loved these three books! The longing was great. It touched my heart, made me cry and smile! "

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

    " It was a lovely end to a lovely story... but I felt like there were pieces of the story that never fully wrapped up. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stephanie | 1/1/2011

    " What a great book and end to the series. I really enjoyed this one. It was a quick read that took a completely different path than I was expecting so that was pretty exciting. It wasn't as predictable as the first two books and I was really happy with how the series ended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christa | 10/16/2010

    " I liked this final installment of the serious. I kind of wished the ending was a little different though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shellie | 10/15/2010

    " This series was very good. The author came to library for book signing last month! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 8/20/2010

    " I really love this series of Amish books. Light reading. The dialogue and the sense of a caring community gives you that wonderful feeling you get when you have just spent time with a dear friend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 8/9/2010

    " This wraps up the 3 book series. All three were wonderful and the way the author describes things makes you feel like you are right there. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tania | 6/28/2010

    " I read this one as a stand-alone and still enjoyed. "

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

    " What a charming ending to the series. I enjoyed every page, and while predictable, it still warmed my heart. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Teresa | 2/23/2010

    " Great series by Beverly Lewis. I am going to miss the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Beth | 2/13/2010

    " This was a nice enjoyable series. It was a quick read that kept my attention. "

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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 is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator who 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.