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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,124 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: October 2004 ISBN: 9781440739989
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The compelling chronicle of Abram Ebersol’s family continues in this fourth volume.

While raising her motherless younger siblings, Leah Ebersol must decide whether to take the sorrowful path of her older sister Sadie or guide her younger sister Lydiann safely to her baptismal covenant.

The Prodigal is a multilayered mystery and a saga of love, a story of deceit and untangled webs, of disgrace and redemption, encompassed by the merciful threads that knit families together.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In the fourth volume of Beverly Lewis’ Abram’s Daughters series, the chronicle of the Ebersols continues. As the world moves into the post-WWII years, the devout Amish family must contend with change in their traditional Lancaster County routines. Leah now runs the Ebersol Cottage and sees to the raising of her motherless younger siblings. Shunned by the family, sister Sadie has returned, causing Leah to worry that sister Lydiann too will abandon the Old Ways.”

    Barnes&Noble.com, editorial review

  • “Lewis’ fascinating, though meandering, saga of Amish life reveals a universal truth—still waters often possess strong currents and cover deep secrets. The slow pace may put some readers off, but overall, it’s a worthwhile read.”

    RT Book Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenopus1 | 2/13/2014

    " If you have never read Beverly Lewis you are in for a treat "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie Dickey | 2/6/2014

    " This was book number 4 of the series...it is an Amish story. I have had fun looking into their culture. I like the faith and gratitude these people carry on a day to day basis. They get much joy out of their lives and accept everything as God's will, even the bad things that happen. They believe that all is to their good, no matter what. They really enjoy the bounties of the Earth and caring for it, a very simplistic people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christal | 1/26/2014

    " The forth book in Abram's daughters didn't turn out the way I think I would have wrote it, but it was still good. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emi Rose | 1/13/2014

    " Oh, how I LOVE this series. Even though it makes me tremendously angry and depressed!!!! I LUVLUVLUVLUVLUVLUVLUVLUVLUV this series like SO MUCH! So this book was very good. Jonas comes back, which I was like "FINALLY"!!!! You find out Sadie's baby was ALIVE THE WHOLE TIME!!! I was like "what the heck?!" and then you find out her son is JAKE MAST??!??!??!?!?!?!? Then I'm like "OH MY GOSH!" And THEN, Lyddie and Jake are COURTING when Lyddie is Jake's AUNT by blood!?!?!?!! I thought they were such a PERFECT couple and then yes, he turns out to be her NEPHEW?!?!?!?! Like I said, this series makes me so angry and depressed, but I still LUVLUVLUVLUVLUVLUVLUVLUV it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittini Lacy | 1/7/2014

    " 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 Shirlyn | 1/6/2014

    " Wow, there are so many twists and turns in this great "Amish Soap Opera" I can't believe how it ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen J Culton | 1/3/2014

    " So far this was my least favorite of the series but I still liked it, I know it is leading up to the ending, which I am looking forward to read. I was happy to read more about Jonas in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Hunt | 12/28/2013

    " Amazing revelations happen in this book and your heart yearns for the characters to get what they desire in life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen Hatch | 12/20/2013

    " Not as good as the previous book. You knew what was coming from the title of the book but had to read to the end to get to it. But those passages made it well worth the wait. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 11/19/2013

    " I like BL's books, but I can't help feel like there is a lot of martyrdom going on here... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 11/15/2013

    " Each book in the series draws you into the story a little more. I feel like I know these characters so well because Lewis is great at developing each person. I look forward to the last book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Peggy McClanahan | 10/23/2013

    " I am still really enjoying this series. It's hard to see things happen (that don't need to) but it's admirable to see the commitment the Amish people have to their religion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 10/3/2013

    " I seriously can't figure out what is going to happen next in this series. This is unusual for Beverly Lewis's works, but I'm thoroughly enjoying it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 2/25/2013

    " Continued the story of the Ebersol family. I couldn't put it down. Beautiful story of forgiveness. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mindy | 1/24/2013

    " This is book 4 in the series... best one so far for me. Lots of secrets are revealed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Midge | 12/23/2012

    " The listing above will present an overview of the story. I find these books by Beverly Lewis very interesting. The outcome is not easy to predict, and the characters are well-developed and individual. I enjoyed the look into Amish family life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shary | 10/30/2012

    " I have enjoyed reading this series very much. I'm looking forward to the final book to finally know what happens with all the characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andrea | 8/24/2012

    " Wonderful sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Colleen | 8/11/2012

    " Poor Leah couldn't catch a break until this book in the Abrams Daughters series! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judy Wollenweber | 6/30/2012

    " I am really enjoying this series "

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

    " Her books are so easy to read that you can fly right through! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becca | 4/2/2012

    " Such an endearing story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 10/18/2011

    " I mark this 3 stars because I felt like I went through a lot of bull to get to the meat and potatoes which lasted maybe 75 pages of the end. gggggggggggggg. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura | 10/3/2011

    " The author did an amazing job of bringing in so many characters and keeping this ongoing saga suspenseful. Twists, turns, dips, valleys. A real ride for Amish fiction. I can't write any review of the story without slipping and sharing a surprise or two. It caught me by surprise! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jill Mccamey | 9/17/2011

    " This is the first of this series I have read. It was too hard to keep track of who is who. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 5/21/2011

    " The Prodigal was amazing. I almost cried when Jonas returned. Very good book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy | 1/28/2011

    " And finally we see Jonas again. :) That's all I'm saying...I will reveal no more!! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tasha | 10/15/2010

    " Same old, same old. Another generation perpetuates the lies and deceptions in the name of rightousness. Enjoyable enough to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jessica | 9/12/2010

    " I mark this 3 stars because I felt like I went through a lot of bull to get to the meat and potatoes which lasted maybe 75 pages of the end. gggggggggggggg. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bonnie | 8/31/2010

    " These books get better and better. One more of this series to go. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittini | 5/4/2010

    " 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 Kim | 12/12/2009

    " Okay I am going to take a break before reading the last book in this series. It is just dragging on with the story that began in book one! I will finish it, but I need a respite for a time! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Midge | 12/9/2009

    " The listing above will present an overview of the story. I find these books by Beverly Lewis very interesting. The outcome is not easy to predict, and the characters are well-developed and individual. I enjoyed the look into Amish family life. "

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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.