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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,957 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 Seasons of Grace Series Release Date: April 2009 ISBN: 9781608144709
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In the seemingly ordinary Amish home of Grace Byler, secrets abound. Why does her mother weep in the night? Why does her father refuse to admit something is dreadfully wrong? Then, in one startling moment, everything Grace assumed she knew is shattered. Her mother’s disappearance leaves Grace reeling and unable to keep her betrothal promise to her long-time beau. Left to pick up the pieces of her life, Grace questions all she has been taught about love, family, and commitment.

Heather Nelson is an English grad student, stunned by a doctor’s diagnosis. Surely fate would not allow her father to lose his only daughter after the death of his wife a few years before. In denial and telling no one she is terminally ill, Heather travels to Lancaster County—the last place she and her mother had visited together. Will Heather find healing for body and spirit? As the lives of four wounded souls begin to weave together like an Amish patchwork quilt, they each discover missing pieces of their life puzzles—and glimpse the merciful and loving hand of God.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Any new Beverly Lewis fiction cycle is a just cause for celebration, and this is no exception.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “In the first in Lewis’ new series, the pace is a bit slower than in some of her previous books, but it all comes together when the long-kept, and unexpected, secret is finally revealed.”

    RT Book Reviews 

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katie | 2/17/2014

    " This book was fine. I thought that there wasn't that much going on. It took the whole book to reveal the "secret" and it wasn't that interesting or surprising in the end. Wished it had been better. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristan Anne | 2/12/2014

    " I like all of Lewis' books, and this first book in the Seasons of Grace series is no exception. There's not really any closure at the end of this, so if you don't plan on reading the whole series, this probably won't be worth your time. I listened to it on a car trip, and I did not get bored with it once. I like that the reader uses different voices for the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicky | 2/7/2014

    " An interesting book. I want to read the rest of the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leslee Breene | 2/3/2014

    " Beautiful and poignant first book in Beverly Lewis trilogy of today's Amish family life. "

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

    " This was a sweet, easy book to read. It the kind that make you feel good after you have finished it. I look forward to the others in her series. "

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

    " Interesting. And a quick read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aliesha | 1/23/2014

    " I love Beverly Lewis books. They are good books that you don't want to put down. Also are clean books-no bad content in them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean Erickson | 1/23/2014

    " I enjoyed this a lot. Liked the twist near the end, and am looking forward to part two. I enjoy reading about the simple life, and also seeing that the Plain life in many ways resembles that of the non-Amish. I will read more by this author. "

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

    " My first Beverly Lewis book. I look forward to reading more form her! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bethany | 1/17/2014

    " Typical of Lewis. You learn only what's necessary to keep you coming back, but not enought to ruin the plot. Very good book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carmela Gallina | 1/16/2014

    " Great read, enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jen | 1/12/2014

    " Didn't know this was a series. Now I have to wait for the others to come out. DOH! :) Good book, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Diane Perkins | 12/27/2013

    " This was a great book, I sped through it As usual when reading her books I long for a simple life and would love to be Amish :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Denise | 12/23/2013

    " I won't be reading the sequel to this one. The story just dragged on and I can probably predict what will happen in the sequel. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Catherine | 12/16/2013

    " Loved it! It was a great read and got me thinking. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Debra | 12/9/2013

    " I didn't like the "voice" the author uses. I really hate how the author throws in words in the Amish dialect. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne Stehr | 9/24/2013

    " I loved it and can't wait for the next book. If you have enjoyed beverly lewis' other series this book if for you "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzie Pinkham | 6/20/2013

    " I read this book for a f2f club otherwise I probably would not have picked this book out. I liked it...and it is the first in a series so someday I may seek out the second book, but I could really take it or leave it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Connie | 12/28/2012

    " Enjoyed this book very much. Anxious to continue the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cindi Chase | 11/15/2012

    " I did enjoy this book, however if left me not knowing what happened, there was no conclusion. It ends leading you to need the next book in this series to see what happens. Other than that, it was a good book to read and I look forward to the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mom | 9/1/2012

    " Fun read. Goes really fast. I read it in three sittings. Kind of interesting to learn about the Amish and Mennonites. When I did summer stock in Pennsylvania I remember seeing their buggies on the roads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel Nielsen | 7/8/2012

    " I really liked this book. You don't find out the secret until the very end. I should have guessed what it was but I didn't. Overall, a very enjoyable book. Now I can't wait to read the next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rita | 4/30/2012

    " Another great book by Beverly Lewis. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kayti | 4/25/2012

    " It was a good little fiction/Amish story. I really like Amish culture! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristin | 3/11/2012

    " This was a fairly good book. What I liked most about it was getting to read about the Amish people and what their customs and beliefs are. In terms of the plot, it was so highly predictable, it made me a little impatient. This is the first in the series, but I don't think I'll be continuing on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trisha | 12/4/2011

    " Touching... I didn't think I could enjoy a story of an Amish family so much! The secret that was came out at the very end was shocking. I can not wait to see what will happen in the next book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara | 8/4/2011

    " I was really getting into this story, but it ended with so many things unknown. I guess that's why it's a series! Gonna have to read the others sometime... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenda | 6/10/2011

    " The story of Amish families and their way of life. Mother Esh has a secret that she has kept for twenty-four years. Beverly Lewis writes in simple terms, the way the Amish live; this is the first of a series. Looking forward to the rest of the story. "

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

    " now i cant wait to get hold of the next of the series... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 6/1/2011

    " I did find it a little slow, but at the same time I love the mystery behind Grace's mother and what was going on with her. I look forward to finding out what happends to Grace and Heather. I have just started the next book of the series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rhonda | 5/26/2011

    " This was my very first Beverly Lewis book and I couldn't wait for the 2nd book to come out. Great read! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlene | 5/5/2011

    " This book was really slow and a lot of the time I felt like nothing was really happening. I'm not sure why the author thought it was necessary to drag it out over several books, but I don't think I enjoyed the first book enough to continue reading the rest of the series to find out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ghada | 4/18/2011

    " So far nice different people different backgrounds and lives, looking forward to know the secretstory nice butt the way it is told could dull at tiimes "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Janet | 4/13/2011

    " Reading this book was like watching paint dry. Slow, slow slow. I had to read it for a book club or I wouldn't have finished it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jan | 4/7/2011

    " Would like a more satisfying ending, but the book was good in general. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emma | 4/2/2011

    " This was an ok story, but clear from the outset that it was just an introduction to the series of books. I have an inkling of how certain story lines in the book may be resolved in the coming books, but I'm all up for being proved wrong... "

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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 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. She portrayed Hattie Durham in the dramatic audio version of the bestselling Left Behind series.