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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (36 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 Rose Trilogy Release Date: September 2010 ISBN: 9781449843991
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Lancaster County, with its rolling meadows and secret byways, may seem idyllic, but it is not without its thorns. The Rose Trilogy is the stirring saga of two Amish sisters on the fringes of the church, and the unforeseen discoveries that change their lives.

Rose Kauffman, a spirited young woman, has a close friendship with the bishop’s foster son. Nick dresses Plain and works hard but stirs up plenty of trouble too. Rose’s sister cautions her against becoming too involved, but Rose dismisses the warnings. Meanwhile, Rose keeps house for an English widower but is startled when he forbids her to ever go upstairs. What is the man hiding?

Rose’s older sister, Hen, knows more than she should about falling for the wrong man. Unable to abandon her Amish ways, Hen is soon separated from her very modern husband. Mattie, their young daughter, must visit her father regularly, but Hen demands she wear Amish attire and speak Pennsylvania Dutch despite her husband’s wishes. Will Hen be able to reestablish her place among the People she abandoned? And will she be able to convince Rose to steer clear of rogue neighbor Nick?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Suspicion, melodrama, and misdirected passions are the order of the day in best-selling, Christy Award-winning Lewis’ newest Amish romancer.”

    Booklist

  • A New York Times Bestseller
  • A USA Today Bestseller
  • Finalist for the 2011 Christy Award for Best Contemporary Series

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Hatch | 2/20/2014

    " A great escape book from the hustle and bustle of this one. "

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

    " I've read several of Beverly Lewis's novels. She writes about the Amish people, so if you have an interest in their faith and lifestyle you will probably like this book. Most of her books follow a similar story, someone struggling with aspects of the faith and lifestyle, a secret from the past, etc. The stories are fairly predictable, but they're a nice easy read when you're looking for something light. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 2/6/2014

    " I'm ready to read the next one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashley | 1/25/2014

    " This book tells of an endearing Amish family who have been through troubled times. The characters come alive as you read through their struggles and life lessons. I can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/8/2014

    " This book demonstrates the struggle of even dedicated moral individuals to do the right thing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 1/6/2014

    " Very good book! I loved her writing, I loved the characters, and I am eager to read the rest of the trilogy. I will have to read more of her books in the future. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Connor | 12/24/2013

    " I thought this was a great book - a perfect illustration of Proverbs 13:15 "but the way of the unfaithful is hard" I am looking forward to reading the 2nd book in the trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sally Eldermire | 12/23/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book because it gave an insight into the Amish life from a woman's point of view. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shonni | 12/21/2013

    " I liked the first book in this trilogy and can't wait to start book two. I thought the sister's marriage to a non-Quaker had a fascinating dynamic to it and thought it was probably somewhat typical of what can happen when someone marries outside of their faith. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 12/2/2013

    " Enjoyed this. Easy read. Will look to read the next book in the trilogy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn | 11/14/2013

    " As always, another great book by Beverly Lewis. "

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

    " Good, didn't read in order wish I would have. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karyn | 10/7/2013

    " I had an unexpected car trip this week, and I needed some quick reading. The librarian suggested these. I'm fascinated with the Amish people, so I gave them a try. They were easy reads and it was interesting to read about this particular subculture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 8/3/2013

    " I thought the book was excellent. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite author's I would read this series again "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Arnella Lewis | 4/9/2013

    " Loved it..as always Beverly Lewis makes you feel like you are a part of the story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 2/7/2013

    " good book, I have a fondness for Amish themed books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 12/31/2012

    " A little slow at first, but then it left me with a cliff hanger which makes me want to read the next book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shannon | 11/18/2012

    " Enjoyable read. PRetty predictable. Looking forward to reading the rest of the trilogy this year, but not going to appear on any list of works of great literature. :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cheryal | 10/22/2012

    " Amish book! Loved it, but then again I have a fascination with the Amish. She is my least favorite author but she outdid herself on this one. Already got the next one on my kindle and am going to read it now! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angelina | 8/9/2012

    " This is the first Amish book I ever read and I liked it. The author did a good gob telling this story. I am now starting to read the second book in the trilogy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tatanja | 6/27/2012

    " this is a great book!! i cant wait to start reading the next book of the rose trilogy. Beverly Lewis is a great author and i look forward to reading other series from her as well "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beverly Washburn diaz | 4/19/2012

    " wasn't sure I was going to like Amish based books but it gave me a new respect for the way they live "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna Wales | 9/30/2011

    " LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Beverly Lewis! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula | 8/25/2011

    " Thought this was a very good book providing insight into the Ammish culture with interesting characters and relationships. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathleen | 7/20/2011

    " I have loved every Beverly Lewis book I've read; this one was no exception. They are always quick reads when I need a change of pace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shonni | 6/25/2011

    " I liked the first book in this trilogy and can't wait to start book two. I thought the sister's marriage to a non-Quaker had a fascinating dynamic to it and thought it was probably somewhat typical of what can happen when someone marries outside of their faith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marianne | 6/23/2011

    " Excellent as always. I missed reading a new series about Amish life. Glad I have the next one in the series to start right away. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heidi | 6/6/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It is a light romance/mystery but quite enjoyable. I am now fascinated by the Amish culture and I hope this is a good depiction of their life, because I liked it and think I can understand it a little better now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Greensmith | 5/29/2011

    " Once again, well done. I find her descriptions of Amish life fasinating. "

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

    " I love Beverly Lewis' books! I got The Thorn as a Christmas gift. Great read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ceemom99 | 5/23/2011

    " A story of Amish sisters that deal with some life choices. All families have conflicts and disagreements and this family certinly did. It is the first book in a series and it feels like it's not finished. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angelique | 5/22/2011

    " I really enjoyed it and cannot wait for the 2nd book in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda | 5/17/2011

    " I'm ready to read the next one in the series. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Suzanne | 4/9/2011

    " These books are so calming. The Thorn is the first in a new trilogy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina | 3/31/2011

    " I read the first 20 pages of this and I just couldn't get into it. The history of the family was cool but some of the words that were used were hard to pronounce. I know this book takes place back in the 1800's but still. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 3/30/2011

    " This was a very good book!! Looking forward to the continuing 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

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.