I love reading Amish stories, so was excited when I was chosen to read The Atonement by Beverly Lewis from Bethany House.
Lucy Flaud is 25 and considered by the Amish to be past courting age. The mistakes of her past which are secret to all except her parents keeps her from attending 'singing' where unmarried Amish usually attend on Sunday's to find their spouses.
Lucy feels that she has to make up for her mistakes by keeping busy, so she volunteers in everything she can and finds herself coming up short. Her father becomes friends with an 'Englischer' who is trying to live more simple and has lots of questions. Lucy becomes friends with Dale and other members of the Amish faith esp her good friend Tobe who loves her, become worried that she is going to leave the Amish faith.
This was a very good story on the importance of being able to forgive ourselves for our past mistakes just as God forgives us if we ask Him.
I have been a fan of Beverly Lewis for many years and enjoyed this new story of hers.
**I received this book for free from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.**