The River Paperback

Facing the future in spite of the past

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The River

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In The River, Beverly Lewis tells the heartwarming story of Tilly and Ruth, two sisters from with a shared Amish heritage they long since left behind them.

But when they return to the picturesque Amish homelands of Lancaster County, the past collides with the present and threatens to drastically change each sister’s future life in a tale that will capture your emotions and imagination.

Both Ruth and Tilly are hiding the truth of their unresolved relationships. Tilly has married an Englisher - an outsider from the close-knit Amish community, but Ruth has remained single. INdependent as she is, Ruth hasn't entirely abandoned the memory of her Amish lover and his doomed courtship.

Now, back among the Plain folk in their Eden Valley home, they are face to face with their past feelings, thoughts and actions. And through the centre of this reunion of hearts flows a darkness: the dreaded rather which, long ago swept away the third of the sister, five year-old Anna.

Tilly and Ruth still yearn for a redemption from past wrongs and griefs and relationships that are loving and accepting. But first they need to come to terms with a past they cannot change,

"Give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness." —Isaiah 61:3

The River by Beverly Lewis was published by Baker Publishing Group in October 2014 and is our 17811th best seller. The ISBN for The River is 9780764212451.

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Publisher's Description

In The River, Beverly Lewis delivers everything you look for in Amish fiction with a heartwarming tale of faith and family drama.

Tilly and Ruth, two formerly Amish sisters, are plagued by unresolved relationships when they reluctantly return to Lancaster County for their parents' landmark wedding anniversary. Since departing their Plain upbringing, Tilly has married an Englisher, but Ruth remains single and hasn't entirely forgotten her failed courtship with her Amish beau.

Past meets present as Tilly and Ruth yearn for acceptance and redemption. Can they face the future in the light of a past they can’t undo?


"Vivid imagery captures the reader’s attention as Lewis masterfully tugs at their heart-strings." - RT Book Reviews on Beverly Lewis' book, The Last Bride.

"No one does Amish-based inspirationals better than Lewis." - Booklist.

"Beverly Lewis has come up with a new magic formula for producing bestselling romance novels." - Time Magazine.

About the Author

Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country and is now the bestselling author of more than ninety books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother’s Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with book and later the movie, The Shunning.

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Details for The River

Page last updated 14th August 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherBaker Publishing Group (October 2014)
EditionLarge type / large print edition
Number of Pages352
Thickness22 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4280499
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