Item description for Covenant (Abrams Daughters V1) by Beverly Lewis...
Book 1 of Abram's Daughters series from bestselling author Beverly Lewis. Years of secrecy bind the tiny community of Gobbler's Knob together more than the present inhabitants know, and the Plain folk who farm the land rarely interact with the fancy locals. So when Sadie is beguiled by a dark-haired English boy, it is Sadie's younger sister, Leah, who suffers from her sister's shameful loss of innocence. And what of Leah's sweetheart, Jonas Mast, sent to Ohio under the Bishop's command? Drawn into an incomprehensible pact with her older sister, Leah finds her dreams spinning out of control, even as she clings desperately to the promises of God. The Covenant begins a powerful Lancaster portrait of the power of family and the miracle of hope.
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.41" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2002
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
Series Abrams Daughters
Series Number 1
ISBN 0764223305 ISBN13 9780764223303
Availability 0 units.
More About Beverly Lewis
Beverly Marie Jones (Lewis) was born in the heart of Amish country—Lancaster, Pennsylvania. At the tender age of nine, she began writing short stories and poetry. Prior to that, she made up lyrics to the "little fingers" piano pieces she learned, at the age of five.
"My mother saved everything I wrote, even the stories I dreamed up during my grade school years," Bev says. One such tale is semi-autobiographical, about a young girl whose parents can no longer afford to give her piano lessons. The manuscript was 77 pages long and titled "She Shall Have Music," penned under the shade of a lone willow tree. "Reading, writing, and playing piano have been top three on my list of favorite things," she says.
Not until her own children were well into middle school did Bev seek to publish her work, first in magazines such as Highlights for Children, Dolphin Log, and Guideposts for Kids. Her first book followed in 1993—Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans—presently retitled Big Bad Beans (book #22 in the popular Cul-de-Sac Kids series of chapter books—see list of Bev's children's books).
Beverly's first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, The Heritage of Lancaster County, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman drawn to the modern world by secrets from her past. The book is loosely based on the author's maternal grandmother, Ada Ranck Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly's work to be "a primer on Lancaster County folklore" and offers "an insider's view of Amish life."
Asked if she is surprised by the popularity of her work, Lewis says, "The sales response for my work is astonishing, but even more heartwarming are thousands of letters a year pouring in from readers." Fans describe how her books have "touched a nerve, creating a curiosity about the Old Ways of the Amish... a yearning for a simpler life and return to traditional values in the mainstream society, where an impersonal, high-tech lifestyle reigns paramount," she explains. Bev still takes time out of her busy schedule to answer her readers' letters.
Booksellers across the country, and around the world, have spread the word of Bev's tender tales of Plain country life. A clerk in a Virginia bookstore wrote, "Beverly's books have a compelling freshness and spark. You just don't run across writing like that every day. I hope she'll keep writing stories about the Plain people for a long, long time."
A member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, Lewis has written over 80 books for children, youth, and adults, many of them award-winning. She and her husband, David, make their home in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with their family. They are also avid musicians and fiction "book worms."
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Reviews - What do customers think about Covenant (Abrams Daughters V1)?
Are Promises made to be broken? Jan 19, 2007
This was a good book too.I think in that culture,they realy want so much to please their families.Nadia Rehmani
Amish life Nov 10, 2006
The Covenant is the first book in a series of five about Amish Leah. Worth reading if you want an insight into Amish thinking and lifestyle, and religious matters.
jumps around Jul 31, 2006
I don't know why this book is hard to put down but I can't stand the fact that it keeps jumping around to different subjects at all times very hard to follow and there is always a new person that is talked about I always feel like I missed something
Great Book Mar 28, 2006
I am a 17 year old girl. 4 stars. This book was really good. Only one person was sad at the end. One of the sisters was about to turn 16 so she was looking around at the boys and ended up picking one that her dad did not like. I really like this book,because mainly everyone is happy in the end.
Really Good Read!!!! Dec 12, 2005
Great read-I really got involved with Leah and Sadie's characters in this book, and have started in on the rest of the series!