Item description for The Sunroom by Beverly Lewis...
Overview In Pennsylvania in the 1950s, Becky Owens learns to accept her mother's serious illness and the likelihood that the disease will be fatal, as she grows in her Christian faith and discovers that love need have no limits
Publishers Description When I was twelve, I made a naive, yet desperate pact with God to keep my ailing mother alive. It was the first time I'd ventured something so brazen--making a contract with the Almighty...
So begins the story of Becky Owens, a talented and passionate young pianist on the verge of adolescence when she learns the devastating news of her mother's critical illness. As the daughter of a country preacher in Lancaster County, Becky knows well the significance of sacrifice, and in her bargain with God, she vows to exchange her most cherished possession for her mother's life.Hospital rules only add to Becky's sorrow--twelve-year-olds aren't allowed to visit, so Becky and her mother must share tearful smiles through Lancaster General's sunroom window. But a realization of the power of music and a lesson in unconditional love compel Becky to rethink her "deal" with God, and the sunroom becomes a place where miracles happen...
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 1998
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 0764220764 ISBN13 9780764220760
Availability 0 units.
More About Beverly Lewis
Beverly Lewis was born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country. She fondly recalls her growing-up years, and due to a keen interest in her mother's Plain family heritage, many of Beverly's books are set in Lancaster County. A former schoolteacher, Bev is a member of The National League of American Pen Womenthe Pikes Peak Branchand the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. Her bestselling books are among the C.S. Lewis Noteworthy List Books, and both The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish have received Silver Angel Awards. Bev and her husband have three children and make their home in Colorado.
Beverly Lewis currently resides in the state of Colorado. Beverly Lewis was born in 1949.
Beverly Lewis has published or released items in the following series...
This was a good one.It real hits home about the problems that many people have to face concerning family members.So good,Nadia Rehmani
An emotional story Sep 8, 2005
I found this book to take you through emotions. If you love to feel what your reading, then this is the book for you. I felt with Becky through every step. This book was so good, didn't want to put it down. Took me about a week to read the story!
HORRIBLE! Shame on Beverly Lewis! Aug 21, 2001
This was the most awful and depressing book I have ever read. I don't understand how Beverly Lewis ever got it published! Who would like it? People who constantly want to feel sorry for themselves, that's who! It was supposed to be based on her childhood, you would have thought she could have made it more interesting than that. Read "The Postcard" and "The Crossroad", which are beautifully written, but don't lay a finger on this one! If you should be so unfortunate to get it as a gift, please run screaming for the hills!
A precious story with a surprising ending... Jul 19, 2000
Beverly Lewis is an extremely gifted "Christian" writer, obviously focusing her talents on conveying messages in wholesome, respectful manners. This is a beautiful yet heart-wrenching story of a young girl's struggle with life, death, and change. There are many lessons about love, trust, and faith to be learned in reading this simple yet elegant acccount. You will weep, then rejoice in the final chapters. I highly recommend this book to anyone with a heart.
A 12 yr old girl sacrifices -proving her love for her mother May 3, 1998
12 yr. old Becky loves God, her Mother, and her tremendously talented piano playing. Being the older of 2 girls in her family, she tries to set a Godly example for her younger sister by maturing during the absence of their young mother. The thing she wants most is for her Mother to get well and return home and she thinks she can strike a bargain with God to bring this about. Her father is the pastor of their small church and struggles with his wife's illness, his responsibilities to his church and the welfare of his 2 daughters. Becky is sure the Sunroom must be a beautiful place and wishes she could visit her mother in person there, but first she has to live up to her end of the bargain with God. This is not easy, considering she has offered to completely give up the one thing that consumes her thoughts, fills her lonely time and brings her some measure of peace!