Item description for The Forbidden (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 2) by Beverly Lewis...
Overview The Church Split Has Not Extinguished Their Love,
But the Demands of One Man Still Stand in Their Way?.
Caleb Yoder's father has forbidden him to court Nellie Mae Fisher, but words alone cannot stop Caleb's devotion. Yet if he continues to pursue Nellie, he risks losing everything.
Nellie, too, is torn. She longs to marry her Old Order beau but cannot ignore the gentle pull she feels toward the faith of her New Order family. Can she and her beloved satisfy the expectations of the People while remaining true to their hearts?
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.1" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
Series Courtship Of Nellie Fisher
Series Number 2
ISBN 0764205218 ISBN13 9780764205217
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...
Reviews - What do customers think about The Forbidden (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 2)?
Gift for a Prison Aug 14, 2009
This book was sent as a gift to a women's correctional center. The libraries in prisons are usually abysmal, and MANY inmates long for decent reading. Rehabilitation is furthered when inmates improve their minds. You can send books to prisons if they're mailed directly from a publisher or book store. I recommend it!!
Great Series of Stories Apr 19, 2009
I really enjoyed reading this set of books. You never know what is going to happen next!
-- Apr 18, 2009
Nellie Mae Fisher and her love, Caleb Yoder, are separated by a church split. Caleb's father is not allowing Caleb to see Nellie Mae anymore since her father has left the Old Order Amish Church and started attending a New Order one. Nellie Mae assures Caleb she intends to stay Old Order, but she can't deny the pull she has toward the New Order church her parents attend.
Caleb can risk everything if he disobeys his father and continues seeing Nellie Mae. Nellie is worth it to Caleb, but he doesn't know how he can support a family if his father takes his inheritance away. He promises Nellie Mae that he will find a way for them to be together, but it is getting more difficult. How can Caleb and Nellie remain true to each other, yet satisfy the expectations of the People?
THE FORBIDDEN is the second book in The Courtship of Nellie Fisher series, and readers will want to read these books in order, starting with The Parting. The final book in the series will be available in September 2008.
I love this series, and enjoyed reconnecting with Caleb, Nellie Mae, and the other characters. It has been a while since I read The Parting so it took me a few pages to remember what happened with Nellie and Caleb so I could get back into the story. The secondary story involving Roseanna and her cousin Kate, took me a little longer to remember. But once I could recall the previous story line, I thoroughly enjoyed THE FORBIDDEN.
Ms. Lewis is a wonderful storyteller, and her writing just keeps getting better. I couldn't wait to read this book, and now that it's finished I'm disappointed as it will still be several months before I can read the next book in the series. The faith message is an important part of this story, and the struggle between two different cultures. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors, her stories as detailed as some of the Amish quilts I've seen. You'll not want to miss THE FORBIDDEN or any of the books in this series.
Couldn't put it down! Apr 6, 2009
This is book 2 in the series: The Courting of Nellie Mae Fisher. This books picks up where book 1 left off. We are learning about the divide that is happening in Nellie's Amish community due to some people beginning to study the bible and becoming saved. Then there are the other Amish who cling to the "old ways" and do not want to hear anything whatsoever about the New Order that has changed the lives of so many Amish in the community. Then there are some who seem to be only concerned with "fancy" things like cars, telephones, electricity, and tractors. Even those in the New Order do not wish to have these things--they only wish to study the bible and be saved. Meanwhile, Nellie Mae is torn between following the New Order (where some important people in her life head toward) and the Old Ways (where some other important people in her life want to stay--don't want to give too much away). There is also the continuation of the side plot with Nellie's dear friend, Rosanna, who longs to be a mother and has suffered multiple miscarriages. You won't believe how that story unfolds! This book definitely is a page-turner. It kept me up till 4 a.m. this morning to find out what would happen! I immediately started book 3 and read till I couldn't keep my eyes open. That review to follow as soon as I finish that book! If you read book 1, The Parting, read this one. It is even better!
Nellie Mae's story continues Feb 24, 2009
This is the second book in the "Courtship of Nellie Fisher" series, the first being The Parting (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 1) and the third The Longing (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 3).
I very much enjoyed the first book in this series, and am happy to say that I also enjoyed this second book. Lewis continues the story of Nellie Mae. Nellie Mae and Caleb's relationship is just one of the stories running through this book. Nellie's sisters are all travelling different paths, and the grief about Suzy's death still remains. Meanwhile Rosanna and Kate have come to a disagreement regarding the twins, and in the middle of everything is religion.
Lewis has done it again with this book. I definitely recommend this story and series, and will be picking up the third book very soon.