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The Guardian

by Beverly Lewis

Baker Publishing Group | March 26, 2013 | Trade Paperback

The Guardian is rated 4 out of 5 by 2.
Must-Have Amish Fiction from #1 Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis

When schoolteacher Jodi Winfield goes for a morning run, the last thing she expects is to find a disheveled little girl all alone on the side of the Pennsylvania road, clad only in her undergarments, her chubby cheeks streaked with tears. Jodi takes the preschooler home with her, intending to find out where she belongs. But Jodi is mystified when no one seems to know of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can''t speak a word of English. It''s as if the child appeared out of nowhere.

As the days pass, Jodi becomes increasingly attached to the mysterious girl, yet she is no closer to learning her identity. Then an unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow--and into the cloistered world of the Lancaster Old Order Amish. Might the answers lie there?

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764209795

ISBN - 13: 9780764209796

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another wonderful read by Mrs. Lewis!! "Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together. When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. The young teacher is mystified when she learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can't speak English. It's as if the child appeared out of nowhere. Then Jodi turns her attention to Hickory Hollow--and the cloistered world of the Old Order Amish--in search of answers." This is the third book in Beverly Lewis' Home to Hickory Hollow series. I always enjoy reading Mrs. Lewis' books. Her vivid descriptions and characters make the words on the page just come alive. I can just picture the little Amish houses and would love to sit and have tea with the wise woman! I loved how the characters of Jodi (an English woman) and Maryanna (an Amish woman) although lead drastically different lives, each are used by God to help the other grow and flourish for Him. I just saw that there will be a fourth book in the series, The Secret Keeper, coming out in September and I cannot wait!! This is an excellent book to add to a summer reading list! "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favorite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2013-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beautiful Story! Story Description: Baker Publishing Group|March 26, 2013|Trade Paperback|ISBN: 978-0-7642-0979-6 When schoolteacher Jodi Winfield goes for a morning run, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl all alone on the side of the Pennsylvania road, clad only in her undergarments, her chubby cheeks streaked with tears. Jodi takes the preschooler home with her, intending to find out where she belongs. But Jodi is mystified when no one seems to know of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can’t speak a word of English. It’s as if the child appeared out of nowhere. As the days pass, Jodi becomes increasingly attached to the mysterious girl, yet she is no cloer to learning her identity. Then an unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow – and into the cloistered world of the Lancaster Old Order Amish. Might the answers lie there? My Review: The Esh family had been at a benefit to raise money to help two Mennonite families with children who suffered from fragile X syndrome. When Maryanna arrived home to her Amish community with her children: 9-year-old twins, Benny and Leda; 7-year-old, Tobias; and 4-year-old, Sarah, she found Sarah to be missing. Maryanna checked the house first thing thinking perhaps little Sarah had jumped out of the wagon when she entered the driveway and had dashed inside but she wasn’t there. The other children checked the barn, springhouse, and greenhouse while Maryanna checked next door with her parents, but still no sign of 4-year-old, Sarah. It dawned on Maryanna that little Sarah had most likely fallen out of the wagon on the ride home. At that point, the other children said that Sarah had been hanging over the edge. Maryanna was sick with worry as neighbours and family began a search party and searched throughout the night and into the following day. The next morning, 27-year-old, Jodi Winfield, an Englischer was out jogging in Hickory Hollow when she stumbled upon a little girl sleeping beneath a tree. The child had no dress on and was only in her underclothes. She also had a large bump on her head. The little girl was crying so Jodi picked her up and held her. She tried speaking to the little girl but she didn’t speak English, only German and Jodi could not speak German. Back at her cousin’s home where she was housesitting, Jodi gave the little girl a bubble bath, washed her hair, and had washed and dried her underclothes as they were filthy dirty. Jodi then made something for the child to eat before setting out for Hickory Hollow. She had to find where this precious child belonged. After finding the little girl’s family, Jodi learned her name was, Sarah and that she was only 4-years-old. Her mother, Maryanna couldn’t thank Jodi enough for finding and bringing her precious daughter home. Little Sarah thought Jodi was an angel, HER angel, sent by God to find her and she referred to Jodi after that as her angel. Maryanna and Jodi strike up a friendship that becomes so loving and much more than either of them ever dreamed it would be. Each thought of the other as a sister. Little did Maryanna and Jodi know that their ongoing friendship was going to have such far reaching positive changes in both their lives. The Guardian was a beautiful and sweet story and one that I will recommend to everyone. Beverly Lewis never disappoints! "Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".
Date published: 2013-04-23

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The Guardian

by Beverly Lewis

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 352 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.68 in

Published: March 26, 2013

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0764209795

ISBN - 13: 9780764209796

About the Book

Mystery surrounds the non-English speaking girl Jodi Winfield found along the road one morning. Will an unexpected encounter with the Amish shed some light?

From the Publisher

Must-Have Amish Fiction from #1 Bestselling Author Beverly Lewis

When schoolteacher Jodi Winfield goes for a morning run, the last thing she expects is to find a disheveled little girl all alone on the side of the Pennsylvania road, clad only in her undergarments, her chubby cheeks streaked with tears. Jodi takes the preschooler home with her, intending to find out where she belongs. But Jodi is mystified when no one seems to know of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can''t speak a word of English. It''s as if the child appeared out of nowhere.

As the days pass, Jodi becomes increasingly attached to the mysterious girl, yet she is no closer to learning her identity. Then an unexpected opportunity brings Jodi to Hickory Hollow--and into the cloistered world of the Lancaster Old Order Amish. Might the answers lie there?

From the Jacket

Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis''s celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.




When Jodi Winfield comes to Lancaster to house-sit, the last thing she expects to find is a disheveled little girl alone on the side of the road. The young teacher is mystified when she learns there have been no reports of a missing child, and the girl herself is no help, since she can''t speak English. It''s as if the child appeared out of nowhere.

Then Jodi turns her attention to Hickory Hollow--and the cloistered world of the Old Order Amish--in search of answers.

About the Author

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 11 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Seven of her blockbuster novels have received the Gold Book Award for sales over 500,000, and The Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com.