This is the first collaboration between David and Beverly Lewis I have read and I have to say I am very excited to read their others!
This is most definitely the best book I’ve read this year – maybe even in the last few years. No offense intended to all of the other books I’ve read this year.
David and Beverly Lewis have written an amazing book – one that I will read and re-read for years to come.
In fact the first thing I did when I finished, before I even stopped crying, was hand it to mom – telling her she HAS to read it NEXT!
I was going to say that the only negative thing I have to say about this book is that from the very beginning of the book I felt a strong sense of foreboding – but after reading the book, I am convinced it was simply the exceptional writing of this unbeatable pair. They don’t just pull you into the story, they drag you right into their characters’ skin! And with this delicate topic, there is plenty of worry making it’s way through the people with fill these pages with their lives.
Yes. They’re that real!
And it is a true testament to their skill that the book does not real like it was written by two different people. It is as seamlessly smooth a partnership as I have ever seen between two people – another reason I am excited to read their other works as well… if for no other reason than to compare them to the solo books they’ve also written.
And this story is unlike any other story I have ever read – Amish or not!
There is nothing, positively nothing predictable about this book. Even when you are completely certain you have it all figured out… you’ll find out you’re wrong. I know I did. I was sure I knew what was coming and I could not have been more wrong.
But oh… to be wrong.
This story is a beautiful example of God’s plans and how far-reaching and inter-woven they are. These two wonderful authors weave together a story that involves so many people and so many different sub-plots and the end result is one you could never imagine… but when all is said and done, you can see the harmony of each little piece that came together and blended into the breathtaking tapestry that shows us just how much God loves each one of us!
And what a blessing!
READ IT! You won’t be sorry!
What Baker Publishing has to say about “Child of Mine” :
From Bestselling Authors David & Beverly Lewis
Flight instructor Jack Livingston has been raising his eight-year-old adopted niece, Natalie, since the accident that took her parents’ lives. When he travels, Natalie is tenderly cared for by her Amish nanny, Laura Mast, who loves the little girl as her own.
Eight excruciating years ago, Kelly Maines’s baby was kidnapped. Determined to find her child, Kelly has tirelessly pursued every lead to its bitter end. And now, with the clock ticking, one last clue from a private investigator ignites a tiny flame of hope: Just a few miles away lives a young girl who matches the profile.
Can this be, at long last, Kelly’s beloved daughter?
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