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Beverly Lewis is a renowned Christian fiction novelist and author of over 80 adult and children’s books. She was born and raised in Pennsylvania. Beverly Lewis draws her writing inspiration back to her background and childhood days. Her maternal grandmother was an old order Mennonite church attendee. This made her interested in the heritage thus focusing much of her writing on the Anabaptist heritage. Beverly Lewis’s father was also a pastor and grew up as part of the Assemblies of God community. She is the wife of David Lewis and together have three children and three grandchildren. Beverly Lewis’s family currently live in Colorado.
Order of Holly's Heart Series
|1||Holly's First Love / Best Friend, Worst Enemy||1993||Description / Buy|
|2||Secret Summer Dreams||1993||Description / Buy|
|3||Sealed with a Kiss||1993||Description / Buy|
|4||The Trouble With Weddings||1993||Description / Buy|
|5||California Crazy||1994||Description / Buy|
|6||Second-Best Friend||1994||Description / Buy|
|7||Good-Bye, Dressel Hills||1994||Description / Buy|
|8||Straight-A Teacher||1994||Description / Buy|
|9||No Guys Pact||1995||Description / Buy|
|10||Little White Lies||1995||Description / Buy|
|11||Freshman Frenzy||1996||Description / Buy|
|12||Mystery Letters||1996||Description / Buy|
|13||Eight is Enough||1997||Description / Buy|
|14||Its a Girl Thing||2003||Description / Buy|
Order of Cul-de-sac Kids Series
|1||The Double Dabble Surprise||1993||Description / Buy|
|2||The Chicken Pox Panic||1995||Description / Buy|
|3||The Crazy Christmas Angel Mystery||1995||Description / Buy|
|4||Frog Power||1995||Description / Buy|
|5||The Mystery of Case D. Luc||1995||Description / Buy|
|6||No Grown-ups Allowed||1995||Description / Buy|
|7||The Stinky Sneakers Mystery||1996||Description / Buy|
|8||Pickle Pizza||1996||Description / Buy|
|9||Mailbox Mania||1996||Description / Buy|
|10||The Mudhole Mystery||1997||Description / Buy|
|11||Fiddlesticks||1997||Description / Buy|
|12||The Crabby Cat Caper (Short Story)||1997||Description / Buy|
|13||Tarantula Toes (Short Story)||1997||Description / Buy|
|14||Green Gravy||1997||Description / Buy|
|15||Backyard Bandit Mystery||1997||Description / Buy|
|16||Tree House Trouble||1998||Description / Buy|
|17||The Creepy Sleep-Over (Short Story)||1998||Description / Buy|
|18||The Great TV Turn-Off||1998||Description / Buy|
|19||Piggy Party||1999||Description / Buy|
|20||The Granny Game||1999||Description / Buy|
|21||Mystery Mutt||2000||Description / Buy|
|22||Big Bad Beans||2000||Description / Buy|
|23||The Upside-Down Day||2000||Description / Buy|
|24||The Midnight Mystery||2001||Description / Buy|
Order of Summerhill Secrets Series
|1||Whispers Down the Lane||1995||Description / Buy|
|2||Secret in the Willows||1995||Description / Buy|
|3||Catch a Falling Star||1995||Description / Buy|
|4||Night of the Fireflies||1995||Description / Buy|
|5||A Cry in the Dark||1996||Description / Buy|
|6||House of Secrets||1996||Description / Buy|
|7||Echoes in the Wind||1997||Description / Buy|
|8||Hide Behind the Moon||1998||Description / Buy|
|9||Windows on the Hill||1999||Description / Buy|
|10||Shadows Beyond the Gate||2000||Description / Buy|
Order of The Heritage of Lancaster County Series
|1||The Shunning||1997||Description / Buy|
|2||The Confession||1997||Description / Buy|
|3||The Reckoning||1998||Description / Buy|
Order of Girls Only Series
|1||Dreams on Ice||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||Only the Best||1998||Description / Buy|
|3||A Perfect Match||1999||Description / Buy|
|4||Reach for the Stars||1999||Description / Buy|
|5||Follow the Dream||2000||Description / Buy|
|6||Better Than Best||2000||Description / Buy|
|7||Photo Perfect||2010||Description / Buy|
|8||Star Status||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Amish Country Crossroads Series
|1||The Postcard||1999||Description / Buy|
|2||The Crossroad||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||Sanctuary||2001||Description / Buy|
Order of Abram's Daughters Series
|1||The Covenant||2002||Description / Buy|
|2||The Betrayal||2003||Description / Buy|
|3||The Sacrifice||2004||Description / Buy|
|4||The Prodigal||2004||Description / Buy|
|5||The Revelation||2005||Description / Buy|
Order of Annie's People Series
|1||The Preacher's Daughter||2005||Description / Buy|
|2||The Englisher||2005||Description / Buy|
|3||The Brethren||2006||Description / Buy|
Order of The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Series
|1||The Parting||2007||Description / Buy|
|2||The Forbidden||2008||Description / Buy|
|3||The Longing||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Seasons of Grace Series
|1||The Secret||2009||Description / Buy|
|2||The Missing||2009||Description / Buy|
|3||The Telling||2010||Description / Buy|
Order of Rose Trilogy Series
|1||The Thorn||2010||Description / Buy|
|2||The Judgment||2011||Description / Buy|
|3||The Mercy||2011||Description / Buy|
Order of Home To Hickory Hollow Series
|1||The Fiddler||2012||Description / Buy|
|2||The Bridesmaid||2012||Description / Buy|
|3||The Guardian||2013||Description / Buy|
|4||The Secret Keeper||2013||Description / Buy|
|5||The Last Bride||2014||Description / Buy|
Order of Sylvia Miller Series
|1||The Tinderbox||2019||Description / Buy|
|2||The Timepiece||2019||Description / Buy|
Order of Beverly Lewis Standalone Novels
|1||The Sunroom||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||The Redemption of Sarah Cain||2000||Description / Buy|
|3||October Song||2000||Description / Buy|
|4||Child of Mine||2014||Description / Buy|
|5||The River||2014||Description / Buy|
|6||The Love Letters||2015||Description / Buy|
|7||The Photograph||2015||Description / Buy|
|8||The Atonement||2016||Description / Buy|
|9||The Wish||2016||Description / Buy|
|10||The Ebb Tide||2017||Description / Buy|
|11||The Proving||2017||Description / Buy|
|12||The Road Home||2018||Description / Buy|
|13||The First Love||2018||Description / Buy|
|14||The Stone Wall||2020||Description / Buy|
|15||The Beginning||2021||Description / Buy|
|16||The Orchard||2022||Description / Buy|
Order of Beverly Lewis Childrens Books
|1||Cows in the House||1998||Description / Buy|
|2||Annika's Secret Wish (Short Story)||1999||Description / Buy|
|3||Just Like Mama||2002||Description / Buy|
|4||What is Heaven Like?||2006||Description / Buy|
|5||In Jesse's Shoes||2007||Description / Buy|
|6||What Is God Like?||2008||Description / Buy|
Order of Beverly Lewis Non-Fiction Books
|1||The Beverly Lewis Amish Heritage Cookbook||2004||Description / Buy|
|2||Amish Prayers||2011||Description / Buy|
Beverly Lewis’s love for writing began at a tender age. She started writing short stories and poetry at the age of nine. After marriage, she went back to writing articles and short fiction stories which featured in various magazines. Beverly Lewis published her first book, Holly’s First Love in May 1993. This was the start of a pre-teen girl 14 book series. Besides this, she has written other many series, youth fictions, and picture books. Before taking writing as her full-time job, Beverly Lewis was a schoolteacher. She also makes music.
Beverly Lewis Awards
Beverly Lewis is a New York times bestselling novelist and a multi-award winning writer. Some of the awards she has won include The Christy Award in 2007, the Library Journals best genre fiction in 2005, the crossing book of the year in 2004 and came first place in the Inspirational Readers Choice in 2004. Beverly Lewis was also rated the eight among the top 10 Christian authors for 2009.
Beverly Lewis Books into Novels
Saving Sarah Cain, a movie based on Beverly Lewis standalone novel The Redemption of Sarah Cain was released on the Lifetime in 2007. Additionally, two of Beverly Lewis book installments in the series The Heritage of Lancaster County have been shot to movies. The two include The Shunning, which is the first installment in the series was announced in 2011 and premiered on the Hallmark channel in April 2011. The Confession, her second installment in the series, was also shot and announced a movie in 2012. It premiered in May 2013 on the Hallmark channel in the US.
Best Beverly Lewis Books
The Heritage of Lancaster County: The shunning is the first installment of Beverly Lewis book series, The Heritage of Lancaster County. It was published in the year 1997. The story revolves around Katie Lapp, a young Amish woman aged 22 years. Katie loses the love of her life, Daniel in a boating accident. This disturbs her life besides the feeling that she had been experiencing that she doesn’t fit in. Katie is unhappy with her normal Amish life and always felt like she wanted more. So to say, she is drawn to a fancy life. With the love of her life gone, Katie settles to marrying a widowed bishop.
Just before she marries the local Amish bishop, she discovers a satin baby dress in the attic. She sought to discover more about the satin by inquiring from her parents. Katie’s parents uncovered to her the story of her life. That she was given to them after their baby was born dead. This throws her to fresh tailspin now realizing that she does not belong there. As if this isn’t enough, her real name is Katherine Mayfield, as sewn in the satin dress. The preparations for her wedding and the pastor went on. However, as they were about to take vows, she jumps up and dashes out and away after uttering a few brief words.
The bishop announces a ban on her. This made Katie shunned. According to the Amish culture, any shunned person cannot be allowed to eat and speak with other community members. This makes Katie’s life hard. She resolved to elope and makes plans to leave and search for her biological mother. With that said, will Katie’s escapade finally give her what she has been longing for in her life?
Beverly Lewis’s stories are certainly a good read. She explores the devastating effects of community and traditional driven faiths. So to mention, the Amish way of life is quite intriguing. She provides deep insights reflecting the lives of many people unsatisfied by a community that is driven customs and heritage and the effects on their lives. Reading this book should prepare you to other much more fascinating reads in this series that will keep you on toes until the end. The Confession and The Reckoning follow suit in this series The Heritage of Lancaster County.
When Does The Next Beverly Lewis book come out?
Beverly Lewis doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is The Orchard and was released on September, 6th 2022.
4 thoughts on “Beverly Lewis”
I’ve read about 10 other of your wonderful novels, I can’t get enough. I’d never make it as an Amish woman because I could never get all the chores done because I’d be caught up reading your books! I just finished The Love Letters, oh my goodness, I really need a 2nd to this. I love all your books and so I have a list as to what to get next. Your story telling intrigues me as I’ve always been longing for the Amish Heritage and ways of life. I can’t wait to read every single book you’ve written. The dear sweet ladies at our local library keenly know of my fondness of wanting to achieve my goal of reading ALL of your wonderful books! Please please please keep writing them as I love them so!
I really appreciate the way you take time with sensory details, it slows me down to feel the moments with the story and I like the way you weave stories together. It keeps my mind questioning … sometimes I know where you are going but I love that! I can hardly wait to get there with you! You books add such a wonderful dimension to my life through reading your books! Thank you for your work!
The way you portray your characters gardening, cooking, canning, sewing, working together in their community is encouraging for those wanting to take up those tasks and maybe fantasize being a part of a simple life community while doing them!
I think it might be nice to have a group of young people do a summer book club at the library reading one of your young people’s books. Parents might appreciate that.
I couldn’t agree more, love the stories like I can actually visualize the story lines as I’m reading them.
I LOVE your books. I especially love the Lancaster County Series. So glad you can tell the TRUTH about what the Amish really believe and don’t believe. Just wish you wouldn’t have a “spoiler alert” at the beginning of some of the stories. I don’t want to know what’s going to happen in the story before I listen to it.
God’s blessings to you.