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Book Review: The Thorn by Beverly Lewis

September 4, 2010

I had the honor of getting an advance copy of The Thorn by Beverly Lewis from Bethany House Publishers.  I have always enjoyed Beverly Lewis’s books and The Thorn certainly did not disappoint.  The Thorn is about Rose Kauffman, an Amish young woman, who has opted to skip Rumspringa and immediately be baptized into the Amish church upon her coming of age.

The book focuses on the “love triangle” between Rose and two Amish boys.  One Amish boy is a “good boy”, one to whom marriage would please her father.  The other is a boy who was adopted into the Amish community and is a bit wild (at least according to the Amish).

Rose has seen what has happened to her sister who chose to marry a man who was not Amish.  Her heart grieves for her sister and she is determined to not let the same thing happen for her.

This book is the first of The Rose Trilogy and as all good “first books” do, it leaves the reader wondering what will happen to Rose, her sister, and her mysterious new friend.  (Want to find out more about the friend?  Read the book!)

The Thorn was a great rainy weekend book.  It is an easy and entertaining read with a positive message.  I also always enjoy the Dutch words that the author throws in to make the dialog more authentically Amish.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone who enjoys Christian Romance or Amish fiction.

Thank you to Bethany House Publishers for providing me a complementary copy in exchange for an honest book review!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2010 1:26 pm

    Goodness, Lewis is still writing Amish fiction? Lol, she was doing that 10 years ago! Guess she found her niche….

  2. September 8, 2010 1:31 pm

    I have been reading her that long too! Her books make for great light reading.

  3. October 30, 2010 10:46 pm

    I’ve been reading Beverly Lewis for years and was thrilled to gat a chance to read The Thorn.

    I was disappointed that very few (one, I believe) of the plot lines were ever resolved. I guess that’s why there is a book 2. Of course I’ll have to wait until April, 2011, for that.

    My own review of this book can be found at


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