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The Judgment (Rose Trilogy #2)

4.24  ·  Rating Details ·  3,728 Ratings  ·  186 Reviews

A Christy Award winner, New York Times best-selling author Beverly Lewis enthralls millions with her inspiring tales of Amish life. Now engaged to hardworking Silas Good, Rose Kauffman struggles with her feelings for longtime friend Nick Franco, who left the Amish community under a cloud of suspicion. Meanwhile, Rose's older sister has returned to her parents' farm, hoping

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Published April 14th 2011 by Recorded Books, LLC (first published January 1st 2011)
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Diamond Cowboy
May 01, 2015 Diamond Cowboy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good read. More later on this book.
Enjoy and Be Blessed.
Christy Lockstein
The Judgment by Beverly Lewis is the second book in the Rose Trilogy. Rose Kauffman's Amish community is still recovering from the tragic death of Bishop Aaron Petersheim's son, Christian and foster son Nick Franco's running away. Rose's friendship with Nick makes her one of the few people not blaming Nick for Christian's death, but she's trying to focus on her new engagement to Silas Good. Elder sister Hen has returned home to live with her daughter Mattie Sue leaving her Englischer husband, Br ...more
Apr 22, 2011 Carly rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have, on several occasions, come into a series from somewhere other than the beginning. This usually is not a problem for me because so many authors are good at getting stragglers like me caught up on what has happened in the previous books. For some reason, The Judgment didn’t do that very well. Throughout so much of the book, I felt like I was lost and trying to figure out what was going on. I just never felt engaged or really into the story. I think this would not have been a problem if I h ...more
Elizabeth Dyck
Book 2 in the series and it just couldn’t get better.

Rose has agreed to marry Silas Good who has been courting her for the last months. But she can’t forget Nick, a friend that was closer then she realized. It was to late though, Nick was gone, perhaps forever.

Hen is facing her own problems. She realizes that she has created most of them herself. If she wouldn’t have left her home to marry Brandon, she wouldn’t be here today. Brandon has given her the choice of either a divorce or giving up her
Mar 03, 2013 Miriam rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Apr 17, 2011 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Author: Beverly Lewis
Publisher: Bethany House
April 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0600-9
Genre: Inspirational/Amish/Women’s fiction

Two Amish sisters, reunited by unforeseen circumstances…

Hen left the Amish years earlier to marry an English man, one that has completely destroyed—even forbidden—her to interact with her family. When Hen takes her four year old daughter and leaves her husband to return home to think, Brandon responds harshly, serving Hen with divorce papers, and threatening
Mar 01, 2011 Casey rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of the things I love about Beverly Lewis’s books are the characters. “The Judgment” is no surprise either. They are wonderfully crafted and stand from the page in full three dimension. I feel I could step into the story and pick right up with the characters, as well as I know them after reading these two books.

In the second book of The Rose Legacy, the reader picks up again with the characters and situations established in book one. I would recommend you read these books in order, you will h
Oct 21, 2011 Robin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Judgement
Beverly Lewis
This novel is the story of an Amish family that is torn apart by a mysterious accident to the main characters mother. The main story line is about 2 sisters and each one is finding her way through their family, faith and life. I found this to be a good character story that I breezed through quickly. I am glad I waited till all books were available before I started reading. That way I could finish within a brief period of time and not have to sit on pins and needles wond
Dec 09, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
This is the sequel to "The Thorn" (Book 1 in the Rose Trilogy).

The major highlights of the book for me include Rose Ann's courtship with Silas Goode, and Brandon and Hen's impending divorce.

Rebekah Bontrager, a childhood friend, returns to Lancaster County after her family had moved to Indiana. Known for being exceptionally beautiful, Rose Ann begins to have some worries when she sees her interactions with Silas. There's a lot more to this courtship that Rose Ann doesn't know yet...

Despite Hen'
Maureen Timerman
May 14, 2011 Maureen Timerman rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-read
The Judgement is the continuing story of Rose Ann Kauffman and her family. Loved getting reacquainted with everyone. Rose Ann is now secretly engaged to Silas Good, her sister Hen and niece Mattie Sue are living in the Dawdi House. Her Mamm is still struggling with the constant pain from her accident. Rose is still missing Nick, and the Community is morning Christian.
Mattie Sue is missing her Dad, who won't accept that Hen misses the Simple Life. Don't know what the answer is going to be here. B
Sep 27, 2011 Karen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rose is engaged to Silas, a neighboring farmer, but she still thinks about Nick, the foster son of the bishop who left the Amish life and didn't tell anyone where he was going. What about the new girl in town, Rebekah who seems to have an eye for Silas. And what about her older sister, Hannah, who has left her Englisher husband and moved back to her parent's Amish farm with their daughter.
I love all of Beverly Lewis's books, can't wait for the 3rd book in this series.
I know these are romantic fi
Janet C
Feb 11, 2012 Janet C rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-fiction
Got hooked on this trilogy. Just ordered Book #3. Continuation of a story of 2 sisters. One thatreained strong in the Amish culture and one (Hen) that married outside the Amish faith before she was baptized. Hen now has decided she wants her "English" daughter raised the way she was in the Amish ways and the struggle now with her "English" husband. Rose, her younger sister, who is baptized realized she has fallen in love with Nick a foster child of her Bishop raised in the Amish way but who left ...more
Beverly Lewis writes very nice little books with nothing disturbing and nothing particularly unhappy. She almost makes you want to be Amish. Even though the book was pretty predictable--like I think she does not need a whole trilogy to tell her story. Still I just had to know what happened after I read The Thorn and I suppose when the final book of this trilogy comes out in Sept I will have to read that one too because she is the master at leaving threads undone. It is sort of refreshing to read ...more
Oct 17, 2011 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I had never heard of the "Amish Romance" genre before a friend loaned me "The Rose Trilogy" by Beverly Lewis. She is a wildly succesful author in this genre, having written 70 bestsellers, with several adapted into movies. Coming off reading "The Glass Castle" by Jeanette Walls I wanted to read something light, where everything works out at the end. The trilogy was a very quick read, with a simple romance at the core of the story. You can see the plot twists coming a mile away, and some of the w ...more
Apr 27, 2011 Staci rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011-reads
My Thoughts: I love Beverly Lewis. She is the ultimate writer for Amish fiction. She always keeps me interested in the storyline and I can honestly feel the authenticity of her characters coming through the pages. I believe her writing and am always fully engaged with the plot. I'm so happy that book three will be out in the fall...the suspense is killing me!!!!!!!!!!!!

Recommend? Of course....Lewis is hands down the Queen of Amish Fiction. I love that she usually writes trilogies and her stories
Sep 14, 2011 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-fiction
The 3rd book in this series could not come out fast enough! I made the mistake of buying and reading the first two books of this series well in advance of the 3rd book's release. Needless to say I was standing in my local bookstore on the day of release with book mark in hand and ready to read :-) The author continues to bring the trials of 3 main families to life in the 2nd book of this series. It is easy to get involved in their daily life as this book is very well written. It is a pleasing th ...more
Feb 03, 2012 Gail rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Dec 14, 2011 Mayda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, amish, christian
In the second novel in The Rose Trilogy, Beverly Lewis continues her saga of the struggles Rose and her sister Hannah endure in remaining true to their beliefs while fulfilling their place in the world. Should Hannah sacrifice her Amish beliefs to save her marriage? Should Rose sacrifice true love to marry an upstanding Amish man? You won’t want to miss reading this novel while you ponder what advice you might offer these two young ladies.
The Judgment is yet another in a long line of romance novels set in the heart of Amish Country - Lancaster, PA that is. I've only read this second part of the Rose Trilogy, but am confident I could predict the plotline of both the first and third books as well. The story is rather treacly and formulaic with unnatural dialogue, but if you're a big fan of either Christian romance or Beverly Lewis, you won't be disappointed.

Writing: C
Plot: C
Level: Easy
Apr 08, 2013 Jerry rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Quickie Review

The story in this one is a little bit better than usual, but everything else is just more of the same, though that isn't a bad thing.  I'm curious to see how Ms. Lewis will wrap the series up in the series' finale.  As I said in my review of the first book: "If you've read any of Beverly Lewis' Amish books, you know what to expect, and that's what you'll get from this book."

Score: 4.25/5
Jul 23, 2012 M.K. rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
LOVED jumping back into some Beverly had been far too long.

The Judgment follows Rose through shifting dynamics in her relationship with her betrothed, Hen through the murky waters of a failing marriage, and the lovable Beth who brings hope and joy to the Kauffman family.

Now I'm just wondering what happens in the final book...glad I found it on the library shelves!
Shelly Troup
I love Beverly Lewis, but this series is boring, bland, and hard for me to get into the story. I feel like I'm trudging through the mud with this series. While I do like books about the Amish this one leaves me cold. I will finish the series but I don't really care for the Rose Trilogy.
Marianne Stehr
Jun 25, 2011 Marianne Stehr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Does nothing good ever happen on an amish farm? These stories are killing me. I want happiness for these people I grow to love while reading the stories, but alas it is not to be, I am not sure I can wait until Sept 2011 to continue this story.
Sep 30, 2013 Carmen rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: popular-fiction
the continuing story of the Amish family. Unfortunately there are no surprises or new ideas with the characters. Old plot, not entertaining enough. The new twist in this story is that the neighboring bishop might lose his pulpit because the foster son he took in did not choose the Amish lifestyle.
Nov 04, 2013 Autumn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really loved this book! I didn't expect to like it this much, but it was intriguing and mysterious from start to finish! I will most definately be reading the next one.
Feb 26, 2017 Laura rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is Book 2 of the Rose Trilogy and after reading the first one I just went the next day to the library to get the second one. Wow, this is a great trilogy so far. Rose Ann has starting doing a variety of things in the community including working for an English man who trusted his daughter with Rose and her family when he had to visit his sick mother. Beth seems to have an affinity toward Rose’s mother to the point she could almost feel her pain which she records as poems. This coupled with t ...more
Mar 25, 2014 Linda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought I already wrote a review on this book, but I must have only thought about what I would write. Let me see if I can gather my thoughts...

I am reading this series absolutely backwards, because I accidentally picked up the last book in the series and read it first, so when I started to read this one, the second in the Rose Trilogy, I thought I had already read it. But it didn't take me long to realize what had happened, and that although I knew the end result, I didn't know much of what ha
Jeni Enjaian
One of the worst things with books is when the first book in a series captures one's attention generating anticipation for what comes next and hopes that the books in the remainder of the series will live up to or surpass the first book but those hopes are dashed.
That's how I felt about the second and third books of this series, with special emphasis on the third book in the series. (I will describe that more in my review of the third book.)
The narrative of this book felt off from the outset wit
Jan 25, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Rose Kauffman is finally engaged to Silas Good, but she pines for Nick Franco, the foster son of their neighbor bishop. Nick disappears after the death of his brother - of which he is a suspect, but Rose cannot keep him out of her mind and heart. Engaged to Silas, but loving Nick, can she marry a man she doesn't love? Or will she forever love a man she cannot have?

Hen has returned to her parent's farm to live in their Dawdi Haus with her daughter Mattie. Separated from her husband, Brandon, by m
Jul 15, 2015 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is book #2 of the Rose Trilogy for Beverly Lewis. I really liked reading about Rose and her family, Sister "hen" nickname of Hannah, had left the community to marry an Englisher and then after having a child some years later wanted to return to the Amish life which caused much conflict with her husband. Rose had become engaged to Silas Good in this book but felt she had feelings that she should not have had for Nick who had left suddenly from the community, they had been friends for many ye ...more
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Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award-winning author for over a dozen years. Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher's Daughter, was a 2006 Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category. Her books have appeared on numerous best
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