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The Postcard (Amish Country Crossroads #1)

4.06 of 5 stars 4.06  ·  rating details  ·  3,425 ratings  ·  182 reviews
A New Order Amish woman, coming to terms with a horrible tragedy, and a weary big-city journalist stumble on to a hidden secret.
Hardcover, 282 pages
Published July 1st 1999 by Bethany House Publishers, a division of Baker Publishing Group (first published 1999)
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Tasha enderby
I really hate to rate my most favorite aurthor in the world so low. I have read so many of her later books and enjoy them fully. This book was not written like so many of her others. It's missing the rich connection between charectors. The tale was a moving story about a young women who lost her family in tragic accident but there is more behind that one event. Her whole order of Amish people has changed with history of her great Uncle Gab Esh who defied a local witch doctor or spiritual healer ...more
Emily Brunswick
I gave this book four out of five stars, because it was a very interesting book. I didn't give it five stars, because after reading Beverly Lewis's one after another, the seem to follow the same sort of story line and it gets kind of boring, but the book itself was a good book to read.
This book would be hard to read for people who just started reading Beverly Lewis's books, because she uses a lot of Amish words, and some of them are hard to understand. I have read a lot of Beverly's books befor
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Terry
This book was easy to read and easily put down. I think I read half of it and put it down for about a week or two. The beginning is ruined because the blurb on the back says she lost her husband and son in an
accident so when the accident happens there is no emotional impact or
connection.
Part of the book is about the main characters adjustment to her blindness and her life after the accident. The other part of it
is about Amish powwow doctors. It is a gift of healing passed down
to others with the
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Darlene
Quite Plain and Simply unique, pun intended

Beverly Lewis tells a romantic tale of interwoven faiths, losses and true belief in Christ. I was enamoured of the life, the pace of the telling of the story and expectant for the next in the series so I can complete the emotions this book invoked. I had to look up the various types of Amish believers as several were represented in this story. It saddened me to see religious differences cause such a divide in what I had previously thought was a devout d
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Ann
The first book I read of Mrs. Lewis and I was hooked forever more.
Terri Kempton
Only in Peace Corps, man. Only in Peace Corps.
Camille
I have finished my 11th book in 2011. :)

Today I finished

The Postcard by Beverly Lewis


The Postcard is the first book in Beverly Lewis's Amish Country Crossroads series.

The Postcard is the story of a young journalist, Philip Bradley, who has come to Amish country to write a piece on Amish life. He stays at a quaint Amish Bed and Breakfast where he meets Rachel Yoder, a young Amish widow who several years lost her husband and her eldest child in a horrific accident at a dangerous crossroad in the a
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Louise
Another wonderful story from Beverly Lewis!!

From back cover:

"Growing up Plain, Rachel Yoder dreamed of being a woman of confidence, like the hearty women and men of her ancestry. But unlike Gabriel Esh, her fiery great-uncle who preached out against age-old practices in the community and endured the shunning for his beliefs, Rachel was said to be "born shy". After suffering the tragedy of early widowhood, she is so shadowed by grief that even her young daughter has trouble coaxing Rachel out of
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Gail
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Paulin
I learned that there a lot of times that we think we know what's best for others, offering sage advice, sharing wise comments, giving discerning words that we thought should placate whatever is going on with the person telling them to shake it off, get over it and take a leap of faith. How wrong we are to think that it's as easy as that!

More often than not, we do not really know what is going on in the heart and mind of the one truly involved because their make up is not really the same as ours,
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Arianne
I like books by Beverly Lewis because they are a pleasant read. Lewis often writes books set in Amish country. I used to live close to several Amish settlements, so I had a little window into Amish life. I also enjoy her usage of Pennsylvania Dutch, which I like to pretend I understand, because it's derived from German, which I do understand. Lewis addresses modern topics in her stories, such as cancer, "Englischers" discovering the bounties that Amish life has to offer children born out of wedl ...more
Nancy
The story of a postcard found in an old desk a love note written to someone long ago and obviously never found its way to its intended. Found by a lonely person who was trying to write a story about the Amish, and also an Amish woman who had lost her family in a car accident and grieved her life away. The two become aquainted in the search of the writer of the card. Turns out it she is still alive and was the one sharing the original love story to the two researching-the lonely journalist and th ...more
Valerie Basham
A very interesting story about the "powwow" doctors that some Amish folks believe in. It's been years since I'd read something by Beverly Lewis, so this was a nice change from my usual choice of reading material. It wasn't "amazing" but it was very good.
Susan L. Curtin
Amish Story With Twists

This Amish love story involves a fatal accident unfolding a mother and young daughter.

A NYC writer appears in this Amish B and B, and
he has a multitude of questions. He found some surprising answers.
Mary Beth
I found this book mildly interesting. There seemed to be a lack of connection between the characters. I have never read anything about the Amish having spiritual healers or witch doctors, which was the part that I considered interesting.
Darlene Roy
This was a well written story by Beverly Lewis. I was really wrapped up in the story with the tragedies that happened to Rachel and her family. Looking forward to the second book The Crossroads I recommend this series as a good read.
Christina
I was relieved to find out at the library today that there is a sequel to The Postcard because while this is my favorite Beverly Lewis book, I was extremely disappointed in the ending. Actually, there’s isn’t an ending; The Postcard chugs along and drops off a cliff. Every other Beverly Lewis book has had at least some semblance of an ending and an epilogue, but The Postcard is excluded from this staple.

All of the characters felt extremely real to me, and its extremely easy to slip right into th
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William Davis
God's will be done.

Beverly Lewis again writes a loving tale of God's love experienced in Amish land.She entertwind Christian orthodoxy with a charming story.
Catherine
Blinded by a tragic accident, Rachel Yoder struggles to find her place in her society. Her mother asks that she see a witch doctor, Blue Johnny, but she refuses based on her convictions. Things get even more mysterious when a New York reporter uncovers an old postcard in her family's B&B.
Chris
I'm certain I've read it before, but it is a good one, and I didn't remember all of it, just a vague sense of having remembered the characters.
Karen
This story tells a little of the mysteries of the Amish life, what can happen when one within the community tries to leave or disagrees with the Old Order (their church) When a NY reporter finds a 40 year old postcard in a writing desk at the B&B he is staying at, it stirs up a families hidden secrets and makes a young women have to look at herself and what she believes.

This is not a book I would have ever picked up on my own. It was suggested from my reading group. I'm glad that I took the
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Candy Shepard
This book began my love of Amish stories and everything B Lewis. I cried and cried but couldn't put the book down. Fantastic story.
Jessica
My first exposure to the Amish culture and I really enjoyed it. I listened to it and the reader was rather amateur however.
Lori
As a lover and collector of postcards, this title intrigued me. It is a good clean read and I love Amish fiction.
Colette
The story in this book was fascinating. A woman blinded by a tragedy is living with her parents and young daughter when a New York reporter comes to stay at their bread and breakfast. After he discovers a postcard stuck in a desk drawer in his room, he begins an investigation that changes all their lives. A very interesting read but a book that was slow reading and made me very anxious to get to the end.
Emily
I love stories that are easy to read and beautifully written. This is one of those stories.
Louise Patton
Great storyline glad there is a book to follow this.
Deneen
This was a very nice story. There is a sequel "Crossroads" and the story continues on. I loved the mystery of the postcard and couldn't stop reading until I knew the story. I loved learning about the Amish faith and practices. We drive through "Amish Country' and the way home to my parents through Clark County, Wisconsin and always encounter some Amish riding their bikes or driving a carriage. They are a fascinating group with their own struggles. I enjoyed the inclusion of religion in the novel ...more
Rachael
Listen to it while I painted. Just ok.
Marilyn
I did not enjoy this one at all - read for book club discussion. It bored me to tears and had too much religion in it.
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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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Other Books in the Series

Amish Country Crossroads (2 books)
  • The Crossroad (Amish Country Crossroads, #2)
The Shunning (The Heritage of Lancaster County, #1) The Covenant (Abram's Daughters, #1) The Betrayal (Abram's Daughters, #2) The Sacrifice (Abram's Daughters, #3) The Prodigal (Abram's Daughters, #4)

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