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The Revelation (Abram's Daughters #5)

4.28 of 5 stars 4.28  ·  rating details  ·  4,726 ratings  ·  186 reviews
The newest blockbuster from Beverly Lewis offers a conclusion of second chances and abiding devotion. Abram's Daughters book 5.
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Published June 1st 2005 by Bethany House Publishers
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Holly (2 Kids and Tired)
The final chapter in the Abram's Daughters series and, by far, the best book of the 5. I couldn't put it down. I was so anxious to find out what happened to Leah, and if things would finally come together for her and Jonas. The story wraps up neatly, but not without some heartbreak, confession, reconciliation and forgiveness.

I found the absolutely rigidity of the Amish faith interesting. I also found it interesting that people in different localities, all who consider themselves Amish, could li...more
Jessica
This book gave a marvelous ending to the 'Abram's Daughters' series! Beverly Lewis is a wonderful writer. I appreciated so much how she showed what lasting love really is. The love story was tender and glorious, and the reader can feel the depth of the character's passions even though the book is sqeaky clean. (This was so refreshing to read after having read the more descriptive romance that occurred in 'Twilight.') I bought the series after I was done reading it. I'd love for my daughters to r...more
Shannon
Again, I know this series is not really compatible with my standard reads, but I just came to love these characters. Of the books in this series, I have to say that I enjoyed the first and the last. In this last book everything comes together - I personally was left feeling that everything was "as it should be" with the family. It's a fast read,and actually quite interesting in terms of the subject matter.
Rachael
This was the best book in this series! I finished it yesterday. I loved it because it wrapped up all the loose ends. This series was great, and it really surprised me what happened sometimes. I would think that one thing would happen, but then something totally different would happen instead!
Janice Aitkens
I read this on Kindle

This is the last book in a 5 book series, it was a good series & the family seems to have settle all the differences plus have happiness

I still not sure what happen between the Mast & Ebersol family that caused the rift to start with that aside all the secrets of the families are solved & i was right it took a while for to get one of the births but Leah's one i guess it was who it was

All in all i have really enjoyed the series & as i don't have space for ke...more
Abby
WIIA: This person whoever it was LOL explained it best! ''Conclusion to the series spanning three generations in a quaint Old Order Amish community. A story of love, faith, and second chances featuring five courting-age sisters and their extended family that is both heartrending and uplifting'' Although in this last book they all are not "courting age" any longer.

Pros: It was an adorable ending! It ended exactly how I wanted to!! You just have to read. I cried happy tears at the end.

Cons: It w...more
Briana Kimbrough
I think Abram's Daughters are probably my favorite Amish series. and I've read quite a few....
Donita Corman
Book is getting much better. Enjoying the story as it unravels.
Melissa
The Revelation is the fifth and final book in the Abram's Daughters series by Beverly Lewis. As it is the fifth, this should not be the book (or review) that you start the series with. Go back to the beginning, otherwise not much will make sense. Lewis does a little recapping in her novels, but not near enough to cover the detail of the previous four books.

With the return of Jonas, Leah is beside herself with happiness. Even though the Bishop puts a strict proving time on Jonas to allow him back...more
Kristin
The Revelation is the final chapter in the Abram's Daughters series. A very suspenseful conclusion, I must say! All secrets came out in this book, including one you may have already suspected but will still be shocked to read. We see how deceit and lies of one person can effect the lives of an entire family or community. When Jonas and Jake return home, they're essentially kicked out of their home by their dad. He has so much hate and animosity in his heart that his life has spiraled out of cont...more
Alyson
For this series there was, I'm glad to say, an ending I deemed sufficiently happy. In addition to the titular revelation around which the story was constructed, I was amused that there was a smaller revelation in the last few chapters destined to remain forever a secret. "What I've just shared should be for your ears only. He need never know." "Nothing gut can come of tellin' for sure and for certain." Ach, after reading this series I don't think I'll ever look kindly upon secrets again! Secrets...more
Mary
My curiosity about the Amish lifestyle grows with each of the books in the series: Abram's daughters. In this final book, it was interesting to read about the partitions between rooms (front room and kitchen for example) being removed and a temporary enclosure built around a porch to add room for the many guests that would be attending a wedding held in an Amish home. I had no idea that their homes were built this way & I am having a difficult time understanding how this would work from a st...more
Rachel Brand
I've finally finished this series! Unexpectedly, I spaced my reading of the Abram's Daughters series out over two years, simply because reading for university and reviews got in the way of pleasure reading. Maybe the time it took me to finish the series meant that my expectations were altered by the time I reached this book, or perhaps my taste in Amish fiction has just changed a little. Either way, I didn't enjoy "The Revelation" quite as much as previous books in the series, although it was, a...more
Brandy
A very nice series of books if you are looking for something that's not too heavy, and just a nice, sweet read. I went through each one of them in 2 days or less, so they make for a perfect lazy weekend read. I'll repeat the same thing on this one as I did the others...don't just try to pick this one up and read it without reading 1-4 first, or you will not like it. There is so much history that Beverly Lewis doesn't explain in every book because it was in the previous ones. Unlike many authors...more
Gloria
I really liked the book. I loved reading about the pure and simple life of the Amish people in this series of five books. This is the last in the series and I'm really glad, because I think I want to move on to another genre. The books of "Abram's Daughters" is a great series that reveals all the aspects of the Amish way of life that includes an unbelievable degree of forgiveness and family loyalty.
boekverslaafde
This book is a beautiful ending to the 5 part series. In this book we learn what happens to people who repent their sins in front of the church, as is the Old Order Way. We see how close knit the families are, yet again, and feel the love between the characters. This is an inspiring book about family, and love, and how if you hold out hope, and wish hard enough, your dreams just might come true. Beverly Lewis writes characters alive, and you truly feel like you know them personally. Their happin...more
Dawn Patton
I found all five in this series enlightening. It was interesting to learn how much similar our lives are to those of the Amish. I especially found it interesting how different the lives are of the Amish from Lancaster County, PA to those in my area of MN. The author keeps your interest with different twists and turns in the lives of the family members. The religious factor of the story is not over bearing or preachy. I can't wait to read more of Beverly Lewis's stories about the Amish.
Jaclynn
Although I’ve read this series before, it has been many years. This time I looked beyond the story of Leah and her family and the romance between her and Jonas and saw the deeper meaning of the Amish life. A lot of it left me grappling for understanding though, on how things could be called right and the truth from a supposedly very strict “Christian” people. The flaws of this “religion” were so clearly there and portrayed by various aspects of various characters. I couldn’t help but feel for th...more
Jeni Enjaian
A review from my old blog...

The Revelation concludes a long, intertwining story that spanned five novels. I fell in love with these characters and greatly appreciated the chance to read three of the five books in the series within two days. :D In this book Lewis ponders the outcomes of long ago sins and mistakes of the characters, things that occurred in the first and second books in the series. I appreaciate a series like this because it takes the time to explore the outcome of choices. Often w...more
Carol
Well, I must say that Beverly Lewis tied up all the loose threads into a neat little bow! There were a few surprises but most the author had given enough hints that there were not many complete surprises.

In The Revelation Leah's beau Jonas returns though many conflicts come back with him. Leah finally finds out about her complete heritage. However, it is a bit humorous or ironic that she was told to keep the information secret. Though I do agree with this particular admonition to secrecy, most o...more
Colette
A very welcoming conclusion to the series for abram and all of his children. This one however left me a little frustrated about the control the bishop has over the people of his parish. I enjoyed all 5 books and I was comforted by their strong faith and by their love of each other - I just got stuck a few times on the poor communication and on some of their inability to "cut to the chase" and get things done !!
Cathy
This was excellent how the author pulled together all of the colorful characters. I still wanted more characters, but the ones here definitely provided enough adventure. Worth the read.
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Rachel
Nov 25, 2008 Rachel rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Rachel by: Kim
I thoroughly enjoyed the series Abram's Daughters by Beverly Lewis. It was hard to put the book down, which I did rarely, finishing each book in about a day. What a beautiful reminder to put ourselves in God's hands and live each day glorifying Him. I know I would struggle to have Leah's strength in the circumstances that befell her, but hope that I would fall before the Lord and ask for His strength to lift me up. Prayer is Powerful! (I also enjoyed my husband's quizzical face when he noticed I...more
Megan
Jul 17, 2009 Megan rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: girlfriends
Recommended to Megan by: Marie Burt
Shelves: romance
The last book in the 'Abram's Daughters' series finally ties up all loose ends and thorny subplots. As with most romantic fiction, the characters get their "Happily ever after" as expected. However, I thought the author tended towards extreme sentimentality by matching EVERYONE up, the wicked justly punished, and the good finally getting all their wishes granted. Call me cynical, but this book didn't seem to match the rest of the series with it's over-the-top sense of poetic justice. *sigh*

Glad...more
Carol
This is the last of the five volume Abram's Daughters series. Too sappy for guys and a little too contrived for many females. There were as many relationship twists and turns as a soap opera but in a clean sort of way. I still enjoyed the Amish setting and the virtues that were displayed by Leah and learned by her sister Sadie. The theme that we pay for sin and other innocent people "pay" and are grieved as well ran the course of the books. You have to read all five to resolve all the problems b...more
Brenda Nommensen
Loved this book. A very good ending to a complicated story. All of the loose ends all came together at the end. A good example of what faith and patience can do for you. Love reading her books.
Diane
I really loved this 5 book series (Abram's Daughters). I didn't know much about the Amish culture or religion before reading the books, but Beverly Lewis does an excellent job of blending the storyline seamlessly with information about the Amish. The characters were dynamic and she developed them well throughout the books. I only give this last book four stars because it was a bit slower than the first four books, but I think only because everything was being wrapped up (and very nicely, too!)
Meaghan
finally they start communicating with each other! happy endings all around and a great fifth and final book in this series...
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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...more
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