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The Revelation (Abram's Daughters #5)

4.29  ·  Rating Details  ·  5,864 Ratings  ·  221 Reviews
With a beautiful new cover, the powerful conclusion to Beverly Lewis' bestselling Abram's Daughters series brings the Ebersol sisters together again for one final journey.
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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
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Jessica
Sep 22, 2008 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Rachael
Feb 18, 2008 Rachael rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
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.
Janice Aitkens
Nov 17, 2013 Janice Aitkens rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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Victor *we were on a break!*
Abram's Daughters is going to stay with me for a very long time. I crawled through the last few chapters, I didn't want this series to end.
Abby
May 11, 2014 Abby rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish-books
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
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Briana Kimbrough
I think Abram's Daughters are probably my favorite Amish series. and I've read quite a few....
Brandi
Dec 17, 2015 Brandi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not too bad a series overall, It just felt a bit over-extended. As for the final book, I would have to say I felt there needed to be a whole lot less Mary Ruth and a whole lot more of Abe. At least that character made me snicker a bit, especially the horsehair incident. The twins felt almost irrelevant to the story and the character of Mary Ruth could be just down-right annoying. If it wasn't for her presence in these books, I probably would have rated them a bit higher.

I do have to commend the
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Donita Corman
May 18, 2013 Donita Corman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book is getting much better. Enjoying the story as it unravels.
Victoria
Aug 09, 2014 Victoria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the last book to Abram's Daughters, and by far the best out of all of them! This was definitely a page thriller. I was very interested if Leah would get back with Jonas. This story demonstrates forgiveness, love and confessing past mistakes. I would recommend this to anyone who can get their hands on it (be sure to read the first 4 first, though). Beverly Lewis has definitely provided me with plenty of insight into the Amish world..if you are interested in the Amish, you'll be sure to e ...more
Dorry Lou
I have to say I was really happy to finish this book and the series. I was so tired of Abram & his daughters and all the other characters in the book by the end. I think Beverly Lewis is a great author writing about the Amish but I wondered at times if it was possible for so many unusual things to occur among them. Five books in this series. Lots of information on the Amish ways of life if anyone is interested. I only gave it 2 stars as I felt it was drug out way too much and I became somewh ...more
Melissa
Sep 17, 2012 Melissa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: amish
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
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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
Jun 29, 2010 Alyson rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, 2010
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
Sep 12, 2013 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Feb 09, 2010 Brandy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nicole Willson
Apr 21, 2015 Nicole Willson rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very satisfying conclusion

I don't think I fully appreciated how talented Beverly Lewis is until I read a book by another author of Amish novels. She is good and I like her stories very much, but I think I'll be careful not to read one directly after finishing a B. Lewis novel. It was amateurish sounding next to one of the Abrams Daughters novels. Beverly makes you care so much about her characters.
Gloria
Feb 27, 2014 Gloria rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Mar 28, 2014 Dawn Patton rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nov 01, 2009 Jaclynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
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
Susan
Sep 12, 2015 Susan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance-clean, amish
OK, this book finally wraps things up nicely. Everyone finally comes clean and they find that talking to those they love is not so bad. Imagine that. It is very fulfilling seeing everyone come around to some sort of harmony in their lives.

If the people in this saga would have just been honest with each other and not tried to hide everything from everyone, This could have been 1 book.
Jeni Enjaian
Jan 22, 2013 Jeni Enjaian rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Carol
Feb 15, 2013 Carol rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christian
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
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Haven
Dec 19, 2015 Haven rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Any one of Beverly Lewis's books are real gems to read. They are wholesome and sweet. The Abram's Daughters series follows an Amish family through their ups and downs of life. It's nice to come across a book these days that doesn't involve swearing or dirty scenes. It's a nice change from the other books I read.
Polly
Sep 05, 2015 Polly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A threatened to this series.

I really enjoyed this series. I wish Beverly would write another book. This last one was about Leah. It was fascinating to see how everything fell into place. I would recommend this book to anyone who loves Amish fiction and adventure.
Julie
Jan 09, 2015 Julie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
If Leah didn't experience SOME kind of positive life event by book five, I was going to have to burn the whole series.
The series started out so sweet and loving but became somewhat more soap opera-ish in each book. I still enjoyed reading them and learning more about the Amish.
Virginia Markhart
I enjoyed the simplicity of this book. The way of life, so calm and relaxed. Lots going on, but it is just comfortable. I read one of the other books in this series and recognized the characters. Very good story.
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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

Abram's Daughters (5 books)
  • 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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