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The last bride
2014
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"Set in Amish country's beloved fictional Hickory Hollow, Tessie Miller, the youngest of her Old Order parents' five daughters, followed her heart, and the unthinkable has happened. Will she find a reason for hope, in spite of her desperate plight?"-- - (Baker & Taylor)

Eloping with the man she loves in spite of her father's disapproval, Amish woman Tessie Miller poses as a single woman and keeps her marriage a secret until an unexpected challenge threatens the couple with censure. - (Baker & Taylor)

Eloping with the man she loves in spite of her father's disapproval, Amish woman Tessie Miller poses as a single woman and keeps her marriage a secret until an unexpected challenge threatens the couple with censure. By the Christy Award-winning author of The Brethren. Simultaneous. - (Baker & Taylor)

Tessie Miller followed her heart, and now the unthinkable has happened. Will she find a reason for hope, in spite of her desperate plight? - (Baker Publishing Group)

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Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in eleven languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including theNew York Times and USA Today. Seven of her blockbuster novels have received the Gold Book Award for sales over 500,000, andThe Brethren won a 2007 Christy Award for excellence in Christian fiction. Beverly and her husband, David, live inColorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com. - (Baker Publishing Group)

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Come home to Hickory Hollow, Pennsylvania--the beloved setting where Beverly Lewis's celebrated Amish novels began--with new characters and new stories of drama, romance, and the ties that draw people together.

"Much of the credit [for the growth of Amish fiction] goes to Beverly Lewis, a Colorado author who gave birth to the genre in 1997 withThe Shunning..."
--Associated Press


Of her Old Order parents' five daughters, Tessie Miller is the last to marry. She has her heart set on Amishman Marcus King, but Tessie's father opposes the match.

Impetuously, Tessie and Marcus elope to the English world, then return to Hickory Hollow to live as singles, trusting they'll convince the Millers to give their love a chance over time. But when the unthinkable happens, Tessie faces the almost-certain censure of the People. Will she find a reason for hope in spite of her desperate plight?

"Vivid imagery captures the reader's attention as Lewis masterfully tugs at their heart-strings." -RT Book Reviews
""Lewis' latest is a thoughtful tale filled with pastoral imagery, dramatic irony, and gentle
foreshadowing that teases the story forward."-Booklist - (Baker Publishing Group)

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Tessie Ann Miller is trapped in a classic lovers' dilemma. Her father disapproves of the man she loves, and she must choose between her own happiness and honoring her parents' wishes. Mandy, Tessie's older sister, refuses to stray from their Amish ways and advises Tessie to do the same, in spite of Mandy's own struggles in a loveless marriage arranged by their father. But when tragedy strikes Hickory Hollow, the secret behind their father's disapproval is revealed, and the two women must face the cost of their respective choices. They each learn that patience is a prelude to true love, which arrives in its own time, in its own way. Lewis' latest is a thoughtful tale filled with pastoral imagery, dramatic irony, and gentle foreshadowing that teases the story forward. The reflective pace is ideal for a tale that addresses such complex issues as genetic birth defects, familial loyalties, and grace among the Amish. This is the fifth installment in Lewis' Home to Hickory Hollow series (The Secret Keeper, 2013), and it also reads well as a stand-alone novel. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

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