Fiction Friday: The Preachers Daughter by Beverly Lewis

Friday, July 18, 2014

Happy Friday everybody! Today's Fiction Friday book is The Preacher's Daughter by Beverly Lewis.

(I don't have a picture for today's book, sorry!)

The Preacher's Daughter is about a 20 year old Amish girl named Annie Zook. As the title states, she is the Preacher's daughter. Annie loves to paint but in the Amish community that she lives in they are not aloud to do art of any kind. In order to do her art she must go to her father's Mennonite cousin's house where they have set up a studio for her in their attic. Annie also has a pen pal, Louisa, who she has been writing to since she was young. Louisa is an art teacher and Annie must hide that knowledge from her parents. Annie must choose between staying in the Amish community and pursuing her love of art.

I really liked this book. I don't know if I would say I loved it, but I did really like it. Annie and Louisa have a great friendship that really reminds me of one of my best friends which is really fun to read. I have also always been really interested in the Amish community. They live so differently from us and although I would never survive (no internet?? AHHH!) I think it's really fun to learn about how they do things. 

I fell in love with most of the characters, not all of them, but most. I love Annie, Louisa, Barbara, Julia, Irvin, Ben, Yonie, and a few others. These were the characters that I cheered for and couldn't wait to read more about. Other characters I dreaded reading about and may have wished some bad things on them but hey, you can't have the good without the bad. One thing I loved about all of the characters was how 3 dimensional they all are. We learn so much about who they are and how they became the person they are now. 

All in all I gave The Preacher's Daughter by Beverly Lewis 4 stars on goodreads.

The Preacher's daughter is the first book in the 'Annie's People' series, I am now reading book 2 'The Englisher' I'll let you know what I think when I finish it. 

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