Abram’s Daughters (The Series)
by Beverly Lewis
Here is an excerpt from the book description:
Set against the backdrop of post-World War II, this compelling saga spans three generations of a Lancaster County Amish family. Each of Abram’s daughters, choosing her own path, must come to terms with the Old Ways of thinking and living. And sometimes that path has detours and forks in the road with unknown destinations…
I had to wait two weeks for my library to get the final book of this series in and I was on pins and needles. Related: My library has two shelves of Beverly Lewis books and zero Veronica Roth novels. This is unjust. Anyhow, this series is very well written. There are a couple of mysteries that span over the course of the books. A few played out just how I thought that they might but the biggest one had some good twists and turns that kept me guessing. One I was a bit unhappy with the resolution of, mostly because after five books of investing in the characters it felt hurried and unrealistic to me. But overall this series is a good read, one of my favorites thus far. I wish my grandmother was still alive because she would have really enjoyed this one. That’s not me being sarcastic, my grandmother loved her some good amish fiction. Maybe it’s genetic.
The books are long and the exposition gets to be a bit much. And of course, there are a couple of times where you’re all “STOP KEEPING SECRETS OBVIOUSLY IT HASN’T DONE ANY GOOD OVER THE PAST FOUR BOOKS!” but the the way each character’s story intertwines is intriguing enough to make up for all of that. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors in this genre so I figured it was bound to be a good read and it definitely was.