review À The Fiddler

10 thoughts on “The Fiddler

  1. says:

    SPOILERSMeh 25 starsNot my type of read Not going to summarize just point out what I liked and what didn't care forLikedDecent storyRelatively sweetGreat heroAmish settingDidn't likeHeroine was spineless and weak willed Had too many TSTL mommentsNeither H nor h fought for the other though the H grew some balls and eventually went after herH h spent little to NO time together in the whole bookToo much crap about musicToo little conflictDidn't care for the hero's whole ex fiancee thing in the beginning and how she broke off the engagement leaving him broken heartedThe ending was too fast and unrealisticToo sueaky clean No kissingThe H h didn't even tell each other their feelings until 98%Both H h's actions seemed unrealistic It was ok Just ok Not going to read any by this author but if you're into sueaky clean with no conflict and lots of angst this is for you Just not for meSafetyH h Probably virgins although it's not mentioned at allOWOM h is engaged but breaks it off H was engaged by she broke it off He loved her and was heart broken but she's not mentioned much in the storyCheating NoCursing NoViolence NoSex No Hand holding only and not until the very endMarriage Last pageBaby NoHEA yesILY's No

  2. says:

    Very good book Amelia is rescued from the rainstorm and a flat tire by Michael He is staying in a cabin basically hiding out from his Amish life trying to decide if he wants to leave it Amelia is a concert violinist also trying to decide her future Amelia and Michael connect right away each recognizing a fellow lost soul He invites her to come to Hickory Hollow for a few days to relax I loved the way that Amelia and Michael are able to relate to each other despite their very different backgrounds Each is able to listen to the other without judging thereby giving them a chance to explore options Michael really wants to leave the Amish community but is afraid of disappointing his family and friends He is caught between two worlds his Amish life helping his father and his English life working as an architect and enjoying all the outside world has to offer Amelia is tired of touring but doesn't know how to tell her father and the others who expect a great future from her When she visits Hickory Hollow she is drawn to the simpler life she experiences there I really liked the way she was able to help Michael with his niece and the way she became such good friends with Joanna When it is time for her to leave she and Michael stay in touch for a long while learning about each other and expanding their friendship They lose touch with each other for awhile due to a misunderstanding but find their way together again after each has found their way to the lives they were meant to lead I loved seeing the personal growth in both Michael and Amelia Neither one came to their decisions easily but the process was completely believable I enjoyed seeing some characters from previous books The conclusion to this story was beautifully done

  3. says:

    Well Beverly Lewis books are a bit of a guilty pleasure for me She does Amish based romantic fiction Her books are familiar uick reads always clean romantic and focused on the character's developing relationships with God and their families They make me feel good and tend to come in trilogies which I like The Fiddler fits right in with all of that A fun enjoyable read for a weekend And while this story of the Englisher Amelia and the Amish man Michael wraps up uite satisfyingly by the end there is apparently another installment coming this fall I am assuming it will follow a different character Maybe Joanna the Amish friend that Amelia makes while visiting Hickory HollowFor those who read Lewis' stuff regularly this is in the same congregation of Amish that the Heritage of Lancaster County took place in Remember Katie Lapp and her discovery of her English roots and the loss of her beloved Daniel Fisher? The wise woman Ella Mae makes an encore appearance here She's a character I've always loved

  4. says:

    I never tire of reading books by Beverly Lewis in fact I have a whole shelf dedicated to her books Her ability to draw me into the story placing me right into the scene with the characters is amazingMichael Hostetler is a 25 year old Amish man who has not joined the Amish church and who wants to leave the Amish community to pursue a career as a draftsman Amelia Devries is an acclaimed violinist who has toured with world famous orchestras but feels trapped in a world where others place their expectations on her and expects her to tow their line They both want to please their families but have dreams of their ownAs a way to counter the pressure she feels Amelia invented an alias for herself Amy Lee Amy Lee has won first place in a fiddling contest and at the opening of the story is opening for a country music group at the Mann in Philadelphia Her manager who has found out about her secret life tells Amelia that she will not continue playing this style of music He also informs her of an upcoming European tour that her father and he himself would like to see her takeOn her way home to Ohio Amelia gets lost in a rain storm and finds herself on a lonely back road When her tire goes flat she manages to pull off the road but without a cell phone signal she must wait out the storm in the car Seeing a light through the trees Amelia is lead to Michael's doorI loved the fact that Mrs Lewis updated the reader me on the lives of the characters from previous books and I also enjoyed meeting new ones I really enjoyed the musical aspect of of the book and liked reading Mrs Lewis relationship to music in the Author’s Note at the back of the bookI look forward to reading the next book in the Home to Hickory Hollow seriesI give this book 5 out of 5 starsThe Fiddler Book 1 in the Home to Hickory Hollow series by Beverly Lewis was provided for me free by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review

  5. says:

    Beverly Lewis takes a refreshing look at the community of the Amish as it interacts with the English world In this first book of a new series conflicts arise as the characters from both communities are trying to discover where God really intends them to be The rules of the ordnung do not come from God but from the community Is it wrong in God’s eyes not to follow them? And when a talented violinist finally realizes her dreams are different from her parents’ dreams for her what path should she take? And why if her musical talent is a God given gift do the Amish feel it is wrong to play? These are only some of the conflicts that arise in this beautifully written tale of love and heartache of hope and belief The well developed characters and pastoral setting are only part of the charm of this book The real interest lies in the blending of music into the storyline Ms Lewis does a superb job in capturing the feelings of the young concert master as well as nailing the musical aspects of the story A wonderful read that will have you wishing for the next installment in this inspirational series

  6. says:

    I used to like Amish fiction way back when which is why this has been on my TBR list for a really long time My attitude changed a little when all the stories started sounding the same While the plot in this one was a little different it just wasn't my thing Believe ability was my main issue I just didn't buy the relationships in the story So overallsweet? Yes But it was just okay for me

  7. says:

    I always know when I pick up a Beverly Lewis book that I am going to get a wonderful story mixed with authentic Amish culture I have never read a Beverly Lewis book I didn't like and this one was no different I finished this book in one day Ms Lewis has a way of telling a story and drawing you in so you feel like you are actually part of the storyWorld class violinist Amelia Devries needs a break from family agent and boyfriend pressure but she could never imagine the kind of break God had in mind On a stormy night she makes a wrong turn and winds up at a remote cabin in the woods where Amish Michael Hostetler is staying with issues of his own For reasons they both don't understand they form an immediate friendship and Michael invites Amelia to come back to his home in Hickory Hollow for a short stay and rest What happens after that is a richly woven story full of indecision fear loyalty and a desperate need to change the course of their lives I loved this book from the first page and especially liked the parts with Amelia and her violin or fiddle I could just see her practicing in the meadow and the sound wafting on the air and being carried for miles This is book 1 in a new series and I cannot wait for book 2 Thank you Ms Lewis for a well written story I look forward to the next chapter in the lives of the people of Hickory Hollow

  8. says:

    I really liked this book Probably especially since as a musician and former violinist I really related to Amelia I liked how her encounter with Michael Joanna and especially the Wise Woman helped her reconnect with the faith of her grandmother and choose to live the way she felt God wanted her to live

  9. says:

    I found The Fiddler to be a refreshing change from the norm in Beverly Lewis' writing and I'm a long time fan of this author I thoroughly enjoyed this story of an English musician who became friends with a young Amishman The plot was well written and the characters very likeable I highly recommend The Fiddler

  10. says:

    Great Amish fiction A new wave of Amish fiction It’s not just Amish but Amish and English and a whole lot of fiddle music I’m a fiddle lover and wish I could hear Amelia play I’m sure it’s lovely Loved this book and recommend it Can’t wait to start the next book in this series

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The Fiddler

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