Beverly Lewis is a prolific author who has written more than 70 books in her lifetime. She's been a New York Times bestseller and she has become a very successful Christian author.
Coincidentally, she also graduated from Evangel University where I attended school (small world). It's always awesome to see a fellow believer and someone who went to your school do well. So what's the deal with her books?
One of her most popular books and one of her first official releases is "The Shunning." No, not "The Shining." From there, she went on to write several series and trilogies all surrounding the Amish-based lifestyle.
Ms. Lewis is a very talented writer and she has a very engaging writing style. Even if you are not big into Amish stories, you will be compelled by the way she writes. If you enjoy good writing from a Christian perspective, there's a good chance you'll enjoy this.
One of her most popular series of books is known as "The Rose Trilogy." This one is about an Amish girl named Rose (go figure). The final book in the trilogy was written pretty recently and released in September 2011. If you like some of her other 70 books, there's a good chance you're going to like this series too.
As if being a best-selling author wasn't amazing enough, she has also won a number of awards for her writing. She has done well in sales and in the area of critical acclaim. FOr example, she won the Christy Award in 2007 for a Contemporary Series for her book "The Brethren." I won't list out all of her awards here, but just know she's won a bunch of them.
I would highly recommend her books if you enjoy a good Amish story. They are stories from simpler times and lifestyles that are very refreshing. It's always good to support a Christian author as it lets the publishers know we want more books in that vein. If you're looking for something good to read, check out one of her books. You just might have to ask yourself if you're OK with reading a book about Amish people on your Kindle or Nook.