The Wish by Beverly Lewis

I enjoyed this book because it brought to life the age old quote “the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.” In this case, main character Leona Speicher realizes the truth in that statement. As a young girl, Leona wishes she had a sister and family like her neighbor and best friend Gloria’s family. Soon, we learn Gloria’s family has several skeletons in their closet that Leona knows nothing about.

I like how this book joined the Englisch and Amish worlds as Gloria fought to find herself. The internal struggle of whether we can truly live without modern conveniences was real to me as I’ve personally thought about adopting an Anabaptist lifestyle in the past. I love how both young women in this story found themselves in their journeys separately and together. Another star for Beverly Lewis in my book!

Please note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

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