by Beverly Lewis

November 2005
ISBN: 0-7642-0105-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Bethany House Publishers
Trade Paperback

Annie Zook is the only daughter of an Old Order Amish preacher. Annie wants to please her parents and her Amish community, but the Bishop doesn’t allow the people to express themselves artistically. When Annie was young, her father caught her drawing a cat, and he has forbidden her anything to do with art...but Annie doesn’t know how to give that up. Now it has come between her and her long-time beau. She can’t join the church as long as she sins by painting, and they can’t marry unless she joins the church.

Annie's best “English” friend, Louisa Stratford, is coming to visit. Louisa has just left her fiancé virtually at the altar, and wants time to think. Louisa is a certified art instructor and a professional artist herself. Will she nudge Annie completely away from the church?

I have waited for what seems forever for The Preacher's Daughter and I was not disappointed. Beverly Lewis is one of my all-time favorite authors, so I live for a new book of hers. I loved Annie and Louisa, as well as the other point-of-view characters, and couldn’t wait to see how the story plays out.

I read The Preacher's Daughter in one sitting, I couldn’t put it down. I loved every second of this book. The only thing I hated is that it ended and now I have to wait again. The Preacher's Daughter is book one in the new Annie’s People series. If you are a Beverly Lewis fan, you will not be disappointed in The Preacher's Daughter. If you aren’t, this is a good book to start with.

Reviewed in March 2006 by Laura.

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