The Atonement is a stand alone novel based in the Amish Community in Lancaster County. The story follows Lucy as she does everything she can to help everyone around her. Keeping busy gives her less time to think about the past and what might have been. She loves seeing the joy on others faces. Helping those in need not only fills her time, but also distracts her from the hole in her heart. Lucy has made mistakes, and is no stranger to tragedy. The Amish community has eyes everywhere, and being friends with an Englischer is making the community question some of her motives.
There is so much I wish I could talk to you about, but don’t want to risk spoiling the story. I really enjoyed the family dynamics, and seeing broken relationships mended. Lewis kept my interest, and I had no clue what Lucy was going to do next. Faith was woven through in a way that we all can understand. God is always right there waiting for us to let Him in so He can help us. He has the best plan for our lives if we can only trust Him enough to wait for His leading.
I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Amish Fiction. Beverly Lewis kept me interested, and I was constantly trying to figure out what happened in Lucy’s past. I loved that this was a stand alone novel so there weren’t any open ends. Lewis tied everything together in a nice novel sized package. I received a copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest opinion. All opinions expressed are my own.