Saturday, April 13, 2013

A-Z Challenge: L is for Lewis

That's Beverly Lewis, the first name in Amish Fiction.  There are many options I have for L, but I've chosen to go with Beverly Lewis as I really enjoy her work and it has been featured many times here in book reviews, like the one I posted yesterday.

Beverly Lewis started Amish Fiction.  Before her there was no Amish fiction.  It's a category that has brought many authors and books.  It would not be without Lewis.  One work was made into a Lifetime movie, with two more being made for The Hallmark Channel (The Confession will premiere on May 11).

Ten Facts about Beverly Lewis:

  • 1949, Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania the heart of Amish Country.
  • 1993, first book published Holly's First Love the start of a 14 book series for pre-teen girls.
  • 2001, published Sanctuary with her husband, David Lewis.
  • The story of Katie Lapp told in The Heritage of Lancaster County is loosely based on her maternal grandmother, Ada Rank Buchwalter, who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student.
  • Grew up an Assembly of God Minister's daughter.
  • Member of the National League of American Pen Women
  • Began playing the piano when she was five.
  • Started writing short stories when she was nine.
  • Enjoys hiking in the Rocky Mountains.
  • Rated 8th in Top Ten Christian Authors of 2009 by the Evangelical Christian Publisher's Association.
For a complete list of all her works click here.

For more information check out these sites:
Official Site
Wikipedia: Beverly Lewis
Amazon: Beverly Lewis


  1. I am going to have to request a couple titles from the library. Thank you for the recommendation!
    Peanut Butter and Whine

  2. I was intrigued by your blog as two years ago was visiting the US and we went around an Amish Community in Philadelphia. It was interesting to see how The Amish lived. came away most impressed.


  3. Hello! I'm familiar with Amish country in Lancaster (I don't live too far from there and have visited a few times) but I'm unfamiliar with this author. I'll definitely have to check out Lewis' work! She sounds like a fascinating lady.

    Happy A to Z-ing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines