The Parting

series: Courtship of Nellie Fisher, The

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The People themselves dare to challenge the Old Ways of their heritage...and each patriarch must choose a side.

Nearly one hundred days have passed since the untimely death of Nellie Mae Fisher's beloved younger sister, Suzy, and Nellie dares again to dream of a future with handsome Caleb Yoder. But with rumors about Suzy still flying among the People, there are those who would keep the young courting couple apart...including Caleb's own father.

Meanwhile, a growing number of Honeybrook's Amish farmers are demanding tractors and other forbidden modern conveniences. When a revival adds to the tensions, passions flare. With the Old Order community pushed to the breaking point, Nellie and Caleb find their families--and themselves--in the midst of what threatens to become an impossible divide.

A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller

The Author

  1. Beverly Lewis
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    Beverly Lewis

    Beverly Lewis (, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 19 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York...

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"This new Amish series from the author of the ANNIE'S PEOPLE, ABRAM's DAUGHTERS, and THE HERITAGE OF LANCASTER COUNTY series introduces us to the Fisher family, mourning the death of their youngest daughter, Suzy. They believe her untimely death was the result of her dabbling in the outside world. Suzy's sister, Nellie, shoulders the guilt, having been distracted by her own romantic dreams of Caleb Yoder on that terrible day. As in her other novels, Lewis creates a vividly imagined sensory world in which readers can almost smell the pumpkin cookies that Nellie bakes in her shop. And her well-drawn characters speak with authentic voices as they struggle to cope with grief and questions about their traditions and relationship with God. Essential for public library and Amish fiction collections. Lewis, who was born in Pennsylvania Dutch country, now lives in the Colorado Rockies." --Library Journal

"Beverly Lewis' knowledge of the Amish is compelling and her writing makes the scenes come to life. Her characters have depth that will make you ponder the strength of your own beliefs.... if you're looking for a strong inspirational story that will pull at your heart, The Parting is the book for you. Eager for the answers, I look forward to the next book in the series." --Trudy Smith,

"The Parting is the first book in THE COURTSHIP OF NELLIE FISHER series and as with several others of Ms. Lewis' books, it leaves you hanging. I absolutely cannot wait for the next book in the series to be released. I love Ms. Lewis' books and this one is no exception. She can't write fast enough for me." --Laura Hilton,
"Fans will gobble up this latest saga and will eagerly await the next two books in the series. As always, Lewis supplies light but thoughtful reading, serving to show that life, even in a simpler society, can become quite complex." --Corinne H. Smith,

"The Parting is a captivating Christian romance. Not only does it keep readers turning pages, it also challenges their passion and excitement for their faith in Christ. The last chapter closes with anticipation for the next book in the series." --Jenni K. Ritschard, Christian Book

"As is usual with Lewis' books, I was captured by the story from the Prologue on and led willingly along by her effortless storytelling style and the intriguing plot.... For anyone who wants to spend several books in the company of an attractive heroine who finds herself in a tangle of personal, family and community loyalties, The Parting by Beverly Lewis is a good place to start." --Violet Nesdoly,

"This book is a gripper, so plan to get little sleep if you read it at night. I would try to go to sleep only to want to know what would happen next." --Jane Squires,

"Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors and her latest volume, The Parting did not disappoint me. This is the first book in a new series and I can hardly wait for the next. Once again, her knowledge of the Amish is astounding and she weaves a story that grabs you right from the start and, in her classic style, leaves you hanging, longing for the next book in the series. As usual, five stars." --Karen Boynton,