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The crossroad
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, Minn. : Bethany House Publishers, c1999.
Physical Description:
318 p. ; 22 cm.
General Note:
Sequel to: The postcard.
After writing a story in Amish country, New York journalist Philip Bradley returns to Lancaster County haunted by the memory of a soft-spoken widow he met there, but winning her heart is just the first step in long journey that will require him surrendering his own culture.


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Presents the story of a journalist who must decide between joining the Amish life or leaving it forever.

Author Notes

Beverly Lewis was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on April 17, 1949. She received a degree in music education from Evangel University. She grew up as an Assembly of God minister's daughter. Although she was not Amish, she had a close family connection to Old Order Mennonites, including her maternal grandmother who left the Mennonite community when she married.

Her first book, Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans (now titled Big Bad Beans) was published in 1993. Since then she has written over eighty books. Her titles for children and young adults include several series including the Cul-De-Sac Kids, the Girls Only (GO!), and the Holly's Heart. Her adult fiction books include The Heritage of Lancaster County series, the Abram's Daughters series, The Rose Trilogy, and the Home to Hickory Hollow series. She has received numerous awards including two Silver Angel Awards for The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish and a Gold Book Award for The Shunning. In 2014, she made The New York Times Best Seller List with her title Child of Mine. Her title, The Love Letters, made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

In the sequel to The Postcard, hysterically blind Rachel Yoder lives quietly in her Amish community in Lancaster County, PA, with her parents and her daughter. As her faith grows, her contempt for the local "powwow" doctor increases, and she refuses to be treated by him. Meanwhile, in New York City, writer Philip Bradley can't get Rachel out of his mind. His investigation into hysterical blindness and his newfound sense of peace in the Lord takes him back to Rachel to find out once and for all if they have a chance. For all collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.