"The Fiddler" by the Beverly Lewis, the Great Lady of Amish Fiction has done it again. In a tie-in story to the Katie Lapp series, "The Fiddler" tells of a Englisher violinist named Amelia and her on-the-fence Amish new love Micheal. Micheal and Amelia meet by chance in a cabin in the woods when both have "run away" from their lives to contemplate their futures. That meeting brings their futures into one. Needless to say, it doesn't go over well with their families.
The Katie Lapp series is the best series that Beverly Lewis has ever written, well, in my opinion, anyway. Since then there has been a reoccurring theme of Amish women misplacing their babies. "The Fiddler" has no babies. So this is a refreshing change, but still written in the style and formula from the Lapp books that put Lewis on the map. The romance is fresh and innocent, yet still mature and adult. Micheal will make you wish more men were like him. There should be a Micheal tree out there somewhere. I received this book for free from Bethany House Publishing.