Наслаждайтесь миллионами электронных книг, аудиокниг, журналов и других видов контента в бесплатной пробной версии

Только $11.99 в месяц после пробной версии. Можно отменить в любое время.

The Fiddler
The Fiddler
The Fiddler
Аудиокнига8 часов

The Fiddler

Написано Beverly Lewis

Озвучено Christina Moore и Andy Paris

Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд

4/5

()

Об этой аудиокниге

Amelia "Amy" DeVries, a 24-year-old violinist, is disillusioned with life and love after the collapse of her long-running romance. Weary of endless rehearsals and performances, Amy sets out on a road trip through the Pennsylvania mountains. She leaves her cell phone behind so life's demands can't intrude on her solitude. She doesn't know, nor care, where she will end up. When her car breaks down deep in the mountains, Amy realizes the flaw in her "no cell phone" plan. She abandons her car and walks the winding roads, searching for help. Following the smell of woodsmoke and the sound of music, she finds a rustic log cabin. There she meets a young Amishman--and through him a community--that will change her life forever.
ЯзыкEnglish
ИздательRecorded Books Audio
Дата выпуска10 апр. 2012 г.
ISBN9781464038358
The Fiddler
Автор

Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis (beverlylewis.com), born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in 12 languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family.

Другие книги автора: Beverly Lewis

Связано с The Fiddler

Издания этой серии (5)

Показать больше

Похожие Аудиокниги

Отзывы о The Fiddler

Рейтинг: 4.161290322580645 из 5 звезд
4/5

124 оценки28 отзывов

Ваше мнение?

Нажмите, чтобы оценить
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Review of The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis. Amelia Devries, Englisher, has a dream different than her Dad's. She struggles to follow her hoped. Michael. Amish, has a dream different from his father too. It isn't what Amish ways would want. He struggles. One night a rain storm causes Amelia to have a flat tire. She ends up where Michael is staying. They become friends. Amelia ends up spending time in an Amish home. Thus Amelia and Michael becomes friends that will last. We all struggle with decisions whether English or Amish. You will find encouragement through struggles.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    It's been a LONG time since I've read a Beverly Lewis novel. I enjoyed it very much, which is somewhat surprising because I really don't care for the violin. The story line was excellent. As always, I appreciated Beverly Lewis' ability to keep the story sweet and clean. It flows well and I enjoyed the supporting characters in the book.

    Looking forward to more good reads from Ms. Lewis!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Wonderful Christian novel, full of intrigue and romance. A delightful read, and very interesting information on the lives of the Amish.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Amelia DeVries is a concert violinist who has spent her life preparing to play the classics in music halls around the world. Her fiance' is a musician as well and they have had to work at finding time for one another during the three years of their courtship. As the book opens, Amelia is enjoying her secret pleasure...opening for a county singer as a fiddler with a country band. Her stage name is Amy Lee and she has kept this guilty secret from her agent, and even more important, her mom and dad. They have spent Amelia's childhood years encouraging constant practice to hone her skills and refine her talents.She is a big hit at the country concert, but she is startled when she sees her agent back stage afterwards. He is understandably upset with her, but reluctantly promises not to tell her dad if she will tell him as soon as she gets home. Her parents and her agent have set their hearts on a European tour to begin in just a few months. Amelia is torn between the heartbreak of disappointing her parents and her own dream of exploring the possibilities of a career in country music.But as she starts the long trip home a heavy thunderstorm causes her to miss an entrance ramp back onto the Interstate and before she knows it, she is slowly driving in blinding rain on narrow roads through the hills of Pennsylvania. When she blows a tire, she notices a light through the woods not far from where she is stranded in the rain, so she walks to what turns out to be a rustic log cabin, and what do you know, there is country music pealing out from within!Here Amelie/Amy meets a handsome young Amish man with troubles of his own. His sweetheart has just broken off with him and his father is exasperated with him for exploring English ways, refusing to commit to the Amish lifestyle, but not walking completely away from it.Amy is charmed by Michael Hofstetler and is both eager to postpone her return home to her parents, knowing what she wants to say will hurt them deeply, and eager to see the home Michael has described to her, the Amish community of Hickory Hollow. Will their friendship help or hurt the tenuous relationships that each has with their own parents? Is their any hope that this chance meeting of two people from very different worlds can lead to something more? Beverly Lewis tells a sweet story of two young adults making decisions about their separate futures that take into account their obligations to their families and their somewhat different takes on faith in God. Beverly Lewis has done as much or more than any fiction writer to familiarize readers with the practices and culture of the Amish and the Mennonites, and she tells an interesting story, building characters that are easy to care about. I enjoyed it and will enjoy reading more about the folks who inhabit Hickory Hollow.
  • Рейтинг: 2 из 5 звезд
    2/5
    The cover makes me think Amelia is blind or so I thought before I read the book.

    I wanted to like it more than I did. I liked how they met, and her visiting but I get tired of the miscommunication in most Amish books, I just don't see it as realistic.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I have to say that Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors of Amish fiction. She has crafted a wonderful story where the characters are very believable. Their problems are such that no matter what your background you can relate to them. All of us have parents who have had dreams for their children. We don’t want to disappoint our parents. In this book Amelia’s father has a dream of her becoming a concert violinist. Amelia loves playing the violin. However, she really loves fiddling. Her father would think this is beneath her talents. The other main character is Michael. He loves his father dearly but would love to become an architect. That would mean not joining the church and entering college. Neither want to disappoint their parents. Yet, their dreams, if they followed them and their hearts would do just that. They must each face and make hard choices. There is a small romance in the story. Want to find out if either one of them follows their own path? Then I suggest you go out and get this first book in the series. You won’t be disappointed.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Very good book. Amelia is rescued from the rainstorm and a flat tire by Michael. He is staying in a cabin, basically hiding out from his Amish life, trying to decide if he wants to leave it. Amelia is a concert violinist, also trying to decide her future. Amelia and Michael connect right away, each recognizing a fellow lost soul. He invites her to come to Hickory Hollow for a few days to relax. I loved the way that Amelia and Michael are able to relate to each other despite their very different backgrounds. Each is able to listen to the other without judging, thereby giving them a chance to explore options. Michael really wants to leave the Amish community, but is afraid of disappointing his family and friends. He is caught between two worlds - his Amish life, helping his father, and his English life, working as an architect and enjoying all the outside world has to offer. Amelia is tired of touring but doesn't know how to tell her father and the others who expect a great future from her. When she visits Hickory Hollow she is drawn to the simpler life she experiences there. I really liked the way she was able to help Michael with his niece, and the way she became such good friends with Joanna. When it is time for her to leave, she and Michael stay in touch for a long while, learning more about each other and expanding their friendship. They lose touch with each other for awhile due to a misunderstanding, but find their way together again after each has found their way to the lives they were meant to lead. I loved seeing the personal growth in both Michael and Amelia. Neither one came to their decisions easily, but the process was completely believable. I enjoyed seeing some characters from previous books. The conclusion to this story was beautifully done.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I received this copy of "The Fiddler" by Beverly Lewis, from the Early Release giveaway and enjoyed it very much. The author did an excellant job of making the characters in the book one's you could relate to. It leaves you with the age-old question of "When two people who just meet, fall in love is that an accident or is it fate"? Is it just pure accident when a wrong turn leads Amelia Devries down the very road where a young Amishman by the name of Michael Hostetler lives? Or could it be fate? Amelia a young Englisher whose career as a concert violinist holds more promise than she could ever dream, begins searching for something different. In secret she starts playing a fiddle in out of the way places known only as Amy. After one of her shows during a heavy rainstorm she looses her way and winds up in front of Michael's house where that something different starts to take a deep hold on her very being. Michael, who has left the Order but still keeps some of the Amish traditions falls hard for Amelia. The differences in the way they live makes a possible relationship not something within their grasp or so it seems. The way that the author pulls the souls of each character into a common place makes love between two people who couldnt be more different become a love that welds so beautifully into one.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    As usual Beverly Lewis did an awesome job. I feel like I am right there with the characters in her books, living their life with them. Crying when they cry, laughing when they laugh, and always unable to lay the book down until I have completed it. Looking forward to the next one in the series.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Just finished this wonderful Beverly Lewis book, and was not disappointed!Wanted to move to Hickory Hollow, and find the peace that Amelia Devries found there.You have the feeling of God leading Amelia to the peace she is so looking for. She is a Classically trained violinist, and to find some enjoyment, a self trained talented fiddler.Michael Hostetler is a 25 year old Amishman, who loves his family, but wants more in life. He wants to be draftsman, and is having a hard time, when province lands Amelia at his doorstep.Both love their families and live their lives for their families, with hopes for something different. So enjoyed the people of Hickory Hollow...especially the Wise Woman Ella Mae, and Joanna Kurtz. How I would love friends like them.I highly recommend this very fast enjoyable read. I want to go back!!I received this book from the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I have read a series of Beverly Lewis's in the past , which I found enjoyable. This new book of hers "Fiddler" was a bit more current, I think. I enjoyed that though. Because it got away a bit from the constant Amish ways of life, and gave a bit of diversity through out the story by referring to the life of an "Englisher". It kept my attention, I enjoyed learning about the life of Amelia, the well known concert Violinist,having it be quite the contrast from the young Amish man she gets to know. It has a nice flow, the story gives what most women are looking for in this type of book.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    The Fiddler is a wonderful book - it moves fast, is well written, all the i's & t's are dotted & crossed and I connected with the hero & heroine of this story. Amelia is a believable musician (child prodigy & top level violinist) who is struggling with a big decision and afraid of hurting those who love her if she doesn't make the right one.This verse beautifully describes the theme of the book and both Amelia & Michael take refuge in it:"Delight thyself also in the Lord and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." Ps 37:4One of the best things I liked about the book is the level of faith sharing that Beverly Lewis imparts. Through the verses given and message of faith both Amelia and Michael are gently encouraged to seek God in prayer and listen to what God is teaching or leading them to do. I loved how it was done without preaching. Both Christians and non-Christians should enjoy this book & it would be a great title for mother daughter reading - the only thing missing is a list of questions for discussion.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    This is a sweet love story about two young adults who are at a crossroads in their lives. Amelia who is a classical violinist as well as a country fiddler runs into a big rain storm on the way home from a fiddling gig where she meets Amish man, Michael. The two of them strike up a friendship while Michael is struggling with his decision to join the Amish church. The author does set up an idealized Amish community. This is a sweet love story about two people from two different worlds.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    The Fiddler was an enjoyable book to read, at times it was hard to put down! The novel follows Amelia, a young violinist (and secret fiddler), who finds herself in the Amish community of Hickory Hollow. Amelia learns a lot from her time among the Amish, and her experiences change her life forever.
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    This book is about Amelia, a violinst who also plays country music on her fiddle secretley as Amy Lee. Driving home on a rainy & windy night she makes a wrong turn and then ends up with a flat tire. She ends up at the home of Michael, who has been struggling with his Amish faith. He misses his family but has been going to college and feels drawn to the Englisch life. Michael and Amelia are drawn to each other from the beginning and their relationship slowly grows stronger. This is another one of Beverly Lewis books that I have enjoyed.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I have enjoyed everything I've ever read by Beverly Lewis and this was no exception! She captures the lifestyle of the Amish so well and always has characters who are full of heart. This is a story about two young people trying to determine their place in life and accidentally finding love along the way. I will be eagerly looking forward to more books in this series!
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    For those familiar with Beverly Lewis' work, this book will not disappoint. It seemed to take longer than expected to get started - the author took some time to develop the characters and the plot - but once it got going it was a good read. The story line was interesting and believable and it was well-written. As usual, Ms. Lewis gives us honest and respectful insights into the Amish culture, and it was especially interesting to me because I have family that recently moved not too far away from the location of most of the book's action. It is a book worth reading.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Beverly Lewis has an unique talent for showing us how seemingly random circumstances are God's way of leading us gently to his will. This story of Amelia and Michael weaves the world's strong pull and God's faithful demeanor.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    I have not really enjoyed many of Beverly Lewis' books. I must say that I was surprised by this one. I really enjoyed it from beginning to end. It was not quite as predictable as many of her previous books. I was able to figure out well before the ending how it was going to turn out, but it was an enjoyable read to get to the end.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Excellent book! In the same amish genre that Beverly Lewis usually writes in but not the exact same as her other books! Loved it and can't wait for the rest of the series!
  • Рейтинг: 4 из 5 звезд
    4/5
    I have been a fan of Beverly Lewis for quite awhile, so I was really excited that I had won one of her books thru the Early Reviewers Program. This book is a little different than usual for Ms. Lewis, as it combines an Amish main character along with an "Englisher" instead of her usual writings about the "Plain" people themselves. I did enjoy this twist, as I often wondered myself if this scenario actually ever happens in "real" life. This book was about life altering choices and how they would affect both the "Englisher", Amelia Davis, and the Old Order Amish man she meets, Michael Hostetler. It is a story of stuggle, and a story of strength. I truly enjoyed this book, as well as the characters and the setting of Hickory Hollow (which was also in another series by Lewis entitled "The Shunning".) This book will surely be enjoyed by those new to Beverly Lewis and/or Amish fiction as well as those who are familiar with her work. I loved it, and I am sure you will to. Thanks again to the Early Reviewer's Program for giving me the opportunity to discover another great book!!
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    In true Beverly Lewis fashion, this is another great book on Amish life. I truly enjoy Lewis' books. Her character development quickly takes the reader into the lives of the Plain folks whom she writes about. In this book, we are introduced to an Englisher, a musician, in the very beginning, which is a little different twist from her other books. I love Lewis' books and The Fiddler is certainly no disappointment. I can't wait to read the next installment of this series.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    The Fiddler is about a young woman named Amelia Devries, a concert violinist with a bright future, who isn't sure that being a full-time musician is the future she wants. Desperate for some kind of escape, she takes to secretly playing the fiddle in a small-time country band, going by the name Amy Lee to keep it from her father and agent. Through a series of events, Amelia ends up having to stay the night in Pennsylvania, and soon discovers Hickory Hollow. She instantly falls in love with the peace and perspective she finds, but will she have the courage to change her life once Hickory Hollow is behind her? I've heard a lot about Beverly Lewis, but this was the first book of hers that I've read. I loved Lewis' writing style, and the story, though simple, was also riveting. I loved Hickory Hollow the moment I read about it, even though I haven't read the series that it connects to. Overall, a great stand alone book perfect for Beverly Lewis fans, old and new.
  • Рейтинг: 3 из 5 звезд
    3/5
    Advanced Reader Copy Beverly Lewis takes us back to Hickory Hollow (from her The Shunning Series) this time. While I enjoyed the book, it was different than my favorite Lewis books. Told from the standpoint of the Christian main character who gets to know an Amish community, it seemed a bit backwards from Lewis' typical story. Good characters as always, and great descriptions that let you see the setting in your mind's eye. It appears this one is a stand alone rather than the trilogies that she does so well, which was fine. Sometimes it's nice to see everything wrapped up without waiting for the next book. I enjoyed this book, although I prefer her more typical Amish storylines than I did this one.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Because of the difference in perspective, this novel was intriguiing and engaging. It provides an insight into the classical music world juxtaposed to the simple serenity of the Amish life. Lewis eloquently presents a tale of inspirtation, redemption and love.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    I really enjoyed this book. I could hardly put it down to face the reality of a working day. It wasn't so much that I couldn't wait to see what happened next but that I felt comfortable with the characters. Lewis' writing made me feel as if I was in Hickory Hollow, participating in the lives of the Amish families and struggling with their problems. I found myself feeling what Amelia must have experienced as she enjoyed the peacefulness of the small community. I can't wait for book two.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    This was a very enjoyable book. I was always wondering what was going to happen next. A very good picture of what happens when a young person's idea of the path their life should take is different from their parents dreams for them. The characters come from two very different communities the Amish and English.This was a very well thought out story that gave us a good picture of the ending. Happy I read this book.
  • Рейтинг: 5 из 5 звезд
    5/5
    Beverly Lewis takes a refreshing look at the community of the Amish as it interacts with the English world. In this first book of a new series, conflicts arise as the characters from both communities are trying to discover where God really intends them to be. The rules of the ordnung do not come from God but from the community. Is it wrong in God’s eyes not to follow them? And when a talented violinist finally realizes her dreams are different from her parents’ dreams for her, what path should she take? And why, if her musical talent is a God-given gift, do the Amish feel it is wrong to play? These are only some of the conflicts that arise in this beautifully written tale of love and heartache, of hope and belief. The well-developed characters and pastoral setting are only part of the charm of this book. The real interest lies in the blending of music into the storyline. Ms. Lewis does a superb job in capturing the feelings of the young concert master as well as nailing the musical aspects of the story. A wonderful read that will have you wishing for the next installment in this inspirational series.