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The Forbidden

The Forbidden

Written by Beverly Lewis

Narrated by Aimee Lilly


The Forbidden

Written by Beverly Lewis

Narrated by Aimee Lilly

ratings:
4.5/5 (21 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Publisher:
Released:
May 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781608142200
Format:
Audiobook

Description

Caleb Yoder's father has forbidden him to court Nellie Mae Fisher, but words alone cannot stop Caleb's devotion. Yet if he continues to pursue Nellie, he risks losing everything. Nellie, too, is torn. She longs to marry her Old Order beau but cannot ignore the gentle pull she feels toward the faith of her New Order family. Can she and her beloved satisfy the expectations of the People while remaining true to their hearts?
Publisher:
Released:
May 1, 2008
ISBN:
9781608142200
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

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.


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  • (4/5)
    I loved the first book in this trilogy and was excited to scoop the last two books up on sale. In this second book, Nellie Mae and Caleb struggle to find a way to be together. His father has forbidden him to see her because her family has gone away from the Old ways. There was a surprise ending, which I enjoyed and left me wondering how it will wrap up in the third novel.The subplots were interesting, too, to see the development of the tension between the two different sets of ideas and how that impacted the people on personal levels.The one thing I didn't enjoy about The Forbidden though was the way it dragged on. There wasn't much action and much of the novel was spent on individual character's reflections, which got a bit redundant after awhile. That's why this book gets four stars from me instead of five.
  • (5/5)
    Beverly Lewis is becoming one of my favorite authors!
  • (4/5)
    This is book #2 in The Courtship of Nellie Fisher series. This book picks right up where the last one stopped which I really enjoyed. The continued struggle between the Old Order and the New Order families is carried throughout this book. I enjoyed watching the characters develop as they grew in their faith. Poor Nellie Mae and Caleb are stuck right in the middle of this struggle. Will they continue to court in secret? Or will Caleb follow his father's wishes? While this book did seem to go at a slow pace at times, I enjoyed it immensly. We also continue to follow the story of Rosanna King and husband Elias who adopted cousin Kate's twins. As Rosanna and Elias get more involved in the New Order church cousin Kate begins to have second thoughts. Will Rosanna and Elias be able to keep the babies? And, how will the church split continue to divide families? And don't forget about Rhoda who seems to be drawn more and more to the "fancy" world. What decisions will she make? If you read book one then you won't want to miss book two. I do recommend reading book one first however, you may be a little lost if you jump right in to this one.
  • (5/5)
    This is a story that furthers the searching of souls to true faith in Jesus.
    How one can stay true to their faith in Jesus while walking through very troubled situations.
  • (3/5)
    This second novel in the series continues the story of Nellie and her family and friends in the Amish community. There is a split in the church, with some seeking to follow God through reading the entire Bible in English while others adhere to the Old Order Amish ways. Each thinks the other is wrong, and the Bishop has given the people three months to decide which way to go. After that, any baptized members leaving the old ways will be shunned. But even without formal shunning, the community is divided and hard feelings surface. The relationship between Nellie and her almost –fiancé is strained and forbidden by Caleb’s father. Other story threads continue, including the one concerning the twins who Kate gave to her cousin but is now regretting her decision. This story is one that Lewis fans will enjoy.