The Confession

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Bethany House, 1997 - Fiction - 286 pages
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Katie Lapp's identity had been shattered the moment she found the satin baby dress in the attic of her parents' Amish home. Painfully torn from her close-knit community in the frightening ordeal called the shunning, Katie -- now Katherine Mayfield -- sets out to find the ailing birth mother she has never known.

Her journey takes her to the peaceful home of Lydia Miller, where electric lights and telephones sets Katherine's mind whirling with "fancy" things, and on to the elaborate Bennett estate in the Finger Lakes region of New York. There she stumbles into a world of compassion and greed, mercy and betrayal -- where the plain garb of the Amish is misused to disguise an evil conspiracy.

Unknown to Katherine, her first love, Daniel, is taking appropriate steps to return to his Amish family -- and to her. But their worlds may have drifted too far apart to bridge....

Shunned from her home and alone in a world of strangers, Katherine Mayfield longs only for the gentle, loving embrace of the woman she hopes to call Mother.

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User Review  - Dnaej - LibraryThing

The audio book was wonderful, just as the The Shunning had been. The book had an interesting plot and I was kept in suspense the entire time. One problem I did have with this book was with the lack of ... Read full review

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User Review  - Robin661 - LibraryThing

The Confession Beverly Lewis I really enjoyed this book and thought it was well written and a seamless continuation of the first book. It was able to grab my attention quickly. I read it so quickly ... Read full review

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About the author (1997)

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.

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