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Eva Esch and her sisters are in a predicament. With the passing of their widowed mother, Eva's older brother plans to move his growing family into the Eden Valley farmhouse where they all grew up, leaving little room for his three single sisters. Unless they marry within the year, the only apparent option is for two sisters to go to Indiana to live with an elderly great-aunt. Eva hopes to be married, but she isn't sure she wants to give up her sweet shop for the life of a farmer's wife. And she can't see how her prospects would be any better in Indiana.

When younger sister Lily disappears in the night, leaving only a brief note, Eva fears she has been wooed away from the People by an outsider. And when Jed Stutzman, a young Amish buggy maker from Ohio, shows up at Eva's market stand in Lancaster with a photo of a Plain young woman, Eva's world begins to tilt. She feels powerfully drawn to the quietly charming stranger - but the woman in the forbidden photograph is no stranger at all....

©2015 Beverly M. Lewis, Inc. (P)2015 Recorded Books

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Not one of her best

Personally I found this book quite boring at times. However, narrarator very good. Would prefer same narrarator through entire book

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Amish life and love

Lovely story of Amish lifestyle and love. You follow one family 's trial when their youngest sister decides to go "fancy ". You also learn of their way of life in the midst of today's culture. GREAT narration!

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Photo tells a story

The Photograph LP Beverly Lewis

I read the book as well as listened. Reading the book held my interest better than listening.

After the deaths of her parents, Lily Esch runs away with her English boyfriend. This causes more pain and grieving for her family. She takes a self-picture of herself, which is forbidden by the People. She loses the picture in a book on the train. Enter Jed from Ohio (on way to Lancaster Co. to fulfill an apprenticeship) who thinks he has met the girl in the photograph (found book on train). Upon finding out that the photo is actually a runaway, Jeb decides to initiate search in Ohio.

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Sweet!

This was a wonderful story. Such a sweet flow to it and a gentleness that draws me to her writing style. Thank you for sharing your descriptive talents with the world.

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very simple story.

this was a lightweight story with little insight into Amish life. a little disappointing. sorry!

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Delightfully Sweet Story

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It's a heartwarming read. It's done well. The characters are intelligent and the plot is developed. The details of the Amish life they lead are very interesting also. This was a pleasant stress buster for me.

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The Photograph

Another sweet and heartwarming story from Beverly Lewis.

Narrated by Christina Moore , Stina Nielsen. Very well done!

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Well done

I appreciated the suspense and the the true to life heartache; also appreciated the love story.

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Love is what you think.

starting was slow . story caught your interest. would suggest it to others to listen.

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  • debbra
  • GOLDEN, CO, United States
  • 10-07-15

Great love story

Would you listen to The Photograph again? Why?

Yes...it makes you think of a slower life and makes you thankfull for what we have.

What did you like best about this story?

The book!

Which character – as performed by Christina Moore and Stina Nielsen – was your favorite?

Eva

If you could rename The Photograph, what would you call it?

The book.

Any additional comments?

My first Beverly Lewis book but not my last.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful