The Tinderbox

The Tinderbox❮Reading❯ ➳ The Tinderbox ➬ Author Beverly Lewis – Heartforum.co.uk On the day before her Amish parents twentieth wedding anniversary, nineteen year old Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch rep On the day before her Amish parents twentieth wedding anniversary, nineteen year old Sylvia Miller stumbles across the key to the old brass tinderbox her father keeps in his Lancaster County watch repair shop Piqued by curiosity, Sylvia unlocks the cherished heirloom, not realizing that what she is about to discover will splinter apart her happy lifeOnce Sylvia overcomes her shock, she confronts her father about the contents of the box To her amazement, the respected convert to the Old Order admits that he is not fit to be a member of the Hickory Hollow Amish church in fact, he never wasBurdened by the weight of his deception, Earnest Miller reveals the details about his past to Sylvia and to his wife, Rhoda The long kept secret alters everything for the close knit family, and when word of Earnest s deceit reaches others in the community, the truth pits Amish neighbors against one another and threatens to dry up Earnest s livelihood as well as to break up Sylvia s engagement to the preacher s grandsonCan the Millers find a way forward through the turmoil to a place of forgiveness and acceptance.

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the Goodreads database with this name Beverly Lewis, raised in Pennsylvania Amish country and both a schoolteacher and an accomplished musician, has been an award winning author for over a dozen years Her acclaimed novel, The Preacher s Daughter, was a Quill Book Award finalist in the romance category Her books have appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including USA Today and The New York Times She and her husband, David, live in Colorado.

The Tinderbox PDF/EPUB Ä Hardcover
  • Hardcover
  • 306 pages
  • The Tinderbox
  • Beverly Lewis
  • 02 September 2019
  • 0764233092

10 thoughts on “The Tinderbox

  1. Laura says:

    THE TINDERBOX is book one of a new series by the Queen of Amish fiction, Beverly Lewis Amish fiction readers who only read Lewis or Brunstetter will stand up and cheer Those who read any Amish writer might cheer too.Recently I ve found Ms Lewis s work to be subpar so I didn t go into this with high hopes However, I fell quickly in love with Earnest Wow, I hurt for him I was stunned to see the Amish made a big deal over his visiting his own great uncle That was cause for discipline Really THE TINDERBOX is book one of a new series by the Queen of Amish fiction, Beverly Lewis Amish fiction readers who only read Lewis or Brunstetter will stand up and cheer Those who read any Amish writer might cheer too.Recently I ve found Ms Lewis s work to be subpar so I didn t go into this with high hopes However, I fell quickly in love with Earnest Wow, I hurt for him I was stunned to see the Amish made a big deal over his visiting his own great uncle That was cause for discipline Really The hidden secrets were enough cause for the punishment but it ripped this family apart However, the ending had you see why they needed to be and I can t wait til the second book in this series comes out So much was unresolved.Welcome back, Queen Beverly Lewis THE TINDERBOX is a piece of brilliance.I was given a copy free All opinions are my own

  2. Amy says:

    A sweet and simple read but not a not to be missed I think that because the setting was an Amish one, the characters did not have depthful thinking process to them, and the plot was non existent But that may also be due to such a clash and distinction, between our current culture and the Plain Ways It may be that the culture is depicted extremely well, and we are just used to so muchlayered complication and excitement I didn t love it But if I had to read an Amish story, I think it A sweet and simple read but not a not to be missed I think that because the setting was an Amish one, the characters did not have depthful thinking process to them, and the plot was non existent But that may also be due to such a clash and distinction, between our current culture and the Plain Ways It may be that the culture is depicted extremely well, and we are just used to so muchlayered complication and excitement I didn t love it But if I had to read an Amish story, I think it served its purpose well

  3. Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader says:

    This is a slow read to start out about half way if you will stick with it It picks up and you will be happy that you read it While it was not my favorite book by Lewis it is still woth the read.I gave this book 3.5 stars and I hope the next book ismy speed.I love this cover, Don t you all The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.

  4. Victoria Goodbrand says:

    Wow This book was SO good and i loved the mystery 1 star taken off because it moved pretty slow.

  5. Abigail Harris says:

    My Review Genre Amish fiction.My Rating 4 stars.My Recommendation 16 up Warnings below.My favorite character s Hmm, I guess that would have to be Sylvia, she was an interesting character and I liked reading about her but I kinda disliked her relationship with her beau It was like it was doomed from the start shrugs That may just be me though.My Verse for Sylvia is Matthew 6 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also King James Version My Thoughts I liked this book, My Review Genre Amish fiction.My Rating 4 stars.My Recommendation 16 up Warnings below.My favorite character s Hmm, I guess that would have to be Sylvia, she was an interesting character and I liked reading about her but I kinda disliked her relationship with her beau It was like it was doomed from the start shrugs That may just be me though.My Verse for Sylvia is Matthew 6 21For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also King James Version My Thoughts I liked this book, I really did It s just I didn t love itBut that s all on me In no way is that because of the author She did a wonderful job with this novel and I look forward to the next book in the series Let s just go with it s not my cup of tea Though that ending was slightly surprising and I NEED to read the next one If you like Amish books you definitely need to check this one out There was a good bit of intrigue to go along with the rest of the story and the ending has me wanting to read the next book so bad right now I m giving it 3 stars but if the whole book had been like the last page I would have given 5 stars.Spoiler Below Warnings A character is divorced.I received this book in exchange for my honest review and am truly happy to provide it All the thoughts are my own

  6. Mayda says:

    Sylvia is a young Amish woman, anticipating her engagement and just generally enjoying life and her family But then, like Pandora s box, she opens a tinderbox belonging to her father that changes everything for herself and her family Her father, Ernest, came from the English world twenty years ago to become Plain, and he married an Amish woman But for all those years, he held a secret in his heart that was exposed when Sylvia snooped in the box There were dire ramifications, not only for Ear Sylvia is a young Amish woman, anticipating her engagement and just generally enjoying life and her family But then, like Pandora s box, she opens a tinderbox belonging to her father that changes everything for herself and her family Her father, Ernest, came from the English world twenty years ago to become Plain, and he married an Amish woman But for all those years, he held a secret in his heart that was exposed when Sylvia snooped in the box There were dire ramifications, not only for Earnest but also for his entire family What happened with him while he was in the English world and what that meant for him and his family now is well told in this story But what the future holds for them won t be disclosed until the next book This installment also has an unexpected occurrence, something surprising to them all Interesting characters people this intricate plot, and as Beverly Lewis does so well, readers are soon drawn into the story and into the Amish community

  7. RebekahAshleigh says:

    Beverly Lewis has done it again She writes such amazing books They always keep my attention and I love them so much The Tinderbox was no exception It was a story of family and faith, hardship and uncertainty, community and mystery I enjoyed it so much This story does end at a horrible spot though so I am especially excited for September when the sequel, The Timepiece , will release I highly recommended this book

  8. Maureen Timerman says:

    Yes, I enjoyed this read, and be aware that all of the answers are not forth coming, there is a sequel coming in September 2019, and I am looking forward to it What a can of worms this young woman releases when she does what she is old enough to know better, and ready to join the church, but she opens a forbidden object that will change hers and her families lives forever.This is just the beginning of the iceberg, and loved how as we get to the end of this book, there arebombshells dropped Yes, I enjoyed this read, and be aware that all of the answers are not forth coming, there is a sequel coming in September 2019, and I am looking forward to it What a can of worms this young woman releases when she does what she is old enough to know better, and ready to join the church, but she opens a forbidden object that will change hers and her families lives forever.This is just the beginning of the iceberg, and loved how as we get to the end of this book, there arebombshells dropped.Watch as the community s relationships and opinions change, and yes, they are human, and all are sinners.This is a very interesting book the pages flew and I was too soon at the end I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Bethany House, and was not required to give a positive review

  9. Shirley Chapel says:

    Wow Not since Beverly Lewis book, The Shunning , have I been so caught up in any of her stories as I was this one Totally a five star rating from this reader Awesome reading experience as far as I m concerned How could it be any better Earnest Miller grew up in the fancy English world His grandparents however were plain Mennonites and had a lot of influence in young Earnest Miller s life So when he was a young adult in college and he was hurt by someone he trusted and loved, he made a Wow Not since Beverly Lewis book, The Shunning , have I been so caught up in any of her stories as I was this one Totally a five star rating from this reader Awesome reading experience as far as I m concerned How could it be any better Earnest Miller grew up in the fancy English world His grandparents however were plain Mennonites and had a lot of influence in young Earnest Miller s life So when he was a young adult in college and he was hurt by someone he trusted and loved, he made a big change in his life He went through a time of proving and then joined the Amish church Soon he started to court a lovely Amish girl that he d met at a road side vegetable stand After a time they were married and started having children Earnest became a respectable Amish man in his community In fact folks forgot he once was from the English world But there was a secret that Earnest hid from his family and the Amish church A secret that had the power to hurt his family should anyone discover the real truth that he was hiding, locked away in his Tinder Box A secret that robbed Earnest of his peace of mind and drove him into deep conviction The motto of this story is not to keep hidden secrets from those you love and also the importance of having a forgiving heart I thought it was a heart warming story that taught a good lesson on the importance of honesty with those you love I loved the unpredictable twist near the end of the story that will leave readers anxious for the compelling conclusion to The Tinder Box Wait for The Timepiece , available in September of 2019 All readers of Amish Fiction and fans of Beverly Lewis will want to read the Tinder Box I highly recommend it to my Goodreads friends This book is one of the Authors best books I borrowed The Tinder Box from the local library A review was not requested All opinions shared here are my own truthful thoughts about this story

  10. Trixi says:

    Sylvia Miller snoops in her father s Tinderbox, setting the course for a twenty year old secret to threaten to tear apart her family, her parents marriage and her community It shakes the very core of everything she s believed and has the potential to implode her relationship with her Dat How can they all weather the coming storm When I first discovered Amish fiction early in my Christian fiction reading, Beverly Lewis was the author who introduced me this whole new world I had devoured every Sylvia Miller snoops in her father s Tinderbox, setting the course for a twenty year old secret to threaten to tear apart her family, her parents marriage and her community It shakes the very core of everything she s believed and has the potential to implode her relationship with her Dat How can they all weather the coming storm When I first discovered Amish fiction early in my Christian fiction reading, Beverly Lewis was the author who introduced me this whole new world I had devoured everything I could find by her She s always written with passion and a healthy respect for the Amish lifestyle Therefore, I eagerly read this latest novel, barely wanting to put it down lest I miss something happening in the pages And there s a whole lot happening here to make your head spin My heart ached for each hurt the characters experienced, for each doubt and fear and for strained relationships where there had been peaceful harmony I think what I admired the most, is how they clung even closer to God and His promises in His word Their faith never wavered and their struggle with their human emotions is something we all deal with from time to time Sylvia, Earnest, and Rhoda Miller are characters that I could easily see meeting if I ever visited the Amish community they were a part of Though they went through fiery trials, each took it with a measure of grace and grew in faith as they depended on God to help them through it I know I hate to see characters go through hard things, but I love seeing their growth in the end as it gives me hope in my own trials Forgiveness, redemption, and restoration are strong themes in this one Lastly, though I don t like cliffhangers at the end of a book, there was enough closure to satisfy me and looking forward toThe Timepiececoming September 2019 This one s for Beverly Lewis fans, Amish fiction fans and those who want an emotionally charged, faith filled book with characters to care about I received a complimentary copy from Bethany House via Netgalley and was not required to leave a favorable review All opinions are my own

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