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From newlyweds Katie and Dan living in the shadow of the shunning, to Rachel and Philip embracing parenthood even as he acclimates to Amish life as an outsider... From the courtship of Lydia Cottrell and her betrothed, Levi King, to Sarah Cain, now a wife and mother struggling to bridge her own life with that of the People... October Song is overflowing with the simpler thFrom newlyweds Katie and Dan living in the shadow of the shunning, to Rachel and Philip embracing parenthood even as he acclimates to Amish life as an outsider... From the courtship of Lydia Cottrell and her betrothed, Levi King, to Sarah Cain, now a wife and mother struggling to bridge her own life with that of the People... October Song is overflowing with the simpler things of life that make a Lewis novel an unforgettable journey into the depths of the human heart....

Title : October Song
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ISBN : 9780764223327
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 256 Pages
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October Song Reviews

  • Andrea
    2019-03-02 01:54

    This was a big disappointment. I enjoyed the other books I read by Beverly Lewis (not the best ever, but fun to read about Amish). This book was written in response to readers inquiring about the characters (like how their lives ended up after the books they'd been in ). The disappointing thing is that the book didn't really move on with anyone. Nothing major happened, and the little bit she gave you was just left hanging.

  • Lisa
    2019-02-23 22:05

    I liked Beverly Lewis' idea to continue storylines on three of her previous books into one handy compilation - but it left something wanting. You wanted to read MORE of each one, so in essence, it would've been a better idea to just pick one series and write another sequel to it, instead of three-in-one.

  • Charmaine
    2019-03-01 00:51

    I didn't realize until I had finished that this book is a recap of the other previous books she has written. so one might want to read them first. The best part of the book is this quote from page 165.Faith looks up - Sorrow looks back to what might have been -Worry looks around to gather more woe -But Faith sees prospects for the future and moves ahead.

  • Angie
    2019-03-18 23:07

    I would really give this 2 1/2 stars. It was good to read about the familiar characters, but it left me feeling like she started another story and just ended it with no real "ending". I also felt the first section about Katie & Dan was just too "preachy" for lack of a better word. Definitely not her best work, but readable if you keep in mind that each story will really lead to nothing.

  • Catherine
    2019-02-21 21:01

    A fun follow up to the stories in the Shunning, Postcard and Redemption of Sarah Cain series, but I had a harder time connecting to the characters this time around, and found the interaction between Sarah Cain and Katie Lapp to be bizarre.

  • Lynn Weldon
    2019-03-12 23:13

    This is the first book I have read by Beverly Lewis. Amish is not my favorite genre. I really enjoyed part one of this book but then it just ended. The other parts were ok but not my favorite. The writing was good.

  • Jan Scher
    2019-02-19 22:49

    Not one of her better booksLove reading this author but I think I missed something in the beginning. Book read like it was wrapping up three different books. Didn't see much to pull them all together.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-14 23:17

    Don't read this book unless you have read the previous editions. This jumps around without warning to another person and it left me struggling to figure out where the story was going. Well, the stories don't go anywhere they just leave a series of questions.

  • Chanover55
    2019-02-26 04:19

    Three short stories revisiting some of the characters from Beverly Kewis' books. Each story shows a different aspect of Amish life from shunning to an "Englisch" aunt & uncle coming to care for their orphaned nieces & nephews. A nice read while flying home.

  • Lola
    2019-03-09 03:14

    Stories take place in three different areas."Publishers Weekly" states you will "catchglimpses of how favorite characters are faring."Each section is about characters from a differentbook of the author's and is a way to sort of catchup on how they are doing.

  • Melina
    2019-02-27 22:09

    Iโ€™m usually a huge Beverly Lewis fan. This book however was a disappointment. There was no resolution at the end. The book ended like there was chapters missing or something. There were entirely too many characters to keep up with also. I found this book very confusing. :(

  • Amanda Moore
    2019-02-20 00:16

    Enjoyed reading ๐Ÿ“šBeverly Lewis books ๐Ÿ“šare meant to be read and shared with friends and family. I have enjoyed reading ๐Ÿ“š hope to read many more in years to come.

  • Tish Gee
    2019-03-12 04:16

    Not my favorite Bev book

  • Libby Powell
    2019-02-28 01:11

    Follow-up to an earlier story of Lewis. One of my favorites.

  • Ruthy Kersey moix
    2019-03-14 00:52

    I loved the October Song I just may reread it again

  • Paulin
    2019-03-04 23:58

    My 4th book installment for the month of June 2010.I am reminded that Faith looks up... Sorrow looks back to "what might have been", and worry looks around to gather more woe, but faith... faith sees what could be for the future and move ahead.I am also reminded that there is a kind of love that is long and lasting, and usually it happens to those who have found their other half and never let go. It happens to those who have developed a deep and fruitful friendship from the start and risked in taking it to the next level and found out that there is something more.Long-lasting love is possible, if only we would never choose to settle for less.Everlasting love is reachable, if only we would choose to wait on God's best!

  • Donna Bagby
    2019-03-21 03:05

    A look at three of Ms. Lewis' Amish stories from Lancaster County: Postcard, Redemption of Sarah Cain and The Shunning. It tells of their lives after the actual books ended. The Shunning continues the story of Katie and Daniel Fisher up to their first year marriage anniversary and their continued growth in the Lord Jesus Christ. The Postcard picks up with the adjustment of Phillip to Plain life and the excitement of a growing family. In the Redemption of Sarah Cain, Lyddie is soon to publish her and Levi's wedding plans. Sarah has married and is adjusting to life as wife and mother/aunt in the Plain community.

  • Rona
    2019-02-21 20:10

    Even though 'October Song' is taking place during autumn I think it's a perfect summer read. It's under 300 pages, can be carried in your purse or tote bag, and is a great accomplishment to a glass of iced tea.Beverly Lewis gives us an insight to Amish and Mennonite life with terrific characters. You get such a sense of people enjoying the simple tasks, such as housework, quilting and reading the bible. The importance of family and the strain on Katie and Dan as they have to deal with being shunned. You care about these characters as with all of Mrs. Lewis' books. It's another great read.

  • Patricia Tilton
    2019-03-21 21:08

    Beverly Lewis brings readers of The Shunning a peek into the live of some of her well-loved characters: Katie and Dan, Bishop John and Mary, Rachel and Philp, Sarah Cain and Lydia Cottrell. After Katie Lapp walks away from the inherited home of her birth mother and donates it to Hospice (The Reckoning), she marries Dan and returns to the outskirts of Hickory Hollow. Still shunned by the bishop because she left the Old Order, she's close to her family and embracing a new life with new less rigid Christian friends. Enjoyed reading how their lives move forward. Really loved this series.

  • Larisha
    2019-03-16 02:13

    Beverly Lewis's short compilations of previous stories - a few I have not yet written, so at points you feel like you have been left hanging.Lewis does a great job capturing how God's grace caught up with newlyweds Dan & Katie after the shunning, Rachel & Philip as he learns the ropes of Amish life as an "outsider." Also, for Lydia & Levi during the season of their courtship, wrapping up beautifully with Sarah Cain as she maneuvers her own life with that of the "People."

  • Samantha
    2019-03-22 21:58

    A lovely companion novel to conclude other novels written by Beverly Lewis, focusing on many of her beloved characters, such as Lyddie and Levi, Katie and Dan and of course Rachel and Philip.Stories that were written a few years beofre are concluded in October Song, though I would have liked a gap of some years, rather than months, so that we could have seen what life had in store for the characters.

  • Kassie Lee
    2019-03-22 23:03

    This was my first book by this author & I didn't realize that it was "parts" of her other books combined into one. About the time you would really get into the story it would end & a totally different one would start. The stories were all good, I just wish I would of known before hand that it was just summary of other books.

  • Barbara
    2019-03-16 04:14

    I love all of Beverly Lewis's Books. I have read almost all of them. She writes so well about the Amish. I learned the same from all her books and that is how the Amish live. She writes just like you are there. It has been a while since I read these books. I usually buy them right when they come out and I read them right away.

  • amanda phillips
    2019-03-05 23:04

    This is a wonderful book, but you must be a true Beverly Lewis fan to appreciate it. The reason for this being, that it is a three-part continuance to other books that she has written. It was not difficult for me to read, seeing as how I had previously read most of her other books. If you love Beverly's books, then you'll love October Song!

  • Beth
    2019-03-05 01:00

    An enjoyable book that recaps some of Beverly Lewis' characters from previous books she has written. In reading this it felt like a reunion as the characters were re-introduced and it also gave closure to their stories. Well written and full of love, life and family. It transforms you into the wonderful and simple life of the Amish.

  • Sandy
    2019-03-20 01:10

    I enjoyed this book but you really need to have read several of her other books first to be able to follow along. This is book that updates you about characters in her series groups. My only complaint about this book is that it doesn't make that clear to you and picking it up and reading it on it's own would be a bit confusing.

  • Jo
    2019-03-06 04:10

    Good book...but I would recommend reading her earlier books first. The Shunning for example. The characters tend to repeat themselves and it makes it easier to follow. My favorite quote from this book...Faith looks upSorrow looks back ( to what might've been)Worry looks around (to gather more woe)Faith sees propects for the future (an move ahead)

  • Rachel
    2019-03-12 01:05

    I really like Beverly Lewis' books. Even though the writing isn't spectacular, the plots are heartwarming and the characters are believable. Reading about those with simple faith who pray is comforting even though I disagree with their theology.Charming concluding novellas about several of her couples.

  • Anya
    2019-03-11 22:06

    Beverly Lewis is the Grand Dame of this genre, as we all know. The unique thing with this book is that you really never see a writer do this; go back to well-loved former charaters and give us an updated peek into their lives. Precious! I had read all these stories years ago and remembered them all.I wish more writers would catch on to this idea. Just fun.

  • Susan
    2019-03-13 04:05

    I recommend that you read the other books in the series that preceded this one to understand and know the characters better.