Beverly Lewis has returned with another excellent Amish novel! "The Guardian," book 3 in Lewis' Home to Hickory Hollow series, is a story of love and finding one's way back to God. Jodi is a teacher and therefore works with children all the time. Jodi finds a young child on the side of the road all alone and begins a search for who this child is and where she has come from as the child does not speak English. However, as Jodi sets out to find answers about and for this child, Jodi really learns about herself and finds closure for herself and opens up her heart once again. This is such a sweet and heart-warming book. Beverly Lewis is such a talented author as she has the ability to really draw the reader into the story and into the characters' lives so that the reader feels a part of the story. Jodi is an excellent main character and one that readers can relate to. This book can be read as a stand-alone novel, however I highly recommend reading the first two books ("The Fiddler" and "The Bridesmaid") as well as they are ones that you will not want to miss out on! I am looking forward to reading book 4 "The Secret Keeper" which is scheduled to release on September 3, 2013!
*Thanks to Bethany House Publishers for the complimentary copy of this book in exchange for a honest review.*