The latest novel from best-selling Amish author Beverly Lewis is The Proving (Bethany House). After five years as an Englisher, Amanda Dienner is shocked to learn her mother has passed away and left her Lancaster County’s most popular Amish bed-and-breakfast. What’s more, the inn will only truly be hers if Mandy can successfully run it for twelve months.
Reluctantly, Mandy accepts the challenge, no matter that it means facing the family she left behind–or that the inn’s clientele expect an Amish hostess! Can Mandy fulfill the terms of her inheritance? Or will this prove a dreadful mistake?
The Proving is set in the charming bed-and-breakfast the Butterfly Meadows Amish Inn.
“There’s nothing like a peaceful bed-and-breakfast in an out-of-the-way place,” Lewis says. “The more rural, the better! Setting a novel in a fictional Lancaster County B and B has long held a great deal of appeal to me. And once I conceived of the idea of a daughter deciding to return from the English world to run her mother’s cherished inn–well, I knew I had a real story to tell.”
Two decades have passed since Beverly Lewis published her first Amish novel, The Shunning (Bethany House). In the years since then, her novels have made regular appearances on the bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. There are more than 17 million copies of her books in print, and her novels have been published in twelve languages.