The Timepiece
As the only daughter, Sylvia Miller of The Tinderbox has always held a special place in her Old Order family, one Adeline Pelham jeopardizes when she shows up at the Millers' Hickory Hollow farm. It isn't that Adeline means to be a threat, but her very existence is a reminder of the painful secret that has so recently upended the Miller household. And with Sylvia and her mother still struggling to come to terms with that news, this is a challenging time to welcome an Englisher--especially this Englisher--into their midst.Despite the Millers' unexpected hospitality, Adeline is well aware that she's treading on Sylvia's turf, and she feels guilty about doing so when Sylvia is grappling with issues of her own. Not only is Sylvia trying to rebuild her trust in her father, but she's uncertain what to make of her once-promising engagement to Titus Kauffman, who hasn't pursued her since she confronted him. Adeline wishes she could help Sylvia, but she's not sure that either she or Sylvia is ready for that level of closeness in their relationship.Can God make something good come out of the mistakes of the past? Or does Adeline's arrival mark one too many surprises for the Millers and their Amish community?

The Timepiece Details

TitleThe Timepiece
Author
ReleaseSep 17th, 2019
PublisherBethany House Publishers
ISBN-139780764233074
Rating
GenreAmish, Fiction, Christian Fiction, Amish Fiction, Romance, Christian

The Timepiece Review

  • Shirley Chapel
    January 1, 1970
    New York Times Best Selling Author Beverly Lewis pens an excellent sequel to The Tinderbox. Just coming off a six week ban for hiding the fact, from the Amish Church , that he was a divorced man, Earnest Miller is shocked to learn he has a daughter from his first marriage. In The Timepiece Lewis wasted no time picking up from where she left off in The Tinder Box. We find Rhoda and Earnest inviting Adeline into their home and introducing her to their family. Trying to make her feel welcome they a New York Times Best Selling Author Beverly Lewis pens an excellent sequel to The Tinderbox. Just coming off a six week ban for hiding the fact, from the Amish Church , that he was a divorced man, Earnest Miller is shocked to learn he has a daughter from his first marriage. In The Timepiece Lewis wasted no time picking up from where she left off in The Tinder Box. We find Rhoda and Earnest inviting Adeline into their home and introducing her to their family. Trying to make her feel welcome they ask her to spend the evening with them. But an evening turns into two weeks as they get to know each other. Soon Earnest introduces Adeline to Preacher Kauffman and his wife. Sylvia Miller is engaged to their son Titus. Soon Titus is wanting to know what else Earnest is hiding from the Amish people. This adds tension to their already stressful relationship. Titus asks Sylvia not to spend time with her half sister, fearing that Adeline will lead her away from the Amish faith. Will the Amish church believe that Earnest didn't know he had an English daughter by his first marriage when he confessed to the church about his past? Will Titus and Sylvia' s fragile engagement survive this family's latest upheaval? Is Titus more concerned about Sylvia or about how things look to the Amish community? I thoroughly enjoyed this warm hearted easy to read story. It's about forgiveness and about time. The past , present and future of Earnest Miller and his family. I was especially touched with how the Miller family excepted Adeline into their home and did their best to make her feel welcome. Earnest and Rhoda spent hours with her answering questions about the Amish faith and their plain life. If you read Amish Fiction you will love The Timepiece. All fans of Beverly Lewis should read this book. I would recommend that you read The Tinderbox first in order to better follow along in this book.I borrowed a hardcover edition of this book from the local library. I was not asked to do a review. All opinions expressed here are my own.
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  • Bernice Izzo
    January 1, 1970
    It is the typical Amish book which I love to read. Their faith and life just interest me. This one ended a lot happier than the first one.
  • Louise Leonard
    January 1, 1970
    Good but wraps up way too fast at the end. It could have been longer. But then, I never want Mrs. Lewis' books to end. ❤
  • Jennie
    January 1, 1970
    This is a sequel to The Tenderbox and I throughly enjoyed reading the conclusion to the first book. In the first book, Earnest confesses to his family that he was once English and married briefly before becoming Amish. This causes a great deal of gossip and Earnest is put under the bann for six weeks. In this book things are getting back to normal when another surprise hits the family. I loved all the characters especially Sylvia who finds her engagement to Titus less than she expected.cant wait This is a sequel to The Tenderbox and I throughly enjoyed reading the conclusion to the first book. In the first book, Earnest confesses to his family that he was once English and married briefly before becoming Amish. This causes a great deal of gossip and Earnest is put under the bann for six weeks. In this book things are getting back to normal when another surprise hits the family. I loved all the characters especially Sylvia who finds her engagement to Titus less than she expected.cant wait until the next Beverly Lewis book is published.
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  • Ann Green
    January 1, 1970
    The Timepiece is a spellbinding mix of history and present day as we learn the story of an Amish father who is suddenly connected with his English daughter. Turns out, he had a life no one knew about when he was English but that relationship ended and he sought the peace and solitude that became his new Amish life. Married to Rhoda now with a large family, Earnest is stunned by this turn of events but quickly rallies. Adeline is welcomed warmly into her Amish family and becomes close with Sylvie The Timepiece is a spellbinding mix of history and present day as we learn the story of an Amish father who is suddenly connected with his English daughter. Turns out, he had a life no one knew about when he was English but that relationship ended and he sought the peace and solitude that became his new Amish life. Married to Rhoda now with a large family, Earnest is stunned by this turn of events but quickly rallies. Adeline is welcomed warmly into her Amish family and becomes close with Sylvie, her Amish half sister and a myriad of younger half brothers. It is her relationship with Sylvie that is especially touching. I know you will enjoy this visit to the Millers' Hickory Hollow farm as much as I did. And watch for romances turning in unexpected directions for both Sylvie and Adeline under God's powerful hands.
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  • Mayda
    January 1, 1970
    This novel continues the story Ernest the clockmaker and his family that began in “The Tinderbox.” They now learn about Ernest’s English daughter, Adeline, who is a surprise to them. But Adeline is welcomed and embraced by all of them, and true affection is evident with them all. However, others, namely Sylvia’s fiancé and his family, are not so accepting. In this well-written tale, several thought-provoking themes are explored. Sylvia must decide if her love for her English sister overrides wha This novel continues the story Ernest the clockmaker and his family that began in “The Tinderbox.” They now learn about Ernest’s English daughter, Adeline, who is a surprise to them. But Adeline is welcomed and embraced by all of them, and true affection is evident with them all. However, others, namely Sylvia’s fiancé and his family, are not so accepting. In this well-written tale, several thought-provoking themes are explored. Sylvia must decide if her love for her English sister overrides what her fiancé tells her she should feel and do. Rhoda, Ernest's wife, is surprised by her husband’s first daughter, and has to decide how she will react to her. And throughout the story, both Ernest and his family, including Adeline, rely on their faith in God, that they will be able to be a family that will be acceptable in both the English world and the Amish community.
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  • D.J.
    January 1, 1970
    What a wonderful story of love and forgiveness!When Adeline Pelham shows up looking for her father, who happens to be Amish, he and his family welcome her into their home — and their lives, even though it brings many challenges for them. I can certainly understand this… an English girl, her Amish father, who obviously had a girlfriend or wife before he joined an Amish community, married his current wife and had a family.Beverly Lewis does an amazing job showing the problems that occurred after A What a wonderful story of love and forgiveness!When Adeline Pelham shows up looking for her father, who happens to be Amish, he and his family welcome her into their home — and their lives, even though it brings many challenges for them. I can certainly understand this… an English girl, her Amish father, who obviously had a girlfriend or wife before he joined an Amish community, married his current wife and had a family.Beverly Lewis does an amazing job showing the problems that occurred after Adeline met her father and was invited to stay with them. I think the whole idea is amazing — and this is truly one story you won’t want to put down until the very end!If you can, make time to read The Tinderbox first, then dive right into The Timepiece…Happy Reading!
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  • Kathy
    January 1, 1970
    This book takes the reader through the journey of Slyvie Miller as she adjusts to life with an englisher sister and in the process learns more about love and forgiveness. I felt drawn in to the story and was happy to read how it turned out.
  • C Davis
    January 1, 1970
    I enjoyed the second book of this series, but I did feel it was a little slow. It was good to see how the series ended and how things worked out for Sylvia and her family.
  • ANNETTE
    January 1, 1970
    Well Done!! I loved the characters and the beautiful storyline. Loved the "Forgiveness and Love ' part the best.
  • Pam Pavkov
    January 1, 1970
    The Timepiece is the second incredible book written by Beverly Lewis in her latest two book series. The author has done a remarkable job telling her story in addition to closing out this series. The story jumps right into where the first book left off and she spends time to catch the reader back up on what has taken place.The characters are so realistic and the author makes you feel like you have a relationship with them. Sylvia has always held the position of the only daughter in her family but The Timepiece is the second incredible book written by Beverly Lewis in her latest two book series. The author has done a remarkable job telling her story in addition to closing out this series. The story jumps right into where the first book left off and she spends time to catch the reader back up on what has taken place.The characters are so realistic and the author makes you feel like you have a relationship with them. Sylvia has always held the position of the only daughter in her family but now that Adeline has made an unexpected appearance and announcing she is Ernest's daughter from his former marriage, Sylvia finds herself at a loss. When the Englishers appearance becomes common knowledge among the community several members react in unusual ways threatening everything Silvia holds dear.I enjoyed this story immensely and was happy with the way it turned out. The author demonstrates that something good can come from an unexpected situation. I was not given a complimentary copy of this book to read and review. I have rated this story with five stars for meeting my expectations of a wonderful story that I can highly recommend to others who love the Amish genre. I was not approached by anyone to post a favorable response. Congratulations to Beverly Lewis for continuing to write such remarkable and enjoyable stories for her readers.
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  • Leslie M.
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 starsThis is the sequel to The Tinderbox, but it could be read and enjoyed as a standalone. I'd suggest reading them in order to gain a greater appreciation for the characters. The book has strong themes of family and faith, as is typical in Lewis's books. Topics addressed in this series is a bit different from the author's other stories, and I love the way the Englisch characters are blended in with the Amish ones. I enjoyed the story, which had strong character development and vivid imager 3.5 starsThis is the sequel to The Tinderbox, but it could be read and enjoyed as a standalone. I'd suggest reading them in order to gain a greater appreciation for the characters. The book has strong themes of family and faith, as is typical in Lewis's books. Topics addressed in this series is a bit different from the author's other stories, and I love the way the Englisch characters are blended in with the Amish ones. I enjoyed the story, which had strong character development and vivid imagery, and found it to provide a satisfying conclusion to the series.Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from the publisher, but I wasn’t required to leave a positive review.
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  • Mandyq
    January 1, 1970
    As always!Beverley Lewis is still The Queen of all Plain Fiction. I fell in love with her writing by chance whilst scrabbling through a supermarket discount trolley! And I became well and truly hooked.All her characters are much loved by me. Due to illness I'm home mostly all the time so I've become abnormally attached to them, almost like they're friends I've not yet met.By drawing me closer to what really matters in life, her writing is dynamic. This is an unusual review but I'm assured it wil As always!Beverley Lewis is still The Queen of all Plain Fiction. I fell in love with her writing by chance whilst scrabbling through a supermarket discount trolley! And I became well and truly hooked.All her characters are much loved by me. Due to illness I'm home mostly all the time so I've become abnormally attached to them, almost like they're friends I've not yet met.By drawing me closer to what really matters in life, her writing is dynamic. This is an unusual review but I'm assured it will attract the one's needing to hear these stories by Beverly. So thank you to a most gifted of writers.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    Earnest Millers family has been through a hardship. Sylvia is truly a amazing young woman. When Titus starts acting different about her family she knows she has to do something. When Adeline shows up at the vegetable stand the Miller families life’s will change again. Beverly Lewis is a amazing Christian author. Her books are all truly inspirational. I would give this book a higher rating than a five star review if I could.
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  • Donna
    January 1, 1970
    FamilyI loved the forgiveness and dedication to family that "The Timepiece" brought out in this story. It didn't matter how bad the problem that came out about Earnest former life the family did not abandon him, this book showed a real life family with problems that they worked through together and that is the way it should be. I loved this book and would recommend it to e everyone.
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  • Larisha
    January 1, 1970
    I so enjoyed this sequel and how Beverly Lewis had us once again in the quaint locations sprinkled throughout the story.This story of forgiveness, comes full circle with the main characters. As she so wonderfully states “besides forgiveness, this novel is about time - past, present, and future - and the timeless aspects of life: the joy of sisterhood, the discovery of divine mercy, the legacy of family, and true love.”
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  • Carol Deegan
    January 1, 1970
    I always feel like I’m living with her characters whenever I read one of Beverly Lewis’s books. This book was no exception. The character development and descriptions of Amish lifestyle create vivid images and history. Love, forgiveness and faith combine to make this Christian novel an excellent read. I would highly recommend this book, as well as any of the books written by Beverly Lewis.
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  • Erin
    January 1, 1970
    As usual, love me some Lancaster Amish fiction. I always love reading about the characters visiting places I frequent here at home. I recently read the first book in this duo, and was excited to read this companion- I think I liked it even more than the The Tinderbox. A super quick and easy read, as usual for Beverly Lewis.
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  • Kelly
    January 1, 1970
    Sylvia’s story This book, along with its prequel, kept me on the edge of my saet. I’m so glad grace was given! My favorite thing about Beverly Lewis’s books is the way at least one person accepts Jesus Christ. There is so much here to learn about forgiveness and especially giving every worry over to the Lord Jesus. Very well done!
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  • Beverly Cvercko
    January 1, 1970
    This author never fails to write amazing books.This book will leave you wanting it to never end.If you have never read any books by Beverly Lewis, you will be hooked on this author from the first book you read, I know I have been.
  • Samantha Boothroyd
    January 1, 1970
    Great book!!!! Loved it! :)
  • Doris Lankford
    January 1, 1970
    Love this book. A good ending to a delightful series.
  • Marilyn Brandenburg
    January 1, 1970
    Took me a whiI really enjoyed reading this book. I belong to a book club and we could old hardly wait for this book to come out.
  • Rita
    January 1, 1970
    Conclusion of the Amish story "The Tinderbox" --- Ms Lewis never disappoints me...loved the book...easy one evening read.
  • Linda M.
    January 1, 1970
    I liked this book, but it was slow in parts. At the end, it concludes quickly.
  • Melissa
    January 1, 1970
    Beverly books are always so good loved the love story and the family gathered together.So easy to get in to and hard to put down. Her books are always amazing.
  • Janet Fryman
    January 1, 1970
    Another excellent read. Thanks Beverly.
  • Sandy Larivee
    January 1, 1970
    Enjoyed reading the conclusion to the Tinderbox. Beverly did a wonderful job uniting this family after the events of Earnest’s previous life. She showed how different cultures can bond with faith and forgiveness. A very good read.
  • Hannah
    January 1, 1970
    I’m expanding my horizons this year and reading Amish fiction by different authors, but there’s just nothing like a Beverly Lewis book.
  • Marg
    January 1, 1970
    Excellent
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