The Atonement

  • by Beverly Lewis
  • Narrated by Christina Moore, Rachel Botchan
  • 8 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The mistakes of the past haunt Lucy Flaud, who years ago stopped attending the activities for courting-age young people in her hometown of Bird-in-Hand. Now 25 and solidly past the age of Amish courtship, Lucy has given up any hope of marriage, instead focusing her efforts on volunteering in both the Plain and fancy communities of Lancaster County. Yet no matter how hard Lucy strives, she feels uncertain that she'll ever find redemption.
Dale Wyeth has a deep mistrust of modern-day "advances" and the dependency they create. The young Englisher's interest in living off the grid is fueled further when he meets Christian Flaud, Lucy's father. Dale appreciates the self-sufficient ways of the Old Order Amish, and Christian invites him to learn more about them by staying at the family farm.
As Christian and Dale grow closer, developing a father-son rapport, Lucy begins to question what Dale's being there might mean for her. Could God be testing her? Or is it possible that even the most unworthy heart - and two people from very different walks of life - can somehow find a new beginning?

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Slow but Good

Overall, it was good. The story telling was much slower but it worked due to the setting of the Amish culture. Seemed rather redundant in regards to repeated explanations for the reasoning behind the main character's behaviors. Ending was good though and wrapped up the story nicely.
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- Rachael

save your money

the story was mundane and very slow, the narrator never changes voice inflection, just kind of read the story with animation, I gave up around chapter 6.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-29-2016
  • Publisher: Recorded Books