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Volume One (Summerhill Secrets Series)

Volume One (Summerhill Secrets Series)
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Volume One (Summerhill Secrets Series)

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Set in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country, the Summerhill Secrets series follows the true-to-life adventures of 14 year-old Merry Hanson as she encounters intriguing mysteries and tries to live for God as best she can. Ages 11-16.

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Set in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country, the Summerhill Secrets series follows the true-to-life adventures of 14 year-old Merry Hanson as she encounters intriguing mysteries and tries to live for God as best she can. Ages 11-16.
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Set in rural Pennsylvania's Amish country, SummerHill Secrets follows the true-to-life struggles and heartfelt triumphs of fourteen-year-old Merry Hanson. Preteen girls will come to love, laugh, and cry with the impulsive Merry as she encounters intriguing mysteries while also struggling to be the best she can be in God's eyes. Volume One includes the original titles Whispers Down the Lane, Secret in the Willows, Catch a Falling Star, Night of the Fireflies, and A Cry in the Dark. Volume Two contains House of Secrets, Echoes in the Wind, Hide Behind the Moon, Windows, on the Hill, and Shadows Beyond the Gate.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Beverly Lewis

Beverly Lewis was born Beverly Marie Jones in 1949, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and grew up in the heart of 'Pennsylvania Dutch' country. She played and composed on the piano and wrote avidly from a very young age. Beverly's father was an Assemblies of God pastor, and she was raised in that denomination. However, she became fascinated with her ancestral links to the Old Order Mennonite community into which her maternal grandmother, Ada Buchwalter, had been born. Beverly's deep affinity for her Amish heritage has inspired much of her prodigious literary output - over eighty books for both children and adults.

Beverly graduated from Evangel University with a degree in Music Education, and became a schoolteacher. When her own three children were middle school age, Beverly began submitting stories to children's magazines. Her first book Mountain Bikes and Garbanzo Beans was published in 1993.

Beverly's first adult fiction, published in 1997, was the Heritage of Lancaster County trilogy, about the experiences of a young Amish woman Katie Lapp as she moves from the plain traditions of her upbringing into the modern world. Beverly has followed this award-winning bestseller with a stream of popular titles that have established her as one of our time's most beloved storytellers. Her titles include the Cul-De-Sac Kids, the Girls Only (GO!), and the Holly's Heart series for children, and the Amish based Rose, Seasons of Grace, Abram's Daughter, The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, and Annie's People series. She has received numerous awards including two Silver Angel Awards for her novels The Postcard and Annika's Secret Wish, and a Golden Book Award for The Shunning, the first volume of her Heritage of Lancaster County series.

Beverly is a member of the National League of American Pen Women as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University. She says of her leisure:

"When I'm between writing deadlines, I enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains with my husband. Cooking from scratch, playing Mozart at the piano, and making family memory albums, as well as traveling to meet my devoted readers during book tours, are some of my very favorite things. I also adore reading biographies and memoirs, as well as classic literature."

She makes her home with her husband David in Colorado. In addition to their three adult children, they have three grandchildren.

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Great Amish Reading
4 stars By Fiona, Apr 16 2014
SummerHill Secrets 1 is a great read. Following the life of an English girl with an Amish friend and neighbors. the stories within the book are a little short for me but I really enjoyed reading them and Beverly Lewis' imagination through her words. I love reading about the Amish people and their way of life and if you do to you will enjoy this book.
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Absolutely Beautiful
5 stars By fashionedbyfaith, Jun 16 2013
The Summerhill Secrets series is one which sweeps you off your feet into a completely different setting from yours, amongst people who are initially unfamiliar, but will become like close friends. Beverly Lewis writes so beautifully, and in this first volume in the series there are five smaller books which follow the life of Merry. You will undoubtedly fall in love with the lifestyle of Merry. This novel is perfect for teen girls. I read this around 13-14 years old and reread the two volumes again across the past 4 years. They are so easy to read - so simply and beautifully giving some Christian perspective into the life of a teen girl. 
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  • Catalogue Code 263456
  • Product Code 9780764204456
  • ISBN 0764204459
  • EAN 9780764204456
  • Pages 560
  • Department Children / Young Adults
  • Category Youth
  • Sub-Category Fiction/novels
  • Publisher Bethany House Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2007
  • Sales Rank #51591
  • Dimensions 212 x 139 x 37 mm
  • Weight 0.494kg

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