The Forbidden
Beverly Lewis
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The Forbidden (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher, Book 2)
Beverly Lewis
Bethany House
352 pages
May 2008
rated 4 of 5 possible stars

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Remember what it's like to be young and so in love? All you want to do is be with that special person in your life. But what if the boy's father forbids the two of you to even see each other? Imagine the added pressure of being Amish, and of being expected to join the Amish church and settle down, only you can't be courted or court the one you really want to marry.

This is what Nellie Fisher and Caleb Yoder face. Caleb's father refuses to let Caleb court Nellie, and it's really no fault of the young couple. Caleb's father is upset with Nellie's father, who has been following a New Order minister who reads the "forbidden" Scriptures. Not only that, but Nellie's older sister, Suzy, died while in her rumschpringe - her running-around years, which all Amish teens go through. Suzy had been running with an Englisch (that is, a non-Amish) boy. Just because Suzy made wrong choices, that makes Nellie an unsuitable potential mate for his son. Like Englisch teenagers if their parents restrict them from seeing each other, they do everything they can in order to continue to be together. Can Caleb convince his father that he should be able to court and eventually marry her?

Beverly Lewis's second book in "The Courtship of Nellie Fisher" is equally compelling as the first in this series. A very talented writer, she makes you feel like you are right there, experiencing their trials right along with them. I cannot wait to see how the next book in this series compares to The Forbidden. It will certainly not disappoint Lewis fans but have them yearning for more.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at Lori Plach, 2008

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