Lewis book-signing near

GREENVILLE — Beverly Lewis fans are in for a treat! Fans can meet Lewis herself on April 2 at 10 a.m. at Bread of Life Bookstore in Greenville (107 W. Main).

Bread of Life and the Greenville Public Library are pleased to co-sponsor this special book-signing.

“Bring your own books or purchase them that day,” said a spokesperson. “Bread of Life has a great selection of Beverly’s titles which are on sale through April 2 at 20 percent off.”

Lewis is an award-winning author who has written more than 80 books for children, youth and adults. She was born in the heart of Amish country, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and began writing as a small child. Later in life when her own children were in school she began publishing stories and books for children.

Her first venture into adult fiction is the best-selling trilogy, The Heritage of Lancaster County, including The Shunning, a suspenseful saga of Katie Lapp who is loosely based on the author’s maternal grandmother Ada Ranck Buchwalter who left her Old Order Mennonite upbringing to marry a Bible College student. One Amish-country newspaper claimed Beverly’s work to be “a primer on Lancaster County folklore” and offers “an insider’s view of Amish life.”

Fans describe how her books “touch a nerve, creating a curiosity about the Old Ways of the Amish… a yearning for a simpler life and return to traditional values in the mainstream society, where an impersonal, high-tech lifestyle reigns paramount.” Beverly is a member of the National League of American Pen Women, as well as a Distinguished Alumnus of Evangel University, and with her husband David makes her home in Colorado.

Bread of Life owner Julie Strait said, “Bread of Life has been in business for over 28 years and came under new ownership in 2013. We are pleased to continue the legacy that has been laid out for us and desire above all to be an integral part of our community as we truly share the best things in life. Please join us for this special event. Refreshments will be served.”

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Staff report