The Redemption of Sarah Cain

A thoroughly modern woman, Sarah Cain had ridiculed her sister s choice of a Plain life style, which served only to intensify the lifelong rift between them Now, twelve years later, Sarah is stunned by news of her sister s death and baffled by Ivy s choice of a guardian How can Sarah sacrifice her successful career and her life in Portland to raise five Amish orphans AnA thoroughly modern woman, Sarah Cain had ridiculed her sister s choice of a Plain life style, which served only to intensify the lifelong rift between them Now, twelve years later, Sarah is stunned by news of her sister s death and baffled by Ivy s choice of a guardian How can Sarah sacrifice her successful career and her life in Portland to raise five Amish orphans And what of Bryan Ford, the man who loves her Upon her arrival in Lancaster County, Sarah holds a grief all her own one very different from the suffering of her nieces and nephews Can the sorrow that divides them ultimately unite them as a family Will Sarah discover that Lancaster County s Amish community is not only a simpler place, but also a healing place
The Redemption of Sarah Cain A thoroughly modern woman Sarah Cain had ridiculed her sister s choice of a Plain life style which served only to intensify the lifelong rift between them Now twelve years later Sarah is stunned b

  • Title: The Redemption of Sarah Cain
  • Author: BeverlyLewis
  • ISBN: 9780764204036
  • Page: 117
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “The Redemption of Sarah Cain”

    1. This book intrigued me because of the movie trailer. If I know that a movie is based on a book, I have to read the book before watching the movie. I haven't watched the movie yet but I'm actually hoping it's different. I thought the character development was decent over the first half of the story but couldn't understand why Sarah changed her mind and attitude so quickly about Christianity and the Plain culture. It seemed unrealistic that she would go from materialistic and unbelieving to, well [...]

    2. I totally did not enjoy this book. I don't want to give any spoilers so I won't go into detail about the plot. I didn't like the main character, Sarah Cain. I didn't like the plot. I hated that it wasn't until the epilogue. That's page 300 people is where the main character decides to do her redeeming. Ummmll me silly but isn't the book called the redemption of Sarah Cain. Why the heck did it take her to the end of the novel for her to find her redemption!!!! I was so frustrated about this. I on [...]

    3. I really enjoyed reading ‘The Redemption of Sarah Cain’. I have notyet seen the movie and I haven't been able to find the original book,as this is the movie edition of the book. I do look forward to readingthe other version of the book as well as watching the movie tocompare. Beverly Lewis is one of my favorite authors of the Amishgenre and the story didn't disappoint. Most of the books I read areabout the Old Order Amish so I was rather surprised that this one isabout the New Order Amish an [...]

    4. I prevoiusly saw The Redemption of Sarah Cain as a movie on Lifetime and thought it was really cute. I picked up the book and decided to give it a try and ended up being really disappointed. In a rare occassion, I found the movie to be better than the book it was influenced by.The Redemption of Sarah Cain tells the story Sarah Cain, an "Englicsher," and her five Amish nieces and nephews she is forced to look after. I expected the book to be more like the movie, but it was completely different. I [...]

    5. It has been a long time since I read this book. I do not recommend it.The entire plot was made of fluff. Absolutely nothing delved deep. Lewis skimmed along the surface for all of the characters. Each character, especially Sarah, felt flat and ill-developed. For a book with the title of "The Redemption of Sarah Cain," the narrative devoted little time to the title event. Everything worked out perfectly, of course.This book went immediately into the donate pile.

    6. All right, I just finished this book, so I probably shouldn't be writing a review before I have time to absorb it. But there are some things I want to say before I forget, so I'm doing it anyway!I picked this book up because I've read Beverly Lewis' Shunning trilogy (and seen the movies), which I enjoyed more. I enjoy amish literature. And (OK, this is the real reason) I saw the trailer for the movie. Only later did I realize the book and the movie are two very different things, and I still thin [...]

    7. I chose this to complete the "Read a book about a religion not your own" in the Book Challenge. So, all right, Amish is still Christian as I am. But like my religion, the two live in such ways that distinctly separate us from other Christian religions. In my religion's case, that's only one thing that separates us, though! And from this book, I really didn't get too many details on specific beliefs of the Amish. Just that they believe in the Bible, and prayer, and the Holy Ghost. Nothing foreign [...]

    8. I started this book not knowing what I was going to think of it. I was afraid it would end up being slow or dull, but I had no reason to worry! This is the first Beverly Lewis book that I've actually read (I've listened to 2 others on audiobook). I enjoyed so much more than I would have ever thought possible! I could hardly bear to it down to do things like school and eating. XDI love Beverly Lewis' works so much, they make you think about life in ways you haven't before. This story had such a d [...]

    9. The story was a good one until the ending. I felt like the author was in a hurry to find a solution to the conflicts making the ending "flat" and unsatisfying for me. You may very well love the story, and even the ending. I am not saying do not read this book. I am just saying the way I felt about the book.

    10. The Redemption of Sarah Cain is one of the best books I've read in recent weeks. The storyline is simple, yet portrayed in such a way that you feel the book holds a much deeper meaning. Beverly Lewis shows great compassion over feelings, and I love how she intertwines her heritage into her writing.Iwill definetly read more of her books.

    11. The Redemption of Sarah Cain is the first book that I've read by Beverly Lewis. I am a fan of Wanda Brunstetter books, so my mother thought I would like to read this one. I did not like the main character, Sarah Cain, from the beginning. Her world of working to get more clothes, cars and furniture only for herself was not attractive to me. I felt sorry for the man who loved her and her Amish nieces and nephews whose mother named Sarah guardian when she died. As the story progressed and I learned [...]

    12. Sarah Cain is listed as the guardian when her sister's will is read.A one time school teacher, Sara avoids children after the accidentof one of her students which led to death. There's an uproar amongthe parents of the students & Sara leaves her profession.Sarah has no church or no faith. Her sister was devout as are herchildren who Sara has been appointed to raise.Sara sets out to find a family who will take the children but thechances are slim since there are five kids & their mother w [...]

    13. I did enjoy reading about the Amish lifestyle and the decision that this aunt has to make when her sister leaves five children in her care. It wasn’t a riproaring book, but I did truly enjoy it.I finished this book while in Boston.

    14. Got this for free at a thrift shop, it was more enjoyable than I thought it would be. Gave a good insight to Amish life.

    15. InterestingBeverly Lewis books 📚are meant to be read and shared by family members and friends. I hope that she continues to write them.

    16. The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly LewisI was graciously sent this book by Bethany House Publishers, and I could not be more glad.I have to say, I really enjoyed The Redemption of Sarah Cain.Beverly Lewis is probably one of the more well-known Amish fiction authors, but this was the first book of hers I have read, and I definitely was not let down.The Redemption of Sarah Cain is primarily told from the viewpoint of Lydia Cottrell who is the oldest of five Amish children. Several years prior [...]

    17. Beverly Lewis did an outstanding job i loved it finished it in two days couldn't put the book down. This book really kept me wanting more i seriously really got into this bookThe Redemption of Sarah Cain is primarily told from the viewpoint of Lydia Cottrell who is the oldest of five Amish children. Several years prior their father died, and then a few years later, their mother, Ivy Cain Cottrell passed away too, leaving the five Cottrell children as orphans.Lydia is the oldest and at only 16 (t [...]

    18. Finished "The Redemption of Sarah Cain" by Beverley Lewis. It's a story set in the Lancaster County where the very few Amish lived. My 6th book installment for the month of May.Learned that it's not the amount of things that you have in life that makes you wealthy but the love of your friends and family that makes you rich.The trappings of this life pulls us down when we are called to travel light. We are not supposed to accumulate things, instead we are told to have friends as many of them as p [...]

    19. I remember snagging this book on BookMooch when I first discovered Amish fiction back in 2009, but somehow it languished on my shelves until now. I've thoroughly enjoyed some of Beverly Lewis' older books, especially her Abram's Daughters series, but I've not been such a fan of her more recent works. This one fell somewhere in between. The writing wasn't bad and the characters weren't flat (which has been my criticism with her most recent series) but it wasn't overly compelling or interesting ei [...]

    20. This was the first book I had ever read by Beverly Lewis. I got it because I saw a clip of the movie and thought it looked interesting. I was disappointed to see that the movie had taken the more interesting angle of a city woman adopting five Amish children. The first part of the book was good, but I got a little bored after a while with the characters constantly showing us what they were thinking. I would have liked to get to know the characters themselves, rather than reading a plethora of th [...]

    21. Listened to The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly LewisLydia Cottrell, eldest of five Amish orphans, made a promise to her dying mother to "keep the family together". But soon she discovers that guardianship has been granted to a virtual stranger - a well-to-do aunt from Portland, Oregon, who cares little for Mamma's last wish. Lydia's struggle to keep the promise may cost her the loss of "the sweetest, kindest, and most handsome Plain boy in all of Lancaster County" - Levi King. A throughly m [...]

    22. I've had a hard time deciding what to rate this book. Because I started a 2 week vacation when I was only 20 pages or so into the book, it was hard to come back to and read so sporadically over a whole 3 week period. It took me 2 weeks to get through the first third of the book and a week to finish the rest of it. I think I would have liked it much better if I could have read it quicker.This was my first "Amish" book to read. The Amish language kind of got to me after a while, but it wasn't terr [...]

    23. The plot unfolds with a successful and very busy woman, Sarah, finding out that her Amish sister has passed away, leaving her the legal guardian of her five Amish children. There's a clash of cultures, and a determination of priorities as Sarah works out the situation. The book is labeled Christian Fiction, so there's more of an emphasis on her spiritual journey in the book than in the movie. The story made me think about faith and culture and choices.The book also made me want to be Amish. Seri [...]

    24. I have been in an extremely long reading slump. I have tried out all different genres and not much seemed interesting to me. I picked this up at a local 2nd hand book shop on a whim. I have never read anything by Beverly Lewis, but was looking for some Christian fiction.On the note of Christian fiction. I have read a lot of reviews on this book, and many down rate this novel for the very Christian themes and opinions. If you dislike Christian themes this book and author is not for you.For me, ho [...]

    25. I was excited to discover that the movie that sparked my interest in the Amish, “Saving Sarah Cain,” was actually a book. should have know that The Redemption of Sarah Cain would not live up to my expectations as that seems to be my luck with books-to-movies.Boring, bad characterizations, and a poorly written narrative and plot, The Redemption of Sarah Cain was a complete disappointment. The story line is not as fleshed out as her other novels, and the story becomes difficult to follow with [...]

    26. I enjoyed the book. Sarah Cain has always felt displaced and unworthy because of her older sister, Ivy, who was very domineering. As soon as possible Sarah went off to college and became a teacher. Unfortunately there was a tragic accident during her watch on the playground, causing her more guilt and shame. Meantime her sister Ivy had married and converted to Amish living in Lancaster County. Ivy has also five children. Both parents die within three years of each other leaving the children orph [...]

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