"...winsome and full of fascinating cultural detail."
"Lewis's characters glow and her plot is brilliant."
"Lewis manages to neatly package a mystery, a gentle romance, spiritual enlightenment, and a cultural education all in one story. The result of these ingredients is as sumptuous as the Amish feasts described in her stories."
"...Lewis is a master of eliciting empathy for characters caught in troubles of their own making... The tension between [the Plain people] and the encroaching English world is palpable."