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The Wish by Beverly Lewis Hits Two Bestsellers Lists

Contact: Lynnae Lubbers
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Ada, Mich. (September 19, 2016)The Wish (Bethany House; ISBN 9780764212499; ebook ISBN 9781441230713; $15.99) by Beverly Lewis has landed on two national bestsellers lists since its release on September 6. The Wish hit the #14 spot on the Publishers Weekly Trade Paper list. It also achieved the #76 spot on the USA Today bestsellers list. Both lists reflect sales for the week ending September 11, 2016.

The Wish is a compelling story of friendship from Beverly Lewis, the top author in Amish fiction. When Gloria Gingerich and her family move to Lancaster County, Leona Speicher gets the “sister” she’d always dreamed of. The Arkansas newcomers seem to be the answer to Leona’s prayers—until Gloria’s father is expelled from their Old Order Amish church for reasons no one will discuss. Much to Leona’s dismay, the Gingeriches suddenly pack up and disappear. Then, after a silence of several years, Gloria unexpectedly contacts Leona, who makes up her mind to go after her friend. Yet Leona’s fiancé—the deacon’s son—is alarmed. Will Leona’s dearest wish lead to her own undoing?

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in twelve languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA TodayNewsweek has declared her “the biggest name in Amish fiction.” Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family.

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