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Author to visit Wilson County Public Library to promote book

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Bestselling author Beverly Lewis will be visiting Wilson County Public Library today at 2 p.m. to promote her latest novel, The Ebb Tide.

Lewis has published more than 80 books and her stories have be distributed in 11 languages around the world.

Lewis grew up near Lancaster County Amish farmland and uses the experiences there as inspiration for her books. She pioneered the genre Amish fiction with her first novel, The Shunning, in 1997. It sold more than one million copies and was made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie.

Her latest novel tell the story of Sallie Riehl, who has grow up in Lancaster County Amish farmland. She is thrilled at an unexpected summer opportunity to nanny in Cape May for a well-to-do family. It means forgoing baptism another year and leaving behind a would-be beau, yet the weeks in Cape May soon prove unforgettable as Sallie meets a young Mennonite man whose friendship she quickly begins to cherish.

Lewis said the highlight of her tours is meeting people and signing their favorite books.

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