Bethany House Publishers top author, Beverly Lewis, is currently touring the Midwest with the release of her latest book, The Parting. Beverly writes of the Amish, having grown up in Lancaster County and having a grandmother who left the Old Order Amish and faced being shunned from her family. I became friends with Beverly this past year and a half or so, and was happy to know she was going to include Minnesota on her tour. Yesterday she got to meet my sister and sister-in-law in Rochester at a book signing. Today I got to have lunch with her and her husband, and later helped her a little bit at a book signing in Maple Grove. It's an honor to have this very sweet, lovely lady for a friend.