Portrait of a Sister
Katie Beiler was always the follower to her twin sister
Hannah’s lead. That is until Hannah left their Amish
upbringing for an English life—leaving Katie to find her
own footing in a world that no longer looks as it
once did . . .
Katie has always imagined her life being just like
Mamm’s. It’s why she chose baptism and why she’ll
soon marry Abram Zook. But ever since Hannah left,
the only thing that truly makes Katie smile is the
sketchpad in which she indulges her talent for drawing
faces—a sin that, if discovered, could get her shunned
by her family, her friends, and even Abram. Yet Katie
sees her secret pastime as the only way to quiet a growing
restlessness she’d just as soon ignore. That is until their Mamm’s untimely death brings Hannah back home to Pennsylvania, with a new outlook on life, a man she adores, and, soon, an invitation for Katie to visit her in New York City.
Suddenly, Katie is experiencing a freedom she’s never had, in a world she never imagined. She’s also spending time in the company of a fellow dreamer, someone who sees her as strong and brave and makes her laugh. But it’s when Hannah shows Katie’s drawings to a gallery owner that she truly finds herself at a crossroads between the only life she’s ever known and the powerful lure of an unfamiliar future.
"Engaging characters and a tender storyline will please fans of Amish fiction, especially readers of Amy Clipston.”
- Library Journal
"Laura Bradford’s PORTRAIT OF A SISTER is women’s fiction at its finest. Set among the Amish, the story puts on full display the power of love for family, the unique love shared by sisters, and the relationships that define our world. I read PORTRAIT OF A SISTER in one sitting and I loved every single page."
- New York Times bestselling author Linda Castillo
"This book, from Kensington Publishing, is fiction at its finest, with heart and humanity prompting me to turn the page, turn the page, turn the page, until the very end. ”
- Delilah on Portrait of a Sister Click here to read her full review
"A charming, well-told story of love and devotion between sisters.”
- New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hauk
"Kudos to Bradford for a complex and compelling story about faith, family, and love"
- Sally Kilpatrick author of Bless Her Heart
“Never predictable, Portrait of a Sister is a rich and heart-wrenching tapestry of love, faith, and the questions we ask to find out who we are. Laura Bradford is a master storyteller; this book will stay with you for a long, long time.”
-New York Times Bestselling Author Tasha Alexander