Sunday, October 30, 2016

Another Winning Novel from Suzanne Woods Fisher!! Enter the GREAT Giveaway!!

           b                        "The Devoted"

  By Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the Book:


Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she’s earned her GED, saved her money—but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.
Patrick is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time is of the essence and every moment is to be cherished—especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.
Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back—and Patrick Kelly is in his way.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred—and the promise of hopes fulfilled.
My Thoughts:

Another totally awesome book by Suzanne Woods Fisher!!!! This is the third in "The Bishop's Family" series, all of which I have enjoyed immensely . There are Christian lessons to be learned within the tale.

 Suzanne has the unique talent of drawing the reader right into the Amish community, into the lives of those that reside there, making one feel right at home with the characters. These characters are so well described, making it easy to identify with each and every one.  I loved most of them, however, I must admit that a couple quirky characters tried my patience!  The author is to be highly commended for her knowledge and understanding of the Amish faith. Although some sensitive subjects are encountered, they are dealt with , with grace. The false beliefs of some people , that Amish individuals don't experience problems is quickly erased!  As I read this book, I became completely immersed in the community and characters' lives. I felt their every pain, hurt, challenge and joy.  

There were also lessons to be learned, exemplified by many of these dear ones. Suzanne has once again taught us Biblical lessons within her fictional story. One of my favorite quotes was "Be careful not to confuse wanting with what really matters". How many times do we want it all but not pay attention to the importance?

The plot is fast moving, full of twists and turns that keep the reader glued to the page. It is filled with drama, emotion and words of wisdom. Just when I thought life's problems were being solved, there would be another bump in the road to complicate the lives of my friends. My husband can attest to the fact that the world passed me by as I became part of the community of Stoney Ridge. Household tasks were forgotten as I attempted to solve the problems of the characters in the book. 

Definitely, this is a five star book!
I highly recommend it to all readers!! 

This book was a gift. The opinions expressed are my own. 

                                            About the Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna’s Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.



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Giveaway


To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of The Devoted and an iPad Mini 2 16GB! Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/a60b


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