I could hardly set this book down! It is the first book in a series titled The Bishop’s Family and is set in Stoney Ridge, where the author has set some other stories in the past. I have not read the other books set in this location, but it did not hinder my understanding of the community at all.
There are many characters in the book, but not too many to become confusing. My favorite characters were definitely Katrina, Birdy, and David. I thought the author did a very good job with conveying the various emotions that the main characters were feeling. Each one had different hurts and fears that they were battling.
This author wraps up some portions of the overall story line, but for the most part the reader will be left knowing that more is to come in the next book. I did not feel like I was left with a cliff-hanger, however, I was just left thirsting for more. If I had the next book in the series, I’d be devouring it today! But, alas, I must wait for it to be published!
I definitely recommend this book to fans of Amish fiction and am looking forward to reading more about these characters. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. Those plans started to crumble when her father moved the family to Stoney Ridge, then completely collapsed when John decided to marry someone else. Katrina is devastated. How could she have felt so loved, yet been so deceived?
As she struggles to face a future without him, a widow asks for her help to start a new business and Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose. What she doesn’t need is attention from Andy Miller, a farm hand who arrives at the widow’s farm just when help is most needed–and who always seems to say the right thing, and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy
for real, or too good to be true? Deceived once before, Katrina is determined to keep her feelings in check.
When a cascade of events is set in motion by some surprising information, the little Amish church is turned upside down. Soon, everyone has a stake in the outcome, and the community struggles to find the best response to an imposter in their midst. Can they forgive even the most deceitful deeds?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi
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