Another great book from Suzanne Woods Fisher. I have to say this book threw me for more loops than a roller-coaster. I would begin to think I knew where she was going with this story, only to be tossed a curve. I love it! Favorite character? Birdy, she was so real, and so refreshing to read. Least favorite character? Jesse, he was a scam artist, it will be interesting to see where Suzanne takes this character. This story is refreshing, it is different from most Amish novels because no one, well no one except old Hank Lapp got married and he has been trying to marry the widow Edith Fisher forever. This story seemed a bit slow in the beginning but once I was drawn in, it seemed to pick up the pace. This is book one in the new series The Bishop's Family, but it is set in Stoney Ridge, where her last series was set, so familiar characters appear through out the story.A definite fun fall read, with a 4.5 star rating from this reviewer. This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this 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?
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher introduces her loyal fans to a brand-new series set in their favorite town--Stoney Ridge. As always, Fisher delivers endearing characters and plot twists that keep readers turning page after page after page.