I fell in love with Suzanne Woods Fisher’s writing when I read her first book, The Choice. Read my raving review to see how much I adored her. I’d never read about Amish life and Suzanne made me want to become Amish. She is so amazing. So, when I got the opportunity (thank you Litfuse) to be a part of the blog tour and review the third book in the Lancaster County Secrets series – The Search, I was super-excited.
About the Book
Fifteen years ago, Lainey O’Toole made a split-second decision. She couldn’t have known that her choice would impact so many.
Now in her mid-twenties, she is poised to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past.
Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm with her large and intimidating grandmother, Bertha. It quickly becomes clear that she is there to work the farm–and work hard. The labor is made slightly more tolerable by the time it affords Bess to spend with the handsome hired hand, Billy Lapp. But he only has eyes for a flirty and curvaceous older girl.
Lainey’s and Bess’s worlds are about to collide and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.
“Beautifully written, ‘The Search’ is a skillfully woven story that takes readers through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Fans both old and new will find themselves immersed in this heartwarming–and surprising–tale of young love, forgiveness, and coming to grips with the past.”
In no particular order, Suzanne Woods Fisher is a wife, mother, writer, lifelong student of the Bible, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, a gardener and a cook…the latter two with sporadic results. She is also the best selling author of The Choice and The Waiting as well as an Amish non-fiction book, Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World, a non-fiction book of stories and examples about the Old Order Amish, as well as Amish Proverbs.
Needless to say, I’m looking forward to her upcoming books, especially Amish Values for Your Family which is slated for Spring 2011.
Why I Recommend The Search
Have you ever read something that brings a tear to your eye or makes you smile gently? That’s exactly what Suzanne does with her writing and The Search is no different. Brimming with emotions and flowing with words that evoke vivid images, The Search will hold you by the hand and take you through the lives and feelings of each of the characters. Whether it is the seemingly tough Mammi’s gentle side, or the turbulent feelings of the young, innocent Bess or the confusion that young Lainey faced, you’ll be drawn into the book from the time you read the opening words and be unable to put it down, well into the night. Don’t ask me how I know that. ***smiling****
The book brings out the beautiful and warm qualities that every relationship needs without being preachy or boring. Forgiveness, faith, patience, love, humility, healing are just a few of the values that fill this book and make you want to be a better person. Suzanne Fisher doesn’t disappoint. If anything, she’s set the bar higher for herself with The Search and even as I put down the book late at night, I found myself wanting to read it all over again!
An Exciting Contest and a Facebook Party with Suzanne
Suzanne Woods Fisher’s latest installment of the Lancaster County Secrets, The Search, is just out and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting The Search iPad Giveaway!
One Grand Prize winner will receive an iPad Prize Package worth over $500 and includes:
- A brand new iPad (16KB with Wi-Fi)
- Signed copies of all three Lancaster Country Secrets books (The Choice, The Waiting, & The Search)
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form/s, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on February 3rd at Suzanne’s Everything is Coming Up Roses Facebook Party. (Did you know The Search takes place on a rose farm?)
Buy The Search and Other Books by Suzanne
Have you read any Amish fiction books lately? Do share! I’d love to read more Amish fiction and non-fiction, so welcome your suggestions!