Suzanne Woods Fisher's interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Dunkard Brethren Church in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne's work has appeared in many magazines, including Today's Christian Woman, Worldwide Challenge,ParentLife, Christian Parenting Today, and Marriage Partnership. She has contributed to several nonfiction books and is the author of Amish Peace and two novels. Fisher resides in Alamo, California.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
THE CHOICE by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Life is forever changing for Carrie Weaver, a young Amish girl finding her way in the Amish community of Lancaster County. Carrie is thinking of following her heart, and the heart of a young Solomon Riehl, who wants to leave the plain life and live as an Englisher, one who has a love of baseball and has a chance to play. Solomon leaves to carry out his dreams only to be brought back to Lancaster, finding himself, his faith and love, but it is a long ride getting there. Carrie marries the young man her father wished for her to be with, only to have tragedy strike, leaving Carrie heart broken and confused. As life keeps changing for Carrie, young Abel comes into her life. Can she trust him? Can she open her heart to another? Abel, just as Carrie is trying to move forward, the difference is that Abel is grounded in his faith, as Carrie is now moving toward a relationship with Jesus. So many beautiful characters are here in Lancaster with Carrie. Characters who are real, who are searching, who have pasts, and are trying to find their future through the choices they have made. The choices we make today will forever change tomorrow. I feel in love with Lancaster and with Carrie. You will be blessed by picking this one up. A story of forgiveness, of mercy, and a tender love story leading you right to Jesus. This book was a gift from Revell for its review and will be released January 2010.