Saturday, January 15, 2011


THE SEARCH by Suzanne Woods Fisher is the third book of her series entitled, "Lancaster County Secrets."  I love Lancaster County and the people who live there. The Choice is the first in this series and The Waiting follows. Is it possible to have a favorite? I love them all, but, there is something about The Search that leaves you feeling complete. We meet Lainey O'Toole who makes a stop through Stoney Ridge on her way to new dreams, but something happens. It has been fifteen years since she left Stoney Ridge.  Her heart cannot leave this place. There are secrets she is holding. The past is holding her future hostage. When she sees Bertha Riehl walk through the bakery everything changes. She once again feels a connection. Bertha has secrets of her own and is a woman who is determined to bring her son, Jonah,  home once again. She invites her granddaughter, Bess, to come to Stoney Ridge for a summer visit. What a summer it turns out to be. Bess is the young girl who will bring her family together once again. This story holds forgiveness and redemption. Love and letting go. Will this family find the answers they have been searching for? I loved this book. It is so beautifully written and Suzanne has a way of just bringing the characters alive. It is as though you have taken a stop in Stoney Ridge and get to have a front row seat into the lives of those who live on Rose Hill Farm. This is one you will want to have for your reading collection.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

This book was a gift from Revell for it's review.


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