Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Search - Lancaster County Secrets Book 3: A Book Review

About The Book:

When worlds collide, can the truth set two young women free?

As a child caught up in a crisis, Lainey O'Toole made a split-second decision with far-reaching effects. Fifteen years later, when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge--the very town in which that decision was made--she is forced to face the past and discover how her decision has impacted so many.

Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm helping her intimidating grandmother Bertha recover from surgery. It doesn't take long for Bess to realize that her grandmother coaxed her to Stoney Ridge for an entirely different reason. But once Bess meets hired hand Billy Lapp, the summer starts to hold some promise.

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 you through unexpected twists and turns on the long country road toward truth. Immerse yourself in this heartwarming--and surprising--tale of young love, forgiveness, and healing.

You can read an excerpt here, in PDF format.

About The Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, and The Search, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. 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.

My Review:

Once again, I am excited to tell you about a new work of Amish Fiction from Suzanne Woods Fisher. I have been reading Amish Fiction for a couple years now and I love it. 

Fisher brings to life the simple and humble living of the Amish in easy-to-read fashion. As you read The Search you will be re-introduced to characters from other books, as well as meet new characters to adore. The writing draws you into a world like non other.  With themes of forgiveness, redemption, coming home, and love, you will not want to put this book down. One point about the theme of forgiveness that stuck out to me in the book is that you cannot forgive and move on without God help. If there is too much of us, and not enough of Him, its not going to be an easy journey. Wow.

 You will laugh, cry and will not want to put the book down. I cannot wait for the next Woods novel to come out. Although part of a series (book three in the Lancaster County Secrets), it does well as a stand-alone novel as well. 

I highly recommend this book, and all others by Suzanne Woods Fisher, and give The Search a huge thumbs up!

BUY IT: The Search by Suzanne Woods Fisher is available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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