Monday, September 3, 2012

The Haven: A Book Review

About The Author:

Spring brings new life, young love, and second chances to Stoney Ridge.

On a warm spring day, Sadie Lapp returns home to her quiet, unassertive life in Stoney Ridge after spending the winter in Ohio.

Gideon Smucker, an awkward schoolteacher, has been in love with Sadie since childhood and eagerly awaits her return. But does Sadie feel the same about him?

Will Stoltz, a charming and impetuous college student, has been banished for a semester and sent to babysit endangered peregrine falcons nesting at the Lapp farm. He'd rather be anywhere else . . . until he befriends Sadie.
As the hopes and ambitions of these three young people converge, life in Stoney Ridge may never be the same.
Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love in this captivating series.

You can read an excerpt of The Haven, here, in PDF Format

About The Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The ChoiceThe WaitingThe SearchThe Keeper, and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show Amish Wisdom and a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

My Review:

Suzanne Wood Fisher is one of my favorite authors of the Amish Fiction genre, and I was totally excited to read The Haven. I was so not disappointed. Once again Fisher brings stellar characters, life lessons and strong story lines to a novel that all fans of this genre will enjoy.

In The Haven, you will be brought deep into the life of the Amish, and be reminded of what a gentle and loving culture it is. Though the second book in a series, it holds its own, without the need to read the first book. With a nice balance of serious topics and humor, it is a great read. All the characters were great, its hard to pick a favorite and I look forward to seeing how Fisher develops them in the next book.  The book also includes a great discussion guide, perfect for a book club or individual reflection.

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase The Haven at your favorite 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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