Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Lesson: A Book Review

About The Book:

Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher's most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world-with surprising results. Fisher's trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

In her wildest dreams, spunky and impulsive nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp never imagined herself behind a schoolteacher's desk. A run-in (literally) with the schoolteacher compels her to act as a substitute teacher, just as her restless desire to see the world compels her to apply for a passport . . . just in case. The only thing of interest to M.K. in the sleepy Amish community of Stoney Ridge is the unexplained death of a sheep farmer that coincided with the arrival of a mysterious young man into the community. Frustrated that no one takes the crime seriously, she takes matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case for M.K., she jumps headlong into trouble. 

About The Author:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, 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 Carol Award winner and a Christy 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. 

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    My Review:

    It's another hit novel from one of my favorite authors, Suzanne Woods Fisher. The Lesson is the perfect read for fans of her series, Stoney Ridge Seasons. It brings you right into the world of Amish living, and once again, brings you to a simpler way of living with each page written. I read the book very quickly as the pace was fast, the characters delightful, and I loved that there were several story lines, with even a few twists and turns that I was not expecting. Forgiveness and grace were predominant themes throughout the book, both themes that all readers will relate to. You will laugh, cry and generally love this book, I know I did.

    If you are a fan of Fisher and Amish fiction, then The Lesson will be right up your alley!

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

    BUY IT: You can purchase The Lesson online through Amazon

    ***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of LitFuse Publicity, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

    1 comment:

    1. Hi Shirley! What a lovely review of "The Lesson"--thank you so very much. Means a lot to me to hear you like my writing. My goal is to have each book be better than the one before it. Loved that you enjoyed the fast pace, too. Thanks for being a part of the blog tour! If you have a minute to spare, would you mind posting your review on Amazon? Thank you! Warmly, Suzanne