I enjoy Amish fiction so I was very pleased to accept a copy of The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher at no charge for my honest review.
About The Choice:
One moment, Carrie Weaver is planning to elope with Lancaster Barnstormer Solomon Riehl, leaving their Amish community behind. The next, she is staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now Carrie faces a choice. An opportunity. But will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?” Fisher kicks off a refreshing new series, Lancaster County Secrets, with characters that are strong, both in body and spirit. They also have weaknesses that develop into strengths with the choices they make.”
About The Author:
Suzanne is a wife and mom, raiser of puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind, and an author of Christian books, both non-fiction and fiction.
Her relatives on my mother’s side are Old Order German Baptist Brethren, also known as Dunkards. That’s where her interest in Anabaptist traditions began. Suzanne’s grandfather was born into a family of 13 children, started his career as a teacher in a one-room school house in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and ended it as one of the very first publishers of Christianity Today. “We called him “Deardad” even though he was a very stern fellow. Still, Deardad’s life inspired me to write.”
After college, Suzanne was a freelance writer for magazines and became a contributing editor to Christian Parenting Today. Her work has been featured in Today’s Christian Woman, Marriage Partnership, Worldwide Challenge, among others. She took the plunge into books a few years ago and now she’s hooked. To learn more about Suzanne, visit her website at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com
Overall I enjoyed this book. It was a sweet romantic tale with a happy ending. I grew up in Philadelphia and then moved to the New Jersey shore so Lancaster and the Amish community are very familiar to me. My family would take trips out there when I was a child and my husband and I would take our trailer out for weekends away. It’s beautiful country; peaceful and serene.
Most of the characters were well written and believable the only exception, at least to me, being the main “English” female. Every time she appeared on the page it was like I was hearing the “Psycho” music in my head. The awful screeching? She just didn’t flow with the story, she wasn’t believable. I have known many rude people in my life. City people and I have NEVER known one to act like this woman. With this one exception I found the book a pleasurable read.
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