The Bishop's Family Series
SUMMARY: A heart once deceived should not be easily fooled again . . .
Katrina Stoltzfus thought she had life and love all figured out: she was going to marry John and live happily ever after. But as her plans crumble before her eyes, she struggles to face an uncertain future. When a widow asks for help starting a new business, Katrina quickly agrees. She needs time to heal her broken heart, to untangle her messy life, to find a purpose.
What she doesn't need is attention from Andy Miller, a farmhand who arrives at the widow's farm just when help is most needed - and who always seems to say the right thing and be in the right place, at the right time. Is Andy for real or too good to be true? She's been deceived once before, and she isn't planning on experiencing it again.
Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a tale of love, uncertainty, and trusting God to write your story.
REVIEW: This story is an easy read. The characters, most of them, are lovable and will make you smile. Some make you want to wring their necks at their immaturity or deceptiveness. My favorite ones, besides Katrina, were Birdy, Thelma and David. There were times I just wanted to hug them for their outlook on life and their compassion towards others. Birdy's look at life and the things around her with heavenly eyes made me stop and think about how I viewed everything. Thelma, although she came off as a gruff old lady at first, was sweet and thoughtful, especially when it came to Katrina. David's heart for a pure fellowship with God instead of rules and regulations made some people angry but many in his community admired his stand and desired to have it too. Katrina had some hard decisions to make. I love how she stood by her decisions and how her family came along side her and supported her without question or condemnation.
This is a good book. It does refer a lot to instances and people that are found in Ms. Fisher's other Amish novels set in Stoney Ridge. People who have not read any other of her novels may wonder if they missed something at times. I enjoyed this book and hope others do, too.
This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author whose most recent novels include Anna's Crossing and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace and The Heart of the Amish. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.