Saturday, October 29, 2016

Book review with a giveaway: The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher




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About the Book

Restless and adventurous, Ruthie Stoltzfus is right on the cusp of leaving her Amish home. Secretly, she’s earned her GED, saved her money—but she can’t quite set her journey into motion. Just as everything falls into place, along comes Patrick Kelly.

Patrick is a young man on a journey of his own. He’s come to Stoney Ridge to convert to the Amish and has given himself thirty days to learn the language, drive a buggy, and adapt to “everything Plain.” Time is of the essence and every moment is to be cherished—especially the hours he spends with Ruthie, his Penn Dutch tutor.

Ruthie’s next-door neighbor and cunning ex-boyfriend, Luke Schrock, is drawn to trouble like a moth to a flame. Rebellious, headstrong, defiant, Luke will do anything to win Ruthie back—and Patrick Kelly is in his way.

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher invites you back to Stoney Ridge for a story of dreams deferred—and the promise of hopes fulfilled.

My Review

My esteem for Suzanne Woods Fisher grows with each book of hers that I read, and The Devoted gives testimony to her excellence as a writer.  

The residents of Stoney Ridge truly feel like old friends, and it was a joy to meet with them again.  The characters have such depth, and for a simple story set in a small town, there was a lot going on.  Prayers were answered, miracles happened, babies were born, and saints departed.

My favorite character was David, through whose perspective much of the story takes place.  As the church's bishop, and the head of his household, he had much wisdom to impart, developed through years of study and prayer.  He was very in tune with God and kept a loving watch on the members of his congregation.  And getting into his head as he prepared for his sermons:  Profound.  

This book was so uplifting.  I recommend it to anyone who enjoys fiction, both men and women.  I love that the "Amish" part of these Amish fiction novels does not impede the flow of the story.

I was provided a free copy of this book through Celebrate Lit.  All opinions are my own.


About the Author


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.






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Giveaway






To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a copy of The Devoted and an iPad Mini 2 16GB! Click here to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/a60b

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