Suzanne Woods Fisher writes Amish fiction that pulls me in. The characters are so very real and they don't strike me as being all that different from people I know.
From the publisher:
When Sadie Lapp steps off the bus in Stoney Ridge after being in Ohio for the winter, she is faced with a decision–one that goes against her very essence. Yet it’s the only way she can think of to protect a loved one.What did I think?
Schoolteacher Gideon Smucker has been crazy about Sadie since boyhood. But his response to her surprising decision undermines his own reputation–and his relationship with Sadie.
College student Will Stoltz is spending the spring at the Lapp farm as a guard for a pair of nesting Peregrine Falcons–courtesy of the Lancaster County Game Warden. Will needs to get his life back on track, but his growing friendship with Sadie threatens his plans.
The lives of these three individuals intertwine, and then unravel as unexpected twists create ripples through the town of Stoney Ridge . . . and through Sadie’s heart.
Once again, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher intrigues and delights with a story that explores the bonds of friendship, family, and true love. Readers will enjoy every surprise in Sadie’s story as they search for the truth hidden within these pages.
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I enjoyed this book immensely. The characters are rich and well-developed. They have flaws and idiosyncrasies that are delightful. The plot moves along and provides a twist or two where instead of thinking, "Wow! I didn't see THAT coming!" I am thinking something more like, "Huh. That makes sense, why didn't I see that?"
I also absolutely loved the ending. And no, I definitely didn't have that figured out beforehand.
This story explores some pretty interesting themes. Friendship. Trust. Choices and their consequences. Letting go.
A great read.
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