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Friday, January 21, 2011

Amish Fiction worth reading!

Search, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets)

The Search
by Suzanne Woods Fisher

From the publisher:
The Search, Fisher’s latest fiction novel in the Lancaster County Secrets series.

Fifteen years ago, Lainey O'Toole made a split-second decision. She couldn't have known that her choice would impact so many. Now in her mid-twenties, she is poised to go to culinary school when her car breaks down in Stoney Ridge, the very Amish town in which her long-reaching decision was made, forcing her to face the shadowed past.

Bess Reihl is less than thrilled to be spending the summer at Rose Hill Farm with her large and intimidating grandmother, Bertha. It quickly becomes clear that she is there to work the farm—and work hard. The labor is made slightly more tolerable by the time it affords Bess to spend with the handsome hired hand, Billy Lapp. But he only has eyes for a flirty and curvaceous older girl.

Lainey's and Bess's worlds are about to collide and the secrets that come to light will shock them both.
My Review:

This is one of the books that you won't want to set down!  I love Amish Fiction especially when it has good lessons weaved throughout the pages.

This author made me feel like I was right there where the action was taking place.  More than once my kids had to repeat my name to get my attention - it was just that good! 

There was mystery, great characters, a wonderful story and not to mention the basics that make the Amish reputable.  I love their hard work ethic and how much I gleaned just reading about their day to day chores.

The cover art was not my favorite - I feel Amish books, fiction or non should not picture an Amish photo since it goes against most of their practices.  Just my opinion.

All through out the book, the Lord was glorified and His majesty was revealed through the naked eye.  I love that!

Again, I loved this book!  It is probably best for mature eyes due to some references of "adult" issues.

Blessings to you!  You are loved!

Note:  I was sent complimentary copy for review purposes only.  This review has not been monetarily compensated.  The review was my honest opinion and views and not influenced by the sponsor in any way.

Here is the link to the book on Amazon:
Search, The: A Novel (Lancaster County Secrets)

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