Book Review | The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Title: The Choice (Lancaster County Secrets, Book 1)
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
About the Book:
One moment Carrie Weaver was looking forward to running away with Lancaster Barnstormers pitcher Solomon Riehl- plans that included leaving the Amish community where they grew up. The next moment she was staring into a future as broken as her heart. Now, Carrie is faced with a choice. But will this opportunity be all she hoped? Or will this decision, this moment in time, change her life forever?
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
The Choice had me captivated right from the first chapter and I drew me in even further as I went along in the book. The characters were believable and multi-dimensional. Carrie, the main character, was so strong. I could never imagine living through what she had to and still being able to hold it together. I actually admired this quality about her. She was one of my favourite characters. I also liked the character, Steelhead, and found some of the interactions with him quite humorous. I was imagining all these Amish people at the dinner table and then a big ex con with a bunch of tattoos sitting with them!! It made me chuckle.
I have always been fascinated with the Amish culture and that is what first made me want to read this book. I feel I have a better understanding now of the Plain ways and a newfound respect for the principles in which they live their life. I like a book that I can come away with some knowledge that I never would have had otherwise.
This book is the first of a series and I am definitely plan to get the next one and read the whole series. It is an excellent book and I highly recommend it!!
I was given a free book in an exchange for my honest review. Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity!