Celebration Lit Tours presents The Devoted by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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About the Book

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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 THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

We are back with the Stoltzfus family in this third book of the series, The Devoted. While Ruthie Stoltzfus is trying to figure out what she wants to do in life, a young Englischer, Patrick comes to Stoney Ridge wanting to give the Amish life a try for a month. Ruthie begins to tutor him in Penn Dutch, and as they spend time together they become more attracted to each other. Will Ruthie finally find her role in life?

As usual, author Suzanne Woods Fisher gives readers another awesome and interesting Amish story to read. I have grown to love the Stoltzfus family and hope to hear more from them in the future. David Stoltzfus  continues his role as the bishop, and I like David because he is different from a lot of the bishops you read about in Amish stories. David has a kind heart, and is really concerned about his flock. I liked the way he treated Luke, because even though Luke is a troubled guy, David was compassionate with him, and didn’t pressure him into making a decision. Much different than most bishops would have handled the situation. I always enjoy the stories when the Amish dad is not afraid to show his love to his family, and especially his children. And David clearly showed that love to each of his kids. And Birdy, I really didn’t like her at first, I don’t know why, but she is a wonderful characters and adds a lot of value to the story. She makes David a better person, and is a lot of help to him in his ministry.

There is so much to say about this story, but I don’t want to give any more details and ruin it for you! If you enjoy Amish fiction, I highly recommend The Devoted to you, as well as the rest of the series. You will not be disappointed! I received this book from Celebration Lit Blog Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

About the Author

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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 http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

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Giveaway

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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

Celebration Lit Tours presents….The Quieting by Suzanne Woods Fisher plus giveaway!

The Quieting
by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the Book

the quietingThe Stoltzfus family faces serious problems, both in the church and at home. Everyone in the community expects minister David Stoltzfus to fix things–fast. But David doesn’t work fast. He prefers to wait for God to work in individual hearts. However, even he is left wondering if the solution to their most pressing problem might be a Quieting.

When David’s mother arrives, uninvited, more upheaval is in store. She has matchmaking plans for everyone in the family, including David and her eligible granddaughters–and especially for David’s niece Abigail. When Abigail stumbles onto a curious connection during her genealogical research, it could help David solve one problem–but will it create another?

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher takes fans back to Stoney Ridge, delivering the twists, turns, and romance they adore.

About the Author

suzanne-croppedSuzanne 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 http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

Things haven’t been going so well since David Stoltzfus arrived in Stoney Ridge, Pennsylvania. The former Bishop was caught in acts of fraud. Yes an Amish Bishop! Now David has to someway calm down and straighten out this issue. But things keep getting worse instead of better. David’s oldest daughter ends up pregnant in Book one of this series, and in the beginning of Book two David’s mamm shows up to help him in taking care of his business. But that mamm, also known as the Meddling Mammi was going to be more trouble than help. She agreed with nothing David and his family was doing. Read the story to find out how Suzanne Woods Fisher untangles these horrific church and community problems.

I was excited to read the second book in this series, to read more about the people of Stoney Ridge. The arrival of Meddling Mammi gave the story more spice, because she was such a busy body she did meddle into everyone’s life. And of course everything had to go her way. On top of that, she wanted to try her meddling matchmaking skills, which headed up the household too!

I enjoyed visiting these Amish characters again, and meeting new ones. Ms. Fisher does an excellent job of weaving together the mess this community is in. The characters play their parts wonderfully, and the tensions just get tighter and tighter. And the only thing David was happy about was that he could now eat his mamm’s good cooking instead of his daughters, who couldn’t cook! And then there is the Glick family. Bishop Glick was the bad bishop, Birdy Glick was David’s new girlfriend, another Glick young man was pursuing one of the Ohio cousins. There is so much going on in this book, it is difficult to mention it all. You will not want to miss what happens in this second book in The Bishop’s Family Series.

I received this book from Blogging for Books to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

 

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Guest Post from Suzanne Woods Fisher

Twenty years ago, my husband and I attended a large church with a dynamic senior pastor. Each Sunday, we would sit spellbound during 40 minute sermons—he was that good a preacher. And then a terrible thing came to light—this very man had been taking advantage of vulnerable women during counseling sessions. Fourteen women, it turned out, and the pastor remained unrepentant. As issues were dealt with, our entire church suffered. We were a hurting community. The sins of one affected all.

As I plotted out ‘The Bishop’s Family,’ I wanted to borrow the theme of how a leader’s sins hurts the church community. (Now, I need to clarify that this is not a novel that addresses sexual sin. However, it does address unrepentant sin in an ordained leader.) First, I spoke to some Amish friends to see if my story idea had any merit. Was I was on the right track? To my amazement, a similar situation to my novels had occurred in one Amish friend’s church, and it resulted in a “quieting.” That’s an Amish phrase that means revoking the responsibilities of an unrepentant ordained leader. Just like it sounds–he is, essentially, “quieted.”

In this novel, you’ll see the behind-the-scenes of Amish church leadership, and get a sense of how a community is hurting. And how it begins to heal, too.

This series began in the Stoney Ridge, Pennsylvania community with The Imposter. More twists and turns are coming to Stoney Ridge after The Quieting—so stay tuned for The Devoted to hit bookshelves in early October. Just in time for autumn reading by a warm fireplace!

Warmly, Suzanne

Giveaway

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To celebrate her tour, Suzanne is giving away a grab bag of Amish-made gifts worth over $100! Click the link to enter: https://promosimple.com/ps/99a8

 

Celebration Lit Tours presents The Imposter by Suzzanne Woods Fisher

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by Suzzanne Woods Fisher

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Guest Post from Suzzanne Woods Fisher

If you think you have a pretty clear idea of what an Amish bishop is like—stern, authoritative, patriarchal?—have another think. David Stoltzfus in The Imposter is warm, kindhearted, a reluctant farmer, and quite attractive!

Sound like an unlikely character for an Amish novel? Maybe so, but David Stoltzfus is modeled after a bishop I met, years ago. This real-life bishop might be the most intelligent, thoughtful, spiritually sensitive, and well-read man I’ve ever met. We spent a morning talking Bonhoeffer in his Spartan living room, warmed by his woodstove.

I wanted to present the character of a bishop that best represented this man I’d grown to admire. So when it was time to create a proposal for a new series, I suggested ‘The Bishop’s Family,’ staring David Stoltzfus who was loosely based on this particular bishop.

Very loosely.

David Stoltzfus is a handsome, widowed father of six who runs a local bulk food store. His children are surprisingly nonconforming, outspoken, and fiercely protective of their clan. The real-life bishop is a farmer, happily married with four independently minded children, and looks…well, to be candid, he looks a little like Benjamin Franklin.

But here’s what they have in common: they both love to read, they love their families, and they love the work God has given them of tending a flock.

The Imposter begins as David Stoltzfus moves his family to Stoney Ridge for a fresh start, a new beginning. Things don’t start off well: his eldest daughter, Katrina, faces a crushing disappointment, his prodigal son Jesse has a bent for troublemaking, and then David realizes something fishy is going on in the little church.

A new life awaits the Stoltzfus family, but not the one they expected. Or wanted. But they are needed in Stoney Ridge, each one of them. Even Jesse. J

I hope you’ll feel as though you’ve made some new friends as you get to know David and his children. One thing I can promise: this bishop’s family will surprise you.

Happy Reading!

Warmly, Suzanne

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Book Information

the imposterA 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.

Author Information

Suzanne Woods FisherSuzanne 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 http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

 MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

 

As Katrina Stoltzfus deals with the accident that takes the life of her mother, she is pretty much stuck in life with taking care of the rest of her family. When Katrina’s dad made a decision to send her to a neighbor lady to help her, she feels she begins living again. Especially when Andy Miller shows up helping the same neighbor.

Suzanne Woods Fisher has a special talent of writing the most awesome Amish fiction. She is truly one of my favorite authors. And I thoroughly enjoyed this latest book from Ms. Fisher! Not only was there tension and heartbreak from the buggy accident, there are so many secrets lurking around in this book that you will sure having you wondering what was going one.

Find out more about this new book from author Suzanne Woods Fisher HERE

I received this book from Celebration Lit Tours to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Giveaway

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The Heart of the Amish by by Suzanne Woods Fisher, From Revell

The Heart of the Amish
by Suzanne Woods Fisher

“Powerful! That’s the first word that comes to mind after reading this excellent book. You will be inspired to make changes in your life.”–Chandler Gerber, featured in the film From One Second to the Next

We have all been hurt and we all have someone we need to forgive. But sometimes it’s hard to let go of our hurt and anger in order to truly forgive and move on.

For the Amish, forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. From daily annoyances to heartbreaking tragedy, they exhibit an incredible capacity for forgiveness that often baffles us. How do they do it? And how can we have the same attitude and ability to forgive?

Through true stories gathered from a variety of Amish communities, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shows you how the Amish are able to release their pain and desire for revenge, and live at peace with others. Her in-depth, personal research uncovers the astounding yet fundamental way the Amish can forgive anyone from the angry customer at the grocery store to the shooter at Nickel Mines. You’ll learn how to invite God into your story, apply lessons from the Amish to your own circumstances, and find the freedom that comes with true forgiveness.

“Fisher’s stories of the Amish will arm you with tools to forgive and find the path to reconciliation as they draw you closer to God.”Elizabeth B. Brown, author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, as well as many novels about the Amish, including the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I’ve often wondered why the Amish has such a forgiving spirit.  I have read so many Amish books, I realize that is the way they are raised, the way they are trained. Reading Amish books, I’ve found that some have a really sweet spirit, but some, mostly men seem almost bitter. I think some take their rolls as head of the house to a point that they are just mean with it. So that is why I enjoyed this book. In this book, Suzanne Woods Fisher gives us story after story from real Amish people who tell how they cope with life, being willing to forgive anyone who does them wrong. This is a book that can help anyone who reads it, because we all have those times we don’t want to forgive someone, or that we want revenge for something someone has done to you. After reading these stories, I feel blessed to have read them, and I found ways that can help me forgive. And I think that is the reason for this book.

I received this book from Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Revell Presents Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm (Nov 8th – 15th) 

Join bestselling, award-winning author Suzanne Woods Fisher for an Amish Christmas to remember.

Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge. And that suits Bess Riehl just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word of explanation? It’s time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes when Billy’s cousin Amos proposed–for the third time–and beginning to plan for her Christmas wedding.

When a “lost” rose is discovered in a forgotten corner of the greenhouse at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. His plan is to get in, identify the rose, and get out. The only catch is that he’s having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose–and he can’t get Bess Riehl out of his mind.

As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy–and Amos too–that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I so much enjoyed being back at Rose Hill and visiting all of the special characters there again! I love Christmas stories and I love Amish, and well, I love Suzanne Wood’s Fisher books, so I was in awe with this one! Rose Hill Farm is the home of a mysterious Rose. A rose that no one seems to know where it came from. When Billy Lapp comes back to see the Rose that everyone is talking about, he meets up with Bess again, and Billy begins to wonder if the feeling he and Bess have fore each other are still there. I really enjoyed following these two and the other characters at the Rose farm in this wonderful and heartwarming Christmas story. And did they ever find out about this mysterious rose? Well, read the book and find out! You will be amazed and entertained!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Litfuse Presents…Christmas at Rose Hill Farm by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Litfuse Presents…

Christmas at Rose Hill Farm

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Christmas at Rose Hill FarmChristmas at Rose Hill Farm || (Revell Books, September 2014)

Bess Riehl is preparing Rose Hill Farm for her Christmas wedding, but her groom isn’t who she thought it would be. Billy Lapp is far away from his Amish roots working as a rose rustler for Penn State and wants nothing to do with Stoney Ridge, his family, or Bess. And that suits Bess just fine. Why should she think twice about a man who left without a word, without any explanation? It’s time she moved on with her life, and that meant saying yes to Amos Lapp, Billy’s cousin and best friend. But as Bess and Amos’s wedding day draws near, her emotions tangle into a tight knot. She loves Amos. Yet she can’t forget Billy.

When a “lost” rose is discovered at Rose Hill Farm, Billy is sent to track down its origins. Get in, identify the rose, and get out. That’s his plan. The only catch is that he’s having a hard time narrowing down the identity of the lost rose, and he can’t get those tropical blue eyes of Bess Riehl out of his mind.

As the history of the lost rose is pieced together, it reminds Bess and Billy–and Amos, too–that Christmas truly is the season of miracles.

Find out more and purchase a copy at Suzanne’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I so much enjoyed being back at Rose Hill and visiting all of the special characters there again! I love Christmas stories and I love Amish, and well, I love Suzanne Wood’s Fisher books, so I was in awe with this one! Rose Hill Farm is the home of a mysterious Rose. A rose that no one seems to know where it came from. When Billy Lapp comes back to see the Rose that everyone is talking about, he meets up with Bess again, and Billy begins to wonder if the feeling he and Bess have fore each other are still there. I really enjoyed following these two and the other characters at the Rose farm in this wonderful and heartwarming Christmas story. And did they ever find out about this mysterious rose? Well, read the book and find out! You will be amazed and entertained!

I received this book from Litfuse to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi

The Revealing by, Suzanne Woods Fisher from Revell!

 

The Revealing

Suzanne Woods Fisher

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Love does extraordinary things to people . . .

In a single, impulsive act, Naomi King chooses to follow her heart into unfamiliar territory, jeopardizing all that she holds dear. If anyone finds out what she’s up to, she’s in for trouble. But when it comes to Tobe Schrock, Naomi believes it’s worth it.

But it all comes crashing down when a young woman arrives at the Inn at Eagle Hill with an unexpected delivery for Tobe. Add a guest at the inn with a curious talent and a genealogist who is more interested in modern-day Schrocks than in old family trees, and evidence starts to mount that points to something sinister at work. Or someone.

In this riveting conclusion to The Inn at Eagle Hill series, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher pulls out all the stops with a fast-paced tale of deception, revelation, and romance.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I love this series, and I wish that this wasn’t the end of this series. I would love to read more about Naomi King, and all of the characters at the Inn at Eagle Hill. A young women arrives at the Inn with some very shocking news, news that could change the lives of everyone there. Tobe should be coming home soon, but what will he find when he gets there? Naomi is still taking trips to the prison to see Tobe, with her brother Galen’s knowledge, in fact Galen just will not admit that Naomi and Tobe have feeling for each other. And Rose and Galen are not always seeing eye to eye on things, so they break off their relationship. The sisters have a guest, their fourteenth cousin twice removed, and Jake Hertzler is still on the loose.

There is a lot going on in this book, and a lot of loose ends that need wrapping up. throughout the book I kept wondering how Ms. Fisher would pull this all together, but as usual, she does an amazing job. I was on pins and needles throughout the book, just wondering who was gonna do what, and what was happening to another. The relationships here are so real they feel like family, even though I am not Amish. Even after I finished this series, I kept thinking about the characters and wondering how they were doing. This is a wonderful ending to a wonderful series that I highly recommend. I would say that you will enjoy it more if you pick up the first two books in this series and read them all together.

I hope you will this book a try, and I hope you like it as much as I do. I received this book from Revell Publishers to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.
ABOUT THIS AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books Suzanne Woods Fisherabout the Amish, including Amish Peace, and an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

 

 

Bethany House presents The Calling by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Bethany House presents 

The Calling by

Suzanne Woods Fisher

                                                        

About this book

Bethany’s restless heart is searching for answers–in life and in love

Bethany Schrock’s love life has derailed, her faith hangs by a thread, and she is spending hot summer days wading through a lifetime of accumulation at the home of five elderly Amish sisters. She’s not sure what she wants out of life, but she knows that she’s not finding it in Stoney Ridge.

Then a new guest at the Inn at Eagle Hill ropes her into volunteering in a community project for down-and-outers. Reluctant at first, Bethany starts to feel a bit of joy and satisfaction again. But not so much that Jimmy Fisher, adorable and impossible, can woo her affections with his winks and tricks. Well, maybe a little.

When a figure from her past reenters her life, Bethany must decide: What does the past mean to her future?

Bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher delivers her trademark twists, turns, and tender romance in this delightful and exciting visit to the quiet community of Stoney Ridge.

 

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

In The Calling, Bethany has a job of cleaning out the house of five sisters. It is long past time for these sisters to have church services at their place, but with all of the mess they have hoarded for so long, there is no room for all of the people. While spending time with the sisters, Bethany finds out interesting things they did with their time, helping her to understand why they didn’t take the time to clean their house.

There is a lot going on with the family Schrock family in this book. Rose the mom is still running the Inn, and still seeing Galen King, Mim the young sister is acting as Mrs. Miracle and answering letters for the newspaper, Bethany is helping the sisters, with cleaning and their other activities. And there is the Englisch friend staying at the Inn trying to find her way in life, Jimmy Fisher who is hot on Bethany, Jake Hertzler who broke Bethany’s heart and ended up being a fake, Bethany’s mom in which finally Bethany and her brother found closure because they were able to see first hand at what happened to her.

 Suzanne Woods Fisher does an amazing job weaving life and its good and bad times of these characters, bringing them altogether in a story  And I really enjoyed this story, and was happy to revisit the Schrock family and their friends and neighbors in this Amish community in Stoney Ridge. To find out what happened to all of the characters, I encourage you to pick up a copy of The Calling, and before you read this book, it would help to read The Letters, the first book in this series, first.

I received this book from the publisher Revell Publishers to read and review.  I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55.

 

The Inn at Eagle Hill Book #2

 

About the AuthorSuzanne Woods Fisher

       Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of “The Letters,” the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Christy Award finalist and a Carol Award finalist. She is the host of internet radio show “Amish Wisdom” and a columnist for “Christian Post” and “Cooking & Such” magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

 

Litfuse presents….THE LETTERS BY Suzanne Woods Fisher

THE LETTERS

BY Suzanne Woods Fisher

The LettersRose Schrock is a Plain woman with a simple plan. Determined to find a way to support her family and pay off her late husband’s debts, she sets to work to convert the basement of her Amish farmhouse into an inn. While her family, especially her cranky mother-in-law, is unhappy with Rose’s big idea, her friend and neighbor, Galen King, supports the decision and he helps with the conversion. As Rose finalizes preparations for visitors, she prays. She asks God to bless each guest who stays at the Inn at Eagle Hill. As the first guest arrives and settles in, Rose is surprised to discover that her entire family is the one who receives the blessings, in the most unexpected ways. And she’s even more surprised when that guest decides to play matchmaker for Galen King.

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Learn more at Suzanne’s website.

MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK

I loved this story!! Rose didn’t have it easy following her husband’s death in trying to make ends meet for herself and her family.  It was enough to have her own four children to take care of, but then her mother in law? I really didn’t envy her at all! It was difficult sometimes reading because of the struggles and difficult situations she was in, but Rose was so determined to make sure she was doing the right things, I  had to keep reading to see what Rose was going to do next. Turning the home into a Bed and Breakfast was an amazing job to take on, but again, Rose was doing what she had to do.

I enjoyed Rose, her children and the laughs they gave readers, and all of the other characters in this wonderful Amish story.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is one of my favorite authors, I have read all of her books, and love them all!! Don’t miss out on this first book in The Inn at Eagle Hill Series. You will not be disappointed!

About Suzanne Woods Fisher

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Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Inn at Eagle Hill series, Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including “Amish Peace.” She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner and a Christy Award finalist. She is a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. For more information, please visit suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your mobile device! Download the Free App! http://bit.ly/10Tygyi

Suzanne Woods Fisher is celebrating the release of the first book, The Letters, in her new series by giving away 2 iPads, 2 Kindle Fires and 2 Nook HDs! Wow!

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Two grand prize winners will receive:

  • An iPad
  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Four second place winners will receive:

  • A Kindle Fire HD or a Nook HD – winner’s choice!
  • The Letters by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 17th. All winners will be announced August 19th at Suzanne’s blog.

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; enter today and be sure to visit Suzanne’s blog on the 19th to see if you won one of the great prizes! (Or better yet, subscribe to her blog and have the winner announcement delivered to your inbox!)

A New Home for Lily by Susan Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger

PrintA New Home for Lily

 

ABOUT THIS BOOK

New town, new house, new friends-and always lots of fun!

Lily Lapp is moving with her family to Pennsylvania to join a new Amish community. In this small town, Lily has to get used to a new school, new friends, and Aaron Yoder, the most annoying boy in the world! But some changes are good, like exploring an attic full of adventure and getting a new baby brother. Still Lily wonders, why can’t God bring her just one sister?

My Thoughts on this Book!

Susanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger writes another awesome fiction for young ladies. I thoroughly enjoyed a further look into Lily Lapp’s life. Which includes issues that any young lady faces today. The characters are sweet and believable and so enjoyable to read about! This is a wonderful book, and a wonderful series for young girls. My copy is going to my niece to read and enjoy!

I received this book from Revell Publishers. I
was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this
review are my own.

 

About the Authors

Mary Ann Kinsinger

Mary Ann Kinsinger was raised Old Order Amish in Somerset County, Pennsylvania. She met and married her husband, whom she knew from school days and started a family. After they chose to leave the Amish church, Mary Ann began a blog, A Joyful Chaos, as a…

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  • Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of the Lancaster County Secrets series and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of a new Amish children’s series, The…

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The Lesson by Suzanne Woods Fisher

The Lesson

by Suzanne Woods Fisher

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Centered on one of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s most loved characters, this is the story fans have eagerly anticipated. The precocious M.K. is all grown up (well, almost) and ready to take on the world–with surprising results. Fisher’s trademark plot twists and turns are as unexpected and satisfying as ever in this third book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series.

In her wildest dreams, spunky and impulsive nineteen-year-old Mary Kate Lapp never imagined herself behind a schoolteacher’s desk. A run-in (literally) with the schoolteacher compels her to act as a substitute teacher, just as her restless desire to see the world compels her to apply for a passport . . . just in case. The only thing of interest to M.K. in the sleepy Amish community of Stoney Ridge is the unexplained death of a sheep farmer that coincided with the arrival of a mysterious young man into the community. Frustrated that no one takes the crime seriously, she takes matters into her own hands. Unfortunately, as tends to be the case for M.K., she jumps headlong into trouble.

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My Thoughts on this Book

In the third and final book of Susan Woods Fisher’s Stoney Ridge Seasons Series, Mary Kate Lapp is now nineteen old and still looking for action. But this time, did her sneaking around get her in more trouble that she expected? And to make it worse, it landed her to job of teaching in their Amish school, and Mary Kate certainly was not a school teacher.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Mary Kate’s story. She was a fun character throughout the first two books in the series because of her free spirit, and determination to find out everything! I am also a Susan Wood’s Fisher fan and I love this entire series. The characters were enjoyable and realistic, drawing you into the story and keeping your attention. And the interesting plot keeps you reading because so much is happening to the Lapp family you just want to find out the outcome.

If you love Amish fiction, you will love The Lesson, and the first two books in this series. Or if you are looking for a nice enjoyable light read, this is your series! Go out and grap a copy of these books to read for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

A copy of this book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Tours. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

Life With Lily By: Suzanne Woods Fisher Plus Awesome Kindle Giveaway

Lifuse and Revell Presents

LIFE WITH LILY

Suzanne Woods Fisher

Book 1 in the ‘Adventures of Lily Lapp’ series.

Lily is six in this story, just starting first grade in a one-room schoolhouse in upstate New York. Her parents are busy building a farm, and soon animals join the family—Jenny the cow and Chubby the miniature horse. A baby brother arrives, too, which Lily has mixed feelings about. (She wanted a sister!) Aside from a mischievous friend like Mandy Mast, Lily is happy at school and even happier at home. Trouble is brewing at the schoolhouse and change is on the horizon for Lily and her family.

Read an excerpt.

Purchase a copy here.

My Thoughts on this Book!

This book follows the life of Lily, an Amish young girl who learns all of the things an Amish girl learns from her family while growing up on an Amish farm. Things such as cooking, sewing, planting and growing a garden and canning, cleaning and taking care of a house. Lily also gets to help care for the animals in the barn and around the house. Then she goes to school, which is very different from her life at home, with a new teacher and new friends.

What a sweet and charming story of Lily and fun and exciting adventures through life. We follow Lily as life goes on, her family grows and through the life changes she faces. Author Suzanne Woods Fisher creates sweet and fun characters and an interesting and fun story that makes this book one that young girls will want to read. I love this idea of having a series of books for this age group, to introduce the younger generation reading at its best. My Ten year old niece has been asking me for good books to read, and this one will sure go to her. Thank you Suzanne Woods Fisher for an awesome series for young girls, one that will teach them to live their lives for Jesus!

A copy of this book was provided by the publisher, Revell through Litfuse Publishing Group. I was not expected or required to write a postitive review. The opinions here in this review are mine only.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Suzanne Woods Fisher lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has one husband, four children, one son-in-law, a brand new grand-baby, and a couple of dogs. She graduated from Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Suzanne has contracts with Revell for six more books about the Amish, both fiction and non-fiction. She is also the host of “Amish Wisdom·” on toginet.com, a weekly radio program featuring guests who are connected to Simple Living.

{“Life with Lily” eReader Giveaway and Facebook Author Chat Party!}

“Based upon Kinsinger’s own childhood, it’s reminiscent of the Little House on the Prairie books.” —Romantic Times
Celebrate with Suzanne and Mary Ann by entering their contest and RSVPing to the “Life with Lily” Facebook Author Chat Party on 10/16!

Two fortunate winners will receive:

  • Either the new Kindle Fire or new Nook HD
  • Signed copy of Life with Lily for you and a young reader in your life.

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on October 15th. Winner will be announced at the Life with Lily Author Chat Facebook Party on 10/16. Connect with authors Suzanne Woods Fisher and Mary Ann Kinsinger for an evening of book chat, Q&A about Mary Ann’s Amish childhood, trivia, and fun! There will also be gift certificates, books, and other fun prizes!

So grab your copy of Life with Lily and join Suzanne and Mary Ann on the evening of the October 16th for a chance to connect with the authors and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the books – don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun, RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 16th!

Litfuse presents The Haven by Susan Woods Fisher plus HUGE giveaway and FB Party

THE HAVEN
By: Susan Woods Fisher

 

Link to buy the book:

http://ow.ly/cRvlK

About the Book: 

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.

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.

 

MY THOUGHTS!

Sadie Lapp returns to her hometown after visiting her sister and brother in law. To her surprise a lot happened while she was gone, including newcomer Will who is staying in their cabin on the farm. But Sadie has a surprise herself, and boyfriend Gid isn’t to excited about her surprise, but he is willing to marry her to keep people from talking. This sends Sadie into rages and fumes because of all people, Sid should trust her, but he doesn’t. He forgives her instead?

Again, Susan Woods Fisher gives her readers a most captivating and intersting read in this second book of the Stoney RIdge Seasons Series. With wonderful characters that will capture your heart, The Lapp family situations and difficulties keep readers turning the pages until the very last word. This family’s faith in God and love for one another is heartwarming and carries then through some very tough situations, but they always kept their faith in the Lord and they never lost their love for each other.

I highly recommend this wonderful book for your enjoyable read. Grab a copy today, you will not be disappointed!

 

 

Read an excerpt!

Meet Suzanne: 

Suzanne
Woods Fisher’s interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D.
Benedict, who was raised Plain. Suzanne has a great admiration for the
Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world.
In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme:
You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their
principles–simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving
others more readily– into your life.

When Suzanne isn’t writing
or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is
raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind.

To Suzanne’s way of
thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is
tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.
Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

AND NOW THE GIVEAWAY

Win a Kindle Fire or Nook Color from Suzanne Woods Fisher. RSVP “The Haven” Video Chat 8/30.

Enter Today – 8/13-8/30!


Suzanne Woods Fisher The Haven Kindle Fire Nook Color Giveaway

 

Celebrate the newest book in the Stoney Ridge Seasons series with Suzanne by entering her 4 eReader Giveaway and Facebook Party and RSVPing for the Live Video Chat on 8/30! 

See what folks are saying about The Haven!

Four grand prize winners will receive:

  • A Brand new Kindle Fire or Nook Color 
  • $25 Amazon.com or Barnes&Noble.com Gift certificate 

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on August 29th. Winner will be announced at Suzanne’s Live Author Chat Party on 8/30. Suzanne will be hosting an author chat (party will start on Facebook AND then be Live from her website) and giving away books, gift certificates and several Burt’s Bees® Nourishing Radiance Kits!!



So grab your copy of The Haven and join Suzanne on the evening of the August 30th for a fun chat (both on Facebook and via Live Video), trivia contest and lots of giveaways. 

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Don’t miss a moment of the RSVP today. Tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 30th!

The Keeper by Suzanne Woods Fisher

A family. A farm. A heart. All in need of repair.

Life on Windmill Farm hasn’t been the same since Julia Lapp’s father has had trouble with his heart. But that doesn’t stop Julia from hoping for a bright future. She has planned on marrying Paul Fisher since she was a girl. Now twenty-one, she looks forward to their wedding with giddy anticipation. But when Paul tells her he wants to postpone the wedding–again–she is determined to change his mind. She knows who is to blame for Paul’s sudden reluctance to wed: the Bee Man.

Roman Troyer, the Bee Man, travels through the Amish communities of Ohio and Pennsylvania with his hives full of bees, renting them out to farmers in need of pollinators. A mysterious man who relishes his nomadic life, Roman especially enjoys bringing his bees to Stoney Ridge each year. But with Julia seriously at odds with him, Windmill Farm is looking decidedly less appealing.

Can Julia secure the future she’s always dreamed of? Or does God have something else in mind?

Joy’s Thoughts

Paul Fisher and Julie Lapp have always been an item, and of course everyone has always expected them to get married. Problem is, Paul keeps putting off the wedding, and with no really good reason, breaking Julia’s heart over and over again. Julie has enough stress on her because her dad is not doing well because of a heart problem. His Doctors are telling him the only thing that will help him is a heart transplant, which Amos refuses to talk about.

Then comes the Roman Troyer, or The Bee Man as he is known for. He highly respects Amos Lapp because Amos has helped him out in life more than once. This time around when he shows up at the Lapp farm, he ends up staying for a while to help the family out.

Julie thinks The Bee Man has eyes for her because he doesn’t like Paul, but really Roman hadn’t paid that much attention to Julia, that is until he started spending more and more time with her. Paul really doesn’t like the disrespect Paul gives Julia, and tried to tell Julia so, but she won’t listen. To make things a little more interesting, Julia sister asks for Roman’s help to make Paul jealous so he will realize what his is losing in Julia. This turns into an interesting time for the Lapp sisters as well as Paul and The Bee Man. And I’ll stop here because you just need to read the book to find out all of the details.

What a book! I really enjoy Suzanne Woods Fishers books and this one did not disappoint. With believable and interesting characters that you will grow to like, the author writes a story full of love, determination, confussion, trauma, romance, plain living and emotions, and readers wanting to figure out just who will end up with Julia Lapp. You will laugh and cry with this cast of characters as you enjoy this wonderful Amish fiction with a few twists and turns that will throw you off your feet.

I highly recommend this wonderful book for you to read and enjoy. I can’t wait for Book 2!

“Available January 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

I received this book from the publisher Revell to read and review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 55

It’s a “Honey of a Giveaway” from Suzanne Woods Fisher!

Suzanne is hosting a “honey of a giveaway”during the blog tour for The Keeper! During 1/3-1/17 you can enter to win an iPad2 from Suzanne and connect with her on January 17th at The Keeper Facebook Party!

During the giveaway one Grand Prize winner will receive a Prize Pack valued at $600:

  • A brand new 16 KB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • A $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of The Keeper

But wait there’s more! Just click one of the icons below to enter, then on 1/17 join Suzanne for The Keeper Facebook Party! During the party Suzanne will announce the winner of the “Honey” of an iPad Giveaway and host a fun book chat and give away some fun “honey” inspired prizes – It’ll be ‘sweet”!

RSVP early and tell your friends!

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Don’t miss a moment of the fun. RSVP today and tell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 17th!

LitFuse blog tour for A Lancaster County Christmas By: Suzanne Woods Fisher

Welcome to the LitFuse blog tour for

A Lancaster County Christmas

By: Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the book:

Jaime and C. J. Fitzpatrick began their married life as most couples do–in love and looking forward to a bright future together. But four years later they’ve drifted apart and are almost ready to call it quits.

Mattie Riehl was hoping to give her husband Sol the Christmas gift they have both longed for–news that a baby was on the way. But as usual, she is disappointed. The holidays bring an acute awareness to Mattie that her dream of a big family isn’t likely to become a reality.

Then a winter storm raging outside blows the Fitzpatricks into the Riehl home–and into a much slower pace of life. Can these two couples from different worlds help each other understand the true meaning of love this Christmas?

With her trademark plot twists and attention to detail, Suzanne Woods Fisher offers readers a beautiful Christmas story of love, forgiveness, and what truly matters in life.

My Review

A Lancaster County Christmas ….By: Suzanne Woods Fisher…Litfuse Tour

Jaime is still grieving because a year ago her mom was killed when hit by a drunk driver. She’s glad her dad invited Jaime and her husband C. J. on a cruise, that way she can celebrate Christmas somewhere else. Trouble is, her Dr. ask Jaime to take a toy by an Amish home on the way home, that one of the children left in the office. And the trip to the Amish home turned out to be a disaster. Or so Jaime though it was. A series of events causes the couple to be stranded at the home. C.J. is fine with being at the Amish home, but Jaime has her heart set on the cruise, and she wants to go, no matter what.

I loved the setting of this story. The snow gives a Christmas feel and added to that the warm, simple, plain life of Mattie and Sol’s family; it was nice to settle in for a wonderful Christmas story that we would all love to experience. The author weaves together a story of difficulties, heartaches, love, family, priorities, with characters so realistic that you feel like you are in Lancaster County with the Amish Riehl family.

I love this book and I highly recommend it to anyone to read. I think it is a wonderful book to teach us the value of family and friends. In today’s fast pace world, we all need to be reminded that it is not things that are important, it is the relationship with our family. And nothing but good will ever come out of taking time for family.

I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher Thomas Nelson through LitFuse Publicity Group. I want to thank Amy for making sure I rec’d this book, even though the publisher didn’t send it in time for the tour. The opinions in this review are mine only.

About Suzanne:

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania , as well as to Ohio , a couple of times each year for research.

Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world.  In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles–simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily– into your life.

When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne’s way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.

Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

Link to buy the book:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Lancaster-County-Christmas-Suzanne-Fisher/dp/0800719956/ref=sprightly-20

It’s Christmas in September!
To celebrate the release of her first Christmas book, Suzanne Woods Fisher has teamed up with her publisher, Revell, to bring you the “Christmas in September” iPad Giveaway! The winner will be announced on 9/27 at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party! Details below. Tell your friends and join in the fun (9/7-9/27).
Oh and be sure to follow the blog tour here – many of the bloggers have copies of the book to giveaway! 

Suzanne and Revell will be presenting one merry winner with a Christmas Prize Pack (valued at over $600):

  • A Brand New iPad 2 with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to iTunes
  • A copy of A Lancaster County Christmas

To enter, click one of the icons below. But, hurry the giveaway ends on 9/26.

But, wait! There’s more! The winner will be announced at the A Lancaster County Christmas Facebook Party on 9/27 at Suzanne’s author page. During the party she’ll be revealing something *BIG* – you won’t want to miss it. She’ll also be hosting a book chat, trivia contest and giving away a few early Christmas presents! Hope to see you there.

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Amish Values for Your Family by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Amish Values for Your Family by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the book:

It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.”
-Mary-Ann Kirkby, author of I Am Hutterite

For readers who long for strong families that know how to truly enjoy life together, there is much to learn from the Amish. Values like community, forgiveness, simple living, obedience, and more can be your family legacy–without selling your car, changing your wardrobe, or moving out to farm country.

In Amish Values for Your Family, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shows how you can adopt the wisdom of the Amish when it comes to family matters. In this inspiring and practical book readers will find charming true stories interlaced with solid, biblical advice about parenting, marriage, and all aspects of family life. As readers get an intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of real Amish families, they will learn to prioritize what’s truly important, simplify decision-making, slow down as a family, safeguard time together, and let go when the time comes.

My Review

Amish Values for Your Family………..by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Amish Values for Your Family is one of the best books I have read about the Amish life! For many years, I’ve been fascinated with their lifestyle. I think the reason I cherish and respect the Amish lifestyle is because our family was brought up a lot like them as far as the working conditions. We grew our own food and put it up for the winter. We butchered our own beef and pork, milked our own cows, we had electricity but no TV and no indoor bathrooms. Our faith was different, but we lived on a farm and worked! And life was slower for us, we spent time together as a family, my parents and grandparents always took time for us. Yes, we had nothing as far as material things, but we were truly blessed with parents and grandparents that love the Lord an loved us enough to give us their time and teach us to live for the Lord. They are all in Heaven now, but their legacy lives on in the lives of their children, grandchildren and great-children, until we see them again.

There are many values I can mention but I will mention the time they spend together as a family. I know firsthand how important this is. Even though we have things to entertain us, if we would just schedule valuable family time each week we would see a huge difference in our kids, teens and our families. And I have to mention the faith and trust they have in the Lord, and this resulting in the forgiving spirit they all have. The forgiving spirit is the one thing I wish was stronger in my life. Sometime I wonder just how they can be that way! It is because they want to be like Christ!

I loved reading this book, and will keep it with my stash of books! I enjoyed the family stories and how they live. I appreciate the author taking time to research and interview to write this valuable book. My pray is that we as Christians will strive to take these principles to heart and try to incorporate them in our daily lives.

I was provided a copy of this book by LitFuse Publicity Group in exchange for a review. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.

 About Suzanne:

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania , as well as to Ohio , a couple of times each year for research.

Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world.  In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles–simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily– into your life.

When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne’s way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.

Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

Link to buy the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Amish-Values-Your-Family-Simple/dp/0800719964/ref=sprightly-20

About the contest: |

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. “It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.” -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:

* A brand new KINDLE
* A Signed Bill Coleman original
* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)

Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs on Suzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.

But, wait there’s more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. “It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.” -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:

* A brand new KINDLE

* A Signed Bill Coleman original

* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)

Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs on Suzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.

But, wait there’s more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

Blog Tour Schedule:   http://litfusegroup.com/blogtours/text/13421895).