Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Litfuse Group:"The Lesson" by Suzanne Woods Fisher Book Review--Win an Ipad (Ends 1/20) WW

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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.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, Suzanne Woods Fisher has done it again with an absolutely amazing Amish book about the Lapps, one of my favorite Amish books to read about!  And this book is by far my favorite.  It has everything--romance, mystery, heartache, and the undying spirit of the Amish people.  If I didn't love my modern conveniences so much, I could easily turn Amish myself!!

I connected with M.K. so well because I am a teacher.  She was an unwlling teacher, but she discovered, as I did, how much she loved it.  I love the way she worked to discover how to teach every child to meet their individual needs.  It was also good to see that Amish children are just like children elswhere!

I was mesmerized by the trail of mysteries running through the book.  This is so much more than a coming-of-age story or even a romance.  Yes, you will be certain to get your fill of genuine romance.  But through it all, the hand of God guided each character that allowed Him to.  Notwithstanding, even the Amish are not protected from the evil and harships of this world.  I loved Chris, and I never liked Jimmy.  You'll see that for herself.

If you are new to Amish fiction or an absolute Amish-fiction freak, this book will not disappoint you.  It is by far the best in the Stoney Ridge series (at least in my opinion).

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

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 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 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 and connect with her on Twitter @suzannewfisher. Get Amish proverbs delivered right to your iphone or ipad! Download the Free App!
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1 comment:

  1. Hi Ruth! Loved reading that you're a teacher! That was a nice touch to the review. Thanks so much for reading "Lesson" and for sharing it with your readers, too. I genuinely appreciated the points you brought out--the mystery and romance and growth of the characters. Blessings to you! Warmly, Suzanne
    P.S. If you have a minute to spare, would you post your review on Amazon?


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